What elite athletes can teach us about pregnancy

( CNN) Serena Williams established Wednesday that she is pregnant with a due date in the descent. In a Tuesday post on Snapchat, she suggested she is exactly 20 -weeks pregnant, which would entail she was a good 2 month into her maternity in January when she rivalled in — and prevailed — the Australian Open.

Still, many ladies are anxious about usage during pregnancy. This, in spite of the fact that at least 18 maidens have played in the Olympics while pregnant, according to Sports Reference. Some have done it unknowingly in the earliest days of their maternities, while others have participated closer to their due dates than some might believe possible.

The important object: Not exclusively did these women emulate while pregnant, some even acquired gold medals in the process.