At the Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem, a national record was broken earlier this week when a Haredi women gave birth to her 20th child at the age of 42.

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An Israeli Haredi woman broke a national record this week by giving birth to her 20th child.

The woman, 42, lives in the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem. This was her 19th time giving birth as one of her previous pregnancies resulted in twins. She has also become a grandmother over the years.

The Hadassah hospital said the birth went smoothly with no complications.