A mom has just given birth to her sixteenth child... and they all have names beginning with "C."

And it seems there's a sweet meaning behind their naming tradition...

Welcoming a child into the world is an amazing experience.

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The whole thing is magical, and it truly releases the inner warriors in women after a grueling 9 months of pregnancy.

The labor isn't so magical, however...

The labor of childbirth is known for being one of the most painful things that the human body can experience.

It is the one thing that women dread.

A combination of intense muscle tightening, abdomen cramps, pain in the torso and pelvic area, back pain, contractions from the uterus, and, eventually, pushing a baby out of the vagina... It's certainly no walk in the park.

Labor is different for every woman.

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Despite the fact that labor is pretty much guaranteed to be painful, it varies slightly for every woman; no labor is the same.

This can depend on the woman's genetics...

As well as her tolerance to pain, her body type, and even the size of the baby.

Many women find that their bodies can remarkably birth numerous children without any complications...

Which often results in some very large families!

Like the Hernandez family...

Who are now a family of sixteen after mom, Patty Hernandez, delivered her sixteenth baby earlier this month.

And it's safe to say, the internet is amazed by them...


Thirty-nine-year-old Patty Hernandez and her husband, Carlos have just welcomed their sixteenth child to the brood.

Patty gave birth at forty weeks pregnant to her baby boy on May 5, The Mirror reports.

She is currently still in hospital after her experiencing her toughest pregnancy yet.

"All my other births have been before 38 weeks. He just didn't want to come out," Patty said.

"The other children are anxious to meet their little brother. I've been in hospital since Tuesday. They induced me on Tuesday and he came out on Wednesday."

Once released from hospital, Patty and her newborn will join the rest of the family at home in North Carolina.

Patty and Carlos have sixteen children which consist of 6 sets of twins, 6 boys, and 10 girls, something she considered as a "blessing."

"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," she said.

"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."

But the most interesting thing about the family, all of the children's names begin with C...

In honor their father, Carlos.

"All the kids have names beginning with 'C' and we wanted to keep that going," she said.

"My husband is called Carlos... it's a tribute to him."

Among the brood are the 3 sets of twins, Carla and Caitlyn, aged ten, Calvin and Catherine, 6, and Caleb and Caroline, 3.

And then, Christopher, eleven, Cristian, 9, Celeste, 8, Cristina, 7, Carol, 4, Camilla, 2, Charlotte, 1, and Crystal, 1.

So your probably wondering, what have they called their sixteenth baby?


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