The most downloaded woman on the on the Internet gives momlogic her two cents on the octuplets -- plus six.
For women who have repeatedly struggled to have children via IVF, the story of the eight plus six is a little hard to swallow. IVF is time consuming, costly and it doesn't always garner results.
When Cindy Margolis, author of "Having a Baby When the Old Fashioned Way Isn't Working," heard about the octuplets' birth, her feelings were decidedly mixed. "If this woman definitely used fertility drugs to have the eight kids", Cindy told momlogic, "I am both happy and angry at the same time. Happy that the babies were healthy, but really angry that a woman with six beautiful and healthy children would feel the need to bring more children into the world."
Cindy, mirroring the feeling of many, is perplexed why the mom would use fertility drugs in the first place. "This woman obviously had no such problem [getting pregnant] and was just being either selfish or immature -- or a little of both."
Cindy knows first hand what it's like to desperately want children. "When you can't get pregnant 'the old fashioned way' ... the path to motherhood is a long, rocky and sometimes heartbreaking journey," the mother of three told momlogic in a recent interview. Margolis' son Nicholas was born after Cindy received IVF treatments. Her twin girls, Sabrina and Sierra were born with the help of a surrogate.
Ultimately, amid all the scrutiny falling on the new family, the model and mother says her main concern is the safety and health of the newborns. "Hopefully, they will be nurtured and loved and cared for and the woman will give them a great home. My prayers go out to the mother and the 'Elite Eight' too!"
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