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Gingersnap
02-04-2009, 09:52 AM
Octuplets’ Mother Not Being Showered With Gifts

Wednesday, February 04, 2009
By Shaya Tayefe Mohajer and John Rogers, Associated Press

Los Angeles (AP) - Where is the unlimited supply of diapers, formula and baby wipes? The free van? The brand-new house?

Women who give birth to six, seven or eight babies are often showered with dazzling gifts from big corporations, local businesses and strangers. But that is not happening with the Southern California mother who delivered octuplets last week.

The news that she is a single mother with six other children -- and that all 14 were conceived by having embryos implanted -- seems to have turned off many people, and companies are not exactly rushing to get publicity by piling on the freebies.

Nadya Suleman, 33, has been lambasted by talk-show hosts, fertility experts, even her own mother, who has her hands full taking care of Suleman's other children, ages 2 to 7.

A veteran Hollywood publicist said Suleman's handlers have their work cut out for them in trying to win public sympathy for her.

"I think it's a calamity," said publicist David Brokaw, who has handled crises for celebrities. "I don't see, the way this is shaped, how you can say much about it in terms of something favorable."

Makers of diapers, formula and other products would probably want to steer clear of her, Brokaw said. He suggested she lie low for now and concentrate on crafting an image as a responsible parent.

Gerber spokesman David Mortazavi said that if the baby-food maker was planning to do something for the family, it probably would have done it already, and that the octuplets' birth was not on Gerber's radar. He would not elaborate.

Much more at the link including info on her employment history, family reaction, and so on. There's something seriously wrong with this situation.

Octo (http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=42992)

Sonnabend
02-04-2009, 09:56 AM
There's something seriously wrong with this situation.

YA THINK????? :eek::eek::eek:

noonwitch
02-04-2009, 12:20 PM
As much as I think the mom used bad judgment in getting pregnant and all, I really feel sick when I see the way the media is going after her like she's a corrupt politician or something.

linda22003
02-04-2009, 12:20 PM
Bad judgment? I think "mental illness" is a more likely cause of this situation.

Gingersnap
02-04-2009, 12:26 PM
Bad judgment? I think "mental illness" is a more likely cause of this situation.

I think that's probably correct. I don't have anything against large families but women who elect to have children without a father run into trouble when they only have one or two. This is way beyond that.

noonwitch
02-04-2009, 01:18 PM
Bad judgment? I think "mental illness" is a more likely cause of this situation.



Okay, mental illness-either way, I don't like to see the media attack her with such ferocity.

Phillygirl
02-04-2009, 01:35 PM
Conservative radio talk show host Bill Handel in Los Angeles, who has branded the births "freakish," said on the air Tuesday that people are ready to boycott any corporations that help the octuplets or their mother.

That's just rude and unnecessary. Threatening someone because they help this woman and her babies? I may not like what she has done; I may find it borders on immoral and unethical conduct by the doctors, but I don't begrudge if she is given help now that the initial problematic action has been completed. There are still 14 babies/kids that need to be cared for. Whether we like how they came to be, they are here. And hungry.

PoliCon
02-04-2009, 01:40 PM
I know I'm going to be criticized for pointing this out - but her name has a very ethnic ring to it - middle eastern in fact.

linda22003
02-04-2009, 01:44 PM
I know I'm going to be criticized for pointing this out - but her name has a very ethnic ring to it - middle eastern in fact.

Yes... a single woman having in vitro to produce babies without a husband is a Muslim trait. :p

PoliCon
02-04-2009, 01:52 PM
Yes... a single woman having in vitro to produce babies without a husband is a Muslim trait. :p
never said it was - but I think the cultural aspect of the story bears some investigation especially since the grandmother Angela says that she was brought up in "the traditional way."

An interesting side note -
In 2008, Angela Suleman filed for bankruptcy, claiming nearly $1 million in liabilities mostly due to a bad housing investment, her bankruptcy attorney said. Suleman said Friday that she had withdrawn the filing and paid her debts.http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-octuplets31-2009jan31,0,6246659.story

At least one person is making money off this story . . . .

Gingersnap
02-04-2009, 02:38 PM
never said it was - but I think the cultural aspect of the story bears some investigation especially since the grandmother Angela says that she was brought up in "the traditional way."

When you are crazy, your traditional values aren't usually your biggest priority.

I seriously doubt that "traditional Muslims" encourage, support, or feel a sense of pride in unmarried daughters who skip the betrothal and marriage thingy and opt for the husband-free, techno-conception. They are probably entirely humiliated.

