Halima Cisse, 26, became pregnant naturally and gave birth to nine children at the Ain Borja hospital in Casablanca, Morocco on May 5, 2021. Halima is originally from the Republic of Mali. She and her husband, Kader Arby, got married in 2017 and have a daughter. The mother, who set a new record in Monaco by giving birth to nine children, shared that her children are drinking 6 liters of milk and she changes 100 diapers a day.
When Halima discovered she was pregnant for the second time, she went for an ultrasound. She was surprised to hear the doctor say she was expecting seven children. She went through a difficult pregnancy because she carried a pregnant belly weighing more than 30 kg. With the help of Mali’s President Bah N’Daw, Halima was transferred to a hospital in Morocco, which has more modern medical equipment, to give birth.
When the time came to give birth to the children, the doctors, and even more the mother, were sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ to see that the children were not 7, but 9. Evidently, at the time of the ultrasound, 2 of the little ones had managed to blend in with the siblings. A total of 10 doctors and 25 medical staff were together to deliver these 9 babies for 20 minutes. The 9 babies, including 4 boys and 5 girls, are named Kadidia, Mohammed VI, Fatouma, Oumar, Hawa, Adama, Bah, Oumou, and El Hadji, who weighed from 500 grams to 1 kg at birth.
Due to the travel ʀᴇsᴛʀɪᴄᴛɪᴏɴs of the ᴘᴀɴᴅᴇᴍɪᴄ, her husband, Kader Arby, 35 years old, was allowed to visit Morocco on July 19 to visit his wife and children. “It’s really amazing and indescribable. I can only thank God for keeping my wife and children alive,” said Kader, a sailor in the Mali navy.
Kader admitted that taking care of his children in the future would be financially challenging. His family currently lives in a three-bedroom house, and he plans to expand it to accommodate 10 children. “There will be a lot of work to do, but right now we just focus on taking care of the children and then bringing them home. What worries me the most is not how many rooms or how much money the house has, but how it is for the good of his wife and children,” Kader added.
He added that the family is deeply moved by the help they have received. Many people have called and the authorities who contacted him expressed their joy. Because it was a special birth, the cost of caring for nine babies – now more than $1.5 million – was covered by the Malian government.