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Serena Williams Got the Internet to Help Her Pack a Hospital Bag

The first-time mom-to-be took to Reddit to crowdsource some helpful hints on prepping for her trip to the hospital.

Serena Williams and her fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian are going to be parents soon ... But that doesn't mean Williams hasn't been procrastinating when it comes to at least one thing: packing for the big day their L.O. arrives! The 35-year-old tennis superstar took to Reddit yesterday, Friday, August 11 to ask the internet to help her pack her hospital bag

In a thread titled, “When did you pack your hospital bag?” Williams, who won the Australian Open earlier this year while pregnant, asked Redditors, “1 month before? 6 weeks? 8 weeks? I’m totally stalling. I have a lot of time still…. I think… Anything you didn’t expect to need that I’ll really appreciate having in there?”

So far, some moms have said they packed the bag at all different stages -- from just finding out they were pregnant to being 32 weeks along, while others admitted to throwing it together as they ran out the door in labor. Others advised her to include lip balm ("I never use the stuff but the hospital and all the drugs dried me out so bad it was nice."), "nursing bras and bras if you plan to breastfeed," and "some of your favorite snacks." 

So helpful!

Last month, Williams asked Twitter to give her tips on turning over at night. Love how she's all about crowdsourcing pregnancy and birth tips. Sometimes, too much info can be overwhelming, but when it comes to these two particular questions, it seems like the first-time mom will get a smart mix of actionable ideas. Cheers to the internet making it possible for moms to help other moms -- and make pregnancy just a little bit easier!