Reports: Woman not pregnant with 9 babies

Published On: Apr 27 2012 10:47:38 AM EDT
Updated On: Apr 29 2012 07:23:42 PM EDT
Pregnant mother

Reports that a Mexican woman was pregnant with nine babies turned out to be not true, according to a local newspaper that investigated her claim.

 

TV stations in Mexico had aired interviews last week with Karla Vanessa Perez, who lives in the state of Coahuila, which borders Texas.

 

MSNBC reported that reporters with El Diario de Coahuila found that the woman is not pregnant at all.

 

Her mother, Francisca Castañeda, told the paper that her daughter has three children, ages 15, 12 and 4, MSNBC reported. After the last was born, she had an operation to prevent her from getting pregnant again, Castañeda said.

 

A reporter with Telemundo also contacted the office of Mexico's secretary of health, which confirmed Perez was not pregnant, MSNBC reported.

 

In 2009, Nadya Suleman, of California, gave birth to octuplets -- six boys and two girls -- sparking outrage over the responsibility of fertility doctors performing in vitro fertilization.

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