Sᴏᴜᴛʜ Aғʀɪᴄᴀn WOᴍᴀɴ Claims She Gave Birth To Record 10 Babies At Once

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A Sᴏᴜᴛʜ Aғʀɪᴄᴀn wOᴍᴀɴ is said to have given birth to 10 children at once – breaking a world record set last month.

Gosiame Thamara Sithole, a 37-year-old mother of six-year-old twins who initially thought she would have eight children, became a rare “Octomom” like Nadya Suleman of California, according to a report Tuesday. But when she gave birth by cesarean section at Pretoria hospital on Monday, she was sᴜʀᴘʀɪsᴇd when 10 babies showed up, her husBᴀɴd, Teboho Tsotetsi, told Pretoria News.

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“It’s seven Bᴏʏs and three Gɪʀʟs,” Tsotetsi told the outlet of his wife who was “seven months and seven days Pʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ.”

“I’m happy. I’m an emotional person. I can’t say much. Please talk again in the morning,” Tsotetsi told the outlet.

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Sithole, from Ekurhuleni, says her pregnancy was natural and she received no fertility treatment, which has implications for other multiple births. If confirmed, Sithole’s 10-kid Dᴇʟɪᴠᴇʀʏ would make it the first known birth of decuplets. The previous record was claimed by Halima Cisse, who reportedly gave birth to nine kids — nonuplets — in Mᴀʟɪa last month.

“Guinness World Records is aware of the news that Gosiame Thamara Sithole has given birth to decuplets and best wishes to the family,” a spokesperson for the records listing told The Post Tuesday.

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A spokesperson said: “At the current time, we are yet to verify this as a record as the wellbeing of both the mother and babies is of top priority. Our records team, along with a specialist consultant, are looking into this matter.”

Sithole showed off her Hᴜɢᴇ Pʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ belly last month during a photo session with her husBᴀɴd when they were expecting octuplets. It was even a sᴜʀᴘʀɪsᴇ, as initial scans showed only six children, she previously told Pretoria News.

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“When the doctor told me, it took me a while to believe it,” she said of the seemingly inaccurate news she was expecting the octuplets.

“Even when I saw the scan, I didn’t believe it. But as time went on, I realized it was indeed true. Even so, I struggled to sleep at night,” she said.

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“God made a Mɪʀᴀᴄʟᴇ and my babies are still in the Wᴏᴍʙ without any complications,” she said of her “difficult” pregnancy.

“I just ask God to help me give birth to all my children in good health, and for me and my children to survive. I would be pleased about it,”

Her husBᴀɴd – who is unemployed – says he “felt like one of God’s chosen children” even when he thought he’d fathered eight kids.

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