Nine in the womb and the little one said...Roll over, it's crowded. Crowded, indeed, for a woman pregnant with six girls and three boys. Yes, that's right. Nine babies!
According to Mexican broadcaster Televisa, Karla Vanessa Perez, of the northeastern state of Coahuila, is currently being treated in hospital. (And yes, enquiring minds: the multiple pregnancy came about after Perez, who is due to give birth on 20 May, received fertility treatment.)
Most of us struggle to come up with a single suitable name for our bouncing bundle, let alone nine. For now, Perez has bigger fish to fry, so to speak. If the delivery is successful, it would be the highest multiple births ever recorded. The current record is held by a Californian woman who gave birth to octuplets in 2009.
"It's very early to think of names for the babies," said Perez. "First I hope that everything goes well."
Should there be greater restrictions, at an international level, imposed on fertility treatments? Is it reckless of the medial community to allow a couple to give birth to more than three babies at a given time, or to each their own?