A South African woman is said to have given birth to ten babies at once, breaking a record set last month.
A report on Tuesday said that Gosiame Thamara Sithole, who is 37 and already has six twins, would have eight children and become a rare “Octomom” like Nadya Suleman in California.
But when she had a Caesarean section Monday at a hospital in Pretoria, she was surprised when 10 babies came out, according to her husband, Teboho Tsotetsi.
Tsotetsi told the outlet that his wife, “seven months and seven days pregnant,” had seven boys and three girls.
“I’m glad. I am emotional. I can’t say a lot. “Please, let’s talk again in the morning,” Tsotetsi said.
“Guinness World Records knows that Gosiame Thamara Sithole has given birth to decuplets,” a spokesperson for the records listing told The Post on Tuesday.
“We haven’t checked to see if this is a record yet. Because the health of the mother and the babies is the most important thing.
Last month, Sithole showed off her huge pregnant belly during a photo shoot with her husband. At the time, she and her husband think they were having eight babies.
She told Pretoria News that even that was a surprise because the first scans only showed six babies.
“When the doctor told me, it took me a while to believe it.” She said of the news that she was going to have eight babies.
“I didn’t trust it until I saw the scans. But as time proceeded, I saw that it was right. “But at night, it was hard for me to fall asleep,” she said.
She said about her “hard” pregnancy, “God did a miracle, and my children stayed in the womb without any problems.”
“I pray that God will help me give birth to all my children in good health and that my children and I will live. She said at the time, “I would be happy about it.”
Her unemployed husband said that even when he thought he had eight kids. He “felt like one of God’s chosen children.”