Nadya Suleman, commonly known as “Octomom,” recently spoke about the impact that her famous octuplet pregnancy had on her body and how she manages to alleviate physical pain.
Suleman Experienced Pelvic Damage and a “Torn Abdominal Cavity”
On Instagram, the mother-of-14 acknowledged some of the challenges she faced during her pregnancy with the octuplets, whom she delivered in 2009.
She began by sharing how she stays healthy despite her stressful and busy lifestyle with a large family.
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After revealing her workout routine, she emphasized the importance of maintaining her strength and mobility, especially considering the physical repercussions she experienced during her notable pregnancy.
She suffered from herniated disks, injuries to her sacrum, and nerve damage. Suleman also disclosed that she had to deal with a torn abdominal cavity.
“As a repercussion of the pregnancy, I sustained three more herniated discs (had one herniated disc from a work-related injury decades ago); bilateral sciatica; damaged sacrum and peripheral neuropathy (and a torn abdominal cavity to top it off).”
She noted, “Such disabilities would render me incapacitated if I were to lead a sedentary lifestyle.”
However, she credits her active lifestyle for helping her manage the pain.
“Though it seems counterintuitive, the more active I am, the less pain I experience. Several days without weight training exacerbates my already excruciating back pain and near immobility.”
Furthermore, Suleman encouraged her children to lead active lives as well and attributed physical activity to providing her with mental and physical strength. As a single mother of 14, being in great shape allows her to keep up with the family!
“I would not have the mental or physical wherewithal to do what I do if it were not for working out!”
The Suleman Octuplets Turned 14 Earlier This Year: “I Am Blessed Beyond Measure”
Nadya Suleman’s message comes after celebrating her octuplets’ 14th birthday.
As The Shade Room reported, the children—Noah, Maliyah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Nariyah, Josiah, Jonah, and Makai—observed this milestone in late January.
After praising her children’s resilience, she briefly reflected on how the challenges they’ve faced over the years have strengthened their bond.
Suleman concluded her message by writing, “I hope we will continue to grow as a family. I am blessed beyond measure to be your mother.
I love you.”
The Daily Mail also reported that the family celebrated the occasion with a fun day in Orange County, California.