A Most Fertile Woman: 39-Year-Old Mother From Uganda Has 38 Biological Children From One Man
September 19, 2018 18:36 By Mambee
There are all kinds of unusual families in the world, and while some women struggle to conceive, one woman from East Africa gets pregnant with only a click of the fingers.
This woman has been called the most fertile mother in Uganda, however, she can easily nail the status of the most fertile woman in the world!
It may hard to believe, but at the age of 39, Mariam Nabatanzi has 38 biological children. All of them, except the last one, were born naturally in her own home. The youngest, who is only 5 months old, was born through a C-section.
Former BBC journalist and a documentarist Kassim Kayira, who brought Mariam's story to light, claims that the woman was married off at the age of 13 to an abusive husband. She bore 44 babies in total but lost 6 of them.
Nabatanzi has four sets of triplets, three sets of quadruplets and three sets of twins. Only ten of them are girls. Her children are aged between 5 months to 23 years old.
The woman's first births were four pairs of twins, one after the other. After birthing 23 children, Mariam sought medical advice about her unusual fertility, but the doctors said they could not help her.
All of Mariam’s kids have the same father, who is now away. Apparently, he disappeared leaving his wife to handle their offspring by herself.
The mother shares an important message to all parents. She says it’s a crime to leave children without parental love because they will never recover from it. She addresses all fathers when she says: “Share the responsibilities, do not leave it to the women.”
After hearing the woman’s story from the media, an Ugandan citizen called Karo Omu decided to help. He set up crowd-funding page in order to raise money to help Nabatanzi raise her children.
Karo Omu said:
The target is to raise up to £10,000, equivalent to about Sh28.8million.
After the sum is gathered, Omu and journalist Godfrey Lugaaju, who highlighted the life of the most fertile mother for a popular newspaper in Kampala, Daily Monitor, plan to deliver help to the family.
This financial support may be a good start for the family to develop their own business, improve the kids’ health care and provide themselves with the essentials which are necessary for a comfortable dignified life.