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

(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."

Nadya Suleman flashes some skin that recently earned her $8,000.
Nadya Suleman flashes some skin that recently earned her $8,000.   (HaHaYouClicked)
Nadya Suleman now says it was a mistake to undergo fertility treatments after already having six kids.
Nadya Suleman now says it was a mistake to undergo fertility treatments after already having six kids.   (Ninna reyes)
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