A South African woman has given birth to 10 babies, breaking the Guinness World Record held by Malian Halima Cissé, who gave birth to nine children in Morocco last month.
Gosiame Thamara Sithole, 37, gave birth to her decuplets – two more than doctors had earlier detected during the medical scans – at a hospital in Pretoria last night.
Sithole, who has six-year-old twins, said that her pregnancy was natural and wasn’t on fertility treatment.
Reports say all the ten babies are alive and will be spending the next few months in incubators.
Sithole’s husband, Teboho Tsotetsi, said he was both happy and emotional after the birth.
“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,”
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