A Ugandan woman has been termed as the most fertile woman ever. Mariam Nabatanzi had given birth to 44 children by the age of 36.
This is because she suffered from a rare genetic predisposition to hyper-ovulate, which is releasing multiple eggs in one cycle, which significantly increases the chance of having multiples; it is always genetic.”
Mariam has three sets of quadruplets, four sets of triplets and six sets of twins and incredibly manages to care for and feed them all on her own.
The fertile mum was just 12 when she was married to her husband, who at 40 was 28 years her senior.
Just a year later she gave birth to her first set of twins.
Mariam was left to raise her massive family alone after her husband walked out on her almost four years ago.
Mariam’s father had 45 children with several different women.
At just 23, Mariam had 25 children and desperately begged her doctor for help to stop her having any more.
But once again the medical advice was that she should keep getting pregnant because her ovary count was so high.
Mariam’s final pregnancy three years ago ended in tragedy when she gave birth to her sixth set of twins.
Each day, Mariam uses 25kgs of maize floor to ensure her children have enough to eat.