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Topic : 03/10 Octuplets: Breaking News

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Created on : Monday, March 09, 2009, 05:53:54 pm
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Single mother of octuplets Nadya Suleman faces an audience for the first time as she sits down with Dr. Phil to discuss the rampant rumors: the million-dollar offer to star in a pornographic video, her frantic 911 calls, the departure of her second spokesperson and the alleged sale of the octuplets’ birth video. Plus, hear about exciting new developments in the care of Nadya’s 14 children. Go inside Dr. Phil’s private meeting with the octuplets mom, attorney Gloria Allred and the founders of Angels in Waiting, a non-profit organization that has offered professional wrap-around care for all 14 of Nadya’s children. Will Nadya accept the help? And, Nadya has a new house, but this family’s needs are far from met. With the first of the octuplets ready to leave the hospital soon, will Nadya and her new home be ready in time? And, don’t miss the continuation of this two-part special on Wednesday, when Dr. Phil meets the octuplets and delivers a big surprise for Nadya. Tell us what you think!

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March 27, 2009, 7:48 am CDT


Dr. Phil,


I watch your show ofter and agree with a lot you say and learn a great deal at the same time.  The fact that you helped this women with finding her  home and getting help really upset me.  As a mother of two, I work a full time job, and work very hard with my husband to raise our kids.  This women is completely irresponsible and is a taker.  She invited all the crazy media that is surrounding these children.  Why does she get special treatment and hand outs.  This gives the wrong message to young mothers considering multiple kids.  Geez, maybe I should have 8 kids and get "free stuff". 

Don't get me wrong, I feel for the kids, and yes they do not deserve to suffer.  All the stuff you arranged fr Nadia should have had strings attached.  A job, give back to community, volunteer work, something.  To freely hand out stuff to a women like that is insulting to all us mothers who work very hard to provide for our children. 


To be honest, I'm so upset that I have stopped watching anything you do on the subject and very disappointed in you.



March 28, 2009, 2:32 pm CDT


I have been watching this from the beginning and I have to say that in my opinion this woman has told people what they wanted to hear. Yes even Dr. Phil. I think she finally said it was a mistake to implant more just so that he would stop asking her that question and praying that it would make people donate more. I'm sure some of you that support this woman are saying that she doesn't want money. Yes she does. She has been caught in so many lies from day one.  The problem is she really doesn't care about these children. If she did, she wouldn't have announced the homecoming of the first two and had the doom light in the car on. I know, I had a baby in NICU, no not a preemie but I was given specific instructions about noise, lights, and germs. The only reason no media frenzy the next time was because she was threatened with not being able to have the next set come home. I think that everyone in her area should write to their Rep and make it known that they do not want her to receive benefits, and personally I don't think that she should. Yes I am sorry that it would take away from the babies but with all the media attention that she received, she should pay the hospital herself, formula, pay for private health care. If everyone would leave her alone, stop sending in money and stop putting her on the air then we will see if she can make it. Then we will see if she truly is a caring mother. Lets see if she does go back to work and take care of these babies on her own like so many single mothers I know.

March 29, 2009, 3:09 pm CDT


Like so many others, I followed much of the Octomom press and all of Dr. Phil's shows, finally 'giving' in to my instincts and accepting Dr. Phil's trained opinion that this mixed up woman deserved help for the sake of her children.


What does she do? She accepts all the freebies and then fires the workers.  My instinct from the beginning (after seeing her first interview) was that she knew exactly what she was doing from the beginning.  With six children already, she hoped / planned for a large multiple birth - enabling her to receive the freebies that so many do with quads ++.  I don't believe she expected (or wanted) the amount of negative attention the births caused - but to some great extent DID enjoy the most of it.


It seems that Dr. Phil, Angels in Waiting and all the supportive groups and businesses that made donations to her were duped.  She bettered herself financially and in the end the children will suffer as all had hoped they wouldn't.  It is an impossible situation for this woman to raise or care for the number of children she has - emotionally, physically or financially.


Questions I never heard asked (let alone answered):   1) How did Nadya Suleman afford fertility care - not just once but so many times?  A costly procedure for employed couples, even cost prohibitive to most, this single (unemployed) woman somehow pulled it off multiple times - at whose expense or donation?

