Octomom: IVF Treatments Were a Mistake
But Nadya Suleman says she's doing the best she can
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2012 11:32 PM CDT
Updated Apr 9, 2012 12:02 AM CDT
Nadya Suleman flashes some skin that recently earned her $8,000.   (HaHaYouClicked)

(Newser) – After 14 kids and major money troubles, "Octomom" Nadya Suleman is admitting that, yes, the fertility treatments that ended in octuplets were a mistake. "Was it a mistake to have IVF after having six children already?" she was asked on NBC Dateline. "Yes, absolutely," she answered. "Was I in my lucid state of mind? I don't know at that point." Suleman, who vowed never to go on welfare after her latest eight babies were born, is now getting $2,000 a month in food stamps, and posed nude recently to raise money for her family. "I have to do what I have to do to take care of my family, and I'm not ashamed at all," she told Anderson Cooper of the nudie shoot. She told another interviewer: "I'm working as hard as I possibly can to support them."

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3DW
Apr 9, 2012 10:21 PM CDT
It's amazing that she (most likely given her situation) couldn't have gotten a car loan, YET ...... she could have these children and burden decent, responsible, sane people with having to foot the bill. You should have to pass a psych test and a credit check (to prove you are mentally and financially able to provide for children) before you are allowed to have children.
Steviejeep
Apr 9, 2012 12:54 PM CDT
Duh....... Ya think??!!
BoRainier
Apr 9, 2012 11:40 AM CDT
I think that more than her fault, is that doctor who agreed on to the IVF treatment, she was not candidate for it, since she already had 6 children at the time,. Give me the impression that the doctor used her as a guinea pig.