A pregnant mum-of-12 has confessed she never uses contraception.
Veronica Merritt, from Syracuse in New York State, went viral when she announced she was pregnant with her 12th child on TikTok.
The 35-year-old posted a video of her ultra-sound scan and said: “I found out the gender of number 12 but not ready to announce because I’m worried.”
Veronica first fell pregnant when she was in her 9th grade, at the age of 14, and later she gave birth to another 10 children in the last 20 years.
Her children are: Victoria, 21, who is also pregnant, Andrew, 17, Adam, 15, Mara 14, Dash, 12, Darla, 11, Marvelous, 8, Martalya, 6, Amelia, 5, Delilah, 3, Donovan, 2.
On TikTok, the busy mum often shares her parenting tips.
The parent explained she never uses contraception due to health problems.
She revealed sometimes she was asked many questions by curious viewers – from financing, pregnancy to children education.
And in one video, she revealed she has her down time and doesn’t fret too much about what she feeds her kids.
“Today I made no effort to cook anything fancy for my 11 kids, and I know it was all sugar, salt and junk but I’m tired, pregnant and cranky,” Veronica said.
“I don’t care about all the hate, I’m a human, I have off days, at least the kids ate!”
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About eight years ago Veronica chose to take her children out of school and teach them all at home – after her daughter apparently got bullied.
Her kids take classes in the living room or, if the weather allows, on the family’s outdoor porch area.
“I can bake cookies with them in the kitchen and [the measuring] counts as math class,” Veronica explained.
But the busy mum can’t afford to have babysitters so her toddlers had to watch videos and television while their older siblings took classes at home.
She also worked out that it’s much cheaper to home-school her children as a year of public school fee could cost $25,000 (£18,500) for one child.
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