Octomom Drugged When Consenting to Implantation?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-16-2011
Octomom Drugged When Consenting to Implantation?
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Fri, 07-29-2011 - 12:47pm

Give me a break. So now she says that he had given her medications and then she signed? Is this woman responsible for nothing she does??

http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/07/28/california.octomom/index.html

Just when you thought it was safe to read the news, here she is again, she's like a virus, she just never really goes away.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-07-2011

Thanks for the link.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Physicians usually implant two, maybe up to three, but more than that is clearly unethical and dangerous. Additionally, responsible physicians pay attention to the number of likely viable eggs resulting from injections before allowing an intrauterine insemination. For example, the first time I took the injectable drugs, I produced way too many eggs and the physician refused to even allow the insemination to take place because of the high risk of multiples. The medication was adjusted. In another instance, the amount of possible viable eggs was slightly over what he wanted to see and would only allow the procedure to go forward if I agreed to selective reduction should I end up with more than three.
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-08-2008

I do understand that it is routine to implant more than one embroy; as you pointed out, not all of them take. However, 12 seems to be a bit excessive; from what I've read, 4 is more the norm. Granted, that seems to be based on the assumption that the desired result is one child, not multiples.

http://www.americanpregnancy.org/infertility/ivf.html

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-07-2011

((I really feel like the doctor was definitely irresponsible in implanting so many embroys...))

I am not for sure certain, but I think it is routine to implant many embryos.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-08-2008

Oh gosh... I'm almost speechless!

I really feel like the doctor was definitely irresponsible in implanting so many embroys, but the fact that she still has 29 more in storage just makes me shudder.