Would You Like To Be The Mama Of 9 Babies?

@marlina (125669)
Canada
May 6, 2021 4:44pm CST
I just came across this Big News: A Malian woman has given birth by ceasarean today to 9 babies. Hard to believe but it really happened. 5 girls and 4 boys: enough to make a team. They are called "nonuplets" I certainly would not like to be in this lady's shoes right now, can you imagine all the work that is involved in raising so many babies all of the same age? I would think that the government will help them, I certainly hope so.
Doctors were surprised to find nine babies; scans had shown only seven. "The newborns (five girls and four boys) and the mother are all doing well," Mali's health minister says.
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@CarolDM (137948)
• United States
6 May
I saw the story and thought oh my goodness. Not for me!
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
6 May
Not for me either! I see some couples having 5 and 6 babies in the U,S, ( on TV shows) and it is NOT for me,
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@CarolDM (137948)
• United States
6 May
@marlina Crazy
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
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@Deepizzaguy (50222)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
6 May
Having nine children to raise at the same time will be a huge challenge for the mom.
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
6 May
She will need "tons of help" for sure,
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@Deepizzaguy (50222)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
7 May
@marlina You are right since I have of persons who have a lot of children to raise but not at the same time.
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
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@thelme55 (70360)
• Germany
6 May
OMG! That is too many. What if they cry all together in the middle of the night? I hope the parents will get help of taking care of the babies.
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@lovebuglena (28956)
• Staten Island, New York
6 May
I wonder how she'll deal with feeding them. It will be exhausting, especially dealing with all the crying from the babies waiting to be fed.
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
Way too many babies, way too many!
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
They will certainly, otherwise, they will burn out FAST
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@much2say (49294)
• Los Angeles, California
6 May
We saw that on the news. 9 . . . NINE . . . nope nope nope, I don't even want to imagine !
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
It will be a perpetual zoo
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@much2say (49294)
• Los Angeles, California
7 May
@marlina That is twins almost x5 . . . and triplets x3 . . . and I couldn't even handle 1 set of twins or triplets !
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
@much2say , I could not either!
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• India
7 May
Damne, is it like the first time it's happening, or has this happened to someone else before. that's a lot of kids. A lot of kids for even 2 families combined.
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
As far as I can understand, it is the first time
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• India
7 May
@marlina In the world?
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
@Prabhatsingh , Not sure, but I think so!
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• Nairobi, Kenya
7 May
Wow! That's really a good blessing. She's so blessed. I hope she gets all the support and help she needs. And I pray all the 9 babies grow up healthy
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
I don't think she is blessed, more of a curse
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• Nairobi, Kenya
7 May
@marlina what?
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
@mildredtabitha I mean it is not a blessing
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7 May
My two were a handful when the were preschoolers together, I cannot imagine taking care of that many!
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
2 almost the same age is not easy,
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• Canada
8 May
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
8 May
@rebelann (85627)
• El Paso, Texas
7 May
Good grief, she'll be spending all her time making bottle after bottle of milk to feed these babies. I wouldn't want to be in her shoes.
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
Bottles after bottles and diapers after diapers and bouts of crying, no, thank you!
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• Canada
8 May
I agree.
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@LindaOHio (67846)
• United States
7 May
The babies must have been so tiny. I would not like to have 9 babies, especially all at once!
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
Tiny, for sure!
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@DocAndersen (42626)
• United States
7 May
i can tell you from personal experience twins are hard. I can't imagine more than 2 at once.
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
My 2 sons have 6 1/2 years in between and that was hard when the last one was crying a lot because of a health problem,
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@DocAndersen (42626)
• United States
7 May
@marlina that is the worst - the twins would always wake each other up. The first six months (they were premature) we had to feed them every four hours. that first year was a blur!
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
@DocAndersen , I can see that!
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@youless (105082)
• Guangzhou, China
7 May
I always think that two children will be perfect for a family.
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
We have 2 sons and we are happy with the size of our family,
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@youless (105082)
• Guangzhou, China
7 May
@marlina That is very nice
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
@youless , I think so too!
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@JudyEv (247323)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 May
That is really incredible. She could never look after so many on her own.
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
the TV cameras will be there all the time, the journalists, not a life that I would want.
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@JudyEv (247323)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 May
@marlina No, nor me.
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
11 May
@JudyEv , Definitively, not for me
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@jstory07 (105735)
• Roseburg, Oregon
7 May
Nine babies is a lot of babies to raise.
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
Way too many for my liking,
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@wolfgirl569 (41259)
• Marion, Ohio
7 May
One at a time was enough.
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
That's what I say!
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@Tampa_girl7 (45759)
• United States
7 May
I saw this on the news this morning.
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
I saw this last night
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@lovebuglena (28956)
• Staten Island, New York
6 May
If this is the same story I read, she thought she was having 7 babies as the scans only showed 7 but it turned out to be 9. I am terrified of ever having one kid. How someone can handle 9 and in one shot is beyond my understanding.
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
Yes, it is the story!
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@kaylachan (21033)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
6 May
We can hope so. Guess she beat out oto mom.
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
Yes, she beat the other one
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@NJChicaa (99315)
• United States
6 May
I saw the headline earlier but didn't read the article. 9 babies? She just have been on some crazy fertility treatment.
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
The article did not mention the fertility treatment but it looks that way,
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@just4him (245387)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 May
I saw the headline but didn't know anything more. That's a lot of babies. She's going to need help with them.
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
This lady is going to need "all the help" she can get, there is no way she and her husband can handle this on their own,
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@just4him (245387)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 May
@marlina I agree. I hope they have a few family members to help too.
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
8 May
@just4him And friends, and help from the government
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• Pamplona, Spain
7 May
I am glad to see that the woman herself and the babies are doing well in incubators. That would not be for me either.
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
I'm glad that all are doing well too, but like you said "not for me", thank you!
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• Pamplona, Spain
7 May
@marlina I wish them all very good health and strength to be able to cope with all of that my goodness just one baby crying night and day is enough to drive anyone around the bend.
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@marlina (125669)
• Canada
7 May
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