Not 14 at once, but 6 before and 8 now, but all through IV. I heard this over the radio today, and originally I thought it was a joke. But WTF? I think this has got to be one of the strangest and most horrible things that I have ever heard in my entire life. Can't help but really feel sorry for those children and the grand-parents. I guess my main thought is, "Eight is Enough"... right? Mother of octuplets had all her 14 children by IVF - Telegraph Mother of octuplets had all her 14 children by IVF The mother of octuplets, who already had six children before this week's headline-grabbing multiple birth, is single and conceived all 14 babies through in vitro fertilisation, her parents have revealed. By Philip Sherwell in New York Last Updated: 7:17PM GMT 31 Jan 2009 Doctors at the Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center in California where Nadya Suleman gave birth to the world's second live-born set of octuplets Photo: AP Nadya Suleman, 33, has been obsessed since her teens with being a mother and had eight embryos implanted because she wanted "just one more girl" to add to her existing brood of six children aged two to seven, according to her mother. "And look what happened. Octuplets. Dear God," Angela Suleman told the Los Angeles Times four days after her daughter became the second person in the US ever to give birth to eight babies at once. She "is not evil, but she is obsessed with children. She loves children, she is very good with children, but obviously she overdid herself." Miss Suleman and her children live with her parents in the Los Angeles suburb of Whittier and even her long-suffering mother sounded exasperated with her daughter's fixation on surrounding herself with children. "I wish she would have become a kindergarten teacher," she said. She also said that she disapproved of the decision by her divorced daughter, whose former husband is not the father of any of the children. "It can't go on any longer," she told Associated Press. "She's got six children and no husband. I was brought up the traditional way." There were frozen embryos left over after her previous pregnancies and her daughter did not want them destroyed so she decided to have more children. Her mother and doctors have said the woman was told she had the option to abort some of the embryos and, later, the fetuses, but she refused. Allison Frickert, a friend Miss Suleman, said the mother-of-14 was not seeking potential fame or financial benefit. "There was no overriding situation, other than having more children to love," she said. "Her whole life, she couldn't wait to be a mom. That was her No 1 goal." She once told another neighbour that she wanted 12 children. "She told me that all of her kids were through in vitro, and I said 'Gosh, how can you afford that and go to school [college] at the same time?'" Yolanda Garcia told the Long Beach Press-Telegram. "And she said it's because she got paid for it." It was also reported that all 14 children are from the same donor, a neighbour, who unsuccessfully asked her to stop using his sperm after he got married recently. An ethical debate is raging in America about why so many embryos were implanted in a woman aged under 35, particularly if the doctor or clinic involved knew that she already had six children. She only started to attend the Kaiser Permanente clinic, where the children were born, when she was three months pregnant and her mother said she does not know where the IVF procedure was performed. Attention has also focussed on the cost for a single mother of raising 14 children. Her parents filed for bankruptcy with liabilities of nearly $1 million last year, but Mrs Suleman said she has now paid her debts. Her Palestinian-born husband, the children's grandfather, has said he intends to return to a contractor's job in Iraq as a translator to help pay for their upbringing. Ms Suleman, who worked as a psychiatric assistant until starting her family, is on welfare payments. A spokeswoman at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Centre said the babies were doing well and seven were breathing unassisted. In a statement issued through the hospital, Miss Suleman said she was "ecstatic". The eight babies - six boys and two girls - were delivered by Cesarean section weighing between 1 pound, 8 ounces and 3 pounds, 4 ounces. Forty-six physicians and staff assisted in the deliveries, when only seven children were expected.