A Mexican woman has got a lot on her hands after getting pregnant with an incredible nine babies.
The country's main broadcaster Televisa reported last night that Karla Vanessa Perez is expecting six girls and three boys.
Perez, who already has triplets, was described as coming from the north-eastern state of Coahuila, which borders the U.S. state of Texas.
Nonamum: Pregnant Mexican woman Karla Perez, who is expecting six girls and three boys
Proud father: Karla's husband Bernardo
She is currently being treated at a hospital in the state capital Saltillo, the broadcaster said in the report.
Perez, whose age was not given, had fertility treatment with her husband Bernardo leading to the multiple pregnancy, it said.
The garage where Karla's mechanic husband Bernardo works
State-owned news agency Notimex also reported the pregnancy, saying Perez was due to give birth on May 20.
'It's very early to think of names for the babies,' Perez told Notimex. 'First I hope that everything goes well.'
The successful delivery of nonuplets would be one of the highest multiple births ever recorded.
New mother Karla Vanessa Perez, who has given birth to nonuplets was described as coming from the northeastern state of Coahuila, which borders Texas
In 2009, a woman in California gave birth to octuplets, sparking worldwide media attention.
Mother-of-14 Nadya Suleman, 36, from La Habra, was dubbed 'Octomum' has since become a television personality in the U.S..
However, since the birth of her eight new children she has faced problems and been close to being evicted from her home.
Nadya Suleman, dubbed Octomum, with her octuplets. She has six other children
Her children are now being monitored by officials with the California Children's Services Department.
* EDITOR'S NOTE - While there is clearly room for debate about the correct grammatical term for a woman who has nine children, the classicists at MailOnline have insisted on using the ordinal Latin term, nona, meaning ninth, rather than the cardinal alternative, novem, meaning nine, or indeed the Greek, ennea.
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