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37-year-old mother of twins gives birth to 10 babies


A South African woman, Thamara Sithole, has given birth to 10 babies.

Her delivery comes just a month after Halima Cisse, a Malian woman gave birth to nine children in Morocco.

According to South African local media, Gosiame, Thamara Sithole, 37, underwent a caesarian operation to give birth to seven boys and three girls making her the Guinness Record-holder for the most children birthed by one woman at once.

The Gosiame reported further that Sithole and her husband Teboho Tsotetsi were expecting eight babies but two babies had missed the scan because they were tucked inside the wrong tube.

“I am shocked by my pregnancy. It was tough at the beginning. I was sick. It was hard for me. It’s still tough but I am used to it now. I don’t feel the pain anymore, but it’s still a bit tough. I just pray for God to help me deliver all my children in a healthy condition, and for me and my children to come out alive. I would be pleased about it,” Sithole told local media.

According to, Tsotetsi said Sithole gave birth to their bundles of joy 29 weeks into her pregnancy and that her pregnancy was natural as she was not on any fertility treatment.

Sithole, who also has six-year-old twins, told journalists of the birth of the decuplets late on Monday night, saying he is ‘happy’ and ’emotional’.

ovu: Wednesday, 9 June 2021 at 6/09/2021 07:30:00 am


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