Parents of first all-girl sextuplets say mum who gave birth to 9 babies in ‘our prayers’

Parents of first all-girl sextuplets say mum who gave birth to 9 babies in ‘our prayers’

Janet and Graham Walton with their sextuplets who were born in Liverpool, in November 1983

The British mum of the world’s first surviving female sextuplets is praying for the nine tiny babies born to a mum in Morocco.

Jan Walton, now 70, made headlines around the world in 1983 when she gave birth to six daughters, now 39, dubbed the Walton Sextuplets.

A 26-year-old Malian mother who gave birth to a record nine babies almost d.i.e.d from blood loss during the delivery, her doctors have revealed – as her proud husband said he ‘can’t wait to see my gifts from God’.

A member of the medical staff checks one of nine babies kept in incubators

Halima Cissé was struggling under the six stone weight of the children and amniotic fluid and suffered a haemorrhage of her uterine artery during the caesarean section, which took place 30 weeks into her pregnancy.

Now her thoughts are with Halima Cisse, who this week became only the third person ever to give birth to a set of nonuplets.

Mrs Walton from New Brighton, Merseyside, said: “We wish them well and we are thinking of them in our prayers.”

The five girls and four boys born on Tuesday, each weighing around 2lb or under – less than a bag of sugar – are being cared for in incubators in Casablanca.

Halima Cisse, 25, gave birth to Nonuplets – nine children – five girls and four boys in Morocco

Halima’s husband said the couple have been overwhelmed by the support they have received.

And Jan – who gave birth to Hannah, Luci, Ruth, Sarah, Kate and Jennifer at Liverpool Women’s Hospital – knows how crucial that support will be in the coming days.

Mrs Walton and her husband Graham, 70, from New Brighton, Merseyside, are now grandparents.

She said: “We are really grateful for everything that happened to us.

“We still count our blessings, we have three gorgeous granddaughters.”

Mum Halima had travelled from her home in Mali, West Africa, to the private Ain Borja clinic in Casablanca.

It is understood she was 30 weeks pregnant when she gave birth.

Her husband, Adjudant Kader Arby, who stayed in Mali with their elder daughter, said: “God gave us these children.

Source:mirror.co.uk, dailymail.co.uk

 

 

 

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