In today’s economy, giving birth to eight babies at one time is ludicrous. The mother, apparently, saw an opening to further advance her financial prospects – either that or she has some fairly substantial mental issues. Nadya Suleman already has six children ranging in age from two years to seven years of age.
In the past, many corporations heaped on the goodies in response to multiple births, savoring the knowledge that they would have their name recognition touted far and wide for being such wonderful benefactors. But this birth has the big companies shying away from showering the new mom and her eight babies with gifts.
Many multiple births are the result of fertility treatments, but even the fertility docs are appalled at the situation and have come out strongly against the propriety of implanting eight embryos into a uterus which has already been home to six other little ones.
The mother already has a spokesman who says that Suleman has received offers for TV and other media deals but that it is too early to discuss how much money she might receive; however, the figure of $2 million has been bandied about by the mother. Let’s hope that she manages the fame and money better than she managed her uterus. The infants deserve care and love; they will also need an awful lot of material items as they grow into adulthood.
Home of Suleman, her parents, and her six other children
Photo credit: Associated Press (The Juggle)