Malian woman gives birth to nine babies after expecting seven


The newborns and the mother are all doing well, according to Mali’s health minister who is being kept informed of their progress.

A woman from Mali has given birth to nine babies – two more than had been detected through scans.

Halima Cisse gave birth to the nonuplets at a hospital in Morocco after she was flown there in March for specialist care. All are said to be “doing well”.

The 25-year-old has become a mum to five girls and four boys, which were all delivered by caesarean section.

Mali’s health minister said it would be several weeks before they are expected home.

“The newborns and the mother are all doing well,” she confirmed.Advertisement

She said she was being updated on the progress of the mother and the babies by the Malian doctor who had accompanied Halima to Morocco.

Halima had been expected to give birth to seven babies following ultrasound scans conducted in Morocco and Mali.

Source: Sky News