Instead of turning to the old standby What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Williams opted for a thoroughly modern approach to getting pregnancy tips. On Tuesday, the pregnant tennis superstar asked millions of Twitter users for some practical advice.
Any tips on how to turn over at night? 😰I'm having trouble from going from my left ….to my right…. to my left side. 🤰🏾
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) July 19, 2017
If you figured there would be some humorous replies, well, you figured right (and obviously know Twitter).
One user suggested some tennis moves.
Just throw a backhand and your body will follow. Strange to give a woman advice on how to move when she moves better than any other human.
— @FutureIsFemale 🌸👛👚👄 (@BeaBiez) July 19, 2017
Said another. “You will ace it soon enough.” (Ha. We see what you did there.)
Of course, Twitter’s most earnest souls were also on hand to offer up useful advice and extol the merits of a body pillow during pregnancy.
Some took the question quite seriously.
Lay on your left side and put a pillow between your legs. I only lay on my left side it's best for the baby. I believe it's blood flow.
— Hazel Clark Mac OLY (@hazelclarktv) July 19, 2017
Some provided visual aids.
You got to wobble girl & get a body pillow. pic.twitter.com/LChEgUPtq9
— 𝓍 𝑜 𝓛 𝑜 𝓋 𝑒 𝒮 𝒽 𝒾 𝓀 𝒶 ♥ (@xoloveshika) July 19, 2017
Others were more succinct in their advice.
Most were all love and support.
— Vanessa + Melissa (@vanessaNmelissa) July 19, 2017
Maybe Williams has got a soft spot for her online fans. After she watched the internet go seriously crazy (in a good way) when she accidentally (oopsie) announced in April that she and her fiancé Alexis Ohanian were expecting their first child.
Williams has been generous about sharing pregnancy updates and photos with her fans, but she’s been quiet so far on the sex of the baby. But maybe we’ll hear something soon — if we keep hanging out on Twitter.