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dmr727
Jan 31, 2009, 04:54 PM
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article5627531.ece

::Sigh::

Why does this not surprise me? Ugh. :(

ucfgrad93
Jan 31, 2009, 04:59 PM
Yeah, this story is just so baffling to me. With 6 kids already, why in the world would she undergo fertility treatments?

Dagless
Jan 31, 2009, 05:09 PM
I guess some "celebrities" have become famous for less...

Consultant
Jan 31, 2009, 05:38 PM
Well looks like the person thinks doing such an unhealthy thing with no finical resources would result in a winning lottery ticket to a job and riches.

Seriously. A person would barely have any time with a few kids, but this idi0t thinks she can raise 14 kids by her self, AND somehow have time to teach other people?

Note she forced her parents into bankruptcy before these 8 kids, and her dad is leaving the country.

Who paid for the fertility treatment anyway (probably her)? The fertility clinic would be responsible for the upbringing cost of these kids. The tax payers should not be forced to pay for it.

jbernie
Jan 31, 2009, 06:14 PM
Personally she shouldn't be paid for any interview and even then why would they want to interview her and promote what she has done?

Reality says a TV network somewhere is bound to pay her for an exclusive interview so no one else gets it.

Maybe I can have faith that Oprah wont get involved?

iJohnHenry
Jan 31, 2009, 06:33 PM
Many loving couples would welcome these children.

I say declare her unfit, and adopt them out.

Stern, yes, but I mean, WTF????

Abstract
Jan 31, 2009, 06:40 PM
Having made so many irresponsible decisions already, should she be financially rewarded for it?

Then again, either she gets paid by Oprah, or she gets paid with tax money from US citizens.

dornoforpyros
Jan 31, 2009, 06:41 PM
Regardless of what this woman does or says the media is going to be pounding down her door anyways. So why shouldn't she try to cash in for as much as possible?

"Oh you'd like to invade my family's private life with your camera crews and a bunch of reporters with nosey questions? Sure not a problem, just cut me a cheque and we can get started"

Her privacy is not going to be respected anyways, so she might as well roll with it and get the money.

Hawkeye411
Jan 31, 2009, 06:44 PM
$2 Million???

Great idea!! Anyone want to make 14 babies with me?? ;)

iJohnHenry
Jan 31, 2009, 06:47 PM
$2 Million???

Great idea!! Anyone want to make 14 babies with me?? ;)

Didn't you get a vasectomy??

Not nice. :mad:

SpaceKitty
Jan 31, 2009, 06:57 PM
Yeah, this story is just so baffling to me. With 6 kids already, why in the world would she undergo fertility treatments?

The news tonight said that the doctors are getting the blame for implanting so many eggs in her at once with all of her kids already.

iJohnHenry
Jan 31, 2009, 07:12 PM
I need more back-ground on this story.

Is she but a test-tube, for their amusement??

Who paid the "freight" for this activity??

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g158/MouseMeat/Smilies/ohmy.gif

MattZani
Jan 31, 2009, 08:18 PM
Link to the full story? Being in the Uk, havent heard much.

iJohnHenry
Jan 31, 2009, 08:25 PM
Here is something, which seems, on the surface at least, to be balanced.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/new-born-octuplets-a-modern-morality-tale-1522535.html

Kwill
Jan 31, 2009, 09:42 PM
THE single mother of octuplets... Nadya Suleman, 33, plans a career as a television childcare expert... Experts believe that the unnamed fertility specialists who gave her in vitro fertilisation (IVF) should not have implanted so many embryos... Nadya Suleman, who describes herself as a “professional student” living off education grants and parental money, broke up with her boyfriend before the birth of her first child seven years ago.It seems this "expert" bypassed crucial first steps in planning a family, like finding a caring husband with a reliable job. Real experts question the ethics of this latest multiple birth. What "expert" advice could Nadya possibly offer?

Side thought: There is no consumer vehicle large enough for her family. She'll likely have to mod a school bus to hold 14 car seats and strollers with enough remaining room for groceries and assistants.

GoCubsGo
Jan 31, 2009, 09:47 PM
Since TV has been over run with reality BS I am not surprised in the least here.
It is unfortunate but she'll become famous for something ... no doubt.

CorvusCamenarum
Feb 1, 2009, 03:57 AM
I hope this woman realizes that $2M will barely be enough. Then again, we can probably expect people and companies lining up in droves to donate to this woman's hatching plans.
ABC is covering this story as well:
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/WomensHealth/Story?id=6774471&page=1

The fertility clinic would be responsible for the upbringing cost of these kids. The tax payers should not be forced to pay for it.
I don't know if it's true or not for CA, but in some states if she were to go on welfare, she's required to name the father in order to receive benefits, and the state will go after him for reimbursement. If this is indeed the case, it's going to suck to be him. An earlier ABC article here (http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Story?id=6776008&page=1) intimates that all the children have the same father.

Maybe I can have faith that Oprah wont get involved?
I'll bet you a fake internet dollar Oprah has a you go grrrrl , a "heroic single mom" label, and a stack of Pampers that reach to the moon ready to go.

Applespider
Feb 1, 2009, 04:20 AM
There's some really disturbing stuff in this article (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/feb/01/suleman-octuplets-row) which suggest that the woman's own mother think she's mentally ill with an obsession with babies. She doesn't have a partner, living with her parents who are divorced but live together and her father is considering going to work in Iraq to get funds to support them.

