A 25-year-old Iraqi woman gave birth naturally to six girls and a boy at the same time, and all the children are reportedly healthy.
The local health department issued a statement about the birth, saying the mother and seven infants are perfectly healthy.
The father, Youssef Fadl, said he and his wife weren’t planning to expand their family, and now they have 10 children, the Mail reported.
Photos posted online show the small babies next to one another in the hospital.
Other photos show the newborns lying together after birth.
More CasesMeanwhile, in 1997, septuplets were born in Iowa to Kenny and Bobbi McCaughey. They were the world’s first surviving septuplets.
“I honestly think it will be good for all of us to be on our separate ways,” Kenny, another sibling, said at the time.
“I am not worried about not seeing everyone that much. We have been around each other the past 18 years. I am ready to be on my way, and I think everyone else is, too.”
Brandon, another one, said at the time he's going to the U.S. Army.
“It will be a little different being without all my siblings,” he told the news outlet. “But it won’t be bad since I’ll have contact with them. I think I will have a good experience being on my own, with my new military family. I have been taught to work for the things I want, and to not expect others to do anything for me. That helps with military life because I will need to do everything on my own, with no help at all from others.”
First Septuplets in the USIn 1985, the first septuplets were born in the United States, but several of the children died after childbirth.
Last year, the mother, 63-year-old Patricia Frustaci, died.
Frustaci’s children were born 12 weeks premature and had a number of complications, and one girl was stillborn. Three of the other children died after birth.