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Tunisian Pregnant With 12 Babies

We smell a reality show. An unnamed Tunisian woman is pregnant with 12 babies—six boys and six girls—and is planning to have them all, Britain's Sun newspaper reports. The woman and her husband are said to be thrilled with the startling number, and are committed to a natural birth in spite of doctors' grave warnings about the danger in store for the expecting mother. The brood was conceived through fertility treatment, the Sun reports. Nadya Suleman, aka the Octomom, was the most recent mega-pregnancy in the headlines, and though her mental faculties have been called into question, her children are healthy. However, the risk involved in giving birth to so many children is quite severe: The record-holder is an Australian woman who in 1971 gave birth to nine babies, all of whom died.