A 37-Year-Old woman has given birth to 38 children, including four sets of triplets, three sets of quadruplets and twins. Mariam Nabatanzi, the mother, except her latest child, has delivered all her children at home. Th eldest is 23 years old and the youngest is just four months old.
In 1993, She got married at the age of 12 to a much older 40-year-old man. According to the Yahoo News, She told the publication (Nairobi News), “I did not know I was being married off. People came home and brought things for my father. When time came for them to leave, I thought I was escorting my aunt but when I got there, she gave me away to the man.”
She further added: “My husband was polygamous with many children from his past relationships who I had to take care of because their mothers were scattered all over. He was also violent and would beat me at any opportunity he got even when I suggested an idea that he didn’t like.”
Dr. Charles Kiggundu, a gynecologist at Mulago Hospital and President of gynecologists and obstetricians said, “Her case is a genetic predisposition to hyper-ovulate (releasing multiple eggs in one cycle), which significantly increases the chance of having multiples; it is always genetic.”
After her sixth delivery, She wanted to stop and said: “I asked the doctor to stop me from more births and he said he had ‘cut my uterus from inside’. This was my only Cesarean delivery because I was still weak from the sickness I suffered when I tried to use an IUD.”