South African woman breaks record as she gives birth to 10 babies at once

A 37-year-old South African woman identified as Gosiame Thamara Sithole broke a world record that was set last month after she gave birth to 10 children.

Six years back, Gosiame Thamara Sithole gave birth to twins, and after a medical scan doctors detected that she would give birth to eight kids this time around. However, when she gave birth on Monday, June 7, she was surprised when 10 babies emerged, her husband, Teboho Tsotetsi, told the Pretoria News.

She gave birth to seven boys and three girls by Caesarean section at a Pretoria hospital.

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

Sithole’s delivery of 10 babies at once would make it the first known birth of decuplets.

The previous record was claimed by Halima Cisse, who reportedly gave birth to nine kids — nonuplets — in Malia last month, May 2021.

A spokesperson for Guinness World Records listing 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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