So we’ve all seen the shows of these families of parents with like 12 kids and counting (I think that’s actually the name of one of the shows). Well that’s nothing compared to back in the olden days apparently.
The greatest officially recorded number of children born to one mother is 69, to the wife of Feodor Vassilyev (b. 1707–c.1782), a peasant from Shuya, Russia. In 27 confinements she gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets.
This lady was pregnant 27 times! And lets not forget that this was 3 centuries ago, when medical technology was non-existent.
Source: Guinness World Records