A South African woman gives birth to 10 babies in a single delivery, beating a world record set last month. Sithole claimed that her pregnancy was natural and that she had not received any fertility treatment.
South African woman gives birth to 10 babies in Pretoria
Gosiame Thamara Sithole is a South African woman who has given birth to 10 babies in a single delivery, breaking a world record set last month.
Her husband, Teboho Tsotetsi, told Pretoria News, “It’s seven boys and three girls. My wife was seven months and seven days pregnant.”
Sithole said her pregnancy was natural and that she had not received any fertility treatment, a common occurrence when multiple births take place.
If confirmed, it would be the first birth of 10 children, as the record to date was held by Halima Cisse, who gave birth to nine non-twin children.
A Guinness World Records spokesperson told the New York Post that they will now have to verify what happened, “Guinness World Records is aware of the news that Gosiame Thamara Sithole has given birth to ten babies.”
“At this time, we have not yet verified that this is a record, as the welfare of the mother and babies is the top priority. Our records team, along with a specialist consultant, is investigating this.”
Already during the past month, the woman had a photo shoot with her husband when they still thought they were expecting octuplets.
Although that news also came as a surprise, as preliminary scans only showed six babies, “When the doctor told me, I was slow to believe it.”
“Even when I saw the scans I didn’t believe it. But, as time went on, I realized it was true. However, I found it hard to sleep at night.”