- A Nigerian woman, Hajara Shu'aibu, has been hailed as the most fertile in the country following her quintuplets delivery
- The woman who has been married for 21 years had given birth to twins twice and nine single babies before now
- The mother of 18 who had all her delivery at home has opened up on her fertility and the possibility of adding to the numbers
A woman in Katsina state identified as Hajara Shu'aibu now has a total of 18 children after welcoming quintuplets at home on Wednesday, October 5.
Hajara who is being regarded by many in her community as the most fertile woman in Nigeria has been married to a farmer for the past 21 years and had all the kids with him.
The 35-year-old had previously delivered nine single babies and twins twice, all at home.
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“Na for house I born, na afta dem carry me go hospital wia dem infuse blood for me and tell me to rest, all my previous births too na for house.”
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“All my children na for house I dey born dem without single operation," she told BBC in Pidgin.
Is there a secret to Hajara's fertility?
Speaking on her recent delivery, the mother of 18 said the newborns were taken to Funtua General Hospital, Katsina after her home delivery.
On her arrival at the hospital, she was given more blood but lost two of the kids.
On why she is so fertile, the stay-at-home mum ascribed it to God. According to her, she does not do anything different or follow any special meal plan.
"It's only the power of God, I don't eat anything special that makes me give birth more."
She called on the government and well-meaning individuals to help them take care of the kids.
Meet African woman who gave birth to 44 kids
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that an African woman who gave birth to 44 kids had said she wants more.
Mariam Nabatanzi is a 41-year-old who has 44 children whom she is raising by herself. Nicknamed Mother Uganda or Mother Africa, Nabatanzi disclosed she would not stop giving birth.
Nabatanzi said all of her children were a product of her relationship with one man, who abandoned her. She gave birth to her first child when she was only 13 years old after being sold to her parents to a 57-year-old man.
"I gave birth 15 times. I gave birth to five quadruplets five times. For twins it would have been six times, but a set died, so it is five times too," she said.