Having children is one of the most wonderful feeling ever! It is indeed one of the greatest blessings a couple could ever have despite all the struggles and the sacrifices the father and most especially the mother could have been through.
But what if you are blessed with a whooping 44 kids at 36–years-old? Will you be surprised, shocked or a little bit nervous? Because it was really quite a huge number to feed, to send to school and to take care of, isn’t?
This mother from Uganda is only 36-years-old but she is already blessed to have 44 children! Her name is Mariam Nabatanzi and her doctor banned her from getting pregnant again. She revealed that she was married at a very tender age of 12 as her parents sold her to her 40-year-old husband back then. A few months after their wedding she had given birth to her first set of twins.
But after that, she gave birth to another five more sets of twins! But aside from that, she also had four sets of triplets and an incredible five sets of quadruplets! She had 44 children in just 15 pregnancies! Oh my! Although, she lost her six children for various reasons including stillbirths she still did her best to take care of the 38 remaining kids.
She wanted to stop already but the doctors discovered that she had unusually large ovaries that is why birth control pills might just cause more problems, that is why the kids just keep on coming. On his 15th pregnancy, her doctor finally found a way to solve her situation saying that:
“Her case is a genetic predisposition to hyper-ovulate, which is releasing multiple eggs in one cycle, which significantly increases the chance of having multiples; it is always genetic,” explained a gynecologist at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Dr. Charles Kiggundu.
Dr. Charles banned Mariam from getting pregnant again by cutting her uterus from the inside. Although she won’t ever get pregnant again, Mariam is quite happy, especially now that she’s already a single mom because her husband left her after the procedure.