Woman Gave Birth To 10 Children
South African Woman Gave Birth To 10 Babies At Once, Breaking World Record
A woman from South Africa has reportedly given birth to 10 babies at once, breaking the Guinness World Record held by Malians, Halima Cisse - who gave birth to nine children in Morocco last month.
Gosiame Thamara Sithole, 37, initially thought she was going to have eight babies, according to the New York Post. But when she gave birth on Monday night, Ms Sithole and her family were surprised to see 10 babies emerge - two more than previous scans had showed.
"It's seven boys and three girls. She was seven months and seven days pregnant. I am happy. I am emotional," her husband, Teboho Tsotetsi, told the Pretoria News after the birth of the decuplets.
Ms sithole believed she was about to have octuplets and while addressing some journalists last month she said"I am shocked by my pregnancy," meanwhile I was convinced that if it was more, it would be twins or triplets, not more than that. When the doctor told me, I took time to believe it,"
However, the retail store manager said she had sleepless nights worrying about her unborn children. "How would they fit in the womb? Would they survive? What if they came out conjoined at the head, in the stomachs or hands?" she said. "I asked myself all these questions until the doctor assured me that my womb was starting to expand inside. God made a miracle and my children stayed in the womb without any complications.