Health Expert Fears Mali nonuplets ‘may face later health challenges’
Nine babies born to a Malian woman in Morocco could experience health problems in the future because they were so premature, an expert in multiple pregnancy has told BBC World News.
“We know that some premature babies do not survive and they die in the first few weeks of life,” said Prof Asma Khalil.
“Those who do survive, some of them might have [a] disability or learning difficulties, or vision or hearing problems,” Prof Khalil said.
Current plans are for the infants to spend “two to three months” in incubators, a director of the clinic has said, but both the mother, Halima Cissé, and her children are said to be doing well.