World’s most fertile woman, Mariam Nabatanzi, who had 44 children by age 36 has finally been stopped by doctors from having more kids.
The 40-year-old Ugandan woman has four sets of twins, five sets of triplets and five quadruplets.
Nabatanzi is now single-handedly taking care of her kids after her husband walked out of the marriage four years ago.
Reports claimed Nabatanzi, suffers from a rare genetic condition, and was sold into marriage at the age of 12 to a 40-year-old man. She had her first child a year after.
Dr Charles Kiggundu, a gynecologist at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, said: “Her case is genetic predisposition to hyper-ovulate, which is releasing multiple eggs in one cycle, which significantly increases the chance of having multiples; it is always genetic,”
“Generally, I have tried to educate them. My dream is that my children go to school. They can lack anything (else), but they must go to school,” Nabatazni revealed in a recent Al Jazeera documentary.
“I can’t say they are nagging because they are my children. I can’t say I will abandon them because they are my children and I love them,” she added.
She said she was told by a doctor that birth control, like the pill, could cause her problems due to her unusually large ovaries. So after her first set of twins, the babies just kept coming.
According to UK Mirror, at 23, Nabatanzi had 25 children and approached a doctor for help to stop her from having more children.
However, she was told that she had to keep having more kids as her ovary count was so high.
Her last pregnancy led to the birth of her sixth set of twins four years ago, with one of them dying while she was in labour. Her husband also left her for good.
“I have grown up in tears, my man has passed me through a lot of suffering.
“All my time has been spent looking after my children and working to earn some money,” Nabatanzi said.
She confirmed that doctors had taken action to remove the risk of her becoming pregnant again, saying the doctor told her he had “cut my uterus from inside.”
Nabatanzi vowed that nothing will stop her from doing all she can to provide for her children.
She works as a hairdresser, an event decorator, collects and sells scrap metal.
She also brews her own local gin to sell and makes herbal medicine and she is determined her surviving children will have the very best start to life with most of her wages going on food, medical care, clothes and school fees.