Karla Vanessa Perez, Mexican Woman with Nonuplets… Seriously.
When I wrote about Nadya Suleman a few years ago (years ago?), commenting on how much stories like these harm the general public’s perception of infertility as well as fertility treatments, I never thought that I would be writing about Karla Vanessa Perez and her nine babies during NIAW. The timing of it almost makes it feel like a hoax, especially after you discover that she already had triplets from a prior pregnancy. And yet, even if it is a hoax, the comment section on Huffington Post reveals so clearly what NIAW is all about; why we need awareness and what the general public thinks about infertility.
More thoughts on this to come when my brain has stopped spinning around in my head. (And a warning — do not dive into the Huffington Post comment section unless you’re ready to read what you know you’re going to find.)
Thank you, Tara, for the heads up and discussion this morning.