A woman claims to have established a world record after giving birth to ten children.
On June 7, Gosiame Thamara Sithole, 37, gave birth to decuplets in a Pretoria hospital. The delivery is thought to have shattered the previous record of Halima Cisse of Mali, who gave birth to nine kids in a Moroccan hospital in May.
Sithole, who is from the Gauteng area, was taken aback by the new record because physicians had told her she was only expecting six children.
Later scans changed the number to eight, which was inaccurate.
However, at 29 weeks, she gave birth to seven boys and three girls through the caesarian section.
According to Sithole, who works as a retail store manager and also has six-year-old twins, the decuplets were conceived naturally, which is unusual in large-scale births.
The mother claimed she had been unwell and had leg discomfort and heartburn during the early stages of her pregnancy.
Sithole, who is from Thembisa in the City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, is also concerned that her unborn children may perish as a result of the high-risk pregnancy.
Fortunately, all 10 babies are alive, and they will now spend the next few months in incubators before Sithole and her husband, Teboho Tsotetsi, can take them home.
Tsotetsi, who is unemployed, described his feelings after the birth as 'glad' and 'emotional.'
According to iHarare.com, he said:
"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."
In May, Halima Cisse set the world record for multiple births when she delivered nine kids.
While she wasn't the first mother to give birth to nine children, the 25-year-old was the first to do so with all of them surviving.
According to the New York Post, she had only planned on having seven children.
"The mother and babies are doing well so far," Mali's Health Minister Fanta Siby told Agence France-Presse following the world-record-breaking birth.
The premature siblings were anticipated to spend at least 'two to three months' in incubators, according to doctors at the Ain Borja clinic in Casablanca, Morocco.
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