South African woman gives birth to ten children

(Web Desk) - A South African woman claims to have given birth to ten children in what would be the world s largest ever live birth if confirmed by doctors.

Gosiame Thamara Sithole, 37, who is already a mother of twins, gave birth to seven boys and three girls by Caesarean section at a hospital in Pretoria late Monday, her husband said.

Tebogo Tsotetsi - who is currently unemployed – told about the birth of the decuplets late on Monday night, saying he is  happy  and  emotional .

Sithole had previously claimed the pregnancy was  natural , but such extreme births are almost always the result of fertility treatments - with multiple fertilized embryos inserted into the womb to increase the chances the patient will fall pregnant.

It comes just a month after a Malian woman - Halima Cisse - gave birth to nine children at a hospital in Morocco, in another case thought to have been caused by fertility treatment.