California Woman Gives Birth to Octuplets

January 27, 2009

(ChattahBox) — A woman gave birth to EIGHT babies in a hospital outside of Los Angeles on Monday.  They were born nine weeks prematurely to a woman whose name hasn’t been released by the hospital.
This is only the second time in human history that a woman has given birth to octuplets. The first time was in Texas in December of 1998. Unfortunately, one of those eight passed away after delivery.

The mother who was only expecting seven, gave birth to octuplets, six boys and two girls in Bellflower, California  via c-section.

It took two doctors to help with the deliveries, and it was all carefully orchestrated well in advance.

“The orchestrated delivery went off without a hitch,” added Dr. Harold Henry. “The babies are all doing well and the mom is also doing well. There were no complications from the surgery to the best of my knowledge.”

Henry said that hospital physicians and their assistants practiced two dry runs ahead of time. “We planned well and it was well executed,” he said. Maples said there were 46 people involved in the deliveries.

The six boys and two girls were born between 10:43 a.m. and 10:48 a.m, the doctors said. The babies each weighed between 1 pound and 15 ounces to 3 pounds and four ounces.

The doctors got quite a surprise when they discovered there was an eight baby there!

“My eyes got to be the size of saucers,” Dr. Karen Maples said when it became obvious there was an eighth child. “We just went on and delivered the babies.”

“It was exciting, a little anxious,” she said. “But we were prepared.” She said the mother should be released in a week but that the babies would probably remain in the hospital for at least two months.

The hospital didn’t say whether the octuplets’ mother had used fertility drugs. She plans to breastfeed all the babies, AP cited doctors as saying.


4 Responses to “California Woman Gives Birth to Octuplets”

  1. Kevin Cowger on January 27th, 2009 8:45 pm

    I hope they tied her tubes while they had her open – what a stupid bi***

  2. coffee on January 30th, 2009 1:03 pm

    it’s pretty amazing that all eight of those babies survived the birthing process

  3. kevin martin on January 30th, 2009 3:45 pm

    I just can’t believe how selfish this woman is . Obviuosly she spent money for the invitro process, after she already has 6 kids.
    and what about her income? of course shell rely heavily upon the government and her children undoubtably will as well.
    as for her intelligence level.we can surmise it is VERY LOW. her husband is going back to IRAQ to pay the bills……..her low iq children will probably do the same.
    Can we please start teaching Unintelligent people about world population levels and sustainability.
    How long will we encourage this reckless behavior where the most unintelligent of all of us , breed the most in this country. Its really the numebr one way this country has ended up with so many stupid people
    I really hope that this woman is told many times in her life that she is selfish and stupid. she is and sometimes the truth can set us free

  4. thats way too many on January 31st, 2009 4:30 pm

    Wow! That is extremely selfish. I think that we should legally only be able to reproduce those that we can support! Her uterus must have as much slack as the government will after supporting all of these children!!

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