Ultra Orthodox grandmother gives birth to her 20th child

Ultra Orthodox Jewish grandmother, 42, gives birth to her 20th child in Jerusalem (but she still has a way to beat the record of 69 by the 18th-century Russian farmer's wife)

  • Unidentified 42-year-old hurried to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem
  • Gran has spent 14 years of her life waiting and giving birth 19 times
  • But she still has 49 children to go if she wants to beat the world record

An ultra Orthodox Jewish grandmother gave birth to her twentieth child in Jerusalem – but she still has a good way to go before beating the Guinness World Record.

The nameless 42-year-old was rushed to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem after fighting on Wednesday.

Nurses were left open-mouthed when the modest woman revealed that she was already a 20-year-old and this was her 19th pregnancy.

The grandmother has spent a total of 14 years of her life and gave birth 19 times, including twins.

An ultra Orthodox Jewish grandmother gave birth to her twentieth child in Jerusalem - but she still has a good way to go before beating the Guinness World Record (stock image)

An ultra Orthodox Jewish grandmother gave birth to her twentieth child in Jerusalem – but she still has a good way to go before beating the Guinness World Record (stock image)

But she still has a long way to go if she wants to beat the current world record in the hands of an 18th-century Russian farmer.

The wife of Feodor Vassilyev (1707-c1782), a farmer from Shuya, Russia gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quads.

However, this Jewish grandmother gives her a run for her money, because she has been pregnant for 14 years of her life.

She said that in the hospital staff, she was now starting to start her own children with her oldest children.

Midwife Aliza Altmark told The Times of Israel the woman in preparation for the birth when the mother revealed that she already had 19 children – including twins – from 18 previous births.

The unnamed 42-year-old was rushed to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem (above) after fighting on Wednesday

The unnamed 42-year-old was rushed to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem (above) after fighting on Wednesday

The unnamed 42-year-old was rushed to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem (above) after fighting on Wednesday

Altmark said the mother was calm and relaxed and that the birth lasted a few hours, longer than the woman's previous births.

& # 39; She was very enthusiastic about every birth, every child, even the 19th and 20th, & # 39; Altmark told the newspaper. & # 39; It also made me feel good. She has sons and daughters-in-law and of course she has a lot of help at home. & # 39;

The hospital said the baby boy was born naturally and without complications.

The most productive mother according to the Guinness World Record website was Mrs. Vassilyeva, an 18th-century Russian farmer's wife who produced 69 children.

During 27 works the Vassilyeva gave birth to a remarkable 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quads.

THE WOMAN WHO HAD 69 CHILDREN

Mrs. Feodor Vassilyev (1707-c.1782), a farmer from Shuya, said that Russia had 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quads.

Numerous contemporary sources exist, suggesting that this seemingly unlikely story is true.

The case was reported to Moscow by the monastery of Nikolsk on February 27, 1782, who had registered every birth. It is noted that by that time only two of the children born in the period c. 1725-65 could not survive their infancy.

Apart from her fertility, not much is known about Mrs. Vassilyev, although she is thought to be 76 years old.

The Guinness Book of Records reports that this historical report should be taken with a pinch of salt, but adds that the mother of 69 could have had a genetic predisposition to hyperovulation.

This would allow her to release several eggs in one cycle, which considerably increases the chance of having twins or several children.

It is also not impossible for a woman to have 27 pregnancies during her fertile years.

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