Known as the "Octomom" by the media, Nadya Denise Doud-Suleman Gutierrez came to international attention after she gave birth to octuplets in January 2009. Her set of octuplets are only the second to be born alive in the US and they quickly surpassed the previous worldwide survival rate for a complete set of octuplets set by the Chukwu octuplets in 1998. Suleman, an unemployed single mother, already had other six young children at home at the time, and along with the octuplets, they were all conceived via in-vitro fertilization, which has led to a lot of controversy.
Meet Lina Medina: she's the youngest confirmed mother in medical history, giving birth at the age of five years, seven months and 21 days. Born in Ticrapo, Peru, Medina was brought to a hospital by her parents at the age of five years due to increasing abdominal size. She was originally thought to have had a tumor, but her doctors determined she was in her seventh month of pregnancy. Dr. Gerardo Lozada took her to Lima, Peru, prior to the surgery to have other specialists confirm that Medina was pregnant.A month and a half later, on May 14, 1939, she gave birth to a boy by a caesarean section necessitated by her small pelvis. The surgery was performed by Dr. Lozada and Dr. Busalleu, with Dr. Colareta providing anaesthesia. Her case was reported in detail by Dr. Edmundo Escomel in the medical journal La Presse Médicale, including the additional details that her menarche had occurred at eight months of age (or 2 1/2 according to a different article) and that she had prominent breast development by the age of four. By age five, her figure displayed pelvic widening and advanced bone maturation.
After waiting more than 40 years for her first child, indian Rajo Devi Lohan gave birth in November 2008, at the age of 70. She plans to breastfeed her for at least three years... and, who knows, maybe she will.
The Mother With the Most Births (69 kids)
According to the Guinness Book of Records, history's most prolific mother was a peasant from Shuya, Russia, known only as "the wife of Feodor Vassilyev", who gave birth to no less than 69 children in the 18th century, from 27 pregnancies.
World's First Male Mother
The first "man" to become a mother, Thomas Beatie was born a woman. She had a surgery and hormone treatment ten years ago and it's now living as a man in Oregon. The 34-year-old's wife, Nancy, was unable to conceive because of a prior hysterectomy, so Beatie decided to had a baby himself, through artificial insemination using donor sperm and Beatie's own egg.