Robin, a mother of quadruplets in Weston, Connecticut, is Skyping in to share her experience with in vitro fertilization. "I have 21-year-old quadruplets, one of which has autism. I understand Nadya Suleman has one child already who has autism," she says. "Autism alone requires 24/7 intervention. It would take Herculean effort, and although my son has made great strides, I can't tell you—having 14 children on top of that? It's reckless. I'm sorry to use that term, but that's how I viewed Nadya's choices."
Although all eight of Nadya's babies were born healthy, Dr. Oz says the long-term effects on the children are yet to be seen. "There is a relatively small chance that all eight of those kids will grow up to be normal adults," he says. "There's going to be a chance of cerebral palsy, developmental delays, emotionally, mentally, vision problems, hearing problems."
Virviane, another Skyper, says she sympathizes with Nadya's decisions. "My husband and I have been trying to conceive for about two years now and I can understand the pain and the burden that comes along with not being able to conceive naturally. And I can understand her desire to want to have children and not to, I guess, throw away God's blessing," she says. "I just feel that she's being villified. It's unfair and it's way too harsh. We just need to move on and help the kids."