Fertility Doctor Behind Octuplets Now Implants Quadruplets in 50-year-old

by Gopalan on  February 14, 2009 at 1:49 PM Women Health News   - G J E 4
Fertility Doctor Behind Octuplets Now Implants Quadruplets in 50-year-old
Dr.Michael Kamrava, the fertility doctor reportedly behind the controversial Los Angeles octuplets, has now gone ahead to implant a woman, touching 50, with quadruplets.

A mother of three, that woman, had only wanted one more child, it is reported. The unidentified woman is said to be near the age of 50 and already has three children. She only wanted one more child, it is claimed.

She is five months pregnant and does not have insurance - a fact that could leave her paying thousands in medical bills under America's private healthcare system.

She has been confined to bed rest in an LA hospital until she gives birth, expected in three or four months.

Though she refused to confirm that Dr Kamrava was her doctor, the Los Angeles Times claimed it had confirmed the information with hospital sources.

'I do think it is concerning, and dangerous, especially to the mother,' Dr. John Jain, a fertility specialist with knowledge of the case, told the LATimes.

'She is close to 50,' he continued. 'When women get to be that age, our fear is the cardiovascular complications, such as stroke or heart attack. That's how serious this is.'

The mother told American reporters that doctors had urged her not to talk to the media because it could exacerbate her already high-risk pregnancy.

She also claimed her circumstances were very different from Nadya Suleman's.

The woman, who works as an apartment manager, has three grown children from a previous marriage.

However when she married her second husband, a contractor in his early 30s, they decided they wanted another child.

Dr Kamrava is under investigation by U.S. authorities over the octuplets' birth.

He has refused to comment about the births but could be struck off if an† investigation finds that he breached medical guidelines on fertility treatment.

The new development is sure to reignite the debate on on regulations governing in-vitro fertilisation in the United States.

Meantime Suleman, has been forced to go into hiding because of†death threats since the octuplets birth, it is reported.

Her friends have revealed that she had altered her appearance to look like Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, who has six children, but the octuplet mother has denied the claim.

Other reports suggested that Suleman had sent the star several letters praising her work on behalf of† children's issues and gushing about how talented she was.

Source: Medindia

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