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|Woman Gives Birth To 8 Babies At Once (octupulets) by Truequest(m): 12:50pm On Jan 27, 2009|
A WOMAN has given birth to EIGHT babies – America's second live-born set of octuplets.
The mum, who has not been identified, gave birth to six boys and two girls weighing between 1.8lbs and 3.4lbs yesterday.
The hospital had scheduled a caesarean for seven babies, but medics were stunned when an eighth was born.
Dr Karen Maples said: “It’s a surprise.
“Eight newborns are in stable condition and they’re doing quite well.”
Dr Harold Henry, chief of maternal and fetal medicine at the hospital, added: "It is quite easy to miss a baby when you’re anticipating seven babies.
“Ultrasound doesn’t show you everything.”
The babies were born at Kaiser Permanante hospital in southern California.
Doctors said the babies were born nine weeks premature but were in a stable condition.
Two newborns were placed on ventilators and a third needs oxygen.
Hospital spokeswoman Myra Suarez said she could not release any information about the mother, including her condition or if she had used fertility drugs.
“They are all doing the best they can,” she said.
Dr Mandhir Gupta, a neo-natologist who cared for the infants, said: "She’s a very strong woman, so she probably will be able to handle all eight babies.”
The mother checked into the hospital in her 23rd week of pregnancy and gave birth seven weeks later.
All eight babies will probably remain in the hospital for at least two months and the mother should be released in a week, Dr Maples added.
It is estimated the delivery of the babies lasted just FIVE MINUTES.
Dr Henry said: “They were all screaming and kicking around very vigorously.”
Forty-six hospital staff and four delivery rooms were used for the octuplets’ births.
After one baby was born, staff rushed the newborn into another room and waited for the next, the hospital said.
Medics repeatedly practiced for the deliveries in preparation for the multiple birth.
The first live-born octuplets were born in Houston in 1998 but one baby died about a week later.
The surviving siblings – girls Ebuka, Gorom, Chidi, Chima and Echerem, and their brothers Ikem and Jioke – celebrated their 10th birthdays in December.
Their Nigerian-born parents, Nkem Chukwu and Iyke Louis Udobi, said they were astonished and grateful their children had grown up to be healthy and active youngsters.
Chukwu said the new parents have a lot to look forward to.
“Just enjoy it. It’s a blessing, truly a blessing,” Chukwu said. “We’ll keep praying for them."
|Re: Woman Gives Birth To 8 Babies At Once (octupulets) by Truequest(m): 1:00pm On Jan 27, 2009|
I never know that the one that gave birth to the other set of octupulets is a Nigerian!!!!!!!!!!!
|Re: Woman Gives Birth To 8 Babies At Once (octupulets) by plappville(f): 7:10pm On Jan 29, 2009|
wonderful, waoh God is really great, how did she manage during the pregnancy? she is blessed.
|Re: Woman Gives Birth To 8 Babies At Once (octupulets) by Shaz(f): 7:36pm On Jan 29, 2009|
Dang. . 8??
|Re: Woman Gives Birth To 8 Babies At Once (octupulets) by dellynash(f): 9:25am On Jan 30, 2009|
is this really true? Im wondering
|Re: Woman Gives Birth To 8 Babies At Once (octupulets) by Sissy3(f): 10:17am On Jan 30, 2009|
yes it is not only true it is REAL. and the woman already have 6 kids plus the 8 equals 14 kids and she is currently leaving with her parents. her mom said she took fidelity drugs.
|Re: Woman Gives Birth To 8 Babies At Once (octupulets) by Hotstepper(f): 9:47pm On Jan 30, 2009|
Latest news: The woman already have 6 children, twins included,
|Re: Woman Gives Birth To 8 Babies At Once (octupulets) by Ndipe(m): 10:06pm On Jan 30, 2009|
Pictures of the Nigerian surviving octuplets with some family members
|Re: Woman Gives Birth To 8 Babies At Once (octupulets) by JeromeK: 8:19pm On Feb 01, 2009|
if only she did !
