South African woman gives birth to 10 babies at once

South African woman gives birth to 10 babies at once


A South African woman has broken the world record set only last month after she gave birth to ten babies at once.

The 37-year-old Gosiame Thamara Sithole, mother of six-year-old twins, had thought she was going to have eight kids. When she gave birth, however, on Monday, June 7, she was shocked when 10 babies came out of her womb, her husband, Teboho Tsotetsi, told the media.

She gave birth by Caesarean section at a Pretoria hospital.

“It’s seven boys and three girls. I am happy. I am emotional. I can’t talk much. Let’s talk again in the morning please,” he said.

Sithole said that her pregnancy was natural and that she had not received fertility treatment, which has been linked to other multiple-baby births.

Her delivery of 10 babies in one pregnancy would make it the first known birth of decuplets.

The former record was by Halima Cisse, who gave birth to nine babies in Malia last month, May 2021.

Guinness World Records listing spokesperson told The Post Tuesday, June 8: “Guinness World Records is aware of the news that Gosiame Thamara Sithole has given birth to decuplets, and we send our congratulations and best wishes to the family.

“At the current time, we are yet to verify this as a record as the wellbeing of both the mother and babies is of top priority.

“Our records team alongside a specialist consultant are looking into this.”

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