Suleman: Earnings, Inheritance Used for In Vitro

LA HABRA, Calif. (AP) - Nadya Suleman, the mother of octuplets and six other children, says she spent at least $24,000 on the in vitro fertilization procedures that led to her first four babies.

Suleman told celebrity magazine Life & Style Weekly that she saved money for the procedures that cost about $6,000 each by working 16-hour days as a psychiatric technician.

When her aunt died, Suleman said she used an undisclosed portion of her $30,000 inheritance to conceive twins. Leftover eggs from that in vitro pregnancy were frozen until she used them to give birth to the octuplets.
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uleman did not give financial details about the octuplets, though in vitro fertilization using frozen eggs is generally cheaper.

After an on-the-job injury, Suleman collected more than $165,000 in state disability payments.

Suleman, 33, an unemployed single mother, has been trailed by the paparazzi and endured much public scorn in the weeks since the octuplets were born prematurely on Jan. 26.


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