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Gold Medalist: ‘I Was Pregnant at the Olympics’

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Kerri Walsh Jennings, part of the U.S. Olympic beach volleyball team, won her third consecutive Olympic gold medal at this summer’s London games…while 5 weeks pregnant.  The athlete went on the Today show to announce the news this morning:

“When I was throwing my body around fearlessly, and going for gold for our country, I was pregnant, and today I’m 11 weeks pregnant,” Walsh Jennings told Matt Lauer.

Their baby, due April 9, will join the couple’s sons, Joey, 3, and Sundance, 2.

Walsh Jennings, 34, told she and Casey started trying for a third before the Olympics. But she didn’t expect it to happen so quickly. She said she felt “moody and touchy” in London — more than could just be explained by competition stress — and her period was four days late.

“You’re probably pregnant,” her beach volleyball partner, Misty May-Treanor, said. And sure enough, her teammate was right.

“It’s just so exciting,” Walsh Jennings told

Click here for more on this story and another remarkable story about a mom who got pregnant while undergoing cancer treatments.

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Image: Volleyball, via Shutterstock

CORRECTION: Kerri Walsh Jennings became pregnant before, not at, the Olympics. This headline was edited to reflect that correction on 9/28.

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Pregnant Model Walks the Runway Naked in London

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

London’s Fashion Week took a provocative turn Tuesday when model Sophia Cahill walked the runway for Welsh milliner (hatmaker) Robyn Coles wearing nothing but a series of Coles’ hats. Cahill was  one of five nude models who walked the runway, but the only pregnant one.

‘As an unknown designer you have to find ways of getting people to your show,” Coles told the Daily Mail. “I wanted to use different models and different sizes. I’m a big believer in that. With accessories like hats it doesn’t mater what size or shape you are.’

Click on the Daily Mail story for photos of the show (note: the photos depict the nude models).
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