Woman in Tunisia Pregnant with 12 Babies, Report Claimed
A teacher in Tunisia is expecting 12 babies (6 boys and 6 girls) according to a local report. The woman had fertility treatment after suffering from miscarriages. She will soon deliver a record-breaking number of 12 babies (duodecaplets).
The mum - who has not yet been named - reportedly told doctors she was "feeling fine and looking forward to hugging her six boys and six girls".
The father, named in local reports only as Marwan, said: "In the beginning, we thought that my wife would give birth to twins, but more foetuses were discovered. Our joy increased with the growing number."
Health experts agree that the likelihood of premature labor of multiples is extremely high.
"When you get to a pregnancy with that many multiples, often some of them spontaneously die," Alvarez said. "Anything more than five babies becomes a very high-risk pregnancy."
On January 26, 2009, 33-year-old Nadya Suleman gave birth to 8 babies (octuplets), 6 male and 2 female children. All eight of the Suleman octuplets survived after delivery, set world record.