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Woman Broke World Record After Giving Birth To 10 Kids

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A South African woman claims to have set a world record by giving birth to ten children during the same pregnancy.


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.


From the Gauteng area, Sithole 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 has six-year-old twins, the decuplets were conceived naturally, 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, from Thembisa in the City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, is also concerned that her unborn children may perish due to the high-risk pregnancy.


Fortunately, all ten babies were born 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.'


He said, according to iHarare.com: "There are seven lads and three girls in the group. 



She had been pregnant for seven months and seven days. I am content. I'm a sensitive person. I'm not able to say much. Please contact me again in the morning."


In May, Halima Cisse set a new 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.


According to doctors at the Ain Borja clinic in Casablanca, Morocco, the premature siblings were anticipated to spend at least 'two to three months' in incubators.

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