The woman’s husband, Fadhil Al Azawi, a farmer from central Iraq’s Salahuddin province, said medical tests and images clearly show(ed) 13 fetuses.
He said he married another woman in 2012 after his wife failed to get pregnant in the previous five years, adding that he is now both elated and worried.
Now that she is, however, he’s trying to wrap his head around that revelation.
“I am very happy aboutmy wife’s pregnancy but at the same time I am worried about how to look after her to preserve this heavenly gift,” he said.“The news that my wife is pregnant with 13 infants was a big surprise.”
The dad-to-be added that the news is also kind of overwhelming: “I am now trying to arrange special care for her as her delivery will perhaps allow me to become the world’s only father of such a big number of twins.”
Details are scarce, but according to one report, four of the babies may have already died in utero, and the other nine are obviously high risk as well.
There are no details on how, exactly, she managed to conceive so many.