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Mother gives birth to octuplets in SoCal hospital
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | (01-26) 16:27 PST

Posted on 01/26/2009 5:02:42 PM PST by TaxPayer2000

A mother has given birth to eight babies in a hospital south of Los Angeles, the world's second live-born set of octuplets.

Dr. Karen Maples told KCAL-TV that the babies were born Monday at Kaiser Permanante and were "doing quite well."

The hospital says the mother, who asked not to be identified, gave birth to six girls and two boys weighing between 1.8 pounds and 3.4 pounds.

Dr. Harold Henry told KCAL that "they were all screaming and kicking around very vigorously."

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: meow; preemies; prolife; twins
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1 posted on 01/26/2009 5:02:42 PM PST by TaxPayer2000
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To: TaxPayer2000

She was carrying 20 lbs of baby!


2 posted on 01/26/2009 5:03:48 PM PST by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find!)
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To: TaxPayer2000
Litters are were trendy until Nancy said otherwise.
3 posted on 01/26/2009 5:04:25 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: TaxPayer2000

Don’t tell Nancy Pelosi.


4 posted on 01/26/2009 5:05:06 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: TaxPayer2000

Prayers for the babies and parents


5 posted on 01/26/2009 5:05:27 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: TaxPayer2000

Ah, OUCH!!!!


6 posted on 01/26/2009 5:05:37 PM PST by Lord_Baltar
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To: TaxPayer2000

Wow. What a blessing.


7 posted on 01/26/2009 5:06:15 PM PST by svcw (Great selection of gift baskets: http://baskettastic.com/)
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To: TaxPayer2000

Expectant father aids in delivery.

8 posted on 01/26/2009 5:06:34 PM PST by edpc
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To: TaxPayer2000

Nazi Pelosi is very displeased...the birth of eight babies is bad for the economy (in her wizened, botox-laden eyes).


9 posted on 01/26/2009 5:07:01 PM PST by LostInBayport (The press and the Barackolytes view you as a miracle worker...so turn the economy into wine, Barry.)
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To: edpc

Most likely they did a C-section, Johnny :’)


10 posted on 01/26/2009 5:07:25 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: CindyDawg

**Prayers for the babies and parents**

And a Prayer that Nancy Pelosi Does NOT find out.


11 posted on 01/26/2009 5:08:05 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (Mullah Hussein ... which part of "CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW" ...did you NOT UNDERSTAND??)
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To: CindyDawg

I’d hope.


12 posted on 01/26/2009 5:08:42 PM PST by edpc
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To: TaxPayer2000

...and in Pelosi’s home state, no less! What, are the little people paying her no mind?


13 posted on 01/26/2009 5:08:46 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: TaxPayer2000

To paraphrase Dennis Miller ‘thats a womb, not a clown car’.


14 posted on 01/26/2009 5:08:49 PM PST by skeeter
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To: TaxPayer2000
The hospital says the mother, who asked not to be identified,

Interesting. Let's just pray that this isn't a case of producing more freeloaders.
15 posted on 01/26/2009 5:09:41 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: svcw

I’m sorry but I don’t see how this is a blessing. I had twins after already having one and said I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. Do you have any idea what it will really be like with 8 babies?


16 posted on 01/26/2009 5:09:44 PM PST by nobama08
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To: TaxPayer2000
Mother gives birth to octuplets in SoCal hospital

So, who said California is losing population?

With one fell swoop, one mother took care of the population loss in California.
17 posted on 01/26/2009 5:12:28 PM PST by adorno
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To: nobama08

Lol! That’s just what I was thinking! Eight kids is great, but one at a time, please! Life is gonna be a little rough for this poor woman.


18 posted on 01/26/2009 5:12:32 PM PST by derllak
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To: nobama08

Sure. But they are alive and kicking. The parents did not do selective abortion and chose to have the babies. Its all a blessing. Sure its going to be hard, really hard but not all blessings are easy.


19 posted on 01/26/2009 5:12:58 PM PST by svcw (Great selection of gift baskets: http://baskettastic.com/)
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To: TaxPayer2000

This is getting ridiculous. Now women are having litters.


20 posted on 01/26/2009 5:13:03 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: randomhero97

I doubt it. This is usually from ovary stimulation which I doubt is cheap.


21 posted on 01/26/2009 5:16:05 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: svcw
Wow. What a blessing.

I believe our President would view these babies as a punishment.

22 posted on 01/26/2009 5:16:42 PM PST by A message
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To: CindyDawg

Well, good luck and Godspeed to her. Let’s hope she raises them to not be dem voters.


23 posted on 01/26/2009 5:18:10 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: CindyDawg

And sadly how many will survive. Prayers to them.


24 posted on 01/26/2009 5:21:06 PM PST by freebird5850 (O-Bomb-a, the sleeper cell that slipped by all of us.)
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To: nobama08

My son was 2 1/2 when my identical twin daughters were born.

I cried when I found out I was carrying twins. I knew how much work 1 baby was, and I didn’t know how I’d manage with 3.

It also did not go well. My twins got sick when they were 6 weeks old. One of them has a brain injury, and at 12 years old we are still dealing with issues from that.

I love my twins, but I would never have fertility drugs that increased my chances of having multiples. I’d adopt instead.


25 posted on 01/26/2009 5:23:11 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: edpc

One short of a baseball side.


