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What Did You Expect While You Were Expecting?

Birth Mamas Share Lessons From Their Positive Pregnancies

September 19, 2012


Melissa Baker

Melissa Baker, Mechanicsville, Va., Diagnosed in 2007; Mom to twins Briana and Kymbra, almost age 16; Hannah, age 14; and Aliyah, almost age 2

I knew about the importance of adherence to my meds, the IV AZT during labor and the AZT every four hours for six weeks. BUT, I wasn't prepared for how I would ache emotionally and physically not being able to nurse. I had a point of reference from my first two pregnancies, when I was still HIV negative.

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