Woman pregnant with NINE babies - better watch out Octomom!
A Mexican woman is pregnant with NINE babies, according to the country's Televisa TV station.
Karla Vanessa Perez is said to be expecting six girls and three boys, and is being treated at a hospital in Saltillo.
Speaking about her impending arrivals, Karla said it was 'very early to think of names for the babies,' and instead was focusing on the 'hope that everything goes well.'
The mega-mum-to-be reportedly had fertility treatment which resulted in the multiple pregnancy.
Karla - whose age has not been disclosed - is said to be due to deliver the babies on May 20. If the birth goes to plan, the nonuplets would be one of the highest multiple births ever recorded.
Nonuplets are extremely rare - in June 1971, Geraldine Brodrick delivered nine babies in Sydney, Australia, but none of the five boys and four girls lived. Two of the infants were stillborn, and the rest died soon after birth. In 1999, a woman in Malaysia also delivered nonuplets. Zurina Mat Saad had five boys and four girls (Adam, Nuh, Idris, Soleh, Hud, Aishah, Khadijah, Fatimah and Umi Kalsom) but none of them survived more than six hours after delivery.
Assuming all goes well, Karla's babies will undoubtedly steal the limelight from 'Octomum' Nadya Suleman's multiple offspring, who were born after fertility treatment in 2009.
What do you think about cases where fertility treatment leads to SUCH multiple pregnancies? Should women should be allowed to have so many embryos put back, or should there be limits, given the likely poor outcome?