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What Did You Expect While You Were Expecting?

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What Did You Expect While You Were Expecting? Birth Mamas Share Lessons From Their Positive Pregnancies

Andrea Williams

Andrea Williams, Brooklyn, N.Y., Diagnosed in 1993; Mom of three daughters


Brooke Davidoff

Brooke Davidoff, Seattle, Diagnosed in 2010; Mom of Myles, age 2


Esmeralda

Esmeralda, Oakland, Calif., Diagnosed in 1998; Mom of two teenagers and one toddler


Janine Brignola

Janine Brignola, Omaha, Neb., Diagnosed in 2006; Mom of Frederick, age 5


Katie

Katie, Columbus, Ohio, Diagnosed in 2006; Mom to a 5-year-old son


Lolisa Gibson

Lolisa Gibson, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Diagnosed in 2004; Mom of Daryl, age 2


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


Shana Cozad

Shana Cozad, Tulsa, Okla., Diagnosed in 1993; Mom to James, age 21; Danica, age 11; and Mallory, age 9


Olivia G. Ford

Olivia G. Ford

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Olivia Ford is a contributing editor for TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com.