Gosiame Thamara Sithole has broke the Guinness World Record for most children birthed.
A South African woman named Gosiame Thamara Sithole has broken all known records by giving birth to an incredible ten babies. "It's seven boys and three girls. I am happy. I am emotional. I can't talk much," her husband Teboho Tsotetsi told Pretoria News after the birth.
Previous scans had shown eight children in her womb. She had five via natural birth and 5 via caesarean section. One South African official told the BBC that all ten babies were delivered, but another official said that they hadn't yet seen the babies.
"It's seven boys and three girls. I am happy. I am emotional. I can't talk much," her husband Teboho Tsotetsi told Pretoria News after the birth.
Ms Sithole, 37, had previously gave birth to twins six years ago. Pregnancies that have more than three children are very rare and usually the result of fertility treatment. The family claims that no fertility treatment took place.
Speaking to Pretoria News a month ago, Ms Sithole said her pregnancy was "tough at the beginning" and she had prayed for a healthy birth. "How would they fit in the womb? Would they survive?" she asked herself, but was reassured by doctors that her womb was expanding. Two of the children were grown in a dangerous place in her body, but that was taken care of by her doctors.
Her husband also said he felt like "one of God's chosen children. It's a miracle which I appreciate."
The most famous multi-mom is the Octomom, who held the title for the most babies born healthy. The record was broken last month by 25-year-old Halima Cissé from Mali gave birth to nine babies. The Guinness experts are currently investigating Ms. Sithole's case to see if she breaks the record.