36-year-old woman banned from getting pregnant after her 44th child

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A 36-year-old woman in Uganda, Mariam Nabatanzi, has been banned from having more kids after her 44th child.

Nabatanzi got married at age 12 to a 40-year-old man. She gave birth to twins the following year.

However, due to a genetic condition that led her to having unusually large ovaries that produced multiple eggs per cycle, Nabatanzi had plenty of babies per pregnancy.

She gave birth to a total of six sets of twins, four sets of triplets, and five sets of quadruplets. All in all, she had 15 pregnancies, all with multiple births that resulted to a total of 44 babies.

She lost six babies in childbirth but had to take care of the rest of her 38 children.

Doctors had no choice than to ban Mariam from getting pregnant again.

Acknowledging that the ban is for her own good, Mariam actually felt happy that she is finally free.

She admitted that she had asked doctors to help her out after the first few pregnancies, but she was told that birth control pills might actually lead to other health complications because of her genetic condition.

 

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