Ugandan woman, 37, has given birth to 38 children

Ugandan woman, 37, has given birth to 38 children

There is this story in Uganda that has kept tongues wagging. A woman who was married off at 12 years and started bearing children at 13 years has so far given birth to 38 children.

She usually gives birth to quadruplets, twins and sometimes singles.

The Story in the Daily Monitor, shows that Nalongo Muzaala Bana (the twin mother that produces quadruples) is what Mariam Nabatanzi Babirye goes by where she resides in Kabimbiri village, Mukono District.

See excerpts below:

“At 37, Nabatanzi has 38 children, all delivered at home except the last-born, who is four months old.She was delivered by caesarean section. Among her children are six sets of twins, four sets of triplets, three sets of quadruples and single births.Ten of these are girls and the rest are boys. The oldest is 23 years old.

“Her case is genetic predisposition to hyper-ovulate (releasing multiple eggs in one cycle), which significantly increases the chance of having multiples; it is always genetic,” he explains.

By her sixth delivery, Nabatanzi had had 18 children and wanted to stop, so, she went to see a doctor at Namaliili Hospital.

The doctor told Nabatanzi that she could not be stopped then because she had a high ovary count, which would eventually kill her if she stopped.

“Having these unfertilised eggs accumulate poses not only a threat to destroy the reproductive system but can also make the woman lose their lives,” Dr Ahmed Kikomeko from Kawempe General Hospital explains.

“I was advised to keep producing since putting this on hold would mean death,” she explains.

See rest of story here


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