Ukrainian lady gives birth to 20th baby

A woman in Western Ukraine has become her country's most prolific mother, successfully welcoming her twentieth child into the world.

Leonora Naimi, from a village near the city of Chernivtsi, gave birth to a baby boy, bringing her tally to a perfectly balanced gaggle of ten boys and ten girls.

Twenty may sound like a nice round number, but Leonora says she has no intention of calling it a day, and she intends to have more children.

Thankfully though, the 41-year-old mum doesn't have to feed all twenty at the table every day.

Eldest boy Jonathan is already married at twenty, and five of his siblings are working.

As it happens, both Dad and Mum come from big families. Father Janos has fifteen siblings, whilst Leonora herself is one of a brood of fourteen.

According to the Guinness Book of Records, the bible for all record aficionados, the world's most prolific mother is Leontina Albina from Chile, who has rustled up a staggering 55 kids. That's some record to beat.


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