Pregnancy is usually a time of baby showers, nesting, indulging in some fun food cravings and being pampered. But Dr. Phil’s guests, Shayna and Zona, say they’re getting all of the pain and none of the perks of an expectant mother.

They say their pregnancies have lasted well more than 9 months. Zona claims she’s been pregnant more than three-and-a-half years, and no one believes her. Shayna claims she’s been pregnant more than a year. Both of these women say they are desperately looking for answers to their prolonged pregnancies.

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