Woman gives birth to nine babies
Can you imagine?
A 25-year-old woman from West Africa has shocked the world after giving birth to NINE babies.
Halima Cisse went into labour expecting to give birth to seven babies (which is still a lot of babies) but she ended up giving birth to nine after two went undetected by doctors.
Ms Cisse was flown to Morocco in March after doctors realised she would need specialist care.
At the time doctors believed that Cisse was carrying seven babies but little did they know there was actually two more babies that were not picked up on the ultrasound performed.
The young mum delivered all nine babies via C-section and it has been confirmed by Mali's health minister, Fanta Siby, that both mother and her nine babies are doing well.
"The newborns (five girls and four boys) and the mother are all doing well," they said.
Cisse, who is from Mali, is one of only a handful of women who have delivered nonuplets, as nonuplets themselves are extremely rare.
Often there are medical complications when it comes to multiple births, especially with a birth as large as nonuplets, but according to all reports Cisse and her nine babies are in very good health.