Interesting Facts About Nadya Suleman - a Happy Mother of Octuplets

Nadya Suleman made headlines when she birthed eight children in one go. She was dubbed Octomom as a result of her jaw-dropping pregnancy. Even though Nadya Suleman, better known as Octomom, had her 15 minutes of fame she is still a mystery. She currently has fourteen children in total. Her entire story had been sensationalized and often skimmed over the twists and turns of her life. Fans have wondered where did she came from and where she is now? Here are some little known facts about Nadya.

Nadya 'Octomom' Suleman seen outside Fox 29 Studios  | Getty Images / Global Images Ukraine

Nadya 'Octomom' Suleman seen outside Fox 29 Studios | Getty Images / Global Images Ukraine

Suleman Had Six Children Before She Had the Octuplets

A fact that was skated over when the story of her octuplets was told, was that she already had six children. Suleman was struggling to care for them when she had the medical procedure to get pregnant with octuplets. She received tons of backlash and was accused of using the kids for financial gain when she eventually gave birth to eight more children. Three of her six children were disabled, one of which is severely autistic. Suleman was receiving disability payments from the state of California.

She Was Having Fertility Problems

Before that, though, Suleman struggled with infertility issues, as outlined in part of her lengthy message on Instagram. She shared part of her story with her followers, empathizing with those who were going through a similar experience.

Octomum Nadya Suleman and her large family plus helpers launch their signature Milkshake at "Millions of Milkshakes" | Getty Images / Global Images Ukraine

Octomum Nadya Suleman and her large family plus helpers launch their signature Milkshake at "Millions of Milkshakes" | Getty Images / Global Images Ukraine

She wrote: 

"I believed God would never bless me with children. Unbeknownst to me back then, He had a plan greater than I could fathom. I learned to be patient, trusting, and accepting of the process throughout my obstacle-laden journey."

Suleman went on to say that she was grateful for the challenges she regularly faces because they helped make her into the mother she is today. Her own mom, Suleman wrote, died nearly four years ago, so she could relate to those who lost their mothers.

Octomum Nadya Suleman and her large family plus helpers launch their signature Milkshake at "Millions of Milkshakes" | Getty Images / Global Images Ukraine

Octomum Nadya Suleman and her large family plus helpers launch their signature Milkshake at "Millions of Milkshakes" | Getty Images / Global Images Ukraine

All Her Octuplets Have Biblical Names

Suleman, who gave birth to the eight children on January 26, 2009, was only the second person to successfully deliver a set of octuplets in the US. She never explained her choices when it comes to the children's names. However, she did name them all with biblical names. They are Noah, Mailyah, Isaiah, Nariyah, Jonah, Makai, Josiah, and Jeremiah, respectively. 

The Doctor Who Performed The Procedure Had His License Revoked

Dr. Michael Kamrava, a fertility specialist, treated Suleman. As a result of her octuplet pregnancy, he lost his license in 2011. His involvement was described as "gross negligence." He faced charges from other cases of "repeated negligent acts for an excessive number of embryo transfers."

Nadya Suleman and Cassandra Andersen attend the Celebrity Boxing Match Press Conference | Getty Images / Global Images Ukraine

Nadya Suleman and Cassandra Andersen attend the Celebrity Boxing Match Press Conference | Getty Images / Global Images Ukraine

Suleman Was Unemployed When She Gave Birth

In January 2009, when she gave birth to octuplets, Suleman was unemployed and earned money only from disability payments. Suleman also qualified for Medi-Cal and as a result, the state paid the octuplets' hospital bills.

Short Career on Celebrity Boxing

In 2011, Suleman started a very short career in boxing. She explained that she was stepping into the ring with a string of D-List celebrities to help her with her poor finances.

Nadya Suleman attends the Celebrity Boxing Match Press Conference | Getty Images / Global Images Ukraine

Nadya Suleman attends the Celebrity Boxing Match Press Conference | Getty Images / Global Images Ukraine

Her Relationship With Her Kids Now

Suleman went on to say that she was grateful for the challenges she regularly faces because they helped make her into the mother she is today. Her own mom, Suleman wrote, died nearly four years ago, so she could relate to those who lost their mothers. Finally, she thanked her children for all they did, in particular, for the "beautiful art [and] heartwarming notes" they created for her on Sunday. The picture showed a table covered in the cards the children made. 

