18 August 2009

Pregnant With 12 Babies...

I am all for developments in medicine and science that help us live more fulfilled and healthier lives. However, this story gets one wondering, and wondering big time, about pushing the physical boundaries of what is humanly capable and, perhaps more importantly, what is responsible.

A Tunisian woman is reportedly pregnant with 12 babies, six boys and six girls. The 12 babies are the result, it is thought, of an IVF treatment. The woman and her husband are apparently ecstatic about the pregnancy.

I guess I am wondering what are the implications of trying to carry this many babies to term? Particularly, what are the health implications for the mother and the babies she is expected to give birth to.

The couple have been told that she will be able to give birth to all these babies naturally. However, most experts seem to think that this would be impossible. I suppose we will find out on this one when the time comes.

I truly hope that it all works out for her, her husband, and the 12 babies she is carrying.

6 comments:

Mustafa said...

Hi dear happy for being the first to share my words of wisdom :)

thks for sharing that beautiful story of that lady and for sharing a beautiful yet useful idea.

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Rob Baiton said...

Mustafa...

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. Comments are always appreciated.

Not quite sure what my idea was, but OK.

pj said...

I suppose the world is not satisfied with an octomom. I wonder what they call a package of 12?

Rob Baiton said...

PJ...

Duodecaplets.

Or, for the rest of us, sh'loads! ;)

tikno said...

That is why there is a proverb says: "Heaven is under the mother's feet"

Rob Baiton said...

Tikno...

12 times over?