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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Registered: 07-18-2007
In reply to: frieda9
Wed, 02-18-2009 - 1:38pm
Yeah, until the state yanks his license.

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

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
Wed, 02-18-2009 - 1:37pm
Thanks for the not-suprising clarification.

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
Mon, 02-16-2009 - 8:55am

thanks for pointing that out,LOL.

 

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Registered: 11-22-2000
In reply to: frieda9
Sat, 02-14-2009 - 12:10pm
Good for her.

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Registered: 05-09-2006
In reply to: frieda9
Sat, 02-14-2009 - 6:29am
As much as it pains me to defend Oprah, she didn't. Octomom *wanted* $2M to appear on Oprah (or any of a number other shows), but Oprah never ponied up.
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Registered: 08-03-2008
In reply to: frieda9
Fri, 02-13-2009 - 8:38pm
I had a doctor try to push me into an amnio and genetic testing when I was pg, because my SIL had a genetic disease.
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Registered: 07-18-2007
In reply to: frieda9
Fri, 02-13-2009 - 3:23pm

IMO, the doctor was irresponsible too.

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

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Registered: 05-27-1998
In reply to: frieda9
Fri, 02-13-2009 - 1:45pm

I don't blame the doctor for treating her infertility; I blame him/her for going against professional recommendations by implanting 8 embryos when the standard of care says to implant 2 for a woman that age. Thus, my objection has nothing to do with how many kids she wanted to have or whether she was qualified to be a mother.


As I said earlier, the fact that all 8 survived with no harm to the mother doesn't mean the doc did the right thing. If your child played on the yellow line out in the street and made it home safely, you wouldn't think playing on the yellow line was now a good idea, would you? Of course not. The doctor did the same thing by implanting so many embryos. He took a chance with her life and with those embryos. It was wrong.

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Registered: 02-07-2009
In reply to: frieda9
Fri, 02-13-2009 - 12:50pm

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Registered: 01-08-2009
In reply to: frieda9
Fri, 02-13-2009 - 12:39pm

There is a difference between using a drug that has a chance of producing multiples (and most of those multiples are twins and triplets, not septuplets) and deliberately implanting six embryos (DOUBLE the amount that is recommended under standard medical practice) in a woman. One has a very small chance of producing mega multiples as a side effect of treatment; the other has a rather large chance of producing mega-multiples, which is why standard medical practice says "no more than three" in a woman under forty.

The octodoctor has another patient who is five months pregnant with quadruplets. She is on bedrest in a Los Angeles area hospital, courtesy of the taxpayers of the state of California.

The McCaugheys, by the way, are still driving the 1999 van that was given to them by members of their community.

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