A new world record: South African woman gives birth to 10 babies

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Gosiame Thamara Sithole, pictured here a month ago, gave birth on Monday/African News Agency (ANA)

Gosiame Thamara Sithole, a South African woman, has given birth to 10 babies, seven boys and three girls, in what would be a new world record, BBC reported. South African 

Cosiame and her husband were astonished as the scans only showed eight in the womb.

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

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

BBC quoted the husband’s statement to a local newspaper, “It’s seven boys and three girls. I am happy. I am emotional. I can’t talk much.”

Cosiame had had five babies via natural birth and 5 via caesarean section.

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.

Last month, 25-year-old Halima Cissé from Mali gave birth to nine babies, who are reportedly doing well at a clinic in Morocco.

The husband told the local newspaper he was over the moon, and felt like “one of God’s chosen children.” South African 

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Source: BBC
Image source: African News Agency (ANA)-BBC