It has been reported via social media, and a few suspect websites that an Indian woman set the enviable record for the most babies born to one mother at once. It was reported that she had delivered eleven babies, all at once, in a single pregnancy. Now that’s quite a massive number, and probably more suited to a household pet than a woman, but did it really happen?
Multiple births are a fascinating thing. The birth of twins is relatively common, but beyond that it becomes an even more unlikely event. The particular circumstances of the Indian woman seem far fetched. The supposed birth resulted in all 11 babies being healthy and surviving. This is extremely improbable, especially in a country such as India that lacks some of the modern day hospital facilities that the West is accustomed to. What makes this scenario even more improbable is that there have only been two reported cases of nonuplets, or nine babies, and they hold the record for most babies born to one mother at once.