February 11, 2009 in Nation/World

Octuplet mom says she’s finished having babies

 

LOS ANGELES – The Southern California mother of octuplets who already had six other children says she’s done having babies.

In an NBC “Dateline” interview aired Tuesday night, 33-year-old Nadya Suleman says the octuplets were a sign from God that she should stop having children.

Suleman also says she dreams of going back to her old life, before she had the octuplets on Jan. 26 and endured a firestorm of criticism and media frenzy.

Divorced and unemployed, Suleman told anchor Ann Curry that she still intends to go back to school and finish her master’s degree.

Suleman says she’ll support her children with student loans until she can find a job as a counselor after graduating in a year or two.

A national medical society is investigating whether a fertility doctor followed its guidelines when he implanted six embryos into Suleman. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine confirmed Tuesday that it’s investigating because Suleman says she received in-vitro fertilization for all 14 of her children at the same Beverly Hills fertility clinic.

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