Story By: Gheorghi Caraseni, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
A 33-year-old Russian mother has given birth to her 11th healthy child after having her first baby when she was aged 20.
News of the supermum’s latest arrival was reported on the official website of the Ministry of Health in the western Russian region of Moscow Oblast after the unnamed mum, from the small resort town of Malaya Dybna in the Moscow region gave birth to her 11th child.
Vera Kalinina, head of the Orekhovo-Zuevsky Maternity Hospital where the delivery took place, told local media: “The birth was a success with no complications. The newborn girl weighs 3.07 kilogrammes (6.8 lbs) with a body length of 51 centimetres.
“Both the mother and baby are doing well and are preparing to go home soon.”
According to local media, the proud mum has 10 other children, five boys and five girls, waiting for her at home. Her eldest child is only 13 years old.
All of the woman’s children were born in the same hospital, and the latest arrival was supported by a new initiative to encourage locals to have children that included using the hospital as a one-stop service for all documents needed including registering for a local kindergarten.
They also have the opportunity of a gift set of 53 items for the new baby, or alternatively to take a cash prize of 20,000 RUB (250 GBP) as part of an initiative introduced at the beginning of last year to encourage families to have more children.
According to the Russian Federal State Statistics Service, as of 1st January 2020 there are 146,745,000 people living in Russia.
The same study shows that the Russian population decreased by 36,000 people during 2019.
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