Cupid's Pulse Article: Serena Williams Is Expecting a Celebrity BabyCupid's Pulse Article: Serena Williams Is Expecting a Celebrity Baby

By Whitney Johnson

Serena Williams shared some exciting news via Snapchat: She’s expecting a celebrity baby with fiancé Alexis Ohanian! As reported by, the sports queen posted a picture of herself in a yellow one-piece bathing suit with the caption, “20 weeks.” The celebrity couple, who announced their engagement in late December, recently vacationed together in Tulum, Mexico — a babymoon, perhaps? Offering another hint about her celebrity pregnancy over the weekend, Williams posted a photo to Instagram and wrote, “Fighting to get up this morning.” It’s no surprise that this celebrity baby has already attended his or her first major sporting events: The tennis star was two months pregnant when she beat her sister at the 2017 Australian Open in January.

There’s a sporty celebrity baby on the way! What are some factors to consider about your fitness routine while you’re pregnant?

Cupid’s Advice:

Pregnancy changes a lot of things: what you can eat, what you can wear, and how you can exercise, just to name a few. If you have a baby on the way, here are some factors to consider about your fitness routine:

1. Listen to your body: Most importantly, pay attention to what your body’s telling you. Pre-pregnancy, you may have pushed yourself to run that half-marathon as fast as you can. Now that there’s a little one on the way, listen to how you feel: Are you uncomfortable? Do you feel faint? Are you drinking enough water? Do you need to take a break?

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2. Drink plenty of water: Make sure you stay hydrated before, during, and after exercise. Dehydration during pregnancy can lead to a number of problems, including decreased blood flow to the placenta, early contractions, and increased risk of overheating.

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3. Skip dangerous sports: Continue with your swimming or yoga practice for as long as you feel comfortable, but avoid sports that involve a lot of contact, like basketball or soccer, or that involve rapid movements and balance, like raquet ball, gymnastics, and water skiing.

Do you have any other advice about exercise during pregnancy? Tell us in the comments below!

Note: We are not medical professionals. Please consult with your doctor about your fitness routine during pregnancy.