Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Freak Show That Is The Octo-Mom

Nadya Denise Doud-Suleman gained international attention when she gave birth to octuplets in January 2009. The Suleman octuplets are only the second full set of octuplets to be born alive in the United States.

Suleman stated that in 2008 she had eight embryos left over from her previous IVF treatments. She explained at the time that she requested that all of the remaining embryos be implanted, despite the norm for a woman her age being two or three implanted at the most. Suleman states that part of her reasoning for attempting a sixth pregnancy was so that the frozen embryos would not be destroyed. Supposedly, the six remaining embryos were implanted and two of the embryos split into twins, resulting in a total of eight embryo.

While Suleman claims to be able to independently support her children, saying that she is planning to return to school to complete her Master's degree in counseling, but records show that Suleman is currently unemployed after having received disability between 2002 and 2008 as payment for a back injury suffered during a riot in September of 1999.

So just how does Ms. Suleman plan to support her children? She wants her very own reality show and it appears she just might get one.

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