Dallas sword-swallower on the job at 9 months pregnant: VIDEO

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DALLAS - Most women give up a lot of things when they become pregnant.  They quit smoking, give up alcohol, watch what they eat.

But in Dallas, one woman is maintaining the status-quo, at least at work.

She's a professional sword-swallower and she's still on the job at 9 months pregnant!

Veronica Hernandez said it took her 2 1/2 years to learn to safely swallow this 14-inch steel blade.   Down the esophagus, past the heart, to the stomach.

But she said it's an entirely new challenge, with a baby inside.

"Pregnant women, all of our insides are pretty much pressed up so I have to take that into consideration and that's why I have to use a shorter blade versus one that most people use," Hernandez said.

Hernandez said she also uses a dull blade.  But it still doesn't make the job any less amazing to watch.

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