A South African woman broke all existing records for a rather peculiar reason—having popped 10 babies out at one go!

Gosiame Thamara Sithole, 37, went into labor on Monday and was hospitalized at a healthcare facility in Pretoria. She eventually birthed seven boys and three girls by Caesarean section by evening. The woman belonging to Gauteng has given birth to 10 babies, breaking the Guinness World Record held by Malian Halima Cissé who gave birth to nine children in Morocco last month.

What’s even interesting to note is that this isn’t the first batch of kids Gosiame and her husband Tebogo Tsotetsi share. They already have twins, which brings the total count to 12. However, while the birth of a child is a joyous affair, the couple feels their stress levels have skyrocketed as Tebogo is currently unemployed and they are clueless about the sustenance of their kids.

In a brief interaction with the local press Pretoria News, Tsotetsi remarked that the news has left him “happy and emotional” at the same time. “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,” he said.

It is also believed such extreme multiple births are usually associated with fertility treatment, Gosiame averred that her pregnancy was entirely natural. However, Tsotetsi and Gosiame are lucky—all the babies were born alive and will spend the next few months in incubators before the couple can take them home.

Medical experts tending to Gosiame believe the lady expected six babies, but her husband found it hard to process. “But after I found out that these things do happen, and saw my wife’s medical records, I got excited. I can’t wait to have them in my arms,” he added, as per the report.

Not much has been revealed about the health of the children. Gosiame reported that she underwent a lot of pain and had “extreme morning sickness early on, and leg pains as the bump got bigger.”

While the news comes as a wondrous surprise, doctors believe the infant mortality rates in such cases are really high. Accrding to the Mirror, the feat has not been confirmed by doctors or the Guinness World Records.

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