In 2009, the infamous "Octomom" made headlines, setting the record for most children born at one time.
Here record would stand until last month, when a Malian mom gave birth to 9 kids in a Moroccan hospital.
It seems we're now approaching ludicrous speed at who can carry the most human beings in utero, with this South African woman who just delivered TEN babies:
Gosiame Thamara Sithole, 37, gave birth to her decuplets – two more than doctors had earlier detected during the medical scans – at a hospital in Pretoria last night, said her husband Teboho Tsotetsi. He said Sithole, who hails from Tembisa Township in Ekurhuleni, delivered her seven boys and three girls by Caesarean section.
Sithole, who has six-year-old twins, previously told the Pretoria News that her pregnancy was natural as she was not on fertility treatment. Speaking to the Pretoria News last night, Tsotetsi said Sithole gave birth to their bundles of joy 29 weeks into her pregnancy.
"It's seven boys and three girls. She was seven months and seven days pregnant. I am happy. I am emotional. I can't talk much. Let's talk again in the morning please," Tsotetsi said.
One of the things that continues to strike me is how most of the world (unlike America these days) sees numerous children as a blessing, even when faced with the daunting task of changing a billion diapers a week.
Consider that the husband is currently unemployed, but is overjoyed by his truckload of new kids:
"I could not believe it. I felt like one of God's chosen children. I felt blessed to be given these kinds of blessings when many people out there need children. It's a miracle which I appreciate."
Sithole had a C-section to deliver the babies and they will remain in intensive care for several months.