Mum gives birth to 16th baby in ‘toughest pregnancy’ – but she’d still have more

A mum has just given birth to her 16th baby with her husband.

Patty Hernandez, 39, hit headlines when she revealed she crams her huge brood in a five-bedroom home.

Despite having her hands full, the mum recently said she wanted to have more children with her 38-year-old husband Carlos.

Now the couple have welcomed baby number 16 and they've stuck to their family tradition by naming the tot Clayton.

The mum wanted to honour her husband by calling all their children with a name starting with the letter "C".

But after having to come up with 15 names already, it was a struggle to come up with a name for their latest addition.

Patty, from North Carolina, US, told The Mirror: "We couldn't figure out a name and then Clayton just popped into my head.

"All the kids have names beginning with 'C' and we wanted to keep that going. My husband is called Carlos… it's a tribute to him."

The mum also detailed how her latest pregnancy was her toughest yet, but it hasn't put her off having more.

And she feels like her huge family is a "blessing" from God.

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Patty, who runs her own cleaning company, added: "God has blessed us with all these kids.

"I know some people don't agree and there are nasty comments online but for us it's a big blessing.

"I never thought I would have a big family until I started having babies. Then I thought 'this is cool, why not?' It's really fun."

"If God wants us to have another child we will have another one."

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Patty delivered baby number 16, Clayton, who weighed 8lbs and 4 ounces.

The mum was 40 weeks pregnant when she gave birth, her longest yet.

She added: "All my other births have been before 38 weeks. He just didn't want to come out.

"The other children are anxious to meet their little brother. They induced me on Tuesday and he came out on Wednesday."

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The couple earn money through their cleaning company and hope their eldest Carlos Jr, 13, will be able to help out the business soon.

Patty and Carlos have previously spoken out about the fact that they've never used contraception.

They also have three sets of twins, Carla and Caitlyn, 10, Calvin and Catherine, six, and Caleb and Caroline, three.

The others are; Christopher, 11, Cristian, nine, Celeste, eight, Cristina, seven, Carol, four, Camilla, two, Charlotte, one, and Crystal, one.

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