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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Meet the 37-year-old woman Ugandan woman who has given birth to 38 children

When you talk about 'mother of all nations', one living person that can perfectly fit that description will be 37-year-old Mariam Nabatanzi Babirye. At only 37, Mariam has become quite famous because of the number of children she gave birth to all by herself.

She has 38 children, most of them twins, triplets and quadruplets and she gave birth to all of them at home, naturally, except for the last who was born in a hospital.
The woman, who lives in Kambiri village, Mukono District in Uganda, was married off without her consent or knowledge at the age of 12 to a 40-year-old man. That was in 1993. In 1994, when she was 14, she had her first set of twins then two years later, she gave birth to triplets and a year and seven months after that added a set of quadruplets.

In all, Mariam's children consist of six sets of twins, four sets of triplets, three sets of quadruplets and a number of single births. 10 of her kids are girls while 28 are boys. The oldest is 23-years-old while the youngest is 4-months-old.



Narrating to Uganda's Daily Monitor what it was like to be married off so early, Mariam revealed that she escaped death in 1993 and soon after, she was married off to a husband who was polygamous and abusive.
"I did not know I was being married off. People came home and brought things for my father. When time came for them to leave, I thought I was escorting my aunt but when I got there, she gave me away to the man."
When Mariam began to have multiple births, she did not see anything strange in it because her father had 45 children with different women and these kids all came in quintuplets, quadruples, triplets and twins.

By Mariam's sixth preganacy, she already had 18 children and wanted to stop, so, she visited a hospital but the doctors said they could not help her since she had a high ovary count which would eventually kill her if she stopped having kids. She tried again when she had 23 children and she was told the same thing; that she would die if she tries to stop having kids.
"I was advised to keep producing since putting this on hold would mean death. I tried using the Inter Uterine Device (IUD) but I got sick and vomited a lot, to the point of near death. I went into a coma for a month," she explains.
It was only after the birth of her 38th child, who is currently four-month-old, that the doctor cut her uterus. That was her only delivery in a hospital ever since she started giving birth.
“I asked the doctor to stop me from more births and he said he had ‘cut my uterus from inside’. This was my only Cesarean delivery because I was still weak from the sickness I suffered when I tried to use an IUD," she said.
One of her first born twins has a certificate in nursing and the other in building although they have not found jobs yet. Two of her other children are in Senior Six, three in Senior Five, Four in Primary Seven, and four in Senior One. The rest are between baby class and Primary Six.

On feeding her children she said: 
"everything is solely from my pocket; I buy 10kg of maize flour a day, four kilogrammes of sugar a day and three bars of soap. I need to have Shs100, 000 at the least on a daily basis to have the family catered for. God has been good to me for they have never gone a day without a meal."
Mariam makes her money by administering local herbs for various illnesses - which she says she has done since she was a young girl. She also does casual work such as plaiting hair, decorating at events, and styling brides. She is in the process of gathering money to connect piped water she can sell since water is a big problem in the area, with a jerry can costing Shs800.
"I do not despise any job as long as it brings in some money. Feeling sorry for myself is something I dropped because I know these children are a gift from God that I have to treasure, so I try my level best to fend for them."

25 comments:

Niyi Daramola said...

I'm sure it's easy for her to give birth ooo ... 38!!! That's serious

Danny Wales said...

well I kinda don’t know who to ask advice from. So my best friend and roommate met this amazing guy that is head over heels in love with her, he wants to marry her (though she’s not ready) and start a family and all that, the only catch is that he LOVES having sx. Not like 2-3 rounds of sx, but continuous , every single minute of the day she spends with him all he wants to do is have s*x and well my bestie says she’s tired and can’t match his libido.



So imagine my surprise when one morning I wake up to him knocking on our door when she spent the night at his house, he tells me to dress up and come with him. We get to his house and I’m so excited to see my bestie, he then proceeds to give me weed. Later when they are about to have s*x, me I just slide to the floor and pretend I don’t exist but funnily enough he motions me to come over and I pretend I don’t see it (cause obviously I must be day dreaming) and look away anyways he pulls me to the bed and we end up ... READ MORE




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Anonymous said...

this is too much. you are blessed woman. The God that gave her the children will provide for them

Ade Olasengbe said...

GOVERNMENT PLEASE HELP THIS WOMAN

Alloy Chikezie said...

Jaw drops! Just when you thought you've heard it all.

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Amos Mohammed said...

How many men made her mother of all nation.

abena golden said...

Wow!!! This woman should be recognized and added to the guineas book of records. I am hoping the publication of her story will lead to her recognition. But biko which one be high ovary count kwa?

Internet News Freak said...

Yeah, I like your hustling spirit, may God help you sustain these children. I tap into your high fertility anointing though I don't want such ovary count that can kill and I only want 2 Babies. Praise the Lord, Alleluia. Amen. It is done.

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Super woman

Yusuf Ayobami said...

This is the reaches woman in the world... of any other one

Anonymous said...

Shes blessed among women!!

Enaregha Grant said...

Whoa...! The government of Uganda should please help her o

Cornelius Chukwu said...

The woman with the Golden womb.

Anonymous said...

Weldone ma

Anonymous said...

Imagine
Why did they cut her uterus when she had 4 or 6 maximum.

Anonymous said...

Imagine
Why did they cut her uterus when she had 4 or 6 maximum.

Agbomen said...

Am literally speechless.

Esther Norah said...

Am jst speechless. Taking care of my two kids is like football team not to talk abt these many kids. Jesus is Lord, May God help u ma. Period

Hrm paul said...

ABEG O MAKE SHE STOP WHAT IS THIS SHE CAN NOT EVEN CLOTH THEM WELL D GOVERNMENT SHOULD COME IN AND HELP OUT SHE BETTER STOP GIVING BIRTH

Anonymous said...

This is a blessed Woman..... . I salute your courage!

greg smith said...

Weird!

caroline said...

So weird. May God protect her children and bless her in abundance

Anonymous said...

This is serious, God you are great.
When many are praying to even get pregnant with one at least to show for a long term marriage.

God i return all glory to you.
Bless all those seeking the fruit of womb in multiples as you have blessed the womb of this woman. Amen

Anonymous said...

This is serious, God you are great.
When many are praying to even get pregnant with one at least to show for a long term marriage.

God i return all glory to you.
Bless all those seeking the fruit of womb in multiples as you have blessed the womb of this woman. Amen

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