What elite athletes can teach us about pregnancy

( CNN) Serena Williams strengthened Wednesday that she is pregnant with a due date in the sink. 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 pregnancy in January when she rivalled in — and prevailed — the Australian Open.

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

The important extent: Not exclusively did these women compete while pregnant, some even prevailed gold medals in the process.