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Starting with the birth of her first child at just 16 years old, Britni Church has been pregnant almost every single year since 2004, according to a feature story on TODAY.
“I think I’m done,” Church told the outlet with a laugh, emphasizing the word “think.”
Church’s husband,Chris, 30, said that he would “gladly” have more children.
In total, Church has five girls and seven boys. There’s Silas, 7, Christopher Jr. 5, 3-year-old triplets Oliver, Asher and Abel, and Rowyn, 11 months. Church also has several children from a past relationship, Crizman, 17, Jordan, 16, Caleb, 14, Jace, 13, Cadence, 12, and Jesalyn, 10.
Church has been pregnant for nearly 98 months. According to her, the family spends $200 on milk alone per month.
She told TODAY that her house is “never quiet.”
“There’s always noise. Someone is always screaming,” she said. “But it’s just normal for us. I’m able to drown it out somehow.”
In response to her Tik Tok account having over 1.8 million followers, Church said that people are “fascinated with big families.” On the platform, Church enjoys sharing her story and day-to-day life with her followers.
“A lot of people assume we’re on welfare — we’re not,” Church explained. “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 [children].”
A lot of people also ask Church how she’s doing “down there,” considering all of her births except one were vaginal. In response, Church said that there’s “no reason” she wouldn’t be able to have another healthy pregnancy.
Currently, Church has “made peace” with the fact that she’ll always feel like needing a nap and always be cleaning up stray Goldfish and animal crackers from couch cushions. To her, however, it’s important that her children feel “special and loved.”
“We are happiest when we’re all together,” she said on TODAY. “We’ve got a big waterslide and we’ve been having cookouts and sitting around the fire pit. Life is good.”