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08.06.2021 South Africa

South African woman gives birth to ten babies at once, breaks world record

South African woman gives birth to ten babies at once, breaks world record
LISTEN JUN 8, 2021

A South African woman gave birth to ten babies at once on Tuesday, South African media reported. With that, she would take over the world record from a Malian woman, who gave birth to nine babies in early May .

Gosiame Thamara Sithole, 37, gave birth to seven girls and three boys via caesarean section. Mother and children are all reportedly in good health.

"It was difficult for a while, but now I am very happy," the woman is quoted by local media. "Thank God all my children were born healthy. It's a miracle."

Doctors had previously told Sithole and her husband that she was carrying octuplets. Two babies went undetected with a scan.

It is not the first time that the South African has had several children at the same time, because she is also the mother of six-year-old twins.

At the beginning of May, Malian Halima Cissé gave birth to nine babies in Morocco. Often a pregnancy of so many children at once is accompanied by medical complications, which means that some babies do not survive the full gestation period.

---Nu.nl

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