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A South African woman from Gauteng province has broken the Guinness World Record after giving birth to 10 babies.
37-year-old Gosiame Thamara Sithole gave birth to decuplets at a hospital in Pretoria on Monday night.
Pretoria News reports that Sithole, who hails from Tembisa Township in Ekurhuleni, gave birth to seven boys and three girls through Caesarean section.
Her husband Teboho Tsotetsi said doctors had earlier detected eight babies during medical scans.
“She was seven months and seven days pregnant. I am happy. I am emotional. I can’t talk much. Let’s talk again in the morning please,” Tsotetsi said.
Sithole, who has six-year-old twins, previously said her pregnancy was natural as she was not on fertility treatment.
She has broken the previous record of the most children born at the same birth held by Malian Halima Cissé, who delivered nine children (nonuplets) in Morocco last month.
Before Cissé, the record holder of the most babies delivered in a single birth to survive was American Nadya Suleman, who gave birth to eight children in 2009. Her octuplets were conceived through in vitro fertilization.
Sithole works as a retail store manager while her husband is currently unemployed.
Their babies are expected to spend the next few months in the incubator as they need to develop due to the complications that come with multiple births.
What is happening with these Africans giving birth to more children than dogs.Probably has got something to do with diet or some overzealous doctor using them as guinea pigs to test out a new fertility drug.How do you even breast feed or bottle feed all of them and what a diaper nightmare what happens when they decide to cry at the same time even with nannies surely you will loose your head
@ Guest because of your mental instability you do not write your real name ! Nothing can describe your hideous comments . Mwakilishi pls do not publish some of comments which are degrading . those who get multiple chidren do not complain they are real happy they don't even read comments from a mad man so up your ass
I agree with Guest! With a continent laden in ept poverty, why on earth should someone sire 10 kids at once? These are legitimate question we should ask. It is a burden to the taxpayers and overstretched resources. A recent report in south africa states youth unemployment amongst blacks at 60%… yes SIXTY!! This is the time for family planning education. Even China for decades had restricted births to one child per family until last week when they increased the number to 2.
Folks,this could be fake news. Officials in South Africa say they have checked all hospitals,especially the one supposedly helped this lady,but there is no evidence of any birth like that.
At 37 years and gave birth to 10 babies. Glory to God! Her husband is sitting there thinking, I bet pick up a few extra shifts.