I’m 33 With 12 Kids And I’ve Basically Been Pregnant For 17 Years – People Always Assume I’m On Benefits But I’m Not
Mum-OF-12 Britni Church gave birth to her first child in 2004, and has been pregnant for almost every year since then. The Church family is certainly large, consisting of 12 children, five girls and seven boys, with mum Britni has spent the last 17 years of her life being pregnant on-and-off.
Her first pregnancy was at age 16 and she is now 33, and has been pregnant for an average of 98 months total. Between 2004 and 2022 that have only been three years in which she did not conceive and/or give birth, these being 2013, 2017 and 2022. Talking to Today the busy mum says “I think I'm done,” although she adds that her husband would gladly have more if she changed her mind. Britni’s first five children are from her first marriage, which lasted 6 years and 6 months, posting to her TikTok account she shares that this wasn’t a good relationship and that she feels very grateful that she and the kids were able to make it out. As a single mum-of-five at just 22, Britni says she fell pregnant and gave birth to her sixth child, while in another relationship, which ultimately did not work out. She then met her now-husband Chris when she was 25 and the couple have had six children since, taking the total up to 12. Currently the family says they spend $200 every month on milk alone. They also add that there is constant noise and screaming with so many people in the house, however, Britni adds that she’s now able to pretty much drown this out. “A lot of people assume we’re on welfare — we’re not,” Britni said, talking to Today, ““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.” She regularly shares stories about her family on TikTok, which was started in 2019 and has a total of over 1.8 million followers. Britni claims that the reason she has so many followers is in part because people can be somewhat obsessed with large families as they tend to be rather rare these days.