Must Watch

A 38 years old woman with 44 children

Mariam Nabatanzi, who was sold into marriage when she was 12 years old, gave birth to twins the following year. Thereafter, there were five sets of triplets, five sets of quadruplets, and three additional pairs of twins. By the age of 40, Nabatanzi had given birth to 44 children, but only once to a single child. The woman from Uganda has an uncommon medical issue, according to the doctors, and no form of family planning can assist. She was informed that she had hyperovulation, a disorder marked by abnormally big ovaries that released several eggs at once.
Her condition has a genetic predisposition to hyper-ovulate, which enhances the likelihood of having multiple babies. Doctors warned her that she would have health issues if she stopped having children. In Uganda, family sizes are already large. According to the World Bank, the average fertility rate is 5.6 children per woman, making it one of Africa’s highest rates and more than twice as high as the global average of 2.4 children. But even in Uganda, Nabatanzi’s family size makes her a glaring anomaly.

Related Articles

Back to top button