Halima Cissé and her husband, Abdelkader Arby, recently celebrated the first birthday of their nine children, five girls and four boys, who were also inscribed into the Guinness Book of World Records on May 4, 2021. The infants were delivered during the 30th week of pregnancy, and their father reports that they are in excellent health despite still being under hospital observation.
Fatouma, Adama, Kadidia, Hawa, and Oumou, as well as their siblings Oumar, Bah, Mohammed VI, and Elhadji, feel wonderful and continue to grow and gain strength daily. Doctors initially believed she would have seven children, but after she was admitted to the Ain Borja Clinic for specialized care, two more were discovered. A specialist at the hospital, Dr. Youssef Alaoui, stated, “Fortunately, we have one of the largest neonatal resuscitation services in Morocco, so this did not deter us.” Our team was prepared to receive the children, and we were able to manage them with the utmost care.”
The Guinness Book of Records indicates that prior to the birth of Cissé’s children, no case had been documented in which all nine infants slept for more than a few hours. The infants’ development will continue to be monitored in the hospital, and the family will be prepared to commemorate each of the children’s milestones.