Local paper reveals Mexican woman's nonuplet birth is a sham
April 30, 2012
Late last week, a story broke of a Mexican woman pregnant with nine babies, but the nonuplet claim was debunked shortly thereafter. Reuters reported that 32-year-old Karla Vanessa Perez was being treated in a hospital in Saltillo, Coahuila, and was expected to give birth to six girls and three boys toward the end of May.
However, a local newspaper revealed the story is a far cry from the truth, as Perez had previously undergone surgery to prevent future pregnancies, according to The Christian Post. Early reports indicated Perez had applied for welfare, using an ultrasound video and other supposed evidence of her pregnancy to support her claim. However, the woman, who gave birth to triplets in November, may not be pregnant at all.
It is possible Perez is attempting to mimic Nadya Suleman, an American woman who gave birth to octuplets and sextuplets, in effort to get more aid to help her raise the children she already has.