Woman from Mali gives birth to 9 babies in Morocco

Posted at 9:53 PM, May 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-05 21:53:20-04

BAMAKO, Mali — Mali’s Ministry of Health says a Malian woman has given birth to nine babies after only expecting seven.

It appeared to be the first time on record that a woman gave birth to nine surviving babies at once.

The 25-year-old mother gave birth by cesarean section on Tuesday in Morocco.

Mali’s health minister confirmed that the five girls, four boys and the mother are all doing well.

Associated Press reporters saw the babies in incubators in the neonatal ward, some wiggling their hands and feet.

The Guinness Book of World Records said in an email to The AP that its current record for most living births at once is eight, and that it is verifying the Morocco birth.