Rome, June 8, 2021 – Un record birth in South Africa: a woman gave birth 10 twins, 7 males and three females, with caesarean section. It happens in the province of Gauteng, where Gosiame Thamara Sithole, 37, gave birth to her children, two more than the doctors had predicted following the investigations that took place at the hospital in Pretoria last night. The news is reported to a local newspaper by her husband Teboho Tsotetsi. The previous record – which dates back just a month ago – was held by the Malian Halima Cissé who had given birth to nine children in Morocco.
The woman, who he already has two children – six-year-old twins – she always told the newspapers that her new, extraordinary pregnancy was completely natural: she had not undergone any fertility treatment. The father of the little ones does not hold back his emotion and defines the children as ‘bundles of joy’. Speaking to Pretoria News – reports the site Iol news – Tsotetsi said: “There are seven boys and three girls. She was seven months and seven days pregnant. I’m happy … But I still can’t speak.”
A month before the super-birth, the mom of the records had released an interview that – for understandable reasons of privacy and perhaps a bit of superstition – she had asked not to publish before the birth. So, reports Iol, Sithole said to herself “shocked and fascinated” together from multiple pregnancy.
The number of babies arriving has risen over time like her baby bump: in the beginning they looked like six (and it was already a good number …), then subsequent ultrasound scans had found 8. Evidently the other two had managed to hide in the ‘crowd’ of siblings.
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