6 Most Unusual Birth Stories

6. The youngest mother ever is reported to be a five-year-old girl in Peru named Lina Medina. She gave birth to a baby boy by C-section in 1939.

Her father took her to the hospital with an abnormal growth in her abdomen and tests found that she was seven months pregnant. Her father was arrested for incest and the baby did actually survive.

According to her medical history – she had been having regular periods from the ageof three. CRAZY!


5. The biggest baby ever born was a Canadian-born boy – weighing 23 pounds 12 ounces but died 11 hours later. His mother, Anna Bates was 7 feet 5.5 inches.


4. The smallest surviving baby ever born is Rumaisa Shaik. She weighed 8.6oz and was only 10 inches long when she was born on September 17, 2004. Rumaisa and her twin sister Hiba were delivered by c-section 14 weeks early after their mother developed pre-eclampsia which caused her dangerously high blood pressure.


3. A Russian woman gave birth to 69 children in the 18th century during 27 pregnancies. She had 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four quadruplets! Her name isn’t known, but all we know of her is that She was the first wife of Feodor Vassilyev, a peasant from Shuya, Russia who lived from 1707-1782.


2. In 2009, Nayda Suleman aka Octomom gave birth to octuplets in just five minutes. This was only the second time in history that octuplets have survived more than a few hours! In 1996, Suleman married Marco Gutierrez. They separated in 2000. Gutierrez filed for divorce in November 2006, which was finalized in January 2008. Gutierrez explained their divorce was due to failed attempts to have children. Suleman was desperate and wanted to try in vitro fertilization, but Gutierrez disliked the idea of “test tube babies” and refused to take part in the procedure.

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1. Thomas Beatie gave birth to baby girl Tracy LaGondino in the USA. The 34-year-old had a sex change 10 years ago, receiving hormone treatment and getting his breast removed. Thomas was dubbed as ‘The Pregnant Man’ after he became pregnant through artificial insemination in 2007.The decision for Thomas to become pregnant was due to the factt the his wife Nancywas infertile. Thomas Beatie’s first pregnancy resulted in anectopic pregnancywith triplets, resulting in the loss of all three fetuses.[4]Beatie has since given birth to three children.

The Beatie case is the first of its kind on record, where a documented legal male gave birth within a traditional marriage to a woman.

BEND, OR - JULY 26:  (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, Premium Rates Apply)  Thomas Beatie, a transgender male, enjoys his new son Jensen James Beatie on the day after giving birth to him with his wife Nancy by his side at Saint Charles Medical Center on July 26, 2010 in Bend, Oregon. Jensen weighs eight pounds, nine ounces and is 22 inches long. Thomas has given birth to daughter Susan Juliette Beatie, 2 years, and son Austin Alexander Beatie, 1 year. The Beaties wanted to keep their first pregnancy private but when the word began to spread of the world's first pregnant legal man, Thomas wrote an article about his pregnancy in The Advocate magazine which lead to sensational headlines worldwide. Thomas, formerly known as Tracy, was a beauty queen in Hawaii before undergoing 10 years of sex reassignment therapy. He had sexual reassignment surgery in 2002 but retained his female reproductive organs and is having the children as Nancy is unable to become pregnant. Thomas gave birth to Susan on June 28, 2008 and Austin on June 9, 2009, both by natural childbirth. Thomas and Nancy Beatie were married in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2003. Their marriage is legally recognized nationally.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)


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