Serena Williams Asked Twitter For Pregnancy Advice, And Everyone Was Actually Sweet And Helpful
Twitter is a tough place for pregnant women, especially famous ones. Everyone really wants to give pregnancy advice to complete strangers. I thought it was annoying when I’d go to the grocery store and someone would tell me I needed to wear a coat over my belly (in 90+ degree weather in August) so “the baby doesn’t catch cold.” That’s nothing compared to the backseat driving pregnant celebrities endure. Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, and Beyonce could all write books about the way strangers poke their noses into your uterus while you are a famous pregnant woman. That’s why it’s so surprising that Serena Williams actually invited pregnancy advice when she asked Twitter for assistance with an embarrassing problem. And Twitter helped out!
Serena Williams is in that massively pregnant phase where you can’t lie comfortably in one position very long, but you can’t easily turn over, either. It’s exceptionally annoying. (Also I’m relieved to see that also happens to the greatest athletes in the entire world, not just ordinary people who maybe don’t exercise as much as they should.)
Twitter was ready with pregnancy advice.
A few people replied that Serena Williams should not be turning back and forth at all, because they heard that lying on the left side is better for the fetus. People told me that all the time while I was pregnant. But staying on one side while pregnant gets uncomfortable very quickly.
An OBGYN piped in after that to say that it’s OK to sleep on whichever side is comfortable during pregnancy. Sleeping on your right side is totally fine.
Even the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology chimed in to help out.
Of course the best reply was the one who told Williams to wake up her fiance, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, and make him help.
Especially because Ohanian agrees!
Aw, they’re so cute. Williams and Ohanian are my new favorite celebrity couple. There’s just something so moving about millionaires in love.