A mother of 12 who was pregnant for a ᴡʜᴏᴘᴘɪɴɢ 17 years has revealed she is finally done having a baby, despite her husband’s ᴀᴅᴍɪᴛᴛɪɴɢ he wants to add more children to their ʙʀᴏᴏᴅ.
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Britney Church, 33, of Arkansas City, Kansas, was 16 when she gave birth to her first child in 2004. She has three other children, ages 17 to 19.
She had four more children in her 20s and gave birth to 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, although she admitted her husband, Chris, 30, would happily have more children.
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 ᴘʀᴇᴠɪᴏᴜs relationships: Chrisman, 17, Jordan, 16, Caleb, 14, Jace, 13, Cadence, 12, and Jessalyn, 10.
She spent three years raising five children as a sɪɴɢʟᴇ mother before meeting Chris at work in 2014. Her oldest child, Chrisman, graduated from high school last month and is closer in age to her mother than her youngest brother.
Church, who has seven boys and five girls, was pregnant for about 98 months in total – nearly 11 years.
“They were all born ɴᴀᴛᴜʀᴀʟʟʏ, except for the triplets – I had a C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ with them,” she shares.
And while she doesn’t plan on having any more children, she believes she could ᴇɴᴅᴜʀᴇ another healthy pregnancy if she wanted to try for baby number 13.