SA Govt Looking For A Woman Who Claims To Have Given Birth To 10 babies in Same Pregnancy
Government has noted media reports and social media posts alleging that a South African woman has given birth to 10 babies and reportedly broken the world record.
The posts attribute the birth of the babies to Gosiame Thamara Sithole from Gauteng.
Government has been unable to verify the authenticity of this birth at our facilities “We need to verify this story and provide assistance where needed,” said Williams.
A woman from South Africa claims she has given birth to 10 babies in the same pregnancy. If the claim is proven true by doctors, it can break the Guinness World Record for the largest ever birth.
The current record is held by Halima Cisse of Mali, who gave birth to nine babies at a hospital in Morocco in the month of May.
While Halima gave birth to nonuplets, 37-year-old Gosiame Thamara Sithole is believed to have given birth to decuplets at a hospital in Pretoria on 7 June.
Sithole, who was already a mother of twins, reportedly gave birth to seven boys and three girls by Caesarean section on Monday. The 37-year-old was taken aback by the birth as she was initially told by doctors that she was expecting six children.
According to a MailOnline report, Sithole had claimed that all her babies were conceived naturally.
But the pregnancy wasn’t an easy one as the 37-year-old had to deal with a lot of leg pain and heartburn. At one point, she had also expressed concern that her babies would not survive the high-risk pregnancy.
Reports say all the ten babies are alive and will be spending the next few months in incubators.
Sithole’s husband, Teboho Tsotetsi, said he was both happy and emotional after the birth.
Halima Cisse, who holds the current record, isn’t the first woman to give birth to 9 babies. She is the first woamb to give birth to nine babies with all surviving.
Before Cisse, it was a woman from the US in 2009, who delivered eight babies in a single pregnancy. All of them survived.