Claim: An Indian woman gave birth to eleven baby boys all at once.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, February 2012]
STRANGE !!! WOMAN Gives BIRTH To
An Indian Woman gave birth to eleven
Origins: Wikipedia's list of multiple births records only two instances of nonuplets (nine children born at once to the same mother), none of whom survived more than a few days, so the news of a woman's giving birth to eleven healthy children at once (all of them boys) would be remarkable indeed.
The article referenced above, which claims an Indian woman delivered eleven living children at the same time, is not such news, however. It's a fabrication that was reported nowhere other than on a Zambian "news and entertainment" web site which used an out-of-context photograph from a hospital in Surat, India, taken while the staff there was celebrating the birth of eleven babies (to eleven different sets of parents) at that facility on the date of
As described by the Times of India, the couples involved had all conceived via in vitro fertilization with an eye towards giving birth on that particular date:
About 30 women had conceived through IVF nine months ago at the
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Variations: A later version of this item included a purported photograph of the Indian woman who birthed the eleven baby boys:
This picture was taken from an unrelated news report about a Mexican woman who underwent surgery to remove a
Last updated: 10 May 2015