After having nine children in as many years, you might think Rayna and Malcolm Warriner's brood is complete.
But, with one seat spare in the family minibus, the couple feel they still have a gap to fill. Less than a month after giving birth to their newest addition, Mrs Warriner is already broody for a tenth baby.
"I’m hooked on the adrenaline rush I get from having a beautiful baby and it is a miracle that lasts a lifetime," said the former nursery manager, 32. "We have one more seat to fill in our 12-seater minibus. If my husband said that’s it, we would stop, but we both enjoy having children so much."
The couple support their six girls and three boys on the wages Mr Warriner earns as a police sergeant, without the aid of benefits.
Their oldest child, Eryn, is nine. A year after her birth, the couple had Jackson, now eight, followed two years later by Harrison, six. Another boy, Callan, arrived in 2003 and was followed by threeyear- old Taitum. In March 2005, Rayna had triplet girls Ilish, Romany and Meredith, who are now 23 months. Then on January 27 she gave birth to Avie, weighing 7lb 11oz, at Poole Hospital in Dorset.
She had a difficult labour this time round, and needed a blood transfusion after problems with the placenta. Mrs Warriner is now considered to be at high risk of complications if she becomes pregnant again. But despite the potential problems, and the considerable squeeze on their finances, she says she remains hooked on motherhood.