A South African woman has broken the World Record held by Malian Halima Cisse, who gave birth to nine children in Morocco in May, as she has given birth to 10 babies last night in an extremely rare occurrence.
The 37-year-old woman identified as Gosiame Thamara Sithole delivered the babies through caesarian operation in Pretoria. She gave birth to seven boys and three girls, making her the Guinness Record-holder for the most children birthed by one woman at once.
According to reports, the Sithole and her husband Teboho Tsotetsi were expecting eight babies, but two babies had apparently missed the scan due to the fact that they were tucked inside the wrong tube.
Speaking with the local media, Sithole said;
“I am shocked by my pregnancy. It was tough at the beginning. I was sick. It was hard for me. It’s still tough but I am used to it now. I don’t feel the pain anymore, but it’s still a bit tough. I just pray for God to help me deliver all my children in a healthy condition, and for me and my children to come out alive. I would be pleased about it.”
Sibanda’s husband Teboho Tsotetsi confirmed the birth of the seven boys and three girls to the local media.
“It’s seven boys and three girls. She was seven months and seven days pregnant. I am happy. I am emotional. I can’t talk much. Let’s talk again in the morning please,” he said.
Until Gosiame Thamara Sithole took over, the world record for most living births at once was Cisse, who delivered 9 babies at once in May 2021, and before that American woman, Nadya Suleman, was the one holding the record with 8 babies in 2009.
Check out the photos of her pregnancy and her husband below;