Either way, I feel for the children (all 14 of them) since they're unlikely, as it stands currently, to have a normal life. The worst thing about all the negative publicity is that it means she's even less likely to get some decent sponsorship from companies which will make their lives even harder.

Melrose
Feb 1, 2009, 07:23 AM
Didn't you get a vasectomy??

Not nice. :mad:

I b'lieve he was being entirely facetious.

GSMiller
Feb 1, 2009, 07:56 AM
Oh wow, I pity her pediatrician. I hate it enough when someone rolls into the doctors office wanting their two kids seen at one time, imagine having to register and work up 14 :eek:

Abstract
Feb 1, 2009, 08:26 AM
Yes, but for American doctors, isn't she just considered a really, really, really good customer? Her pediatrician would be delighted, since kids go to the doctor all the time for illness, shots, etc.

I guess some "celebrities" have become famous for less...

For less babies, yes. Paris Hilton was born. I think that's the only thing she ever did. That, and stuff dogs into purses.

kymac
Feb 1, 2009, 02:58 PM
Yes, but for American doctors, isn't she just considered a really, really, really good customer? Her pediatrician would be delighted, since kids go to the doctor all the time for illness, shots, etc.


i have a feeling these children will not be in living conditions where regular doctor visits will be scheduled..

Melrose
Feb 1, 2009, 08:10 PM
I call this exploitation of children amidst a rather selfish, planned path to wealth and fame. I bet she had this idea from the get-go.

P-Worm
Feb 1, 2009, 09:36 PM
I bet that Oprah will go for it. The 'independent woman' angle she can spin from this story would be great for Oprah. Sad, though.

P-Worm

CorvusCamenarum
Feb 1, 2009, 10:30 PM
I bet that Oprah will go for it. The 'independent woman' angle she can spin from this story would be great for Oprah. Sad, though.

P-Worm

How does she qualify for being "independent" when her lifestyle is being underwritten by everyone (in the exaggerated sense of the word) around her?

Abstract
Feb 1, 2009, 11:47 PM
i have a feeling these children will not be in living conditions where regular doctor visits will be scheduled..

Well then I do pity their pediatrician. ;) Poor thing has to make a living somehow.

1rottenapple
Feb 1, 2009, 11:49 PM
This woman is insane. Someone need send a t1000 and terminate her ass. Top it off, one of her first kids is autistic requiring high and i mean HIGH levels of care. Now she has more??? Add the fact there us a high chance a few of her 8 children will most likely have health problems to top it off. Rediculous.:rolleyes:

TwinCities Dan
Feb 1, 2009, 11:52 PM
It literally sickens me! :mad:

Mr. Giver '94
Feb 2, 2009, 12:33 AM
$2 Million???

Great idea!! Anyone want to make 14 babies with me?? ;)

No silly. Didn't your mommy teach you that babies come from laboratories and biomedical research facilities.;):D Kids these days.... ;):rolleyes:

Mr. Giver '94
Feb 2, 2009, 12:34 AM
I guess some "celebrities" have become famous for less...

Was that a stab at my BFF Ms. Hilton?? :D

Consultant
Feb 2, 2009, 11:38 AM
It seems this "expert" bypassed crucial first steps in planning a family, like finding a caring husband with a reliable job. Real experts question the ethics of this latest multiple birth. What "expert" advice could Nadya possibly offer?

Side thought: There is no consumer vehicle large enough for her family. She'll likely have to mod a school bus to hold 14 car seats and strollers with enough remaining room for groceries and assistants.

Perhaps this vehicle would hold them? ;)
http://failblog.org/2008/10/22/clown-car-fail/


I call this exploitation of children amidst a rather selfish, planned path to wealth and fame. I bet she had this idea from the get-go.

Yes, it typically happens in third world countries where family have lots of children, so they would have child laborers to work on the family farm. In this case it is an attempt at gold digging via media.

suburbia
Feb 2, 2009, 11:44 AM
Was that a stab at my BFF Ms. Hilton?? :D

I'm no fan of Ms. Hilton, but at least she's not having 14 babies. And to intentionally have a huge litter with the sole purpose of achieving infamy and monetary gains is disgusting.

It's sad to me that the TLC channel has made celebrities out of families that simply have many children. What is the fascination people have with a large family? And the documenting of the mundane chorus of those families? Zzzzzzzzzz.....

mkrishnan
Feb 7, 2009, 09:49 AM
The LA Times provided some analysis on the public outrage, the probable medical costs incurred so far, and her chances at fortune...

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-octuplets7-2009feb07,0,2129396.story

This sounds very diseased to me... there are people who choose other kinds of elective surgeries repeatedly and against medical advice -- particularly but not only plastic surgery -- in many ways, this woman sounds very similar to them. Actually, one of the articles (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article5627531.ece) says the grandmother feared the same thing and even sought out professional help in that regard. Oh, and one of the children is autistic... raising an autistic child is a challenge if they're your only one. An autistic child plus thirteen other ones?

A couple of random asides... CorvusCamenarum mentioned the issue of paternity... I would hope for the sake of whatever poor person whose DNA became involved in this, that he was at least a blind donor (and that this woman just had all the eggs fertilized with the same blind donor), and he does not have to get involved. That's not fair at all.

Other random aside --

Nadya Suleman, who describes herself as a “professional student” living off education grants and parental money, broke up with her boyfriend before the birth of her first child seven years ago.

This seems like a very odd turn of phrase. Is she in grad school or is she not? Although I guess this article (http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_11595972) basically says that she's something like on leave of absence from a Master's level program....