Saturday, June 5, 2010

Odd Birth Facts

The World's Most Prolific Mother had 69 babies!
Valentina Vassilyeva of Shuya, Russia set the record for most children birthed by a single woman. She gave birth to a total of 69 children. She gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets between 1725 and 1765, in a total of 27 births. 67 of the 69 children born survived infancy. The modern world record for giving birth is held by Leotina Albina from San Antonio, chile. Now in her mid-sixties, she claims to be the mother of 64 children. Of these, 55 are documented. The mother with the greatest number of kids that are not twins is Livia Ionce. This Romanian woman, 44, gave birth to her 18th child in Canada in 2008.

World's Oldest Father

The World's oldest father has done it again, fathering a child for at least the 21st time, at the age of 90. Indian farmer Nanu Ram Jogi, who is married to his fourth wife, boasts he does not want to stop, and plans to continue producing children until he is 100. My Jogi admits he is not certain how many children his series of 4 wives have borne him, but counts at least 12 sons, 9 daughters and 20 grandchildren.


  1. Sad the man doesn't know how many children he has. Not so much of a dad huh? Just a sperm donor.

  2. AMAZING!!!!! and beautiful =) I would love to have taken that photo of 90 year old Daddy and his new baby.

  3. And WOW, I can not imagine giving birth that many times, WOW!!


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