How 7 Moms of Olympians Cope with Their Nerves!

The nerves! The excitement! Can you imagine having a child competing in the Olympic Games? We asked seven moms we met in London how they cope with their "game day willies" (8 Photos)

Kelly Wallace on Aug 7, 2012 at 10:48AM

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How 7 Moms of Olympians Cope with Their Nerves!

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Gabby Douglas' Mom

Natalie Hawkins, mom of all-around gold medalist in gymnastics, Gabby Douglas:

"I have to remind myself to breathe because a lot of times I forget that I’m not breathing. It’s so funny, I am literally holding my breath and my heart starts beating faster because I am not breathing! So now I sit in a meet and I have this pressure point, I read this in a magazine, you have to hold onto something … that’s my cue that I need to breathe."

Check out all of our 2012 Summer Games coverage here! 


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