Pippa Middleton is expecting her first baby with her husband James Matthews, and the younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge has written a new column for Waitrose Kitchen – a U.K. monthly magazine – full of tips for keeping in shape during pregnancy. And, Middleton revealed that she plays tennis to keep fit, just like Serena Williams.
“I’ve been a tennis fan since childhood, as a player and spectator, and have been keen to continue playing safely throughout my pregnancy,” wrote the 34-year-old.
Then, Middleton gave the example of Williams, who played tennis up until she was eight months pregnant. The tennis champion also won the 2017 Australian Open when she was two months along.
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Middleton wrote that few people can relate to that elite level of excellence. But, if you are well-trained and healthy – and have no complications – there is no reason not to continue a good level of tennis when you are expecting.
Ultimately, Middleton says that during pregnancy it is important to keep healthy and exercise. She says you can enjoy releasing energy playing tennis through working on core strength, rallying, and footwork. And, if you want to play the sport throughout your entire pregnancy, it is best to keep both feet on the ground when hitting strokes and to avoid quick movements and sharp turns.
Middleton revealed her pregnancy last month and said she that – unlike her older sister – she doesn’t suffer from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (severe morning sickness). According to People Magazine, she made it through her entire first trimester without any morning sickness at all.
Because Pippa didn’t have any morning sickness, she was able to carry on with life as normal. During all three pregnancies, her sister Kate had to change her schedule and couldn’t carry out her royal duties because of her battle with HG.
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But, Pippa did say that she had to make a few small changes. She said she kept her pregnancy a secret from her trainer until she got through the “riskier months,” and she adjusted her 4 to 5 day a week fitness routine.
She says she has noticed her body change while pregnant. But, exercise has helped her body get stronger.
If you are wondering if Pippa Middleton’s new baby will have a royal title, the answer is no. Neither Pippa or her husband have royal titles, but they do have honorary titles of Laird and Lady of Glen Affric because of the property his dad owns. However, those honorary titles are just a description of land ownership.