The Octumom rapper YouTube video is everywhere. But does it offend women going through IVF? We asked one woman who's getting IVF treatments now for her take.
Guest blogger Elizabeth Kelly: This video really doesn't offend me. I think she deserves everything she's getting (well, except people's donations).
As the song points out:
- Six implanted embryos after having six kids
What was she doing transferring that many when she had successful previous ivfs and she was apparently against selective reduction? Just how many kids did she want to have? Besides, carrying high-order multiples (more than twins) is extremely risky to the health of both the mother and the babies. What was she thinking?
- She ain't got the dough, but she wants mo'
I cannot fathom how she paid for these IVFs, which cost about $12,000 a pop (or eight pops, in her case). I've heard rumors that the sperm donor paid for them, which would be a lot more palatable than her paying for them herself out of her disability payments and welfare. It would be nice if we could all do whatever we wanted whenever we wanted regardless of our financial situation, but that's not how the world works. She acted incredibly irresponsibly toward her existing children, her eight new kids, her family and the American taxpayer.
- She had complications, childhood aspirations, that's her explanation.
She's kidding, right? This woman is studying to be a counselor and her answer to a lonely childhood is to turn herself into a one-woman baby factory? I dearly hope she never gets her license, because i feel sorry for anyone who might actually go see her seeking psychological help.
What do you think of the Octomom rapper video?