There’s strong women and then there’s this woman.
After being told by doctors that eight babies were in her womb, Gosiame Thamara Sithole ended up giving birth to 10 babies, potentially setting a new world record.
“It’s seven boys and three girls,” said Gosiame’s husband Teboho Tsotetsi to Pretoria News. “I am happy. I am emotional. I can’t talk much.”
Sithole, 37, is also the mother of twins who are now 6.
After the long process of birthing 10 babies at 29 weeks, Sithole is in good health and recovering.
When talking to Pretoria News last month, she said her pregnant was “tough at the beginning” with her constant worry about all of the unknowns in giving birth to multiple children at once.
“How would they fit in the womb? Would they survive? Sithole asked herself.
Doctors had informed her that her womb expanded to fit all the babies, but soon noticed that two of them “were in the wrong tube” after she complained of leg pain.
“That was sorted and I have been OK since then. I can’t wait for my children,” she said before she gave birth.