A woman who gave birth to nine children in May said that the current care regimen for her incomplete – which remain in the incubators in the intensive care unit – include 100 diapers a day and six liters of milk.
Halima Cisse, who broke the previous world record for the number of births in one time, gave birth to premature babies by caesarean section at the Ain Borja clinic in Casablanca. Morocco, 5 May.
26-year-old Malian woman told Email that the birth was like “an endless stream of babies coming out of me.”
She said she only found out that she would not have a root a few moments before giving birth.
“It was a complete shock when I found out that I have nine children, because I thought there would be seven of them.
“When babies were born, I had so many questions in my head. I understood very well what was happening, and it seemed that an endless stream of babies was coming out of me.
“My sister held my hand, but all I could think about was how I would take care of them and who would help me?”
Almost three months after birth, babies remain in incubators in the intensive care unit, which are looked after by a team of doctors and nurses.
Ms Cisse told Email that inferior children are fed and changed every two hours, consuming a total of six liters of milk and 100 diapers per day. They also undergo medical examinations every three hours.
She said that due to the need to recover from pregnancy and childbirth – she nearly died due to blood loss – she only visits babies twice a day for up to 30 minutes to get closer to them, since she does not yet have the energy to comply with their care regimen.
“This is a lot of work and I still feel very weak,” said Ms Cisse. “My pregnancy was very difficult and I need a lot of rest.”
“It is difficult to give birth to one child, but it is impossible to give birth to nine. It’s amazing how much work it takes to look after them. I am grateful to the medical staff who are doing all the hard work and the government of Mali for funding this project. “
“Fortunately, I don’t have to get up at night if the children start crying, because the nurses handle it all so I can get enough sleep. I am lucky to be alive and have all this support, ”she added.
Ms. Cisse’s husband, Kader Arbi, visited the babies for the first time on 19 July. Previously, he could not travel due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
When meeting with the non-brawlers, Mr. Arbi said: “It was an incredible feeling and I just thank God that they survived and that their health and that of my wife are improving. When I saw them, I had no words, it was difficult for me to comprehend all this. “
He added: “There are many things that need to be addressed for the future, but for now we are just focused on taking care of our babies and getting them home. We cannot participate in their day-to-day care, but it is a blessing, because my wife needs the rest.
“What worries me more is not the size of my house, how many rooms we have, or the money we have, but making sure everything is okay with my wife and children.”
Both parents said the non-contenders were naturally conceived.
Four boys and five girls were named: Mohammed, after the King of Morocco, Bach, after the former president of Morocco. Mali, El-Haji, Umar, Hawa, Adama, Fatuma-Umu and Kadidiya.
Although doctors said the babies’ health has improved significantly, they are expected to remain in the hospital for another two months.
To date, the bill for their treatment is about £ 1 million, paid by the government of Mali.