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THURSDAY, May 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A Malian woman who had been expecting seven babies gave birth to nine instead, and the mother, five girls and four boys "are all doing well," Mali's health minister said Tuesday.
The babies were born by cesarean section on Tuesday in Morocco, where their 25-year-old mother, Halima Cisse, had been sent for special care, the Associated Press reported.
The nonuplets are in incubators in the private Ain Borja clinic in Casablanca.
The case appears to be the first on record of a woman giving birth to nine surviving babies at once, the AP reported.
Cisse gave birth prematurely at 30 weeks and is now in stable condition after heavy bleeding for which she was given a blood transfusion, the AP reported.
The Guinness Book of World Records told the AP on Wednesday that its current record for most living births at once is eight, and that it is verifying the Morocco births.
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