A woman from South Africa claims she has given birth to 10 babies in the same
pregnancy. If the claim is proven true by doctors, it can break the Guinness World Record
for the largest ever birth.
Gosiame Thamara Sithole, 37, was initially expecting six children before doctors
identified eight on scans.
In the end, her husband said 10 were delivered by caesarian section at 29 weeks at a
hospital in the city of Pretoria on Monday.
Tebogo Tsotetsi – who is currently unemployed – told journalists his wife was ‘happy’
and ’emotional’ after giving birth to the decuplets
Sithole, who was already a mother of twins, reportedly gave birth to seven boys and three
girls by Caesarean section on Monday. The 37-year-old was taken aback by the birth as
she was initially told by doctors that she was expecting six children.
According to a MailOnline report, Sithole had claimed that all her babies were conceived
naturally. But the pregnancy wasn’t an easy one as the 37-year-old had to deal with a lot
of leg pain and heartburn. At one point, she had also expressed concern that her babies
would not survive the high-risk pregnancy.
Reports say all the ten babies are alive and will be spending the next few months
in incubators. Sithole’s husband, Teboho Tsotetsi, said he was both happy and emotional
after the birth.
But authorities in the country have not confirmed the record-breaking birth and say they
have no record of it.