History making! African woman breaks world-record for most babies born at once, 9 babies (NINE)
Halima Cisse gave birth to nine babies (nonuplets) at the Ain Borja clinic in Casablanca, Morocco on May 5, breaking the current world record set by Nadya Suleman in 2009, who gave birth to eight babies that survived.
Now, five months on Ms Cisse says the babies who were born prematurely are getting bigger and healthier and are almost ready to go home to Mali.
Speaking from hospital in Morocco, the 26-year-old said: ‘All of them are getting on very well, and are a joy to look after. They are getting stronger every day and it may well be they are allowed to leave medical care soon’.
Her husband Kader Arby, 35, a sailor with the Mali navy, had to stay behind at their three-bedroom home in Timbuktu due to Covid restrictions and could only meet the babies for the first time in Morocco on July 9.
The four boys are called Mohammed, Bah, El Hadji and Oumar while the five girls are named Hawa, Adama, Fatouma, Oumou and Kadidia.