40-Something Mom of 7 Is Pregnant With 13 Babies

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pregnancy testRemember how crazy it was when we found out Octomom was expecting eight kiddos and we wondered what in the heck it felt like to be pregnant with that many fetuses? Yeah, well an Iraqi mom knows how she felt and then some -- because she's reportedly pregnant with 13 babies.

Yes, I said 13. As in twins times six plus one. As in a baker's dozen. As in this woman has 13 babies in her womb.

For reals. A doctor at a hospital in Iraq told reporters that images actually confirm that she has 13 buns in the oven.

And did I mention she's already a mom of seven -- and she's in her 40s?!?

Sadly, supposedly four of the babies have already died in utero, and doctors suspect she may not carry the other nine to full term either. But it sounds like she and her husband are still happy about the pregnancy and feel as though they are blessed -- but still, she's pregnant with 13 babies!

OMG. I think I could handle a twin pregnancy, or possibly even triplets -- but I can't even begin to imagine how this mom must be feeling. And on top of how wild this is, how in the heck does one become pregnant with 13? There are no details on how, exactly, she managed to conceive so many. It seems unlikely that 13 embryos would be implanted with IVF, which leads us to believe that she possibly got pregnant with all of them naturally. And that's enough to make your head spin.

Whatever is meant to be will be, and hopefully this family will wind up welcoming happy and healthy babies at the end of the pregnancy, even if her body isn't able to sustain it to full-term. These parents will certainly have an incredible story to tell the kids as they grow up!

How would you react if you learned you were pregnant with this many babies?


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nonmember avatar lilah

That kind of blessing I will do without. It must be the creepiest feeling in the world to know there are dead fetuses inside you.


Hey Mary keep us updated on this story. I'd like to see how it ends up panning out for them.

Cleme... Clemency3

I'd react by wanting them removed. I hate to say it and do NOT believe in abortion etc. But that is not something I feel can physically be ok to live through. Obviously since she already lost 4 of them, I would fully know that some of them won't make it. But at the same time I would also be questioning my own health. I would be worried that I myself wouldn't live through it thus wanting it to just be over with. IF this story is true then I wish her all the luck in the world in handling it and hope that she makes it through. 

Klang... Klangdale

I'm thinking she had a little help....to keep her POS hubby. She has been married for 24 years...provided him with 7 children and then hasn't been able to produce for the past give years..so the story says he married another woman! Seriously!?!? So she doesn't "miraculously" conceive 13 babies!!! Some nut job dr had to have done this.

Klang... Klangdale

*five not give

mande... manderspanders

disgusting. 13 babies isn't a blessing or a miracle.. it's disgusting.

sweet... sweetaspie630

I agree with manderspanders, and to the author, you cannot seriously believe that anyone on the face of the planet has ever NATURALLY gotten pregnant with 13 babies, can you? Seriously?

nonmember avatar Cass

Sweetaspie, the only reason we typically only have single pregnancies is that the ovaries only release one egg per cycle- there's plenty of sperm around. If both ovaries were to mess up and release multiple eggs, 13 embryos is technically possible. Still, I'm inclined to believe something is fishy here

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