Multiple pregnancies, with the current development of artificial insemination, are no longer uncommon. Twins and triplets are no longer a feature, given that they give birth to five, eight and even 11 children at once. We offer you to look at these courageous mothers who at once created a large, large family for themselves.
1. Guinness records for multiple pregnancies
42-year-old Maria Fernandez, in 37 minutes, naturally gave birth to 11 babies - all perfectly healthy boys, six of whom are identical twins.
This case will be entered in the Guinness Book of Records.
2. Quadruplets. The identical 14-year-old twins Meghan, Sarah, Kendra and Callie Durst became famous at the age of 6. Now the girls are filming a reality show about their lives.
As of 2000, there were only 15 identical quadruplets in the world, 10 of them are sisters, but there are much more non-identical quartets. According to statistics, one quadruple falls for 700 thousand pregnancies.
55-year-old Mary Fudel from California, according to the Guinness Book of Records, is the oldest mother of fours today. With the help of artificial insemination, she carried and gave birth to four children - 3 girls and one boy. Soon one girl died, the other two mother gave up for adoption, leaving only her son.
The most famous, first and only case of the birth of five identical twins is the Canadian Dionne family. The girls were born in 1934 and have been a landmark of the province of Ontario for many years. The administration, which took all the care of them, built a house for them. The girls were exhibited at all kinds of exhibitions and meetings, crowds of fans and just onlookers followed them. According to the girls themselves, their fate was not enviable …
5. Guillermina Garcia and her husband Fernando
In 2013, five were born in Salt Lake City - 3 girls and 2 boys. It is noteworthy that the pregnancy came naturally.
Also in 2016 in Odessa, 37-year-old Oksana Kobeletskaya gave birth to five. The couple were expecting twins …
The first fully surviving cogwheels were born on January 11, 1974 in South Africa.
Now there are only 14 gears in the world - 3 in the USA, 3 in England, 1 each in Italy, Argentina, Egypt, France, Spain, Germany, Indonesia and South Africa.
Some of the most famous in the world are the sevens from the McCoy family from Iowa, born in 1997. Five of the children are developing normally, and two have serious health difficulties.
Also in 1998, in Saudi Arabia, Khashi Mohammed Humair (who already had six children) had sevens: four boys and three girls. Mom assumed a quadruple.
Seven twins were born in the Egyptian city of Alexandria on the Mediterranean Sea. Ghazali Ibrahim Omar, 27, did not use artificial insemination. 4 boys and 3 girls were born by cesarean section 1.5 months earlier than the term.
An interesting case of the birth of eight was recorded in a woman named Nkem Chukwu from Texas. She gave birth to a girl on December 8, 1998, and 5 more girls and two boys on December 20. One of the girls died shortly after giving birth.
In 2009, 33-year-old Nadi Suliman gave birth to eight twins, 2 girls and 6 boys. All children are alive and well. This is today, given the fact that there are still examples of the birth of eight children at the same time, the only case where all survived.
Nines were born in 1971, 1972, 1976, 1977, 1979 and 1999. None of these 54 children survived.
11. Ten years
Ten - until today was considered the largest number of children born from one pregnancy. In 1946, 8 girls and 2 boys were born in Brazil; there are also known cases of the birth of such a number of children in China in 1936 and in Spain in 1924. There is no information about whether the children survived.
Another case is interesting. A doctor from Italy, Gennaro Montanino, assures that he had an abortion in the fourth month of pregnancy, when he removed 15 children from a woman - 10 girls and 5 boys.Documentary evidence of the case. Unfortunately no. The doctor claims that his patient became pregnant with so many children as a result of the use of fertility pills.
Thus, for today - 11 children born from one pregnancy - an absolute record …