This has been all over the news lately and her excuse that she just loves children doesn't hold water. When you are single, unemployed and on food stamps it is inexcusable and irresponsible to contract for such a pregnancy.Thursday February 12, 2009
The fertility doctor that helped Nadya Suleman give birth to octuplets also provided treatment to a 49-year-old woman who is pregnant with quadruplets, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Sources tell the newspaper that Dr. Michael Kamrava implanted at least seven embryos from younger donor eggs into the woman, who is currently hospitalized.
"I do think it is concerning, and dangerous, especially to the mother," a doctor familiar with the case told the Times. "She is close to 50. When women get to be that age, our fear is the cardiovascular complications, such as stroke or heart attack. That’s how serious this is."
Meet the octuplets!
Suleman told the Today Show's Ann Curry she was implanted with six embryos, some of which split.
Kamrava is under investigation by the California Medical Board and American Society for Reproductive Medicine, which recommends women under 35 are implanted with no more than two embryos.
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Meanwhile, Suleman's publicist revealed death threats forced her to move into a rented house and out of the home she was sharing with her parents in southern California.
The mother of 14 -- who is single, unemployed and receiving food stamps -- began asking for donations on her Web site Wednesday.
Many parents of multiple births have received a tremendous amount of aid, including food, diapers and formula, baby furniture and baby carriers, even a van in which to transport the babies, and a couple of lucky ones got a house! Is it possible that this thoughtless mother was aiming for all the freebie perks? It raises doubts about her motives, especially now that she is asking for donations!
There is little doubt that the taxpayers will pay for much or all of the babies' medical and support expenses. Worse yet, often some babies born of multiple births suffer neurological and other handicaps. Shame on such irresponsible behavior on the part of the mother and also of the fertility doctor!!
9:24 AM, February 11, 2009
Nadya Suleman, the Whittier mother of 2-week-old octuplets plus six other children whose finances have become a matter of national interest after it came out that taxpayers may pay millions for her children's care, now has a website where people can donate items to her children.
The website, thenadyasulemanfamily.com, invites visitors to "meet the octuplets" as well as to donate items, send wishes to the family or even give money directly using a credit card.
How Suleman can afford her huge family has become an issue in the weeks since she gave birth. She does not have a job, lives with her parents and had $50,000 in student loans
(Three of her other children are handicapped).
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