Atlanta 4/28/2012 2:09:24 AM
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Mexican Woman Reportedly Expecting Nonuplets

A pregnant Mexican woman could break the world record for highest multiple birth ever recorded if all 9 of her babies are born alive next month. Mexican television station Notimex reports Coahuila resident Karla Vanessa Perez is due to give birth to six boys and three girls on May 20.

The record for highest multiple birth is currently held by Nadya Suleman, a controversial American woman who was dubbed Octomom after giving birth to 8 babies in January 2009. Suleman, who is single, conceived the octuplets after having 12 embryos implanted so they would not be destroyed. The 36-year-old already had six children, who were also conceived through in-vitro fertilization.   

Like Suleman, Perez received fertility treatments to conceive. Perez’s age and marital status have not been released. She is currently under the care of doctors at a hospital in Saltillo.

“It's very early to think of names for the babies," Perez told Notimex. "First I hope that everything goes well."


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