South African woman reportedly gives birth to 10 babies
A South African woman has reportedly given birth to 10 babies, in what would be a world record earlier held by an American woman, according to a local media report. Gosiame Thamara Sithole, 37, gave birth to seven boys and three girls, reported Pretoria News, which could break the Guinness World Records for most children delivered at a single birth to survive.
“It’s seven boys and three girls. I am happy. I am emotional. I can’t talk much,” Tsotetsi said told Pretoria News.South African woman reportedly gives birth to 10 babies
One of the couple’s relatives, who chose not to be identified, said that five of the babies were born naturally, while the other five were delivered through cesarean section.
According to the report, Sithole could break the Guinness World Record for giving birth to the maximum number of babies at a time. When asked, Guinness told the BBC that it is investigating the matter.
The current world record is held by an American woman, who delivered eight children in 2009. In May, a 25-year-old Moroccan woman had given birth to nine babies, all of who are doing well at a clinic, the report said.
According to doctors, most pregnancies involving multiple fetuses end up prematurely.
“Multiple births involving more than three babies are rare and often the result of fertility treatments – but in this case, the couple claim they conceived naturally,” the BBC reported.