WOH with 14 kids?

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-07-2004
WOH with 14 kids?
89
Fri, 02-06-2009 - 5:11pm

Octuplet mother of 14 kids under the age of 8 is planning on financially caring for her children without any welfare assistance.

What kinds of challenges do you all think she will face? Do you think it's possible to be semi-famous in this way and even land a job in the first place?

Pages

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
In reply to: frieda9
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 2:43pm

i don't agree that the doctor s/b blamed for this.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-06-2009
In reply to: frieda9
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 2:56pm
ITA with you. You can not blame the dr. Stories have indicated that she was mentally ill and that she came from a dysfunctional family and is trying to make up for things she did not have in childhood.
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-07-2009
In reply to: frieda9
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 2:58pm
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-27-1998
In reply to: frieda9
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 3:00pm

It is medical malpractice to implant 8 embryos. Period. The odds are overwhelmingly against any of the embryos surviving. The fact that they all did doesn't negate the fact that the doctor behaved foolishly and unethically.


And no, I don't have a problem with using fertility treatments for those who must in order to conceive.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-22-2000
In reply to: frieda9
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 3:01pm

I don't think that


iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-2008
In reply to: frieda9
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 3:07pm
You talk like one embroyo broke into 8 & that is not the case. The dr. transferred 6 embroyos which is unusual & questionable. Most dr. only transfer 2-3 so there isn't this problem of huge number of multiples. Most dr. give their patients a psychiatric test too. And I do think there is something wrong with transferring 6 embroyos to a woman with no income and is on welfare.
"YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!"--Jack Nicholsen, as Colonol Nathan Jessup in "A Few Good Men"
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
In reply to: frieda9
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 3:08pm

ok.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-2008
In reply to: frieda9
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 3:08pm
Even more reason to blame the dr.
"YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!"--Jack Nicholsen, as Colonol Nathan Jessup in "A Few Good Men"
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-2008
In reply to: frieda9
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 3:15pm

Not a law, a standard set by the medical association--I don't know if it's the AMA or a special assoc. for obgyn's. Numerous doctors have done interviews saying that it is not a good idea medically to implant that many embroyo's in anyone. The medical standard is 2-3 in case they all take.

Here's an anology. If the normal dose of chemotherapy for a cancer patient was 2 miligrams once a week, but another dr. decided he would give his patients 20 miligrams once a week, if they wanted it and a patient died because of the large dose of medication, then there would be a medical ethical problem with that doctor and his license could be taken away. That's what is happening to this fertility dr. The CA state medical board is investigating & his license may be taken away because he transplates more embroyos than is recommended.

"YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!"--Jack Nicholsen, as Colonol Nathan Jessup in "A Few Good Men"
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-06-2009
In reply to: frieda9
Thu, 02-12-2009 - 3:25pm
But who is HE to judge that she should not have anymore children? Just like a dr. can not MAKE you go on birth control, he can't MAKE you not get IVF if that is what you want.

Pages