Arizona Storytellers: Dianna Náñez

By KJZZ News
Published: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 11:19am
Updated: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 2:06pm

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Dianna Náñez
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Dianna Náñez tells her story to the audience at the Phoenix Theatre in Phoenix on Oct. 3, 2015.

KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. We record the live events and share them with you on the radio. In Phoenix, the storytellers sometimes share stories about our community or the life events that have shaped them in general. Megan Finnerty is the creator of the series. 

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 Náñez  was diagnosed with preeclampsia.

Dianna Náñez is a reporter at the Arizona Republic.

The next storytelling event is Feb. 10, 2016, at Changing Hands FirstDraft book bar. 

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