These women achieved amazing goals, won treasured awards, made their mark AND did it all while pregnant

People were blown away recently when it was revealed that actress Gal Gadot was actually, and quite befittingly, pregnant when she filmed her first live-action box office hit, Wonder Woman.

She’s not the only one who sent the world into a frenzy. Earlier this year, Serena Williams also won the Australian Open final while pregnant. Although it’s definitely no walk in the park, these women managed to balance their professional and personal lives successfully and treat their pregnancy as a normal and natural part of daily life. Here are some stories of a few of these amazing women who did just that and looked amazing while doing it.

Kristie Moore

Back in 2010 Canadian curler Kristie Moore took home a silver medal at the Vancouver Olympics while she was 5 months pregnant.

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Theodora Elisabeth Gerarda Anky van Grunsven

Dutch equestrian athlete, Theodora Elisabeth Gerarda Anky van Grunsven, was pregnant when she competed and won the Gold at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.


Alysia Montano

Alysia Montano had fans on their feet by the time she completed her 800-meter race at the U.S. Championships in 2014 while she was 8 months pregnant! Wow!

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Kareena Kapoor Khan

Last year Kareena Kapoor began working on her next film, Veere De Wedding when she was 4 months pregnant. She shot some of the character’s pregnant scenes in November when her own baby bump was quite visible and became the first Bollywood celebrity to do a ramp walk as a showstopper at the Lakme Fashion Week plus other shoots as well. Kareena was working up until the very last week of her pregnancy.

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Jaya Bachchan

Jaya Bachchan was carrying her first child when she was working on the movie, Sholay. There are even scenes where her baby bump is prominently visible. Did you ever notice that before? Well, neither did we! 

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