On May 5, 2021, Halima Cisse, a 26-year-old Moroccan woman, gave birth to 9 children at the Ain Borja hospital in Casablanca. Halima is a native of the Mali Republic. She got married to Kader Arby in 2017; the two of them have a daughter. The lady of nine children who broke a record in Monaco revealed that she changed 100 diapers a day and that her kids consumed 6 liters of milk daily.
When Halima found out she was pregnant for the second time, she went for an ultrasound. She was very surprised when she heard the doctor said that she was pregnant with 7 children. She experienced a difficult pregnancy because she was pregnant with a belly weighing more than 30 kg. With the help of Malian President Bah N’Daw, Halima was transferred to a hospital in Morocco, with more modern medical equipment, to give birth. When the day came, doctors and more than that, the mother was shocked to see that the babies were not 7 but 9. The nine children of Ms. Cisse, who she claims were conceived naturally, weigh from 500 grams. up to 1 kg when they are born remain in an incubator in the clinic’s intensive care unit, where they are cared for around the clock by a team of doctors and nurses. In an exclusive interview around the world from her hospital in Morocco, Ms Cisse said she only knew she had nine babies minutes before the cesarean section.
When the babies were born, many questions popped into my head. I was very conscious of what was going on and there seemed to be countless babies coming out of my body.” A total of 10 doctors and 25 paramedics worked together to deliver these nine babies in 20 minutes. The nine babies, including four boys and five girls, were named Kadidia, Mohammed VI, Fatouma, Oumar, Hawa, Adama, Bah, Oumou and El Hadji, respectively, weighing between 500 grams and 1 kilogram at birth. “It is truly amazing and indescribable. I can only thank God for keeping my wife and children alive,” said Kader, a sailor in the Mali navy.
They are fed every two hours, drink a total of six liters of formula a day while changing 100 diapers, are changed every two hours. They are also checked every three hours. So far, the care bill to treat the babies has cost £1m and is covered by the Malian government. Ms Cisse revealed that within a month of giving birth, she ran out of breast milk. Her babies are expected to stay in the hospital for another two months. Giving birth to one child is painful, but giving birth to nine children is unthinkable. It’s amazing how much work is involved in taking care of them. I am grateful to the medical team who are working hard and the Government of Mali for funding this.
The couple married in 2017 and already have a daughter, Souda, 2 and a half years old, who is being cared for by relatives. Mr Arby is a sailor in the Malian navy and admits that looking after his family will be a ‘financial challenge’. They live in a modest three-bedroom home that he says will now have to expand to accommodate their ten children. There are a lot of things to deal with in the future, but for now, we just focus on taking care of our children and bringing them home. What worries me the most is not how many rooms or how much money the house has. , but how good it will be for his wife and children,” added Kader.
Doctors said that the health of all 9 babies has improved significantly, the heaviest is now just over 3kg and the lightest is Arby who is continuously fed intravenously, about 1.5kg. Professor Yousef Aloui, chief medical officer of Ms Cisse told MailOnline: ‘The health of some babies has improved dramatically and not all nine need intensive care. But we’re keeping them there until they all get better and to help them bond.