|Re: Woman Gives Birth To 8 Babies At Once (octupulets) by Treetop20(m): 8:23pm On Feb 01, 2009|
|Re: Woman Gives Birth To 8 Babies At Once (octupulets) by tayoast(m): 3:18pm On Feb 02, 2009|
She's Very Fortunate!
|Re: Woman Gives Birth To 8 Babies At Once (octupulets) by Ndipe(m): 7:15pm On Feb 02, 2009|
Child abuse! How can this woman take care of eight babies in addition to her six older children? The MD, or whosever orchestrated this embryo implantation (if that's the case) should have their license suspended.
|Re: Woman Gives Birth To 8 Babies At Once (octupulets) by SeanT21(f): 7:20pm On Feb 02, 2009|
"Experts believe that the unnamed fertility specialists who gave her in vitro fertilisation (IVF) should not have implanted so many embryos, and in choosing to carry all eight to term, Suleman ignored guidelines, risking both their health and her own."
"US public reaction has been mixed: many have asked how an unemployed single mother can raise 14 children, as her first six have already strained the family budget. Angela and Ed Suleman, Nadya’s parents,bought her a two-bedroom bungalow in the suburb of Whittier in March 2007, but soon after got into debt and had to leave their own home."
This Lady has no Job so why in the world did she decide to do this to herself. ~~~Oh Well,She better hit up the un-employment agency~~!!
|Re: Woman Gives Birth To 8 Babies At Once (octupulets) by dalaman: 7:28pm On Feb 02, 2009|
God is great. The woman was very lucky.
|Re: Woman Gives Birth To 8 Babies At Once (octupulets) by Hauwa1: 8:12pm On Feb 02, 2009|
i really don't understand, i thot IVF is done for those in need of children? or those trying to becom pregnant with biological problem? are they doing a test on her or did she intended to have that much? if so, where did she get the money to pay for IVF? since IVF is so expensive in the US??
oh well. . . God bless the kids.
|Re: Woman Gives Birth To 8 Babies At Once (octupulets) by sistawoman: 7:15pm On Feb 03, 2009|
She was working on her masters until last year when she had to drop out.
All 14 children have the same father.
These 8 came from left over eggs in a fertility clinic that were frozen.
Her tubes have been "stopped up" since she was young and she could not have children on her own.
She is living with her parents since the divorce and holds a degree; "Nadya Suleman holds a 2006 degree in child and adolescent development from California State University, Fullerton, and as late as last spring she was studying for a master's degree in counseling"
|Re: Woman Gives Birth To 8 Babies At Once (octupulets) by Epi: 2:57am On Feb 05, 2009|
She is getting her own reality TV show.
|Re: Woman Gives Birth To 8 Babies At Once (octupulets) by SeanT21(f): 8:20am On Feb 05, 2009|
|Re: Woman Gives Birth To 8 Babies At Once (octupulets) by nickybayo(f): 6:55pm On Jul 26, 2009|
how she manage am?
u mean all the 8 children came out at once?
|Re: Woman Gives Birth To 8 Babies At Once (octupulets) by Shentz(f): 9:16pm On Jul 26, 2009|
Must be really expensive
|Re: Woman Gives Birth To 8 Babies At Once (octupulets) by oyinda3(f): 3:36am On Jul 27, 2009|
i can't stand that lady. octomom abi wetin dem call her her own na attention seeking raised to the highest power. i got tired of seeing her and her drama everyday for months on end on tv
|Re: Woman Gives Birth To 8 Babies At Once (octupulets) by Diva1(f): 3:41am On Jul 27, 2009|
I thought I was the only one that disliked and got tired of her. Really seeking attention . She knew before hand she wasn't able to fend for them when she couldn't even sustain herself. Not one, not two, four but eight? If it was natural then it is more understandable and indeed a blessing.
|Re: Woman Gives Birth To 8 Babies At Once (octupulets) by Fhemmmy: 3:55pm On Jul 27, 2009|
She has inked a deal with some TV for a show that will pay each of the kids 250$ a day for the show.
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