I spent 16 years in a row being pregnant — and not being with child is weird

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— and not being with child is weird

She’s not “16 and Pregnant” — she was pregnant for 16.

A mom-of-12 who spent 16 consecutive years carrying babies says she is “adjusting” to the fact that she is no longer expecting.

“I would’ve loved to have has one more!” Iris Purnell, 38, told The Post on Thursday, revealing she was pregnant every year between 2004 and 2019.

The California-based mama — who is a devout Christian and co-parents with her longtime hubby, Cordell — now has her tubes tied but says she “loved” carrying her kids.

“Not all my pregnancies were easy,” Iris explained. “I had six C-sections… but being pregnant gave me a spiritual elevation. I learned to be patient and to sit still with my body.”

Iris, who is a choreographer, met Cordell, who was working as an international dancer, back in 2005. At the time, the pair each had a six-month-old son. Iris was mom to Malikhai , while Cordell was a dad to baby Junior.

Iris and Cordell are pictured with their 12 children in a recent social media snap. The pair frequently share footage of their enormous brood on social media.
Iris and Cordell are pictured with their 12 children in a recent social media snap. The pair frequently share footage of their enormous brood on social media.

They pair soon tied the knot before having 10 more children in quick succession: Jahni, 15, Trinity, 13, Messiah, 11, JoJo, 10, Love, 9, Seven, 8, Michael, 6, Royal, 5, Heavenly, 4 and Hope, 3.

Iris frequently choreographs family dance videos, sharing them on her popular YouTube channel and TikTok pages.

The mama recently went viral after sharing a video revealing she had been pregnant each year for 16 consecutive years.

TikTok viewers were stunned by the fact that Iris spent the nearly two decades carrying kids, with one writing. “16 YEARS YOU’VE BEEN PREGNANT????? Momma the stress of kids and the stress of my body couldn’t do it!”

Meanwhile, one teenage TikTokker marveled at the achievement, putting Iris’ pregnancies into perspective. “She’s been pregnant my entire life!” they declared.

Others praised the fertile mama bear for having a “beautiful family,” saying she was “blessed” to have the big brood.

However, not everyone was as enthralled by the enormous clan, with one claiming, bluntly, “I’m sorry but I could NEVER have that many kids.”

The Purnells are a close knit can, with Iris and Cordell telling The Post that their children have strengthened their relationship and given them increased motivation and energy.

And the family’s fun and loving dynamic is on full display in their popular TikTok dance videos.

In one hilarious clip, the clan are seen all clad in matching clothing dancing around their living room.

“One of the most beautiful families on TiktTok,” one fan cooed. “God bless y’all.”