Love means never having to say you are sorry, but implanting 12 embryos in a single mother of six who would go on to bring eight more children to term apparently does.
As its hearing that could result in Beverly Hills physician Michael Kamrava losing his medical license continues today, the California Medical Board has already got an apology from the fertility doctor of Octomom Nadya Suleman of La Habra.
"At the time that I did it, I thought I did the right thing," Kamrava told Administrative Law Judge Daniel Juarez last week in Los Angeles. "When I look back at it, even with all those circumstances, I was wrong."
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Having assisted Suleman in her previous pregnancies, Kamrava claimed he believed in 2008 that Suleman only wanted four embryos implanted, but that she went on to steadfastly insist on a dozen.
The doctor testified earlier that Suleman had it in her head that she would have a total brood of 12 (give her points for being an over-achiever), and that she was desperate to crank out babies ASAP because she was showing signs of premature menopause.
Much as she is now, Suleman was experiencing severe financial woes at the time.
Kamrava told Juarez he has since cleaned up his practice to national standards, including restricting the number of embryos he will implant in a patient.