A South African woman has given birth to 10 children at a go, breaking the world record that had been created by a Malian woman who welcomed nonuplets a few months ago.
Thirty-seven-year-old Gosiame Thamara Sithole gave birth to the decuplets on the night of Monday, June 7; the mother had expected to give birth to eight children as an antenatal scan had shown but two more babies were found during delivery.
According to a report by Pretoria News and other news outlets, Thamara delivered her seven boys and three girls through a caesarian section in a Pretoria hospital.
She is now a mother of 12 as she already has six-year-old twins. According to her husband, Teboho Tsotetsi, the woman’s pregnancy was completely natural as she was not on any fertility treatment.
“We now have seven boys and three girls. She gave birth at seven months and seven weeks,” the delighted father said.
In an interview a month ago before delivery, the now-mother of 12 said she was shocked to be informed she was giving birth to multiples.