A mother of 12 who has been pregnant on and off for a whopping 17 years has revealed she is finally done having children – despite her husband admitting he wants to add more kids to their brood.
Britni Church, 33, from Arkansas City, Kansas, was 16 when she had her first child in 2004, and she had three more children from the ages of 17 to 19.
She had another four children in her 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,’ Church told Today with a laugh, though she admitted her husband, Chris, 30, would happily have more children.
Britni Church, 33, from Arkansas City, Kansas, has 12 children after being pregnant off and on for 17 years. She is pictured with her husband and 11 of their kids
The mom 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 mom before she met Chris at work in 2014.
Her oldest child, Crizman, graduated 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 roughly 98 months in total
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 from the ages of 17 to 19
Church, who has seven boys and five girls, has been pregnant for roughly 98 months in total — nearly 11 years.
‘They were all vaginal except the triplets — with them I had a C-section,’ she said.
And while doesn’t plan on having any more children, she believes she’d be able to carry another healthy pregnancy if she wanted to try for baby number 13.
Church documents her family life on her TikTok account @ourlargefamilylife, which has more than 1.8 million followers.
She explained to Today that people are fascinated by big families, and in many of her videos, she answers questions from viewers, ranging from what kind of car they have to how much they spend on groceries.
Church (pictured in 2014) had another four children in her 20s and welcomed triplets when she was 30
Church’s oldest child, Crizman, 17, graduated high school last month and is closer in age to her mother than her youngest sibling
The family eats meals together at a custom-made 12-seat table that Chris built, and each child shares a room in their five-bedroom home.
When they’re 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 kids with her, she will opt to drive their Honda Pilot SUV.
According to the mom, her children go through two gallons of milk a day, which costs them roughly $200 a month — not counting what they spend on other groceries.
Church went viral last month after she posted a video listing how old she was each time she gave birth, the ages ranging from 16 to 32.
Many commenters are in awe of the mom, but she also has to deal with online trolls who shame her for having so many children.
Church documents her family life on her TikTok account @ourlargefamilylife , which has more than 1.8 million followers
The family of 14 travels in a 15-seat Ford Transit when they are all together
The mom told Today that she doesn’t have any regrets about having such a big family, saying, ‘We are happiest when we’re all together’
In another recent video, she listed some of the cruel criticisms she has received on social media after being accused of everything from being on welfare to contributing to overpopulation.
‘I use to care so much about what others thought of me. Don’t let them mean comments get to 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 welfare — 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 why I have so many.’
The mom added that she doesn’t have any regrets about having such a big family, saying, ‘We are happiest when we’re all together.’