A 42-year-old ultra-Orthodox Jewish grandmother gives birth to her 20th child in Jerusalem (but she still has some work to do to break the 18th century Russian peasant woman’s record of 69).
- An unnamed 42-year-old man rushed to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem
- Grandma spent 14 years waiting and gave birth 19 times.
- But she has 49 more children if she wants to break the world record.
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish grandmother gave birth to her 20th child in Jerusalem, but she still has a long way to go before breaking the Guinness World Record.
An unnamed 42-year-old man was rushed to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem after giving birth on Wednesday.
The nurses were left with their mouths open when the humble woman revealed that she was already a mother for 20 years and this was her 19th pregnancy.
The grandmother spent a total of 14 years of her life waiting and gave birth 19 times, including one pair of twins.
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish grandmother gave birth to her 20th child in Jerusalem, but she still has a way to go before she breaks the Guinness World Record (stock image)
But she still has a long way to go if she wants to break the current world record set by an 18th century Russian peasant woman.
The wife of Fyodor Vasiliev (born 1707 – c1782), a peasant from Shuya, Russia gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven pairs of triplets and four pairs of quads.
However, this Jewish grandmother is trying to fight for her money, since she has been pregnant for 14 years of her life.
In a conversation with hospital staff, she admitted that her older children are now starting to create families of their own.
Midwife Alisa Altmark told The Times of Israel the woman was preparing for childbirth when the mother revealed that she already had 19 children – including one pair of twins – from 18 previous births.
An unnamed 42-year-old man was rushed to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem (above) after giving birth on Wednesday.
Altmark said the mother was calm and relaxed and the birth took several hours, longer than the woman’s previous birth.
“She was very excited about every birth, every child, even the 19th and 20th,” Altmark told the newspaper. “It also gave me a good feeling. She has sons-in-law and a daughter-in-law, and, of course, she helps her a lot around the house. “
The hospital said that the boy was born naturally and without complications.
According to the Guinness Book of Records website, the most prolific mother was Mrs. Vasilieva, an 18th century Russian peasant woman who had 69 children.
In 27 laboratories, Vasilieva gave birth to a wonderful 16 pairs of twins, seven pairs of triplets and four pairs of quads.
The woman who had 69 children
Ms. Fyodor Vasiliev (born 1707 – 1782), a peasant from Shuya, Russia, had 16 pairs of twins, seven pairs of triplets, and four pairs of quads.
There are numerous contemporary sources that suggest this seemingly incredible story to be true.
On this case, on February 27, 1782, a message was received from the Nikolsky Monastery in Moscow, in which every birth of a child was recorded. It should be noted that by this time only two of the children born in period c. 1725-65 Didn’t live to see infancy.
Apart from her fertility, little is known about Vasilyeva, although it is believed that she lived to be 76 years old.
The Guinness Book of World Records says this historic record should be viewed with suspicion, but adds that it is likely that a 69-year-old mother may have a genetic predisposition to hyper-ovulation.
This would allow her to release several eggs in one cycle, which greatly increases the chance of having twins or multiple children.
It is also possible that a woman may have 27 pregnancies during her fertile age.