Early life[ edit ] Suleman was born in Fullerton, California in , an only child. Her mother Angela Victoria Suleman born Stanaitis was a school teacher and her father Edward Doud Suleman was a restaurant owner, and Iraqi army veteran. They separated in Gutierrez filed for divorce in November , which was finalized in January Suleman was desperate and wanted to try in vitro fertilization, but Gutierrez disliked the idea of "test tube babies" and refused to take part in the procedure.
Gutierrez said he is not the father of any of Suleman's children and that he wishes his ex-wife the best. Children[ edit ] Suleman began IVF treatments in , when she was 21 years old,  under the supervision of Dr. In she gave birth to her first daughter. Suleman continued IVF treatments which resulted in three further pregnancies including one set of fraternal twins for a total of six children four sons, two daughters.
Suleman octuplets In , Suleman stated that she had six embryos left over from her previous IVF treatments. She explained that she requested all of the remaining embryos be transferred into her uterus at one time.
A woman her age would normally have a maximum of two or three embryos transferred. Fresh cycles were always done, despite there being available frozen embryos stored with Dr.
The octuplets celebrated their first birthday on January 26, Suleman told People magazine, "I don't get much sleep, about two or three hours a night. But I'm continuing to move forward with my life and trying to be the best mother I can be. Obviously, I love them—but I absolutely wish I had not had them. Within the first week, the media dubbed her "Octomom".
Suleman hired the Killeen Furtney Group as her initial public relations company, with Wes Yoder providing a small amount of pro bono advice.
Both groups soon ended their involvement after receiving death threats. Suleman rejected suggestions that her decisions have been selfish or that she would not be able to care for her children, stating, "I know I'll be able to afford them when I'm done with my schooling. If I was just sitting down watching TV and not being as determined as I am to succeed and provide a better future for my children, I believe that would be considered, to a certain degree, selfish".
Phil alongside fellow guest Gloria Allred. Allred had a list of criticisms regarding Suleman's performance as mother and homemaker. The Incredible Unseen Footage. Suleman was featured in the February issue of Star , where she gave an interview. Several pictorials followed, focused mainly on her weight loss since delivering the octuplets a year earlier. She added that she had seriously rethought her decision to give birth to and raise her children, and that she hoped to become a teacher.
Her home in La Habra was set to go up for auction. Earlier, she was accused of neglecting her children while spending hundreds of dollars on herself for services such as Brazilian blowouts. However, after visiting her house, social workers determined that the children were not in danger and should not be removed.
She had been taking Xanax under a doctor's care for her problems. Judd 's "Honeymoon" as his bride. Suleman was sentenced to hours of community service and two years of probation, and ordered to pay a small fine. Her attorney, Arthur J. LaCilento, said that with financial help from friends, his client has already repaid the county welfare system. Suleman portrays the character Vanessa, a virgin film student. Jobs[ edit ] Suleman continued efforts to raise money to support herself and her children.
The film is solely of Nadya Suleman in solo scenes with the aid of sex toys; there are no other actors. The film was released on June 20, She stated she was inspired by the work of Madonna.