Gosiame Thamara Sithole knew she wasn’t in for an ordinary pregnancy, she is set to be declared as a mother to decuplets.
Previously the mother to twins, her baby scans showed that more multiple bundles of joy were on their way, and she was on course to deliver octuplets.
However, after allegedly giving birth to TEN little miracles on Tuesday, the Gauteng mom may now have a set of decuplets!
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.
When verified, Sithole will have broken a world record in the process, by giving birth to the highest number of babies in one go.
The accolade was only set last month, when a Malian woman delivered nine children. But her nonuplets, receiving treatment and care in Morocco, look like they have been upstaged by a 37-year-old from Tembisa.
We are expecting a formal statement to be released at some point on Tuesday afternoon.
The father has told the press that there are seven boys and three girls in the brood. As reported by Pretoria News, the children will now spend the next few months in the incubator because it was a “high risk” pregnancy.
Official records have this down as the first EVER case of decuplets, following three previously reported ‘nonuplet’ deliveries.
Halima Cisse delivered nonuplets at the Ain Borja clinic in Casablanca in May 2021. Professor Youssef Alaoui, the medical director of the clinic, told AFP instances of multiple births, such as this, are “extremely rare, it’s exceptional.
” Earlier reports from Mali suggested that doctors were concerned about her health and the survival of the babies.
The nonuplets are premature babies and weigh between 500 grams and one kilogram. They will be kept in incubators for at least two to three months, said the professor.
Both the mother and the children are ‘holding up well’.