For Elizabeth Dowd, being pregnant with her third child was a joyous time. When she could feel the baby move, she prepared her older children for the new addition and decorated the nursery.
But her plans quickly changed.
While in her second trimester, Dowd became ill with severe flu-like symptoms, which felt very different from the typical pregnancy sickness some women experience.
Plus, her glands were swollen and she had a lump on her neck, symptoms she knew all too well.