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Octo-Doctor Admits He Was Wrong

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Well, it's about time!!

Fertility specialist, Dr. Michael Kamrava, admits that he made a mistake when he implanted Octo-Mom Nadya Suleman with a dozen embryos.

Even though it was against his better judgement, he told his attorney in a hearing last week that could lead his license being revoked, that he shouldn't have given in to Nadya's insistence to implant her with so many embryos.

When asked whether or not he felt what he did was wrong, Dr. Kamrava wiped away tears and replied:

"I'm sorry for what happened. When I look back at it, I wish I had never done it and it will never happen again. At the time that I did it, I thought I did the right thing. When I look back at it, even with all those circumstances, I was wrong."

During the time he was treating Nadya, he recommended that he just implant four embryos instead of twelve. However, he said that Nadya "just wouldn't accept doing anything else with those embryos. She did not want them frozen, she did not want them transferred to another patient in the future."

So despite feeling "apprehensive," he gave in to her demands and implanted all twelve, even though he knew of the consequences.

When he heard the news that octuplets had been born, he assumed they were Nadya's. He responded, "It's a very risky pregnancy. She's lucky she made it through, both for the babies and her."

The doctor says that since the birth of the octuplets, he's taken an ethics course, changed the staff in his office and lab, and is now adhering to the national guidelines that restrict the number of embryos he can implant in a patient. If patients do not agree with those guidelines, he says then, "I just don't take them."

Dr. Kamrava's testimony will continue on Monday. Nadya is not expected to testify.

What do U think? Has he done enough damage control to keep his license or should he have it taken away?

[Images via AP Images / WENN.]

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