A woman in Tunisia is said to be poised to steal Octomom Nadya Suleman’s limelight, by giving birth to twelve babies.
The woman allegedly conceived the freakish number of fetuses via fertility treatments after suffering several miscarriages. According to the Sun, British “fertility experts” have confirmed the strange story, but have said the pregnancy carries “colossal risks.” Reports indicate the woman is “feeling fine” and in “good health,” but she is being continually monitored by medical personnel.
The clearly out-of-touch with reality dad-to-be was quoted as saying:
“In the beginning, we thought that my wife would give birth to twins, but more foetuses were discovered. Our joy increased with the growing number.”
He even seemed to be under the impression the delivery could occur naturally. And the pregnancy has a very slim chance of a completely positive outcome. Fox News’ “consulting medical expert” Dr. Manny Alvarez had this to say:
“When you get to a pregnancy with that many multiples, often some of them spontaneously die,” Alvarez said. “Anything more than five babies becomes a very high-risk pregnancy.”
If the woman does succeed in carrying a majority of the babies to term, Alvarez said she will need constant monitoring, and will more than likely need to be hospitilized.
“The rates of premature labor for multiples are astronomical,” he added.