'Little Women: LA' Star Terra on Her Risky Pregnancy

by Raphael Chestang 6:21 PM PST, January 28, 2015
Playing 'Little Women: LA' Star Terra on Her Risky Pregnancy

Little Women: LA star and executive producer Terra Jole and her boyfriend Joe Gnoffo are expecting a baby and they shared some of their hopes and concerns when they opened up their home to ET.

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"I definitely was shocked when I found out I was pregnant," Terra said.

The show follows a close-knit group of women who are all little people. Terra hasn't had any genetic testing done to find out what her baby will be, but the chances are that Terra and Joe's baby could also be a little person.

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"[The baby] is only 25 percent average height percentage, and then 75 percent some form, either Joe's or mine or a mixture of the both of us, when it comes to both of our dwarfisms," Terra said. "While it lives a perfectly normal life in the womb, it's the lungs -- they don't develop fully -- so they would die at birth or within a few hours of birth. To me that would be like my all-time biggest fear. It has been suggested maybe there are possibilities for extreme health risks with Joe and I and that's something to think about, but currently the child is living healthy in the womb. Why think negative when I'm this far along?"

While there are still many unknowns about the baby's impending birth, Terra is sure that she will the birth will not be natural.

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"Our pelvic structure is curved due to our back, and so we have to have a C-section," Terra said.

Little Women: LA airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime.