Lady already has six children, now 8 more

United States
January 29, 2009 1:11pm CST
The woman that recently gave birth to eight children already has six children including a set of twins. Not only that, she lives with her parents in a very small house. I wonder if she got pregnant through in-vitro fertilization or what? If she did, why would any doctor do this knowing she already had 6 children? Any discussion on this situation?
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
29 Jan 09
It my understanding that she was implanted. One wonders what the thought processes were to make this decision. I also question how these kids will be raised, who pays for what. Do you think she was going for the genesis book record? (I am not sure I spelled that right)
• United States
29 Jan 09
I don't think there was a thought process when she did this!
@savypat (20245)
• United States
29 Jan 09
There must have been some thought it must have been very expensive, those procedures cost up to 10 thousand dollars, at least that's the last figure I heard.
• United States
30 Jan 09
I never thought of the cost to it. Wow, I wonder where that money came from?
@maximax8 (30109)
• United Kingdom
31 Jan 09
I have just come home from a lovely trip to South Africa. I visited a poor township and asked the guide how man children the people there have. He said usually up to four. Most people have two and some have three or four. To me that is a normal amount. The poverty is sad and I was pleased to see some charity. I imagine no doctor would give a lady from there fertility treatment if she already has six children. I think that six children is already a large family so I would imagine that is enough. Perhaps the lady hoped to make just number seven but she gained eight babies. That is incredibly unusual and perhaps she lives with her parents so they can support her. The lady will be very busy. Feeding twins is fine but feeding eight is demanding.
• United States
2 Feb 09
I think the lady needs some counseling! Anybody in their right mind knows that six children is plenty and then to have in vitro fetilization after that is just plain crazy! She is also divorced and none of these children belong to her former husband. She presently living with her parents, but according to the news will be moving out and so will be raising all these children on her own!
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
29 Jan 09
This may be a way for her to get out of her parents house. With all of the exposure, she will be getting offers of help from all over. Probably things like pampers, baby food, cribs you name it. She probably could even be offered housing, since there is no room in her parents house for 14 children and three or four adults. If she already had six children, I wonder why she wanted more, seems strange to me.
• United States
30 Jan 09
If they ever let the media know their name, then I'm sure there will be all kinds of offers for them! I really do not understand why she would want more children since she already had six.
@cripfemme (7713)
• United States
29 Jan 09
I have never heard that this woman (we are talking about the woman from California yes?) already had six kids. What is your source for this infoemation? It sounds like some rumor mill gossip to me.
• United States
30 Jan 09
It was on the news.
@Amberina (1541)
• United States
29 Jan 09
Wow I wonder what her parents are thinking no one is going to be sleeping in that house for awhile lol. I hope she gets some help with the babies. It doesn't sound like it was very well thought out.
• United States
29 Jan 09
Sleep? I agree with you that there won't be much of that for awhile.
@barehugs (8984)
• Canada
29 Jan 09
This lady needs her thighs fused. I can't imagine raising 14 kids to say nothing of educating them all. Shes going to need a dormitory, and a staff of 10 people. I too, am wondering what was in the doctors head, (if anything,) I think its irresponsible to allow such a patient to carry 8 babys for 30 weeks. Never-the-less I wish them all the Best!
• United States
29 Jan 09
I hope the babies are all healthy and that they all grow up to be responsible people (unlike their mother).
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
29 Jan 09
So you mean she had 8 children at one time?? That is alot. I feel for her. She is gonna have her hads full and then some. I dont know if she had any procedures but if not she is one of th few who would have 8 children at once without it.
@ninaluv (338)
• Nigeria
29 Jan 09
wow! is she a machine or what? i've noticed that poor people that can hardly take good care of their children, tend to bear. she really needs councelling.
• United States
29 Jan 09
I agree with you!
@bunnybon7 (44302)
• Holiday, Florida
12 Feb 09
yes they are saying she got invetro. and they're investigating the Dr. etc. they thinking of taking the kids away also because her mother, of whom she lives with thinks she mentally ill. she has no husband and is on assistance how stupid can a woman get.