South African Woman Gives Birth to 10 Babies

Addis Ababa, June 9, 2021 (Walta)
A South African woman has given birth to 10 babies in what could be a new world record.

Gosiame Thamara Sithole’s husband says they were astonished by decuplets after scans only showed eight in the womb.

“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 on Monday night.

Sithole, 37, previously gave birth to twins, who are now six years old.

She is said to be in good health after delivering by cesarean section 29 weeks into her pregnancy in Pretoria on Monday evening.

A South African official has confirmed the birth of the decuplets to the BBC.

Guinness World Records told the BBC it was investigating Sithole’s case.

A woman who had eight babies in the US in 2009 currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most children delivered at a single birth to survive.