Young African Mum who Gave Birth to 44 Kids Says She Wants More, Doctors Couldn't Shut Her Womb

Young African Mum who Gave Birth to 44 Kids Says She Wants More, Doctors Couldn't Shut Her Womb

  • Mariam Nabatanzi made headlines for giving birth to 44 children and taking care of them alone by 38
  • She welcomed her first baby at 13, and by her second delivery; she had already given birth to seven children
  • Also known as Mother Uganda, Mariam has given birth to five sets of quadruplets five times
  • Maria, now 41 years old, said she was willing to give birth to more children but only with the right man

A woman in Uganda has made the headlines for achieving what most women may deem impossible, especially for her age.

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.

Mariam Nabatanzi, mother to 44 children, Uganda, I gave birth 15 times
Mariam Nabatanzi, mother to 44 children. Photo: Afrimax English.
Source: UGC

Quadruplets and twins

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Nabatanzi said all of her children were a product of her relationship with one man, who abandoned her, as reported by Afrimax English.

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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.

Seven children alone

Despite being forced into marriage at 12, Mariam did not rule out either falling in love more or delivering more babies.

"If I had a chance to meet a good man, I would be glad to produce more babies because giving birth is not bad. Childbearing is a gift from God," she stated.

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Growing up, Nabatanzi did not know what life held for her, but she knew how many children she wanted.

"I wanted to give birth to only seven children," she noted.

More children coming

She said she wanted five children and named them her deceased brothers' names, one with her name and another with her husband's.

"God made it happen, and in just two times, I already had seven children," Nabatanzi revealed.

She went to the doctors to shut her womb and even used contraception methods to prevent getting pregnant, but all was in vain.

"So if I have an understanding man, I will have more children," Mariam joyfully said.

Nigerian woman who gave birth to 17 kids

Meanwhile, previously reported about a Nigerian woman who gave birth to 17 kids.

In a BBC News Pidgin interview, the 47-year-old woman said giving birth to children has always come with relative ease for her, adding that only one came through an operation.

Out of all the births she has had, Jummai was only at the hospital on two different occasions to deliver. The rest were delivered at home. The woman disclosed that seven of the kids died, leaving 5 girls and 5 boys.


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