Mother of eight children at age of 30 wants to make it a perfect 10
She is at an age when many women are just thinking about having their own family.
But Imogen Banham, 30, already has plenty of maternal experience after eight children in ten years, dailymail.co.uk reported.
She jokes that she may be Britain’s most fertile woman, having never gone more than ten months without being pregnant since first giving birth.
Incredibly, she hopes to have another two children with her husband Peter, 52, before calling it a day.
Mrs. Banham said: “I just love having babies. All of them were planned apart from my first two. You just can’t beat having a large family.
“I adore being pregnant and cradling a newborn. It is a brilliant feeling being a mom. I just want all my children to have each other as they are growing up. Midwives are always saying that my husband and I must be very well-matched.”
The Banhams run their three-bedroom detached home like a military operation to ensure everyone is fed and cared for.
Their oldest daughters Nyla, ten, Dulcie, nine, Oakley-Rose, seven, Nova Star, six, and Rumer, four, share the largest bedroom, sleeping in bunks and one single bed.
The couple share another bedroom with youngest daughter, ten-month-old Taysia, while their son Ephraim, three, and his sister Elva, two, sleep in cots in the back bedroom.
Banham, of Shimpling, near Diss, Norfolk, admits the house is ‘a bit of a squeeze’ and is looking forward to when they can afford to have an extension built.
In a scene reminiscent of a primary school cloakroom, her seven daughters and son each have labelled hooks for coats and bags beside the back door above large trays on the floor for their shoes.
The family spends £200 a week on food at Tesco and follow a strict budget to ensure treats like trips to the zoo and the seaside.
Everyone sits down to eat in their dining room around a large table which Banham has had to twice extend.
In between four loads of washing a day and keeping her house spotlessly clean, Banham drives her children around in a nine-seater minibus while her husband follows in his Ford Ka.
Despite her enormous brood, she still finds time to help run a local mother and toddler group.
Her husband works nights, earning £43,000 a year as a maintenance engineer, meaning the only handout they receive is child benefit.
He works every night from 10 p.m., arriving home at 6.30 a.m. to change nappies and get the children ready for school.
Banham who also has a daughter Carly, 26, goes to bed at 8 a.m. while his wife does the school run.
She said: “We get a lot of stares when we go out. There’s an assumption big families are on benefits — so I often point out Peter works to support us.
“We have our own little tribe. Our house is filled with laughter, and of course a bit of arguing. I wouldn’t change it for the world.”