2)  Unemployed, who (if anyone) was paying for medical insurance? Or was she on state aid?  If so, I cannot fathom the amount of prenatal care, let alone the cost of birth and months of in-hospital bills for preemie intensive care. 


It seems to me that despite the number of children she has, that she has never grown up. She does not live in reality, having begun having children so young and houses and money and aid etc. being doled out to her. without ever having worked for anything.  I fear there will be tons more publicity showered upon her - but it will be negative and the children, if not already, will certainly become victims.

April 5, 2009, 4:58 pm CDT


I know that this story was done a while back. I just have to say that I think that people are makeing a huge deal with this women and I dont think it is fair to her or these babies. There are lots of people who have numbers of children. Two families of which have t.v shows dealing with there children. My question is why is every one so hung on her and only her
April 8, 2009, 10:04 am CDT


The latest news on Nadya deciding to do a reality show concerns me greatly for her children. If I remember right, she made it clear on the show that she would not do a reality show. I really feel that the attention she is getting is exactly what she wants. She says one thing on TV and then it seems she does quite the opposite later. I just hope that someone is truly watching out for the children, because they really are the victims in all this.
April 14, 2009, 12:58 pm CDT


I think everyone has a right to have children.  I feel there is a place in the world for good doctors that can help couples that have NO children and  are desperate to have one,  get pregnant !  I feel if they can afford it they should be allowed to have  even more than one.  But  I feel they should be able to  afford the doctor, the procedure and the cost of drugs associated with it as well as be able to afford to raise the child without government assistance.


However . .  I strongly disagree with the general public getting stuck paying for anyones children, Including  the delivery of those children, the cost of raising those children or any part of it!


With all the publicity given this lady;  I can not believe that right here in OHIO the same kind of  thing is happening to a couple I know.  It makes me sick they expect us (the state of Ohio ) to pay for their poor decision.


This lady I know has 5 kids . .   4 which were taken away from her and  she has never paid child support for them and can not even get a passport due to back support.  The only Child she still has . . . she half takes care of.  She meets a new squeeze, marries him 8 months ago and is now at the age of 40 and tubes tied,  went to a local doctor not long ago,  had 9 eggs fertilized and 3 implanted on Monday.  (as she has a set of identical  twins - guess her chances for  more twins , is already great).   She is on disability because she is 350 pounds (that is no exaggeration) she does not work and her hubby only makes around  $20,000 a year, they have a falling down 2 bedroom house, that they mortgaged to the tune of about $10,000  extra Dollars to get this procedure done.  Do I blame her and Her hubby?  NO I blame the doctor for allowing this.  If you can not  raise  YOUR  children on your own , can not  pay for the ones you already have living elsewhere NOR can you provide a comfortable existence for  the one living with you . .  . . .  Don't have any more babies! Period. 


Someone needs to put a stop to these doctors looking to make a quick buck!  Parents get all emotional over the thought of a baby (most of us do) but we need to think with our brains and not our emotions.  a overweight, 40 year old diabetic with high blood pressure,  has no business having more babies.   Just my opinion!

May 27, 2009, 7:55 pm CDT

get over it - its now about the children

Please wake up and put the shoe on the other foot.  Would you allow your children to go to Foster Care without a fight.  No no no you wouldn't.  Iam a single mother who has made bad choices twice in my life and you have no idea what it is like to NOT have your childrens births celebrated instead of condemned.  I have been to Foster Care training and the stats are scary - these children would most certainly be abused in care - thats the figures - yes there are good carers but they are not the norm.  Please support this woman and her children - what do you want her to do give up the children to prove she gets it.  She now has to say the right thing all of the time I dont think that any of us could possibly understand the scrutiny she is now under and always will be and some may say good.  I say phooey - what a crock - where is the responsibility of the drs knowing what will come next - you can mince words till the cows come home but what of the duty of care that they the drs commit too.  how many times in your life has it (whatever IT is) seemed like a good idea at the time and i think we need to keep things in perspective these children will grow up and we all know what the media is like - (a bunch of cows milling for food) starving hungry and selfish.
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