26 posted on 01/26/2009 5:24:15 PM PST by xp38
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To: randomhero97

sin nombre por favor


27 posted on 01/26/2009 5:26:37 PM PST by 9422WMR (When seconds count, the cops are only minutes away.)
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To: randomhero97

I doubt it. Nobody can produce that many naturally. It requires fertility drugs, and a LOT of prenatal care for all eight to survive. So, somebody has really good insurance.


28 posted on 01/26/2009 5:26:47 PM PST by Clock King (Radical Conservatives, arise!)
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To: TaxPayer2000
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29 posted on 01/26/2009 5:29:08 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: freebird5850
Surviving Houston Octuplets Turn Ten

All seven _ girls Ebuka, Gorom, Chidi, Chima and Echerem, and their brothers Ikem and Jioke _ were born three months prematurely in December 1998 at a Houston hospital. Their weight at birth ranged from 11 ounces to 1 pound, 11 ounces.Odera, the tiniest at 10.3 ounces, died of heart and lung failure a week after being born.

30 posted on 01/26/2009 5:29:49 PM PST by tapatio
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To: nobama08

Try not being able to have any. Eight is a blessing, none is a curse.
PS Brucey was my dog.


32 posted on 01/26/2009 5:37:12 PM PST by BruceysMom ("Where knowledge is folly...")
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"It's a risky decision to try to have all eight babies," said Paulson, who had no role in the delivery. "I would not recommend it under any circumstances, but I respect a parent's decision."

Culture of Death ping!


33 posted on 01/26/2009 5:38:49 PM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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34 posted on 01/26/2009 5:39:18 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but he will give us the shaft.)
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To: nobama08
I had twins after already having one and said I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.

How I wish I could be your worst enemy!

35 posted on 01/26/2009 5:42:38 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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To: BruceysMom

{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}

I hear you. :*(
I dealt with infertility for many years myself (married in ‘94, 6 years before my first daughter was born, another 7 before my twins arrived this past summer on our last try, several lost babies in between). No way
these were a natural pregnancy, not that that makes any difference in the existence of those precious little lives!

Prayers going up for all of them, and for you, too, BruceysMom.


36 posted on 01/26/2009 5:43:49 PM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: TaxPayer2000

Mother gives birth to octuplets in SoCal hospital: Pelosi Personally Offended


37 posted on 01/26/2009 5:45:01 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: TaxPayer2000

Please tell me she is not an illegal alien


38 posted on 01/26/2009 5:45:12 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget (July 4, 2009 see you there))
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To: CindyDawg
I doubt it. This is usually from ovary stimulation which I doubt is cheap.

This is from the cheapest kind of ovary stimulation, which probably cost them $50 at the most. When you pay the big bucks you are carefully monitored so that you do not ever ovulate/fertilize more than the number of eggs you want to actually try to implant.

39 posted on 01/26/2009 5:46:03 PM PST by ReagansShinyHair
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To: paul51
"Please tell me she is not an illegal alien"

Could she be a lab rat or a rabbit?

40 posted on 01/26/2009 5:47:07 PM PST by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: ReagansShinyHair

How can that be controlled?


41 posted on 01/26/2009 5:48:46 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: nobama08
Have you read the Gosselin's book? They're the ones who had twins, then sextuplets, and their lives are chronicled on a popular cable tv show "Jon & Kate + 8". Looks like, while it has been difficult for them, the blessings far outweighed the negative!!

Any time God brings a life--ANY LIFE--into this world, it is a blessing. :*) It is up to us (humanity) to treat those blessings properly, and not like property than can be tossed out with the trash. :*(
42 posted on 01/26/2009 5:49:12 PM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: TaxPayer2000
Average cost of newborn DIAPERS = average number of changes for a newborn is 12 to 16 per day for the first two weeks.

14 diapers x 7 days x 2 weeks = 196 diapers at $0.34 each = $66.64 x 2 = $133.28 per month.

TIMES 8 = $1066.24 a month.

Ouch!

43 posted on 01/26/2009 5:56:09 PM PST by spectre (sw)
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To: CindyDawg
Actually, clomid, the first choice of ovulations stimulation drugs, is pretty inexpensive.
44 posted on 01/26/2009 5:57:42 PM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: TaxPayer2000

Born at Kaiser. I wonder if Kaiser would have or pay for fertility program.


45 posted on 01/26/2009 5:59:34 PM PST by WHATNEXT? ((Are they going to call him Mr. or Pres.?))
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

I am in the same situation, and I thank God a million times a day for granting me the privilege of finally being a mother to 3 gifts from God after years of believing I’d never achieve that seemingly easy thing to do for most people!! :*)

I know that’s bad grammar, I’m getting choked up a little here—sorry.


46 posted on 01/26/2009 6:00:22 PM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: derllak; Brad's Gramma

I bet she was taking fertility drugs....and hoping to have A baby.


47 posted on 01/26/2009 6:02:18 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: TaxPayer2000

God Bless!


48 posted on 01/26/2009 6:03:52 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: TaxPayer2000

God bless her and her husband. Hope all the babies live.


49 posted on 01/26/2009 6:28:56 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: CindyDawg

C sec for little tiny babies like that?


50 posted on 01/26/2009 6:33:25 PM PST by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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