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Woman pregnant with 12 babies.

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by Ng'wanza Madaso, Aug 18, 2009.

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    A WIFE is pregnant with TWELVE babies, it was claimed last night.

    The unnamed mum-to-be - a teacher - is said to be defying medical advice by vowing to give birth to ALL six girls and six boys.

    [​IMG] Possible treatments ... how mum could have got pregnant

    If she succeeds, her brood - conceived after fertility treatment - will smash the world record for multiple births.

    The tots' father, identified only as Marwan, is backing her. He beamed: "In the beginning we thought that my wife would give birth to twins.

    "But more foetuses were discovered. Our joy increased with the growing number."

    He said his wife was determined to have a natural birth - but doctors had told her it was IMPOSSIBLE.

    British fertility experts warned the pregnancy in the Tunisian oasis town of Gafsa carried "colossal" risks. All nine babies born to the current record-holder - an Australian mum in 1971 - died in Sydney.

    Shocked Dr Mark Hamilton, of the British Fertility Society, said: "Twelve babies seems extraordinary." The mum-to-be, who is being constantly monitored by experts in her home country, is said to have insisted she is "feeling fine".

    She was also "looking forward to hugging her six boys and six girls". The wife had sought help after previously suffering the anguish of several miscarriages.

    It was not clear if she had IVF treatment or an alternative procedure called ovulation induction treatment.

    IVF would have meant several eggs being fertilised outside the womb then implanted. OIT uses hormones to stimulate the ovaries so they produce eggs that can be fertilised the natural way.

    When multiple eggs are involved, UK women opting for either procedure are offered the option of "selective reduction".

    Some of the foetuses are aborted, so those left have a better chance of survival.

    This also reduces the risk to the mother.

    The Tunisian government is said to have pledged to do all it can to care for the mother and her babies.

    Her pregnancy comes seven months after Californian mum Nadya Suleman stunned the world by delivering eight healthy tots.

    And in May Nuala Conway, 26, from Dunamore in Co Tyrone, gave birth to sextuplets - four girls and two boys.

    Sadly one of the girls later died.

    Source: The sun