A Southern California woman who gave birth to octuplets on Monday has six other children.
The woman, who has asked to not be identified, is still recovering at a Los Angeles hospital along with the eight newborns. Her other six kids live at home with her and her parents.
That revelation has fertility experts questioning the mother's choice to get fertility treatments and carry a multiple pregnancy.
"Our patient was counseled regarding her options for the pregnancy. The options were to continue the pregnancy or selectively abort. The patient chose to continue the pregnancy," said Dr. Harold Henry with Kaiser Permanente.
The father of the octuplets remains unknown. The babies' grandmother says the mother used in vitro fertilization.