A mother who first got pregnant at 14-years-old has revealed that she is expecting her 12th child.
Veronica Merritt, now 36, shared her exciting news in a series of Instagram stories.
Despite a sign underneath the scan monitor asking people not to record a video, Veronica still captured the moment and posted the clip on Instagram.
Using the hashtag #12kids, the New-York based mother wrote: “Unjust rules must be broken. Or something like that.”
Veronica was still in school when she fell pregnant with her eldest child named Victoria, now 21 years old.
Since then, the soon-to-be mom of 12 went on to have Andrew, 16, Adam, 15, Mara, 13, Dash, 12, Darla, 10, Marvelous, eight, Martalya, six, Amelia, four, Delilah, three, and Donovan, one.
In an exclusive interview with The Sun’s Fabulous earlier this year, Veronica detailed how she married and then subsequently divorced the father of her eldest two kids.
She then married her second husband Marty, 37, and the couple have gone on to have seven more children.
Veronica, who shares details of her big family on TikTok and Instagram, said that she and her husband never use contraception due to her health condition.
“I graduated high school with honors, I attempted college but got sick both times,” Veronica explained. “I have kidney disease and lost my kidney last year.”
She also revealed that she’d her goal is to have 17 kids.
“Some of the children were planned,” Veronica told Fabulous. “But I can’t take hormonal birth control because my illness means I am prone to blood clots.
“I haven’t ruled out more children,” she added. “I would like to have six more. I have spent eight-and-a-half years pregnant.”
After posting the sonogram video, Veronica’s 32,000 followers are quick to congratulate her and her growing family.
“Congratulations!” one follower said. “I don’t know how you even handle 11 kids. I can barely handle one as it is…”
“OMG CONGRATS!!!” another one commented. “SO HAPPY FOR YOU!”
Using the hashtag #cheaperbythedozen, a third person replied: “Awww, congrats! Our 12th will be here in March.”