Anadolu Agency reports that Halima Cisse, 25, delivered five girls and four boys.
According to the evaluation of doctors both in Mali and Morocco, Cisse was initially expected to have septuplets but gave birth by cesarean section to nonuplets, shocking the doctors, who had not noticed another two siblings during ultrasounds.
After a two-week medical stay at a hospital in the Malian capital Bamako, the doctors requested specialist care for the rare case of Cisse.
Nonuplets are extremely rare in medical practice.
Moroccan health ministry spokesman Rachid Koudhari told Africa’s Khaleej Times that it would be the first time that the country has witnessed such a rare scenario, and the detection of nonuplets in the woman’s womb shocked the West African nation.
Medics, last month, had suggested that Cisse needed special care and that’s when the government officials had decided to take the mother to be out of the country for a better medical check-up.
Mali’s health minister, Fanta Siby, said in a statement that all the children and the mother were in a good health, and safe. All nine kids were delivered by cesarean section.