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40-Something Mom of 7 Is Pregnant With 13 Babies - What would you do if you were carrying this many?

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40-Something Mom of 7 Is Pregnant With 13 Babies

by Mary Fischer

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?

by on Oct. 1, 2013 at 8:26 AM
Replies (181-188):
by Ruby Member on Oct. 2, 2013 at 1:36 AM
Omg. I would die. I don't even know if I could carry twins. I'm not even 5'...
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by on Oct. 2, 2013 at 1:49 AM

ABORT ABORT ABORT. No way would I carry that many kiddos, two at a time was enough for me!!

by on Oct. 2, 2013 at 1:50 AM

Honestly I'd be scared to death. But I'm not willing to risk my life when I have living children already. It would be extremely hard for me, but I'd go with fetal reduction. I'd make it down to 4... maaaaybe 6 but that's really REALLY pushing it for me. I'm a good mom to my already living kids, but IDK if I could even handle 6 twins. I aslo highly doubt that this was naturally done. And I agree that any doctor that would do this to a woman, should lose all licenses to practice anything in the medical field ever again. If it was done by a doctor, it's sad that the mother would let this happen. It shows how badly she wants kids and that sh'es willing to risk her life to have them, their lives as well. 

by Anonymous 38 on Oct. 2, 2013 at 2:36 AM

How gross. It leaves you wondering what kind of mutant chemicals are in the water and food they eat & drink everyday.

by Ruby Member on Oct. 2, 2013 at 2:40 AM
I would pray for one living baby. A lot of prayer. There's no way my body would be able to handle a pregnancy that large. I would be VERRY sad bc I know I would have many still births.
by Kristina on Oct. 2, 2013 at 3:40 AM

Completely scared!

by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Oct. 2, 2013 at 3:41 AM

I would freak out at first then do everything the doctors said to try to carry as many as I could to term

by on Oct. 2, 2013 at 7:56 AM

 i'd cry. no really, i would.

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