Most prolific mother ever
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.
Guiness Book of World Records
69 children! I wonder if she lived in a shoe (haha) I wonder what all their names were? Imagine the food budget! I wonder what the size of their dinner table was? Imagine the family photo (well... there probably wasn't one)! Imagine the grandchildren! I guess we are a small family afterall!
(thanks Jennifer for sharing that tidbit of information!)