The woman who infamously gave birth to octuplets in 2009 now has some global competition.
An unnamed woman in Tunisia recently became pregnant with 12 children - six boys and six girls - after undergoing fertility treatment. The specific treatment used is not known, although experts in the medical field said it would be highly unlikely for a doctor to transfer that many embryos through In Vitro Fertilization.
Instead, ovary-stimulating drugs were more likely used for this woman, who is reportedly in her 30s.
Doctors in the United States have warned of the dangers of such a pregnancy, saying that there are extreme risks to the health of the babies as well as the mother.
However, the Tunisian woman is reportedly in good health. "All I want to do is be able to hug my babies and show them all my love," she recently told a local news outlet.
While unorthodox cases of fertility treatment such as these have gained news headlines worldwide, there are many other (safe) options for infertile couples to pursue. One of these options is known as Embryo Adoption.
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