Record-breaking mothers

Do you know which mother gave birth to the most children, that there are octuplets, how tiny the smallest premature baby was and more? You can find out here.
It's hard to say who has the most loving or helpful mother. But there are records that can be measured. For example, the Russian Fjodor Vassilyeva is said to have given birth to 69 children during her lifetime: 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets. The births are certified and recorded in the Guinness World Records.

Speaking of sets of quadruplets: they are far from being the maximum. According to Guinness World Records, Nadya Suleman from the USA gave birth to six boys and two girls in 2009. Emilia from Witten in Westphalia is considered the smallest premature baby. She was born in 2015 with a weight of 229 grams and measured only 22 cm. This is very different to a baby boy born in Italy in 1955 weighing 10.2 kilos.
Last but not least, in the summer of 2007, 33-year-old Englishwoman Palak Vyvas gave birth to a child within just two minutes of her amniotic sac bursting, claiming the record for the fastest birth in the world.

And another almost unbelievable record: The twin girl Katie Jones-Elliott apparently found the mother's womb so comfortable that she left it only 87 days after her twin sister Amy. Amazing!

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