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Woman’s claim of being pregnant with nonuplets a hoax

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By Nicole Byerly
Apr 30, 2012 in Odd News
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Mexico broadcasters "Televisa" and top daily newspaper recently ran a story about a woman who was pregnant with nine babies after undergoing fertility treatment.
The claim from 32-year old Karla Perez of Villa Arteaga, Mexico, was made to Welfare officials in Mexico. She also reportedly provided proof of her multiples pregnancy to the officials in the form of an ultrasound video.
In an interview, Perez stated: “I feel like I’ve been blessed by a miracle. I’m nervous but very happy.
”My Caesarean is scheduled for May 20 but the doctors have told me I must try to hold on for another month so the babies can grow stronger and don’t have to spend so much time in incubators.
”I haven’t got round to thinking about names yet, I’m just concentrating for the moment on making sure everything turns out okay.
”We’re confident it will, although I’m having sleepless nights thinking about how I’m going to buy things like milk, nappies and clothes for the babies when they are born.
”We don’t have private medical care or social security and my husband only earns money intermittently."
After watching the story air, health authorities offered assistance to Perez, where they found out the story was not true.
The women went to the doctor for testing after the report aired and found out that she was not even pregnant with one child, let alone nine.
Perez reported lied last year as well when she told authorities that she was pregnant with triplets. During the interview for her nonuplet pregnancy, she said she was scheduled to undergo a caesarean on May 20th, which was scheduled to take place at seven months into her pregnancy.
There have been very few cases of women birthing nonuplets. The first known set was born in 1971 in Sydney, Australia consisting of five girls and four boys, however none survived after birth.
In March of 1999, Zurina Mat Saad gave birth to five boys and four girls while living in Malaysia, however none survived longer than six hours after birth.
In a similar case, Nadya Suleman successfully birthed octuplets in January of 2009 in California after undergoing IVF. The octuplets, which consist of six boys and two girls, are the longest-living set of eight children known to exist.
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