101-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth to Her 17th Baby: Fact Check


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Story:

101-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth To Her 17th Baby Child in Italy. Doctors are shocked!

Other Versions

1. Shocker!! 101 years old woman give birth, medical fraternity stunned

2. 101-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth After Successful Ovary Transplant

Fact Check:

Various stories in circulation online allege to show a 101-year-old Woman in Italy gives Birth to her 17th Baby and Doctors are Shocked! Other versions claim the unusual birth took place after a successful Ovary transplant. No, the claims are not true.

About the Photograph

The photograph of 101-year-old woman carrying a Baby on hospital bed is indeed heart-warming. However, it comes from a different context. What you see is in fact great grandma Rosa Camfield with her two-week-old granddaughter Kaylee Rowland. Sarah Hamm of Gilbert, Arizona shared the photograph in early 2015 showing “101-year difference” between her new baby and the family’s oldest living relative. Unfortunately, the old woman passed away later on.

The photograph became viral at the time gaining millions of views after Life of Dad social network site shared it. Consequently, Life of Dad received many such touching photographs from fans.

101-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth – Satirical Origin

In January 2016, World News Daily Report website worldnewsdailyreport.com published a related article. Carrying a title “101-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth After Successful Ovary Transplant,” the article said the Italian woman Anatolia Vertadella gave birth to a 9-pound baby after a controversial ovary transplant. It also mentioned the birth of her 17th child was criticized by medical professionals because of the overage factor.

Despite the claims, we did not find any credible reports about Anatolia Vertadella, a 101-year-old woman giving birth to her 17th child. World News Daily Report is in fact a well-known fake-news publisher using satirical and fictional content. Earlier in January 2014, the website published a similar hoax story saying USA mother gives birth to 17 Babies at once.

So, the claims about a 101 year old woman giving birth to her 17th baby are just hoaxes. Nonetheless, false stories from the old satirical/fictional article keep surfacing again with similar ‘shocking’ claims.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.


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Prashanth Damarla
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