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Fact Check: Did the woman who give birth to 10 babies break Guinness World Record?

This South African woman gave birth to 10 babies safely. The woman named Gosiame Thamara Sithole was said to have broken the Guinness  World Record but after a fact check by Lead Stories, it came out untrue.

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New Delhi Updated on: June 19, 2021 8:51 IST
This woman gives birth to 10 babies, breaks Guinness World Record
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Fake reports of this woman giving birth to 10 babies, breaking the Guinness World Record, circulating. 

Giving birth to a child is one of the happiest feelings for any mother. You must have heard women giving birth to twins or triplets many times. But have you heard of a woman giving birth to 10 babies at once? There were reports that this South African woman gave birth to 10 babies and break Guinness World Record, however, this is not true. There were stories claiming that the woman broke the record. Thus, here is a fact check by Lead Story. This woman carried ten children in her womb at once and then gave birth to them safely. The woman named Gosiame Thamara Sithole gave birth to seven boys and three girls, as per the report in Pretoria News. But according to Lead Story's fact check, the babies have not been seen in public and there are no photos of them. Also, no hospital or doctor has confirmed the births of 10 babies at the same time. So the South African Government has not been able to confirm if the woman has broken the world record.

Soon after the news broke the internet, it was claimed that the woman broke Guinness World Records for most children delivered at a single birth to survive. However, after a fact check it was revealed that it is not verified. 

The babies have not been seen in public and there are no photos of them. Also, no hospital or doctor has confirmed the births of 10 babies at the same time. So the South African Government has not been able to confirm if the woman has broken the world record. (We had carried a story on woman breaking the Guinness World Records for most children delivered at a single birth to survive. However, the claims made have turned out to be fake. So, we have corrected the story.)

Sithole's husband told Pretoria News that the doctors had detected eight babies during the scans but the woman delivered ten on Monday night. Sithole broke the record which was previously set by Halima Cisse who gave birth to nine children in Morocco last month.

Sithole had earlier delivered twins who are six years old now. She also revealed that her delivery was natural. 

On a related note, Nadya Suleman currently holds the Guinness World Records for delivering most children at a single birth to survive. She gave birth to six boys and two girls in California, US, in 2009.

The Guinness World Records website states, "The Suleman octuplets are only the second full set of octuplets to be born alive in the United States and, one week after their birth, surpassed the previous worldwide survival rate for a complete set of octuplets set by the Chukwu octuplets in 1998."

A few weeks ago, a Moroccan woman named Halima had created a record by giving birth to nine children, and now this South African woman has most probably broken Halima's record by giving birth to ten children. 

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