PoliCon
02-04-2009, 03:23 PM
When you are crazy, your traditional values aren't usually your biggest priority.

I seriously doubt that "traditional Muslims" encourage, support, or feel a sense of pride in unmarried daughters who skip the betrothal and marriage thingy and opt for the husband-free, techno-conception. They are probably entirely humiliated.And since that is the way that the grandparents are reacting - I'm wondering why the cultural angel is being overlooked - well actually - given that the press leans hard left - I'm not actually wondering that hard . . . .

Scarlet
02-04-2009, 04:36 PM
I think the Dr. that planted all the embryos along with the father should foot the bill. NOT the tax payers. We will. It's Ca. The Hosp. bill is est. 1,000,000.00 just to get them out the door.
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PoliCon
02-04-2009, 05:25 PM
I think the Dr. that planted all the embryos along with the father should foot the bill. NOT the tax payers. We will. It's Ca. The Hosp. bill is est. 1,000,000.00 just to get them out the door.No I think the Tax payers of Cali should foot the bill and I hope that the cost of it is strewn all over the press. Hopefully it will make some of the asshole socialists out there wake up, clutch their pocketbooks, and realize that universal healthcare is not a right.

cat714
02-04-2009, 07:08 PM
This lady lives near my mom and from what I hear, she's keeping a low-profile. At first I thought the media was being way too harsh on this mother, but when I found out that this woman was unemployed, had no money, had six other children and was trying to sell her story for 2 million a pop, I'm like, "WTF?!" Then I hear she was hoping to get "hand-outs" from companies that make baby products and become famous.

This woman is a total nut and unfortunately it's the kids that are going to suffer. I hope authorities look into the matter.

PoliCon
02-04-2009, 10:19 PM
They will.
and I hope that the press goes out of it's way to cover this and keep the story alive so that those in cali are painfully aware of what she's costing them.

Space Gravy
02-05-2009, 08:40 AM
This lady lives near my mom and from what I hear, she's keeping a low-profile. At first I thought the media was being way too harsh on this mother, but when I found out that this woman was unemployed, had no money, had six other children and was trying to sell her story for 2 million a pop, I'm like, "WTF?!" Then I hear she was hoping to get "hand-outs" from companies that make baby products and become famous.

This woman is a total nut and unfortunately it's the kids that are going to suffer. I hope authorities look into the matter.

Isn't their already a TV that's kind of like that where they have a dozen kids or so? I think the father was in politics at some point. It's not that much of a stretch thinking she could cash in too.

linda22003
02-05-2009, 09:10 AM
Isn't their [there] already a TV that's kind of like that where they have a dozen kids or so? I think the father was in politics at some point. It's not that much of a stretch thinking she could cash in too.

Yes. You're thinking of the Duggar family, who are now up to 18:
http://thevinylvillage.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/clowncar.jpg

Celtic Rose
02-05-2009, 09:20 AM
Isn't their already a TV that's kind of like that where they have a dozen kids or so? I think the father was in politics at some point. It's not that much of a stretch thinking she could cash in too.

Yes, but I think that there is a vastly different perception between a family that has many children that they can support, and an unmarried woman who has 14 children without any obvious way to provide for them.

The Duggers were providing for their family long before they got a TV show, and I suspect that they could continue to do so without it.

One show that I do enjoy is Jon and Kate plus 8. A couple that had twins, then had sextuplets (6 kids). They have a show, and it is actually pretty enjoyable. However, when they talk about the fertility treatments on the show, it is very obvious that they did not intend to have 6 at time, and that they would never recommend that anybody else do that.

PoliCon
02-05-2009, 10:30 AM
Yes, but I think that there is a vastly different perception between a family that has many children that they can support, and an unmarried woman who has 14 children without any obvious way to provide for them.

The Duggers were providing for their family long before they got a TV show, and I suspect that they could continue to do so without it.

One show that I do enjoy is Jon and Kate plus 8. A couple that had twins, then had sextuplets (6 kids). They have a show, and it is actually pretty enjoyable. However, when they talk about the fertility treatments on the show, it is very obvious that they did not intend to have 6 at time, and that they would never recommend that anybody else do that.There is also a BIG difference between having them naturally and getting a doctor to implant 8 of them artificially.

Celtic Rose
02-05-2009, 10:32 AM
There is also a BIG difference between having them naturally and getting a doctor to implant 8 of them artificially.

Excellent point. ;)