Mariam Nabatanzi Babirye, a 37-year-old Ugandan woman, has sparked outrage on the internet with her one-in-a-million story. It's mind-boggling that this woman has given birth to 38 children.
Her hometown's villagers have already given her the nickname Nalongo Muzaala Bana, which translates to "the twin mother who creates quadruplets."
If you're still dismissing this news as false because it seems unlikely for a 37-year-old woman to give birth to 30 children, allow me to illustrate how she came to this amazing number. Mariam is the mother of six sets of twins, four sets of triplets, three sets of quadruplets, and two singles. She said this in a recent interview with a Ugandan newspaper.
“My father gave birth to 45 children with different mothers, and [they] all came in quintuplets, quadruplets, twins, and triplets,” she said in a recent interview with a Ugandan newspaper. According to Mariam, her father had 45 children, many of whom were quintuplets, quadruplets, or twins.
Mariam may have inherited her father's condition, according to Dr Charles Kiggundu, a gynecologist at Mulago Hospital. “Her case is hereditary predisposition to hyper-ovulate (releasing several eggs in one cycle), which increases the chances of having multiples significantly,” he explained.
Mariam said she was married off at a young age and gave birth to twins for the first time when she was 13 years old. She said she sought medical advice many times in an attempt to avoid having children, but doctors told her that doing so would be harmful to her health because she produces so many eggs.
Mariam, on the other hand, was not well advised, according to Dr. Kiggundu, since doctors could have easily done tubal ligation as a permanent method of contraception.
Furthermore, Mariam is married to an unsupportive man who is barely there for her and her children. “Our siblings have no idea what father looks like,” her eldest son, Charles Musisi said. I last saw him when I was 13 years old, and it was just for a few minutes at that.
Moreover, Mariam has a non-supportive husband who is rarely there for her and her children. Her eldest son, Charles Musisi, 23, confirmed: “Our siblings do not know what father looks like. I last saw him when I was 13 years old and only briefly at night because he rushed off again.”
Mariam used the rare media platform to advised parents not allow their children into early marriages and also implored men to take care of their wives and children.
In the meantime, can Guinness Book of Record make a space for this ‘warrior’ as the record holder for the most birth within a relatively short time?
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