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Motherhood is an impressive feat. However, for some mothers it is miraculous and even crazy.
Here are some of the most extreme moms. From the most babies born to the worlds oldest mom.
The Most babies born from a single pregnancy
One woman gave birth to eight babies from a single pregnancy in 2009. Nadya Suleman became world famous and known as “octomom.” When she was 33 years old she gave birth to the only known set of octuplets that lived past their first week of life.
Suleman already had six children befor giving birth to the eight. She conceived the eight children through in vitro fertalization. It sparked a huge debate in the technology and the doctor who performed the procedure had his liscense revoked by the Medical Board of California.
The Youngest mother
A Peruvian girl was the youngest mother to ever give birth. She was 5 years, 7 months, and 21 days old. She gave birth in 1939 and her name was Lina Medina. This information comes from a report in the journal La Presse médicale. Doctors thought that her enlarged abdomen was a tumor because she was so young. They later found out that she was seven months pregnant. She later had to give birth to a buy by C-section because her pelvis was so small. The report states that the girl started having her menstrual cycle at 8 months old. However, different reports say that she was older. It was never determined who the father of the child was. Medina’s father was jailed but released because they never found solid evidence of incest.
The Oldest mother
Omkari Panwar was the oldest woman to give birth. She is an Indian woman who gave birth to twins at the age of 72. She gave birth in June of 2008. She conceived twins by in vitro fertilization and gave birth to a boy and a girl. She already had two children and five grandchildren. Both were with her husband who was then 75 years old.
Most kids mom
The mother who gave birth to the most kids was a woman from Shuya Russia. She is only ever identified as the wife of Feodor Vassilyev. She lived during the 18th century and had 69 children! She had 27 pregnancies, 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets. This is all according to “The Guinness Book of World Records 1998” (Bantam Books)
The First ‘pregnant man’
A transgender man living in Oregon became the world’s first man to become pregnant. His name is Thomas Beatie and he gave birth in 2008. He is a public speaker, author and transgender activist. He was born a woman and had chest reconstruction surgery. He also began testosterone therapy but never was sterilized. Beatie decided to have a baby in 2008 and went under artificial insemination. HE did this because his wife Nancy had a hysterectomy and was not able to carry a child. He used a sperm donor. According to his website, He has given birth to three more children since.
The Smallest mom
The smallest mom is Stacey Herald. She stands 2 feet 4 inches tall. The has given birth to three babies. She did this despite doctors saying it could be life threatening. She is a native of Dry Ridge Kentucky and suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta. This is also knows as brittle bone disease. This is a genetic disorder that causes weak bones that break easily. The doctors were worried about the babies crushing her internal organs because she is so small. Her oldest and youngest children also have the bone disorder. However, her middle child is average height.