South African woman gives birth to 10 babies

South African woman gives birth to 10 babies
Gosiame Thamara Sithole

A 37-year-old South African woman broke the Guinness World record by giving birth to 10 babies, according to media reports Tuesday.

The IOL news site said Gosiame Thamara Sithole, a resident of Tembisa East in Johannesburg, delivered seven boys and three girls by caesarean section at a hospital in Pretoria.

Teboho Tsotetsi said his wife also had six-year-old twins.

He said he was happy and emotional about the news.

South African woman gives birth to 10 babies

Reports earlier indicated that Sithole was expecting eight babies but two apparently missed the scan because they were tucked inside the wrong tube.

In May, a Malian woman gave birth to nonuplets in Morocco, breaking the record held by an American Nadya Suleman, who gave birth to eight babies in 2009.

 

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