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Octuplets born 'screaming and kicking' in Calif.

Octuplets born 'screaming and kicking' in Calif.

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BELLFLOWER, Calif. (AP) — A woman gave birth to eight babies in Southern California on Monday, the world's second live-born set of octuplets.

The mother, who was not identified, gave birth to six boys and two girls weighing between 1.8 pounds and 3.4 pounds, doctors at Kaiser Permanante hospital told KCAL9.

"It's a surprise," Dr. Karen Maples said. "Eight newborns are in stable condition and they're doing quite well."

Kaiser spokeswoman Myra Suarez said she could not release any information about the mother, including her condition or whether she used fertility drugs. Such drugs make multiple births more likely.

"They are all doing the best they can," Suarez told the AP.

Doctors estimated the delivery of the babies lasted five minutes.

"They were all screaming and kicking around very vigorously," Dr. Harold Henry told the TV station.

The first live-born octuplets were born in Houston in 1998, and one baby died about a week later. The surviving siblings — girls Ebuka, Gorom, Chidi, Chima and Echerem, and their brothers Ikem and Jioke — celebrated their 10th birthday in December.

Their parents, Nkem Chukwu and Iyke Louis Udobi, said they are astonished and grateful that their children have grown up to be healthy and active kids who are now in the fourth grade.

Chukwu said the new parents have much to look forward to.

"Just enjoy it. It's a blessing, truly a blessing," Chukwu said. "We'll keep praying for them."

(This version CORRECTS babies are 6 boys and 2 girls, sted reverse.)
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I smell sequel. I assume Dick Van Patten and Grant Goodeve are available.

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That would be old guns scatter a bit.
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I'm thinking that the 2 new conservatives were kicking and the 6 normal babies were screaming.......
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I'm thinking that the 2 new conservatives were kicking and the 6 normal babies were screaming.......
You are most likely right. With eight the odds are 25-28% could be oxygen deprived and somewhat nonverbal.

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Wow, and now the follow-up. The single mother, Nadya Suleman, already had six children; now she's got 14. She lives with her mother and is "mentally unstable" with no visible means of support. So... fertility treatments! Only in America.
Court records in nearby San Bernardino show that Suleman's mother filed for bankruptcy last year, claiming $1m in liabilities as a result of a bad housing investment. At the same time, the records hint at an unusual personal history for the family. They show that Suleman - who changed her name from Nadya Doud in 2001 - divorced her husband, Marcos Gutiérrez, a year ago. Gutiérrez, however, may not be the father of her first six children, because the divorce filing indicates no children were produced from the marriage.

In fact, birth certificates name one "David Solomon" as the father of her eldest four children. It also seems that Suleman had been living with her parents, not her husband, for the past eight years, at a variety of addresses. However, her own parents, who still live together, are also divorced, having legally separated in Las Vegas in 1999.
A bidding war and a row over ethics: how the Suleman octuplets story turned sour | World news | The Observer
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All I can say is if the mother wasn't "mentally unstable" before, she is going to be soon. Apparently the other 6 children are all under 7. My wife became "unstable" after we had only one, and he was no trouble at all. I'm very glad that this happened in California, as if it had happened anywhere else, with the possible exception of Alaska, it would have been considered very unusual. As it stands, the mother will get a ton of federal and state money; lots of companies will donate goods and services in support of this family; they will qualify for Section 8, big time; and will probably end up living in a mansion, with 15 or 20 rooms; the kids will all grow up knowing that nothing they've done wrong was actually their fault; and finally, Hollywood will make either a movie or a TV sitcom, and they will all then become wildly rich and famous. Is this country great or what.

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I think it's criminal to inseminate the mentally unstable.
Unless you just met her and she's hot and stuff.......
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Yeah I read about the single mother with the 14 kids or what not.
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