Suleman's octuplets were only the second set to be born alive in the country. After their arrival, Suleman struggled to provide for her 14 children. In a controversial move, she even filmed an adult movie at one point. Back in December, Suleman gave an update on her and her kids, who were all conceived through invitro-fertilization. She revealed that she lives in a modest three-bedroom house in Orange County, California.

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Been recently reflecting on how blessed I truly am. Mother’s Day can be an emotionally painful day for many. I feel your sadness. Throughout the six years of infertility (including miscarriages) I struggled with nearly 25 years ago, I believed God would never bless me with children. Unbeknownst to me back then, He had a plan greater than I could fathom. I learned to be patient, trusting, and accepting of the process throughout my obstacle laden journey. I am grateful for the battles I’ve fought, and the challenges I continue to face, as they have forged, shaped and strengthened me into the mom I am today. For those of you who have lost your mom (as I had over four years ago) or perhaps experienced the most devastating of all loses, a child...I can only hope and pray God bestows upon you some semblance of peace. Thank you to all my wonderfully loving children, (even to my eldest Eli who despises pictures), for creating beautiful art, writing heartwarming notes, and showering me with love. You are my life. My heart. I love you. ❤️

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How Things Work In Her Family

Some of the children sleep on couches, and shifts are organized for the children to eat. The family all eat raw vegan foods and avoid vaccines and medicines. According to Suleman, she talks to her kids about everything, including her time as an adult film star. "They know, they went through it with me. It’s a huge weight lifted off of all of them when I went back to who I was," she said.

Suleman opened up about her false persona which she continued to display due to financial "chains." She said she did and said what she was told, and pretended to be something she wasn't. Eventually, she stopped, and now Suleman is happy to be out of that situation. She's currently writing a book about her experience and, according to the New York Times, the kids are "model fourth graders.

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Proving other people wrong was never my intention when I gave birth to a small village ten years ago. If there was anyone I needed to prove anything to, it was myself. My fears, doubts, and insecurities were palpable; I was single, alone, in poverty, and terrified. What had I done to my family? How could I be so selfish and immature? Fear was the fuel I used to fight for my family. I never planned, never wanted, nor was prepared to be propelled into the public eye. Paradoxically, as an introverted agoraphobic, I spent my entire life hiding from people. Mainstream media hijacked my life. Out of desperation to provide for my family I pretended to be something I was the polar opposite of. I listened to everyone other than my own self. It wasn’t until I stopped pretending, risked losing everything, and began following what I truly believed in, that my life fell into place. I feel as though I owe my supportive followers both an update and an explanation. First, I am incredibly thankful for your kind words and respect. Many of you have been encouraging us to consider doing a “show.” The primary reason I have been avoidant in allowing my family to be filmed consistently (particularly when younger) is due to it’s potential deleterious effect on a child’s developmental process. Kids need to be kids. One or two documentaries per year is far less invasive than the day in day out, ongoing filming necessary for a docu-series or “reality” show; therefore, I exploited myself so I wouldn’t have to exploit my kids. Just this year many healthy opportunities have been presented to us, (there were no healthy opportunities open to octomom). I am grateful, though will be far more open to embracing other options (such as a docu-series) when my children are a little older and their sense of self is stronger and more mature. Documentaries (in countries other than our own, ironically) continue to be presented to us, which are incredible sources of supplemental income. I reflect daily on how blessed we all are; how God always provides; and remind myself to remain patient, as it is His timing not mine. #Blessed #Trust #Grateful

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Love her or hate her, you have to admit that handling this many children is a talent that not everyone possesses. Being a parent is hard enough as it is, and when the responsibility is multiplied by 14, the struggle is definitely real. What do you guys think about the Octomom? Do you love her, or can you simply not stand her either? Let us know in the comment section below! And make sure to stay tuned for more articles for the latest celebrity gossip.

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