Did you see this on the Today Show? - page 3

Cheaper by the half-dozen? Expecting sextuplets A young Arizona couple is making room for six babies Her goal is 28 weeks?? Because she's tired of being on bedrest??? And I'm no OB/GYN, but... Read More

  1. by   rnin02
    Quote from KellNY
    Am I reading a different article than you all? In the article I got when I clicked on the link provided in the OP, it stated that she spent years trying to become pregnant and then suffered 2 SABs.

    It also said

    It didn't say her goal was to deliver at 28 weeks, just that it was expected.

    And regarding her hair an make up, I've had patients who stay with us for months, and sometimes they actually hire someone to come in and give them a mani/pedi, hair cut, hair style, etc. And many of them do their makeup daily. It lets them hang onto some sence of NORMAL and CONTROL in their lives. All the power to them.

    We don't know the details--how could we? And to sit here and judge is wrong. I had a patient once pregnant with quads--one of our nurses was spouting off about how irresponsible she was. Turns out she had 2 embryos implanted which became 2 sets of identical twins. So it wasn't just the fertility stuff-nature helped out too.
    I got the same feeling you did, she doesn't want to deliver at 28 weeks, but she wants to make it to 28 weeks at least and anything past that is a bonus. I got that impression from the articles, their website and the video. And who wouldn't try to look nice for a Today Show interview? Save the more realistic stuff for their Discovery Channel special...I'm sure there will be one of those, right? She seems a little flighty maybe, and the request for an SUV donation is a little much, but I think they are just trying to do the best they can with a very overwhelming situation.
  2. by   dawngloves
    Quote from rnin02
    I got the same feeling you did, she doesn't want to deliver at 28 weeks, but she wants to make it to 28 weeks at least and anything past that is a bonus. I got that impression from the articles, their website and the video. And who wouldn't try to look nice for a Today Show interview? Save the more realistic stuff for their Discovery Channel special...I'm sure there will be one of those, right? She seems a little flighty maybe, and the request for an SUV donation is a little much, but I think they are just trying to do the best they can with a very overwhelming situation.
    "They (doctors) have a really high goal for me. And I think it's easy for people who are not in the bed to hope you go that far. Because being in the bed is a little bit uncomfortable,but they say if I can get to 28 weeks it's great and every week after is icing on the cake. So that's my goal"

    No one said she wanted to deliver at 28 weeks. A goal of 28 weeks for sextuplets is setting your bar low. Despite what the story said, 34 weeks isn't term so you can't expect 28 weekers to be feeder/growers.
    At 28 weeks, sextuplets are hardly "cake".They will all need ventilation, central lines, phototherapy and whatever else will be thrown their way.
    I don't know who told her 28 weeks was OK to deliver at, maybe she is ill advised, but she needs a trip to the unit to see some 28 weekers.
  3. by   VieraGrl1030
    wow... i am going through all of these posts. i have to say i am not "surprised" at the response but more than anything i am relieved. thankfully there are others out there that are disturbed by this situation. i am starting nursing school in the spring and even to a newbie to this area i can see the problems and issues revolving around this situation. she as a pa should know the risks and should want to carry the babies as long as she can for THE BABIES not because she is tired of laying in bed. being in bed won't be fun, but it will only be weeks in contrast to the childrens lives, if they are impacted with disablities from this stunt. and yes i call it a stunt because i am just appaulled by this woman and honestly i have to stop looking at the post and this ladies face because i am getting mad. and i wasn't mad until i watched the video. so i don't suggest it.

    have a nice day!
    Alicia
  4. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from justjenny
    I saw this interview. Mom is a PA and Dad is a pharm rep. Babies were conceived after one attempt at In-vitro (picked that because it was cheaper, apparently)
    Nothing cheap about In vitro, did you mean IUI (insemination)?
  5. by   nicuRN2007
    Am I missing something here? Did she say she had IUI because she was having miscarriages???
  6. by   rnin02
    Quote from ILoveScrubs
    Am I missing something here? Did she say she had IUI because she was having miscarriages???

    I think so...I'm really not up on infertility treatment/issues, but I thought you needed to have more than a couple of miscarriages to get IUI,etc?
  7. by   Jolie
    IUI is often used relatively early in the treatment of infertility, especially when the cause is unclear. She had conceived twice, so apparently her tubes were in good working order, and hubby's sperm was of decent quality. IUI increases the odds of conception as compared to a "natural" cycle, and is relatively inexpensive and less invasive than other treatment methods. Her previous miscarriages probably did not impact the decision to try IUI.
    Last edit by Jolie on May 3, '07
  8. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from rnin02
    I think so...I'm really not up on infertility treatment/issues, but I thought you needed to have more than a couple of miscarriages to get IUI,etc?

    Actually, you can have IUI whenever you want. Fertility centers will never turn down a dollar.

    Here IUI costs $400. IVF can cost $10,000-25,000.
  9. by   dawngloves
    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    Actually, you can have IUI whenever you want. Fertility centers will never turn down a dollar.

    Here IUI costs $400. IVF can cost $10,000-25,000.
    Or you can DIY for free
  10. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from dawngloves
    Or you can DIY for free
    Well, semen if full of prostaglandins which cause incredible cramping once inside the uterus. Unless you can figure out a way to wash the semen to get only sperm, then I guess you can try this at home. In that case, it's no difference than regular old sex.
  11. by   BittyBabyGrower
    Okay, I think that is what Dawn meant. I love it....DIY LOL
  12. by   Kiwimid
    Omg!!!!!! I cannot believe these ppl!!!! not only are they asking for a suv but also for money to build a house!!!!!!! She is pretty daft if she thinks this is the hard part. Staying in bed...hard??? Try running after a whole bunch of babies, thats if they ever grow big enoght to run. She should grow a back bone , take a harden up pill and hope she goes to 34 weeks. peple like her really pi## me off.
  13. by   crissrn27
    Ok, I read some on their website, I don't know why, it just makes me mad. But I did, and I think some of you guys are right, even though she is a PA, obviously she doesn't know all that much. But if she is posting on a computer why doesn't she look up info on 28 weekers? That would be one of the things I would be doing if I was in bed all the time (actually, it was one of the things I did). I just hope these babies do well,and hopefully make it way past 28 weeks, in spite of the parents. I know the likelihood of them making it past 32 weeks is slim, but I would be shooting for that as my "goal", anyway. Actually, I would be shooting for 37 weeks, lol. And to tell the truth, now that I have 3 kids, I don't think I would ever do anything that could result in a sextuplet pregnancy. I can totally understand someone who wants a baby doing fertility treatments that could result in high order multiples, but aren't there ways now to prevent this?

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