Gosiame Thamara Sithole is a South African woman who has given birth to 10 babies in a single delivery, breaking a world record set last month.
She was initially expecting eight children, but when she delivered by cesarean section at a Pretoria hospital last Monday, she was shocked that two more than expected were finally born.
Her husband, Teboho Tsotetsi, explained in Pretoria News that “there are seven boys and three girls. My wife was seven months and seven days pregnant. I am happy. I’m excited. I can’t talk much. “
Sithole assured that her pregnancy was natural and that she had not received any fertility treatment, something that usually happens when there are multiple births. If confirmed, it would be the first delivery of 10 children, since the cap to date was Halima Cisse, who gave birth to nine non-twins children.
A spokesperson for Guinness World Records noted in the New York Post that they will now have to verify what happened: “Guinness World Records is aware of the news that Gosiame Thamara Sithole has given birth to ten babies, and we send our congratulations and best wishes to the family.
At the present time, we have yet to verify this as a record, as the well-being of both the mother and the babies is of the highest priority. Our records team together with a specialized consultant are investigating this. “
Already during the past month, the woman took a photo session with her husband when they still thought they were expecting octuplets. Although that news was also a surprise, since in the preliminary scans only six babies were shown: “When the doctor told me, I took some time to believe it.”
“Even when I saw the scans I didn’t believe it. But, as time passed, I realized that it was true. However, I struggled to sleep at night. God did a miracle and my children were left in the womb without complications. I just pray that God helps me deliver all my children in a healthy condition, and that my children and I make it out alive. I would be pleased, ”she added.