With 6 children and adding 8 more, how will she be able to afford to raise all of them is the big question. One physician said anyone who knowingly transferred 8 embryos should be arrested for malpractice, so perhaps this story will continue to be updated as more information is gathered. This is not to take anything away from the physicians at Kaiser who delivered all 8 babies by any means, they did their job well.
Initially our fascination with multiple births was pretty positive, but in the current economic conditions we are in, will this perhaps change as the theme being talked about today is being responsible and making intelligent decisions. When you stop and think about it if these were the first set of babies born to a couple who had been trying to conceive and used artificial methodologies, the entire story might have a whole different perspective, and would a couple of sorts take on all 8 embryos too.
Certainly it is nice to have all the news coverage and be part of something that has only happened once before, but where’s the aftermath of all of this when real life returns and should the impact of the ability of science to create children be given some ethic standards for the future? ABC News has been talking to relatives and friends and adds a little bit more to the entire story here. BD
The California woman who gave birth to octuplets on Monday, although once married, apparently had all 14 of her kids out of wedlock by artificial means -- and various public records raise questions about the family's ability to support them.
ABC News has learned through San Bernardino Superior Court Records that the 33-year-old California woman, whose name is Nadya Doud (she filed to have her name changed to Nadya Suleman in 2001 -- though it was not clear if the request was granted), divorced her husband, Marcos Gutierrez, in January 2008.
The document indicates "no children of the marriage," suggesting that Gutierrez was not the father of Doud's previous six children.