gathering of women due to give birth
[May 20] JOHANNESBURG, South Africa / Over 1,000 pregnant women
in South Africa have set a new world record yesterday for the largest
gathering of women due to give birth — and there were no early arrivals.
were a little bit concerned having all these pregnant women under
one roof, but we are happy that none of them went into labour,”
said organiser Projeni Pather.
pregnant women have set a new world record
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“We had taken measures just in case and had medical
teams on stand by and nearby hospitals on alert,” the exhibition
director for Your Baby Show in Johannesburg said. The event needed
only 100 pregnant women to set the record, but attracted 1,146 which
was verified by independent adjudicators to enter the Guinness Book
of World Records.
“We are very relieved and happy to have set a
world record for the largest number of pregnant women under one
roof,” Pather said. Some 2,000 pregnant mums had pre-registered
to take part in the event, but some could not wake up early enough
and others might have gone into labour, she added.
1146 South African pregnant women gather to set a
record of the most numerous gathering of pregnants women .
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Some women were in the early stages of their
pregnancy while others were due to give birth in a few days. “Being
here with all these other mums makes you feel special and I am happy
to see all these big tummies here,” said Marie Dikeledi, whose second
child is due in a couple of weeks. “I did not want to miss any of
this even if I was due in a couple of days,” she said.
With the success of this first attempt, Pather said
they will be challenging other South African cities to beat the
record set in Johannesburg. Similar event are expected in Durban
and Cape Town in November.
Reuters, Your Baby Show