Sign up for the Dr. Phil Newsletter
Twitter Facebook YouTube

2009 Shows

 
Nadya Suleman, mother of octuplets plus six other kids, joins Dr. Phil to continue her first interview in front of a live audience. No one outside of the immediate family and hospital staff, has ever met the octuplets … until now. Go inside the hospital with Dr. Phil and Nadya to meet Jonah, Jeremiah, Josiah, Makai, Isaiah, Noah, Nariyah and Maleeyah, and find out how they're really doing. Then follow Nadya during her visit with Jonah, the only octuplet still in the neonatal intensive care unit, and see their precious moments together. Some of the babies will come home any day now, but the specialized care they need is astronomical in scope. Linda and Jackie from Angels In Waiting break down the realities of what it's going to take to care for these newborns. You'll be surprised to learn every detail they must consider to make the transition a success. Also, the women raise concerns about Nadya's new house. And, a few more angels surprise Nadya and her children with their generosity. You don't want to miss a minute of this show! Tell us what you think!

Find out what happened on the show.
Comments
Replied By: tanzy1989 on May 27, 2009, 10:26PM
I think that people should not be so jugemental of this lady yes she made a mistake so do all of us the facted is there are so many other familys that have has 14 kids or 12 kids and no one juges them so why be rude to her she needs as much support as she can get. have a heart and understanding people she done the wrong thing but these kids need as much love as they can get and the mum will need support  think people think hard what if you were in her shows    
 
Replied By: gilmore on Apr 20, 2009, 8:00PM
I am a new viewer of Dr Phil.
I dont know alot about the background of this lady and her upbringing, story etc.
I think from watching the show she is an intelligent woman and has made a clear cut choice on bringing these kids into the world regardless of whether she could afford it or whether she could cope. She has always had support with her first 6 kids financially and emotionally and knew if she continued with this pregnancy that she would get support from USA support agencies, her parents plus would make some money on the side, so she thought why not.Is she going to have support for the kids for the next 18 years? Any money she gets should be put into an account that she can not touch and the house etc should be put into the kids names and made that she can not sell or touch it. It has to be all about the kids and their futures.

So who are we to judge re the emotional side etc that she can or mayby can not provide. Look at celebr. who are adopting like mad and the kids have full time nanny's ie The Pitts. Not the best role models in the past with multiple relationships and infidelity but they are on every magazine over here. Yes they are pretty but we all go out the same way dont we. They have no idea either but i suppose at least they can afford it.

I work, have 4 children including premature twins that were born at 29 weeks. From the sounds of Dr Phils show the babies look very healthy and strong (except the smallest one but time may help and the smallest one wasnt really small considering its gestation and the amount of siblings) and may have minimal issues and that is a great thing. My girls were very small but have had minimal issues really (mainly gross motor skills/fine motor skills which are assisted with specialist treatment) and she may be lucky. As a reality she could never look after those children alone. It is not only the babies but the other children that would be totally neglected. It may not be her intent but it would be just the reality of the situation. I dont believe the solution would be for the kids to go into foster care, i think the kids should stay together and she should be helped out including for her to have a part time job. The mother seems to be very calculating in a way, mayby this was not only a way out financially but for her to gain some celebrity.

I grew up in a family of 11, my parents worked fulltime and still do and the youngest 5 children went to private schools. Yes there are times when the kids emotionally are not looked after or supported as the parents or parent (my father was away most of the time) are so busy but the kids will adapt. This is sometimes a good thing as the kids learn to stand on their own feet early. Look at Africa. Kids there are looking after siblings from a very young age. We were all put into the same sport and my mother made sure we were all too tired to play up!!

I think she is very lucky to have received this support, regardless or not whether she deserves it or not, as most people just have to do it themselves.

I
 
Replied By: hockeymommmy on Apr 11, 2009, 5:55PM - In reply to sutton123
saw it on the news the other day... why did arnold mention the abuses of medical???
 
Replied By: minn_mom on Mar 27, 2009, 9:45AM
With each passing day, it becomes more evident that this story is heading for a rather sad if not tragic end.   I don't understandhow Dr. Phil thought that feeding into the Octo-nut's fantasies of wealth & fame would serve the needs of the 14 children.   She appears to be a compulsive liar, and could not be more disingenuous in every interview I've seen her in.   Dr. Phil showing us staged video clips of Nadya sitting on the floor playing with her children, or in the hospital holding the infants was not very convincing.    As we have all seen recently, she really can't be bothered with taking care of her children.
Shame on Dr. Phil for enabling her the way he has.   Where would she be if Dr. Phil hadn't intervened? 
I can only hope that his motivations were sincere, & not about ratings, because doing what he's done has cost him viewers & credibility.
 
