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The Obnoxious Occurence of Multiple Births

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Okay, this isn't really a full-fledged blog-- Its more like a quasi-rant. I just read where a woman somewhere is pregnant with 12 -- yep, a dozen-- babies. Here's a snippet from the article:

A woman in Tunisia is said to be pregnant with six boys and six girls, The Sun reported yesterday.

If the woman, a teacher in her 30s who was not named in the newspaper, successfully delivers all 12 infants, as she has vowed to do, she would be going against medical advice and shattering the world record for multiple births.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/60-second-science/post.cfm?id=dodeca-mom-could-smash-multiple-bir-2009-08-18

This is getting out of hand, people! This foreign chick is going to put the Octomom out of business-- we, as good Americans, cannot take this news without putting up a fight. We do things bigger and better here in the U.S. Nadya Suleman rules!

Comments

Leslie Swearingen 5 years, 4 months ago

I just don't know. I had my hands full with one. I would not like to be put in a position where I would have to choose which babies would live and which would die. It reads to me like the doctor said she might spontaneously abort some of the babies. I think pregnant women are cute. I like the way, nowadays, that they wear the low slung pants and short tops that leave their bellies bare. Its a darling look.

Mel Briscoe 5 years, 4 months ago

yeh, i like how pregnant women are proud of their bellies now too. gone are the days when lucy ricardo was not allowed to show the shape of her belly and the word "pregnant" couldn't be used on TV (how ridiculous was that??!).

i don't know if i could do that either... that would be awful, having to let some of the fetuses die so that others could live. would be a horrible position to be put in.

at the same time, can you imagine having a dozen babies at once? wow!!!! my first two kids were 12 months apart and i thought i was going to go nuts sometimes!

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