Giving photo of young boys from Mali on their first birthday
Their father told the BBC that the only children in the world without twins – nine babies born at the same time – were one year old and “healthy”.
“They are all crawling now. Some of them are sitting and can even walk if they hold onto something,” said Abdelkader Arabi, a Malian army officer.
Abdelkader Arabi said mother Halima Sissi, 26, is doing well.
Everyone in the care of the clinic From Morocco, where they were born.
“It’s not easy, but it’s great,” the official said. “Although it’s stressful sometimes, when you see all the healthy kids (in rows) from right to left, we feel good. We forget everything.”
The father has just returned to Morocco for the first time in six months, with his eldest daughter, Souda, who is three years old.
“I am overwhelmed by the reunion of my entire family: me, my wife and my children.”
Record and birthday to remember
Mr. Arby said the Christmas celebration was attended by nurses and some people from his building.
“Nothing is better than the first year. We will remember this great moment.”
Hitting children Guinness world record It is the largest number of children born in a single birth who survived.
Before giving birth, on May 4, 2021, Ms. Cisse was transferred to Morocco by the Malian government to receive specialized care.
Multiple births are risky, and mothers carrying more than four fetuses at one time are advised to terminate pregnancies in some countries where abortion is legal.
There is also a risk that children will develop Health problems Due to premature birth, such as sepsis and cerebral palsy.
The mother and her children currently live in what their father describes as a “medical apartment” owned by the owners of the Ain Borja clinic in Casablanca, where the children were born.
“There are nurses here, in addition to my wife, who help take care of the children,” said the father.
“The clinic gave them a list of what to feed them at all times, day and night,” he added.
The babies – five girls and four boys – were born at week 30 by caesarean section, weighing between 500 g and 1 kg.
Children are called Mohammed VI, Omar, Hajj, Bah, While girls are called Kadidia, Fatuma, Hawa, Adama, Omo.
His father said that each of them has a unique personality.
“They all have different personalities. Some are calm, some make more noise and cry a lot. And some want to keep it all the time. They are all completely different, which is completely normal.”
The father concluded that they had not yet visited Mali, but were already very popular in the country.
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