Mariam Nabatanzi Babirye, a 37-year-old Ugandan woman, living in Kabimbiri village, Mukono District, outside of Kampala, has made world record for having 38 children.
According to the Daily Monitor of Uganda, the woman has six sets of twins, four sets of triplets, three sets of quadruplets and single births. Ten of these are girls and the rest are boys. The oldest is 23 years old while the youngest is four months.
Report has it that she married at the age of 12 in 1993, to a man who was 40 years old.
Mariam, who is called Nalongo Muzaala Bana, “the twin mother that produces quadruplets,” by her fellow villagers said: “My father gave birth to 45 children with different women and these all came in quintuplets, quadruples, twins and triplets.”
Dr Charles Kiggundu, a gynecologist at Mulago Hospital and President of gynaecologists and obstetricians, said it was very possible for Nabatanzi to have taken after her father.
“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,” he explained.
Meanwhile, a Uganda County Councillor, Samari Musenero hinted Mariam had all the children with the same man.