Halima Cissé was struggling under the six stone weight of the children and amniotic fluid and suffered a haemorrhage of her uterine artery in a hospital in Morocco. A radiologist scrambled to stem the flow of blood as 18 nurses put the nonuplets into incubators. They are still on ventilators and will need another 12 more weeks in specialist care before they can breathe independently. ‘They don’t have digestive tracts which can absorb food,’ Youssef Alaoui, medical director at the Ain Borja clinic, said. ‘A small infection in a premature baby can kill in a few hours.’ It came as Halma’s soldier husband Halma Cisse Arby (who she is pictured with) said of the children,(also pictured, top and bottom) ‘They are gifts from God!’
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SOURCE: Daily Mail