By now I’m sure you have all heard of the story of the woman who recently gave birth to octuplets, eight babies. (If you haven’t heard yet, you can go here.)
When I first heard this story, I thought “WHOA, EIGHT? I’d be in the mental institution for forevers!” (I mean seriously people, EIGHT INFANTS?!)
Then I thought, “Wow, that’s amazing that they’re all alive.”
Then I thought “Holy shit, that’s some fertility treatment gone horribly, terribly wrong.”
I have no problem with fertility treatments at all, in fact, I find assisted reproduction very interesting. I think it’s great that we can use that technology to help people who would otherwise have no children.
This case however, is different.
First of all, this woman already had SIX kids (which is 6 more than I want at the moment, 4 more than I want in the future). Now I don’t think that just because a woman is infertile and has to undergo fertility treatments to get pregnant that that gives anyone to tell her how many children she has a right to create. Hell, we let the Duggar’s have like 123,456,8910 kids and no one told them to stop reproducing yet (a big negative in my book, for the record) so why shouldn’t she be able to have as many as she wants?
Weeeeellll…. this woman is in her early thirties (good age to have kids, no problems there), lives at home with her parents (nothing SO wrong with that, just unusual), no job (ah, so you are going to feed the kids with the money off of ye olde moneytree?).
Now, I’ve never tried to have any kids. All my time and effort up to this point has been to try to NOT have any kids, so maybe I don’t know what I’m talking about, but to the best of my knowledge, ART treatments are like bat-shit expensive and I’m wondering where she got the funds to do this….actually, I’m not even sure if this is IVF, sounds to me like she got all hopped up on ovulation goofballs and went out and did the nasty, but I’m no doctor.
But, if I were a doctor, I would know better than to put, oh more than let’s say 2 embryos (I sincerely doubt that 2 embryos would split 4x each) into a woman that had ALREADY carried SIX children to birth…let’s just say that her track record was a little too good for me to think that this was even IVF…but if it was, somebody really screwed up MAJORLY.
What do you think?