Ugandan woman aged 37 has 38 children

Mariam Nabatanzi Babirye (middle, black top) with some of her 38 children. Source: Daily Monitor

A 37-year-old Ugandan woman has given birth to 38 children.

The mother, Miriam Nabatanzi Babirye, nicknamed Nalongo Muzaala Bana, which means “the twin mother who produces quadruplets has delivered all her children at home except her last one who is now four months old.

The mother has six sets of twins, four sets of triplets, three sets of quadruplets and two single births, this according to How Africa.

Ten of the children are girls while the remaining 28 are boys. The eldest one is 23 years old, while the last born is four months.

The eldest of the brood is 23 years old and the youngest just four months and was delivered through Cesarean delivery.

The mother of 38 claims she was married off by age 12 in 1993 to a much older 40-year-old man

Mariam says her husband is non-supportive and is rarely there for her and her children.  Her eldest son, 23, confirmed this saying that the last time he saw the father was when he was 13 years.

The mother of 38 claims she was married off by age 12 in 1993 to a much older 40-year-old man. Source: Daily Monitor

In a recent interview with a Ugandan daily, Miriam said:

“My father gave birth to 45 children with different women and [they] all came in quintuplets, quadruplets, twins and triplets.”

Dr Charles Kiggundu, a gynecologist at Mulago Hospital confirms that Mariam may have taken after her father, as her case may be genetic.

“Her case is genetic predisposition to hyper-ovulate (releasing multiple eggs in one cycle), which significantly increases the chance of having multiples; it is always genetic.”

Following the most recent birth four month ago she says; “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.” Yahoo News reports.

The mother is hopeful that her children will go to school because they all have big ambitions of being doctors, teachers and lawyers.