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Anna Maria Testa

Moderator

"My name is Anna Maria, I was born and raised in Rome, Italy, and I'm 38. I'm the mother of 2 hurricanes: Samuele, born in 2016 via emergency c-section at 33 weeks due to HELLP, and Emilia, born in January 2020 via emergency c-section at 34 weeks due to Gestational Hypertension that was quickly evolving in Preeclampsia.
I'm an HR Senior Manager and a Beach Volley Player.
After my first pregnancy, I suffered from PSTD for one year, I couldn't accept what happened although everything had turned ok. My second pregnancy has been an acceptance journey, my victory over my fears, and my sadness. This group encouraged me and taught me the importance of 'self-advocacy', and it has been my best teammate in my hardest times, so I'm proud to be part of it and I hope I will be able to give back some of the love, encouragement and strength I've received from all these fabulous women."