Gosiame Thamara Sithole, a 37-year-old woman from South Africa, reportedly gave birth to the world’s first decuples – 10 babies from a single pregnancy.
The first recorded case of Decuplets is currently puzzling because ten days since the woman allegedly gave birth to the 10 babies, no one has seen neither the mother nor the newborns. At this point we just need to move on, there are media reports and testimony from the babies’ father and other relatives all claiming that Gosiame Thamara Sithole actually gave birth to 10 babies – seven boys and three girls – in the end of a 29-week pregnancy. Aside from the mother’s suspicious absence, however, there are a few things that don’t really work out …
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Until the news of Sithole’s unprecedented birth of Decuplets was originally reported by Praetoria News, the woman and her husband claimed they were pregnant with eight babies. It was originally supposed to be six babies, but a follow-up ultrasound revealed two more fetuses that could not be recognized initially because they were in the wrong tube. Apparently two more were hiding, because there were ten of them.
Then there were the parents’ claims that when births with more than three babies are very rare and often the result of fertility treatments, they conceived the decuplets naturally.
Gosiame Thamara Sithole, who hails from the Tembisa community near Johannesburg, is believed to have given birth to her 10 babies in a hospital in Praetoria on Monday June 7, but no one has seen her or the newborns since. The South African government can’t even confirm whether the birth of decuplets is real, and that’s a red flag in my book.
“There are seven boys and three girls. She was seven months and seven days pregnant. I am happy, I am emotional, I can’t talk a lot, ”the father Teboho Tsotetsi told Praetoria News.
At one point it was rumored that Gosiame delivered the decuplets to the Louis Pasteur Private Hospital in Praetoria, but that was recently debunked as a rumor after the hospital’s manager issued a statement.
“I just verified and we don’t have the patient or 10 babies – we’ve never given birth to 10 babies at Louis Pasteur Hospital. I don’t know where the story came from, but I can confirm it’s not true, ”reports Eyewitness News.
Another local government agency said earlier this week that it has no record of the babies being born in any of the provincial hospitals. Ms. Sithole, mother of two 6-year-old twins, is nowhere to be found, and over time the mystery of her supposedly historic pregnancy deepens.
If Gosiame Thamara Sithole is confirmed to have given birth to 10 babies, she will break the record of 25-year-old Halima Cissé, who gave birth to nine babies at a clinic in Morocco last month. Before Cissé, the record for most babies alive in a single birth was held by Nadia Suleyman, who gave birth to eight babies.