Replied By: mhowen on Mar 27, 2009, 8:58AM
I know I did not agree with all the decisions but what is done is done and now I we can not turn our back because they are here and they need to be supported weather she gets public assistance or not but there are a lot of people that make bad choices and they have to live with them and this is one of her poor choices and she has to deal with it we can not go back in time
 
Replied By: robinmvt59 on Mar 26, 2009, 8:35PM
This woman has never raised any child.  Even her first 6 children were raised by her mother.  This is so sad.  The best thing that could happen to these children is if OCTONUT decides she can make some money by giving these babies up for adoption.  Since money motivates her  maybe someone will offer her big $ to adopt these children.  Isn't her attorney also responsible for reporting unsafe conditions or situations her children are in?  Shame on him.  He acted as dillusional as she does.  But then again, he's getting paid to be dillusional.
As for the income she has raised?  Im going to guess that she has made more money than is allowed for a family of 15 and that her medi-cal and any other state aid she gets should be ended immediately.  With her new income sources and the disability checks that her children already receive she should be well over the income guidelines and therefore all assistance should be stopped immediately.
I believe that the Orange County District Attorney should indeed be contacted by everyone of us that is frustrated with this situation and she should be investigated.  I think that every person who donated to her cause should also contact the DA with copies of lists of everything they donated including checks that OCTONUT has cashed.  Wonder how big her childrens savings acounts are now, or trust funds.  LOLOL thats a joke for sure. 

If the house is not in her name, why is she paing for repairs for the house?  The house is in her fathers name so that she can hide her assetts from the state.

I hate to say it but we are all going to see something drastic happen.  I hope that she is monitored very closely so that nothing horrible happens to these children.  DCF doesn't have a great track record in any state.  Children die every day and are neglected, tortured, hungry and a multitude of other instances that DCF misses. 

I am glad that this woman was on Dr. Phil's show.  She has been exposed for what she truly is.  I believe every single word the Angels said today on the show!  OCTONUT is exploiting these children and that was her plan from day one of their conception.  She had nothing better to do but to dream up this scheme to hopefully get rich.  The only problem is ,its going to backfire bigtime.  She'll be lucky if she gets to keep a single child including any of the first 6.

This nut job would do anything for money.    Just like a coke whore!!  That is clear.

Her hideous lips are more important to her than her own children.    What is her motivation with the plastic surgery anyway?  Im going to guess she just thought that she would immediately get a reality show out of this and she wanted to be the Angelina look alike.  Too bad Nadyia, your not even close.
Your pathetic!
 
Replied By: itwasafumble on Mar 26, 2009, 12:33PM
If Ms. Suleman has received money from fund raising, why are her children still on MediCal?  The fact that she is making decisions regarding hiring nannies, replacing hot tubs, etc., is ridiculous given that California taxpayers are paying for the medical care for her children.  If she has income, which her lawyer admitted today (3/26), how is she qualifying for any state aid at all?
 
Replied By: calidaho on Mar 25, 2009, 10:35AM
What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

Adrian Rogers, 1931 - 2005

 
Replied By: rusure65 on Mar 24, 2009, 11:15AM
It seemed like a big mistake from the beginning to have the crazy Nadya on your show. After reading today that she has fired the very nurses that were offering her the best hope she had of being able to take care of her babies, I hope that you will seriously consider closing the fund that you had started to also help her out.  She apparently is a fraud, a user, and I believe 'a lot touched'.
You would serve your viewers a lot better by directing them to offer their money to more deserving people and funds than Ms. Suleman.
I really think you can do better than this Dr. Phil. Let her go, don't encourage her.
 
Replied By: sfbenigno on Mar 23, 2009, 8:34PM - In reply to jesilyn73
Hi, Well, I did hear today that she 'fired' the Angels in Waiting.........it seems that comes as no surprise to you or I !! What is she going to do now?? I, like you, would like to become part of Nayda's 'help' circle, but have no idea how.......do you?? I have the time, but have no idea who she is now using to help her since letting the 'bulldogs' go. Do you know how to get in touch with the people who are going to offer her support from now on?? I am clueless!!
 
Showing 1-10 of total 1298 Comments