Delighted’ parents of record-breaking Nine babies return home after shedding ‘plenty of tears’ during 19 months living in an intensive care clinic
Twenty seven years old Halima Cisse gave birth to nine babies (nonuplets) at once and all the babies were alive.
They were five females and four males and were delivered prematurely by Caesarian operation.
The babies were born in May, 2021. Their birth broke the previous world record birth of American ‘Octomum’, Nadiya Suleman who had eight babies at a go in 2009.
They were so small that they have to spend almost two years, 19 months precisely at the specialist Ain Borja Clinic in Casablanca, Morocco.
Halima was not alone in Morocco with the babies as her husband, Abdelkader Arby, 36, was in the hospital all through to offer support and care.
Nineteen months later, the couple and their babies have now been discharged and were on Tuesday, 13 December, 2022, preparing to meet family and friends in Mali’s capital Bamako, and they will then head on to Timbuktu.
“It’s been a long wait, with plenty of tears, but the babies are now all fighting fit, and everybody is delighted to be coming home,” a close family friend in Mali told Mail Online.
“They are getting lots of support from the Malian government and – God Willing – are now going to enjoy a lovely new home in Timbuktu.
“It has been specially designed for a very big family and is equipped with everything they need.
“The kids have been getting stronger every day, and really get on well with each other – they are very cute indeed.
“There was lots of emotion when they left the clinic in Casablanca – they viewed the staff there as family – but going home as soon as possible was always the plan.”
The five girls and four boys now have the Guinness World Record for the most children to survive a single delivery, and will be joining their older sister, Soda, four – making 10 kids in all.
The nonuplets were delivered prematurely by Caesarean-Section surgery and beat a previous record set by American “Octomum” Nadya Suleman, who had eight babies in 2009.
Kadidia, Oumou, Adama, Fatouma, and Hawa are the girls, while the boys are Mohammed VI, Bah, Elhadji and Oumar.
Mohammed is named after the King of Morocco, as a tribute to the North African kingdom where they were delivered so successfully.
Source: Daily Mail Online