Iraqi mom gives birth to six girls, one boy


IRAQ - A new mother is in good health after having seven babies in a single natural birth, with all the children reportedly doing well.

The 25-year-old - who has not been named - gave birth at a hospital in the Diyala Province of eastern Iraq in what is believed to be the first septuplet case in the Middle-Eastern country.

A spokesman for the local health department released a statement saying the mother, along with her six girls and one son, are perfectly healthy.

The children’s father Youssef Fadl said he and his wife had not planned to expand their family and now have ten youngsters to look after.

The world’s first set of surviving septuplets were born to Kenny and Bobbi McCaughey in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1997.

The couple famously declined selective reduction after learning they were pregnant with seven children following fertility treatment, saying it was ‘in God’s hands’.

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