I guess 6 kids just wasn’t enough for the mom who filed for bankruptcy & abandoned her home 18 months ago! Instead of figuring out the best way to take care of her existing kids,this lady made the decision to have even more babies.And it wasn’t accidental,either.Although she filed for bankruptcy, she must have paid to have those embryos implanted.Now,she’s had octupulets,which means she’s got 14 kids to raise. Why would someone claiming to be so broke that they have to file for bankruptcy have 8 more kids? Did I mention she lives at home with her parents? What in the world was she thinking? Here’s more on this from NBC Bay Area:
“Suleman said her daughter had embryos implanted last year, and after finding out she was pregnant with multiple babies was given the option by doctors of selectively reducing the number of embryos. The woman declined.
“What do you suggest she should have done? She refused to have them killed,” Suleman told the Times. “That is a very painful thing.”
Dr. Harold Henry said the woman was already pregnant when she came to Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center, and she was counseled about the risks of her pregnancy and on the option of aborting some of the fetuses. Doctors had been expecting only seven babies, but an eighth was born in the cesarean delivery.
Dr. Mandhir Gupta said seven of the babies were breathing without assistance. One was still receiving oxygen through a tube in his nose.
Seven of the infants were being tube-fed donated breast milk. One of the boys was expected to begin feedings Friday.
All babies continued to receive an intravenous nutritional combination. They were expected to remain in the hospital for several more weeks.
Some fertility specialists have said the children face increased health risks because they are octuplets and born nine weeks premature. At birth, they ranged between 1 pound, 8 ounces (0.45 kilograms) and 3 pounds, 4 ounces (1.36 kilograms).
Doctors say they advise against higher-order births, but acknowledge the decision is not theirs to make.
“Who am I to say that six is the limit?” said Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg, medical director of Fertility Institutes, which has clinics in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York City. “There are people who like to have big families.”
Dr. James Grifo, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the NYU School of Medicine, added: “I don’t think it’s our job to tell them how many babies they’re allowed to have. I am not a policeman for reproduction in the United States. My role is to educate patients.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here:(http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Mom-of-Octuplets-Lives-with-Parents-Has-6-Other-Kids.html
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