Octuplet Doc Implanted 7 Embryos in Woman, 49

Woman who wanted on baby is now pregnant with quadruplets
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2009 4:21 AM CST
Octuplet Doc Implanted 7 Embryos in Woman, 49
Dr. Michael Kamrava, 57, leaves his Beverly Hills office this week.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

A 49-year-old woman who went to the controversial fertility specialist responsible for Nadya Suleman's octuplets is now pregnant with quadruplets, even though she wanted only one baby, the Los Angeles Times reports. Dr. Michael Kamrava transferred at least seven embryos—made from eggs donated by a woman in her late 20s—into the woman. She is now hospitalized and experts fear for her health.

"It is concerning, and dangerous, especially to the mother," a specialist familiar with the case said. "When women get to be that age, our fear is cardiovascular complications, such as stroke or heart attack. That's how serious this is." Kamrava, whose practice is being probed by regulatory agencies, was unavailable for comment. "If a mother wants to bring four kids, so what?" said a woman who answered the phone at his Beverly Hills office. (More Michael Kamrava stories.)

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