WOH with 14 kids?

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Registered: 10-07-2004
WOH with 14 kids?
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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?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-09-2006
In reply to: frieda9
Fri, 02-13-2009 - 6:24am

Plus there's a beautiful irony there, isn't there? I mean allegedly Octomom wants all these chillin's because her childhood was so dysfunctional yada yada yada, and yet, WHO is doing the lion's share of the work raising said chillin's? Oh, right, that would be Gramma. You know, of dysfunctional childhood fame.

:::eyeroll::: Octomom is a scam artist/fame whore.

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Registered: 08-25-2008
In reply to: frieda9
Fri, 02-13-2009 - 6:42am

Yes, and I don't blame grandma one bit if she walks away from this mess.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
In reply to: frieda9
Fri, 02-13-2009 - 7:54am

when I had two back to back pregnancies, and after delivery number 2, my doctor consulted me on family planning,


that reminds me of my own births.

 

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Registered: 11-22-2000
In reply to: frieda9
Fri, 02-13-2009 - 8:58am

The quack maternal-fetal specialist (who traumatized me in many ways) insisted at 31 weeks that I HAD to have amnio (as well as several other tests that


iVillage Member
Registered: 07-18-2007
In reply to: frieda9
Fri, 02-13-2009 - 9:52am

Yeah well, that's just, ya know, like, your opinion, man-The Big Lebowski 

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Registered: 07-18-2007
In reply to: frieda9
Fri, 02-13-2009 - 10:00am

True.

Yeah well, that's just, ya know, like, your opinion, man-The Big Lebowski 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
In reply to: frieda9
Fri, 02-13-2009 - 10:07am

ha,speaking of teaching hospital.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
In reply to: frieda9
Fri, 02-13-2009 - 10:11am
but we

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2009
In reply to: frieda9
Fri, 02-13-2009 - 10:14am

Plastic surgeons turn away people all the time because they do not pass psychological screenings or have unrealistic expectations about what the surgery will accomplish for them. Doctors take an oath when they receive their medical licenses, and the first rule of medicine is "First, do no harm." There is a strong case to be made that the chances of this woman having serious medical problems as a result of these pregnancies was and is very high, and that it was not in her best medical interest to implant six embryos into her body. There are ling-term risks associated with fertility treatment -- for instance, the rate of ovarian cancer among women who've had IVF procedures is startlingly high compared to the general population. If it is dangerous in women who have had two or three IVF treatments, it has got to be higher among women who have had at least six.

The woman already has six children, three of whom are receiving disability payments because of some yet undisclosed medical condition. This issue should have been taken into account. Instead, she shows up with a bunch of cash, and it seems the only criterion that was taken into account was her ability to pay.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: frieda9
Fri, 02-13-2009 - 10:17am

That happened with my second. My Dr was across town at another hospital

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