LOS ANGELES — The women sat in a circle and bemoaned their sleepless nights. It seemed unfair: Their babies weren’t even born yet.
Mayra Del Real’s daughter turned somersaults in her belly every few hours. Alexandria Smith lay awake with heartburn. When she wasn’t propped up with every pillow in the house, she was making bleary-eyed trips to the bathroom.
Sofia Mejia, pregnant with her third baby, laughed knowingly.
“It’s really priceless — those moments in the middle of the night,” she said. “You get used to it.”
These moms-to-be weren’t just commiserating over coffee. They were at a routine prenatal visit — all five of them at once.