What elite athletes can teach us about pregnancy

( CNN) Serena Williams substantiated Wednesday that she is pregnant with a due date in the autumn. In a Tuesday post on Snapchat, she indicated she is exactly 20 -weeks pregnant, which would represent she was a good 2 month into her maternity in January when she contested in — and acquired — the Australian Open.

Still, many females are anxious about usage during pregnancy. This, despite the fact that at the least 18 females have competed 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 level: Not only did these women emulate while pregnant, some even won gold medals in the process.