Doctors at Indiana Hospital, United States are calling it a complete miracle after a 42-year-old woman welcomes in eleven (11) healthy, full term baby boys without Caesarean section (C-Session). The woman identified as Maria Hernandez, a local of Indianapolis, gave birth on Wednesday after undergoing only two hours of labour and a miraculous v*ginal birth.
BABY AZ TODAY learnt that Hernandez carried the 11 babies through a 38 weeks gestation period, which is unheard of when you are dealing with a multiple pregnancy. After the birth, Hernandez and her husband said “we had trouble conceiving, so we decided to undergo In-vitro Fertilisation (IVF), as we were desperate to become parents.
Multiple births are a rare but common phenomenon. Sometime, more than one child are born, this is called multiple birth. Multiple births mean giving birth to 2 or more children. The nomenclature depends upon number of used off springs: if two (twins); three (triplets); four (quadruplets); five (quintuplets); six (sextuplets); seven (septuplets); eight (octuplets); nice (nonuplets); ten (decuplets); eleven (undecuplets); etc. When an egg of female combines with a sperm of male; a zygote is formed which develops to a child. Sometime, multiple children are born. There are two types of offspring depending on the mode of production; identical and non identical twins. Sometime single zygote (fertilized egg) split into two or more embryos which are identical(monozygotic) and have same genetic makeup and same sex. Sometime, they are so identical face that it becomes hard even for mother to identify between her babies.
Misleading: This Woman Did Not Give Birth to 11 Babies. But She Did Give Birth to Eight
A Facebook post with more than 21,000 shares purports to show images of a woman who gave birth to eleven babies. The claim uses two misleading images as evidence — one showing the famous American “Octomom” who gave birth to eight babies in 2009, and the other showing eleven babies born on the same day in India, to different mothers.
The claim from March 12, 2018, originally posted on Facebook on a Nigeria-based page, is now gaining traction in Kenya. The post urges Facebook users to type “God is great” and share the post quickly to receive their blessings. A reverse search of the image showing medical staff, alongside a row of 11 newborns, reveals several articles about a woman giving birth to 11 babies, dating back as far back as 2012.
In fact, the image was taken after the delivery of 11 babies on November 11, 2011 in Surat at an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centre that we shared above. As for the second image, portraying a heavily pregnant woman from the front and from the side, it shows an American woman named Nadya Suleman, also known as Natalie Suleman. Suleman was dubbed “Octomom” by the media in 2009 after she gave birth to eight babies, also through IVF treatment. She already had six children when she fell pregnant with the octuplets.