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.