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02/13/2009

This just gets better and better

Ben and I have a stomach bug so I'm not up for much in the way of commentary today.  Good thing this shit practically writes itself:

A few months after Dr. Michael Kamrava helped Nadya Suleman become pregnant with octuplets, he transferred at least seven embryos to another patient.

She was in her late 40s and wanted just one baby.

Now she's five months pregnant with quadruplets and hospitalized at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, according to several sources familiar with the situation.

Not so crazy, right?  Most of us probably know someone in her 40s who transferred that many embryos or more.  (I know one who did ten.)

But:

The [ASRM] guidelines allow for the transfer of more embryos in older women. But in this case, the woman was using embryos made from eggs donated by a woman in her late 20s -- which fertility specialists said increased the possibility of a multiple birth.

If I didn't already feel like throwing up...

Thanks to E Beth for the pointer.

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