On Monday evening, a South African woman set a world record after giving birth to 10 children.
A world record! Seven boys and three girls were born on Monday evening from the same mother. Gosiame Thamara Sithole says she gave birth in a hospital in Pretoria, South Africa Parisian. The young woman gave birth at 29 weeks of pregnancy, or only 7 months. Five of the babies were born vaginally and the other five were delivered by caesarean section. Despite the risks of this XXL pregnancy, the mother and babies are doing well.
According to both parents, comments collected by BBCIn the 10 children, pregnancies were normal and did not result from fertility treatment known to cause multiple pregnancies. The couple are already parents to a 6-year-old twin. One evening, the family moved from 4 to 14 in the hallway. Initially, the tests showed only 8 babies, but the doctors carried out further analyzes and two more infants pointed the tip of their nose.
Natalie Solomon, an American, is the latest to hold the world record for the number of births. She gave birth to 8 children at the same time in 2009. Her pregnancy was the result of IVF. The American, called “Octomom”, has made it into the media but may soon lose her “nickname”.
In fact, according to BBC, Guinness Book of Records is investigating the case. Two women “compete” to break the world record. A young Malian gave birth to nine children in a Moroccan clinic last month and this Monday Gosiame Thamara Sithole could break records. So far, neither campaign has been officially approved.