Category Archives: rant

The obligatory octuplets post.

So probably everybody knows about this woman by now, and everybody seems to have an opinion about her fourteen children.

I’ve seen several posts in IF blogland and a lot of comments.  Most are angry.

I’m angry, too.

This is hard for me to admit, and I can’t speak for anyone else, but I know that part of my anger stems from some pretty serious jealousy.

I’m insanely jealous that this (possibly unbalanced) woman can have fourteen children, eight of them in a rather irresponsible way, and I don’t know if I’ll ever even have one.

I’m angry that this one person makes many people think that all of us in the IF world are unbalanced and irresponsible.

I’m angry that there are doctors out there that make the decent and caring doctors that many of us work with look opportunistic and unethical.

I wish I could have the chance that she has had multiple times.

I wouldn’t make us look bad.