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World's Strangest Mothers

From a 70 year-old mother to another who had 69 kids, meet some of the most amazing stories of motherhood.

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    After waiting more than 40 years for her first child, Rajo Devi Lohan gave birth in November 2008, at the age of 70. She plans to breastfeed for at least three years.
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    According to the Guinness Book of Records, history's most prolific mother was a peasant from Shuya, Russia, who gave birth to no less than 69 children from 27 pregnancies.
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    70-year-old Omkari Panwar became the oldest mother of twins. She and her husband sold everything they owned for IVF treatment, vital to producing a male heir to their family's small holdings.
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    Carole Horlock has given birth to 12 babies in 13 years, setting the world record for the most prolific surrogate mother. Each pregnancy reportedly pays an average $25,000 to $30,000.
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    Lina Medina from Peru is the youngest confirmed mother in medical history, giving birth at age 5.
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    Elizabeth Ann Buttle had two kids, Belinda and Joseph, born 41 years apart. It is the longest documented interval between births ever.
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    Mahajabeen Sheikh gave birth to Rumaisa Rahman, the world's smallest baby, weighing 8.6 oz, and only 10 inches long. Rahman weighed less than a can of beer, and was born just 25 weeks and 6 days into her mother's pregnancy.
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    The first "man" to become a mother, Thomas Beatie was born a woman. She had a surgery and hormone treatment ten years ago and now living as a man in Oregon. The pregnancy came to be through artificial insemination using donor sperm and Beatie's own egg.
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    Stacey Herald, 2ft 4in tall, is the world's smallest mother. She and her husband, who is 5ft 9in, are eagerly awaiting the birth of their third baby.
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    Known as "Octomom", Nadya Denise Doud-Suleman Gutierrez gave birth to octuplets in January 2009. Her set of octuplets are only the second to be born alive in the United States.