33-year-old mom of TWELVE has been pregnant on and off for 17 YEARS
A mum of 12 who’s been pregnant for a whopping 17 years has revealed she’s finally done having kids – despite her husband admitting he wants to add more kids to their brood.
Britni Church, 33, of Arkansas City, Kansas, was 16 when she had her first child in 2004, and she had three more children, ages 17 to 19.
She had four more children in their 20s and welcomed triplets when she was 30. Last year, at age 32, she gave birth to baby number 12.
“I think I’m done,” the church said Today with a laugh, although she admitted her husband, Chris, 30, would like to have more children.
Britni Church, 33, of Arkansas City, Kansas, has 12 children after being pregnant for 17 years. She is pictured with her husband and 11 of their children
The mother gave birth to her youngest child, 11-month-old Rowyn last year
Together they share seven-year-old Silas, five-year-old Christopher Jr., three-year-old triplets Oliver, Asher and Abel, and 11-month-old Rowyn.
Church also has six older children from two previous relationships: Crizman, 17, Jordan, 16, Caleb, 14, Jace, 13, Cadence, 12, and Jesalyn, 10.
She spent three years raising five children as a single mother before meeting Chris at work in 2014.
Her oldest child, Crizman, finished high school last month and is closer in age to her mother than her youngest sibling.
Church, who has seven boys and five girls, has been pregnant for a total of about 98 months
Church was 15 years old when she found out she was pregnant for the first time
Church was 16 when she had her first child in 2004, and she had three more children, ages 17 to 19
Church, who has seven boys and five girls, is pregnant for a total of about 98 months – almost 11 years.
“They were all vaginal, except for the triplets—I had a cesarean section on them,” she said.
And while she doesn’t plan on having any more children, she believes she could still carry a healthy pregnancy if she tried for baby number 13.
Church documents her family life on her TikTok account @ourlargefamilylifewhich has more than 1.8 million followers.
She explained to Today that people are fascinated by large families, and in many of her videos she answers viewers’ questions ranging from what kind of car they have to how much they spend on groceries.
Church (pictured in 2014) had four more children in her twenties and welcomed triplets when she was 30
Church’s oldest child, Crizman, 17, graduated from high school last month and is closer in age to her mother than her youngest sibling
The family eats together at a custom 12-seat table Chris built, and each child shares a room in their five-bedroom house.
When they are all together, they travel in a 15-seat Ford Transit that they bought after the birth of their triplets. However, if Church only has a few children with her, she will choose to drive their Honda Pilot SUV.
According to the mother, her children consume two liters of milk a day, which costs them about $200 a month — not counting what they spend on other groceries.
Church went viral last month after she posted a video mentioning how old she was each time she gave birth, ranging in age from 16 to 32.
Many commentators are in awe of the mother, but she also has to deal with online trolls who shame her for having so many children.
The church documents her family life on her TikTok account @ourlargefamilylife, which has more than 1.8 million followers
Family of 14 travels in a 15 seater Ford Transit when all together
The mom told Today she doesn’t regret having such a large family, saying: ‘We’re happiest when we’re all together’
In another recent video, she listed some of the brutal criticism she received on social media after being accused of everything from welfare to contributing to overpopulation.
“I used to worry so much about what others thought of me. Don’t let them get mean comments at you,” she captioned the clip. “Be someone who spreads positivity!”
Church told Today that people often make assumptions about her large family just because she has 12 children.
“A lot of people assume we’re on benefits — we’re not,” she said. ‘I get a lot of questions like, ‘Are you Catholic? Are you religious?’ I’m Pentecostal, but that has nothing to do with why I have so many.”
The mother added that she has no regrets about having such a large family, saying: “We are happiest when we are all together.”