Sue Radford has revealed she is finding her latest pregnancy “stressful” as the mum of Britain’s largest family expects baby number 22.
At five-and-a-half months pregnant Sue Radford will soon be adding another addition to her huge brood.
However, she said this one has been her most stressful because she has developed an anterior placenta, which sits in front of the baby instead of behind.
Sue has also said her bump is less than half the size of her last pregnancy and is unsure if the fact the baby girl was showing in the breech position at the recent 20-week scan has anything to do with it.
The 44-year-old mum, from Morecombe, Lancashire, has 134,000 YouTube subscribers and 194,000 Instagram followers who she regularly keeps in the loop.
“Just over 25 weeks and I feel so tiny this time around,” she posted on her Instagram page alongside a photo.
Sue and husband Noel are parents to Chris, 30, Sophie, 25, Chloe, 23, Jack, 22, Daniel, 20, Luke, 18, Millie, 17, Katie, 16, James, 15, Ellie, 14, Aimee, 13, Josh, 12, Max, 11, Tillie, nine, Oscar, seven, Casper, six, Hallie, three, Phoebe, two, Archie 18 months, and Bonnie, one.
Daughter Sophie also has three children of her own, Daisy, six, Ayprill, four, and Leo, two.
The couple famously don’t claim any welfare apart from Child Benefit and rely on Noel’s bakery business to make ends meet.
“I definitely feel smaller,” she admitted. “I don’t know if it’s got anything to do with the anterior placenta because the placenta is at the front – but I had that with Bonnie and I still felt big with her.”
But despite the stresses of her latest pregnancy, in a video posted to YouTube, Sue said she has plenty of energy and the smaller bump means she doesn’t have any back pain.
“I’m feeling really healthy, got loads of energy,” she told her subscribers. “I’ve not got any back pain which I must say is down to the fact that I don’t feel as big as I have done with the others.
“I definitely feel smaller. I don’t know if it’s got anything to do with the anterior placenta because the placenta is at the front – but I had that with Bonnie and I still felt big with her.”
In December, Sue revealed her intention to take her children to Australia for a four-week holiday to meet a family of 16.