South African mum says decuplets born

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A South African woman claims to have given birth to 10 babies, breaking the world record for the most children delivered at a single birth to survive.

Gosiame Thamara Sithole gave birth to the decuplets - two more than doctors had detected in scans - at a hospital in Pretoria.

The 37-year-old welcomed seven boys and three girls by a Cesarean section 29 weeks into her pregnancy.

Gosiame's husband Teboho Tsotetsi told local media he was happy and excited.

A 10 baby pregnancy is extremely rare and high-risk, according to Dr Dini Mawela, deputy director at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University.

The newborns will spend a few months in incubators before being able to go home.

Gosiame and her husband already have six-year-old twins.

World record holder Malian woman Halima Cisse gave birth to nonuplets in Morocco in May this year after Mali's government flew her there for specialist care.

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