Arizona Storytellers: Dianna Náñez

Published: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 11:19am
Updated: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 2:16pm
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Dianna Náñez tells her story to the audience at the Phoenix Theatre in Phoenix on Oct. 3, 2015.

KJZZ is partnering with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers project on the radio. Storytellers in Phoenix share their stories at live events in town. Some of the stories are about living here, some are not.

When Dianna Náñez was 26 years old, she found out she was pregnant four months before her wedding. At the time, she didn't want to be a mom and tried nine different pregnancy tests before she was convinced.

Then, Náñez felt what she calls "baby-mom fever." She read up on how to be the best mom and followed all the rules like avoiding alcohol and caffeine. Everything was going perfectly, until about 30 weeks into the pregnancy.

It was during a routine check-up that Dianna was diagnosed with preeclampsia.

Dianna Náñez is a reporter at the Arizona Republic.

The next storytelling event is Wednesday, February 10th, at Changing Hands FirstDraft book bar. To learn more about the Arizona Storytellers project or how to tell your own story, visit

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