A South African woman gave birth to 10 babies at a local hospital on Monday night, said the local government on Wednesday. “We received a call from the hospital informing us of the birth and got further confirmation from the mother Gosiame Sithole who was still in pain. She and the 10 bundles of joy are doing well and still in hospital,” said the family in a statement. This woman has broken a Guinness World Record as she gave birth to 10 babies at once.
All babies, seven boys and three girls, OK
Teboho Tsotetsi, Sithole’s husband, said his 37-year-old wife delivered the children via a C-section. All babies, seven boys and three girls, are still in hospital and would remain there until they are stronger. Mzwandile Masina, mayor of Ekurhuleni city, tweeted: “We have found the family and we are informed babies are well…some of our local comrades have been assisting this family. So we are good OK.”
Woman has broken Guinness World Record
The world record for the most babies born at once held by Halima Cisse, a 25-year-old mom from Mali who gave birth to 9 babies last month. Professor Dini Mawela, deputy head of the school of medicine at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, said that Sithole’s case was rare. It was usually caused by fertility treatments, professor said. However, Sithole had clarified earlier that she was not on fertility treatment. At the end this woman has broken a Guinness World Record as she gave birth to 10 babies at once.
This is extremely high risk pregnancy
“It is quite a unique situation. I do not know how often it happens. It is extremely high risk pregnancy. It is a highly complex and high-risk situation. The danger is that, because there is not enough space in the womb for the babies, the tendency is that they will be small. What would happen is that they would take them out pre-term because there is a risk if they keep them longer in there. The babies will come out small, chances of survival compromised. But all this depends on how long she carried them for,” Professor Dini Mawela told Pretoria News.
All is well as this woman has broken a Guinness World Record as she gave birth to 10 babies at once. The record was previously set by Halima Cisse who gave birth to 9 babies last month.