# Did a woman from Gaza give birth to 69 kids before her death?

According to Al Arabiya:

A 40-year-old Palestinian woman has given birth to 69 kids, her husband was quoted as saying by Gaza Al-An news agency.

The husband confirmed that his wife died on Sunday.

According to global statistics, the deceased mother was the most fertile woman in the world.

Is this story true?

• @SIMEL I assume it was a lifetime "achievement", but it doesn't say so directly – JonathanReez Mar 4 '17 at 17:53
• Simple math suggests this is improbable. Assume she first became pregnant at 15 (just to make the math easy). 25 years = 300 months. Given that a pregnancy lasts 9 months, that's 33 pregnancies. So virtually all the births would have had to have been twins or triplets, and the woman would have had to become pregnant immediately after giving birth. – jamesqf Mar 4 '17 at 19:12
• @jamesqf: We should expect the most fertile woman in the world to be have had a very unlikely number of multiple births - on the order of 1 in tens of billions. – Oddthinking Mar 5 '17 at 0:39
• @jamesqf: But the official world record number of births by a single woman is 69. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/… – Kenny LJ Mar 5 '17 at 10:09
• @KennyLJ no real proof of that either – JonathanReez Mar 5 '17 at 10:13