Pregnancy is an amazing time for any parent, but some of these record-breaking pregnancies include everything from tiny babies barely longer than a dinner fork when born to women giving birth to nine babies at once. Some even take pregnancy to a whole new level. .
We’ve assembled the most mind-boggling collection of pregnancies and births on record.
According to Guinness World Records, in January 1987, Anna Bates gave birth to the longest baby ever recorded. (opens in new tab)The baby was 28 inches (71.12 centimeters) from top to toe and weighed almost 22 pounds (10 kilograms). The baby, who was known as Babe, sadly passed away 11 hours later. Buren Bates was 7 feet 9 inches (236 cm) tall.
the shortest baby
At the other end of the spectrum, a very small baby with a length of 9.44 inches (24 cm) at birth is the shortest baby ever recorded, Guinness World Records (opens in new tab) report. Nisajuarez weighed only 11.3 ounces (320 grams) when she was born 108 days prematurely on July 20, 2002. She was discharged on December 6, 2002, five months after she died.
most babies born to one mother
According to Guinness World Records, a woman who lived in the 18th century and is known only as the first wife of Fyodor Vasilyev, a peasant from Shuya, Russia, gave birth to 69 babies in her lifetime. (opens in new tab)However, she did not give birth 69 times, having given birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets (she also had twins and quadruplets born to one mother). She holds the record for the most pairs) . . Her husband remarried and had 18 more children with his second wife.
record (opens in new tab) According to Guinness World Records, the most premature baby to survive was held by Curtis Means, who was born after just 21 weeks in the womb and weighed only 14.8 ounces (420 grams).His mother, Michelle Butler gave birth to him in July 2020, with a less than 1% chance of survival. He experienced several health complications, including high blood pressure, due to his premature birth. He is being treated and initially he had to be tube fed every 3 hours to maintain his calories. Import.
The immature set of twins.
world record (opens in new tab) The youngest surviving twins were set by Iowa twins Keely and Cambury Ewoldt, who were born to mother Jade Ewoldt at 22 weeks in 2018. Premature at 125 days. , weighing only 17.3 oz (490 g) and 13.4 oz (379 g) respectively.
first test tube baby
The first “test tube baby”, Louise Brown, was born on July 25, 1978 to her mother, Leslie Brown.world record (opens in new tab) She said she had an IVF on November 10, 1977.
According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, more than one million babies have been conceived through IVF since Louise was born. (opens in new tab)IVF has also become safer, according to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. (opens in new tab)bleeding, infections, and reported cases of hyperstimulation (the body’s excessive reaction to IVF drugs) have decreased as well.
most babies born at once
In 2021, a Malian woman named Halima Cisse gave birth to nine babies in one pregnancy. Cisse, who was originally thought she was pregnant with seven babies, delivered all nine of her babies safely by caesarean section after 30 weeks of her pregnancy on May 6, 2021. and broke her world record. (opens in new tab) May the most surviving children be born at once. The family of 11 has returned to Mali after spending 19 months in Morocco.
Largest set of triplets born to one woman
Maddalena Granata from Italy gave birth to 15 pairs of triplets in her lifetime.According to Guinness World Records, she lived from 1839 to 1886 (opens in new tab)but not much else is known about her or her pregnancy.
The oldest human embryo carried to term
The twins, born via in vitro fertilization on April 22, 1992, were born on October 31, 2022 after being stored in liquid nitrogen for over 30 years.A twin that holds the record of being the oldest embryo carried to term (opens in new tab)was born to an English couple, Rachel and Philip Rydway, who named their children Lydia and Timothy.
Oldest mother to successfully conceive to term
Maria del Carmen Busada Lara underwent IVF treatment in California after lying about her age and telling a clinic she was 11 years younger than she actually was. broke (opens in new tab) The oldest mother gave birth at 66 years and 358 days. She told the clinic that inseminated her that she was 55.