But the story of this woman who gave birth to 8 babies astounds me. And it annoys me because it is making ART look bad. When this woman's mother goes on television stating that her daughter underwent fertility treatments everyone just assumes that it means she had IVF. Ummmm I don't think so. IVF costs thousands of dollars. This woman has no insurance and with 6 other children at home I doubt she could scrounge up the money to do IVF. But lets say she somehow got the money. Took out a loan or something. There is no doctor in the USA who is going to put in 8 embryos. And I doubt that they would have put in four and they all split. It just doesn't happen. My doctor didn't even want to put in 3. And she counseled me repeatedly about selective reduction. I knew that I would not reduce, not in a million years. So I agreed that we would only put in 2 embryos.
So no I don't think she had IVF. She could have had an IUI. Maybe she took clomid, maybe she got her hands on an injectible. But I think any doctor worth their salt would have cancelled her cycle if they saw the 8 follicles. Or they would have tried to convert her to IVF, but you read my thoughts on that already.
With all that I don't think she had the help of a fertility doctor. I think she got her hands on clomid or follistim and took it on her own. She maybe could buy some illegally on the internet, or in Mexico or something. And then I think she went and had a lot of sex. She probably just wants her own reality tv show like the duggars or john and kate plus 8. But I don't know this. Maybe she just wanted a 7th child desperately.
It doesn't really matter how she did it. Or why. I'm just pissed at the bad publicity that ART is getting from this. It just gives the jerks out there more ammunition to disregard the pain and heartache of infertility and worry about people like this woman and her 14 kids.
o.k. on to nicer topics. Marcu over at Womb for Rent gave me a blog award. The coveted I 3> your blog award in fact. And I thank her some much for the acknowledgement. I feel extra special because I've received this award previously. And actually already followed the award rules of choosing other blogs to give the award to etc. So I don't want to do that all over again. But I do however want to recommend you guys go over and visit Womb for Rent. It is one of my favorites and I'm sure you'll enjoy it too.