Multiple Births

Octuplets Mom ‘Obsessed With Having Children’

The world was amazed this week after Californian mom Nadya Suleman, 33, welcomed octuplets, the second set ever to be born in the U.S. But the amazement quickly turned to concern after it was revealed the 8 new babies would be joining their 6 siblings, who are all under the age 7.

Yesterday the octuplets grandma revealed that all of the babies we actually implanted and not the result of fertility drugs as previously suspected.

Today, Angela Suleman is speaking out about her daughter’s addiction to having kids saying that she conceived all 14 of her babies through in vitro fertilization. The soon-to-be busy mom isn’t married and has been fixated on being a mother since she was a teenager.

Last year, Nadya Suleman decided to have more embryos implanted, hoping to have “just one more girl,” her mother told The Los Angeles Times.

“And look what happened. Octuplets. Dear God,” Angela Suleman told the newspaper Friday.

She said she wasn’t supportive of her daughter’s decision to try to get pregnant again.

“It can’t go on any longer,” the grandmother told the AP. “She’s got six children and no husband. I was brought up the traditional way. I firmly believe in marriage. But she didn’t want to get married.”

It wasn’t clear whether the octuplets mother was ever married. Nadya is divorced but the ex-husband isn’t the babies’ father.

All 14 children were conceived using the same sperm donor.

I do not believe that this story can get any crazier… While it is not for us to judge, I want to know who thought it was ok to implant this many embryos into someone who already has done this 5 times before.


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Lisa Arneill

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  • I cannot believe that this woman so selfishly did this to not only the six children she already has but also chose to neglect the new eight. What sort of monster is she. Not one of her children can enjoy her or feel like they have a mother. They are going to live life as if they were in a factory. No personal affection will be shown to them.

  • I blame the stupid doctor! He knew that Sueleman already had other babies.

    It’s not like she was one of those women who are having a hard time conceiving a child for the FIRST time! What was HE thinking?? He should have his license taken away!!

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