Skip to content

    Women's Health

    Font Size

    Volleyball Champ Kerri Walsh Jennings Talks Baby No. 3


    4.Are you approaching pregnancy any differently the third time around? Are you feeling any different?

    I have felt really different. Right after I came home from London, the second it was confirmed I was pregnant I started feeling sick. I had that mild hangover feeling all day long, which I never had with the boys, and it wasn't fun. I'm 16 weeks right now and I feel so much better. My face is definitely different, too. I have acne this time around, which isn't that great for a 34-year-old. My son will say, "Ouchies, Mommy?" Motivation to work out has been hard for me this time around, but now that I've turned the corner on feeling sick it's a little better.

    5. You've had two great natural childbirths. Are you planning to go natural again?

    My pregnancies and deliveries have all been really wonderful and easy. The second one was almost too fast -- I didn't make it to my hospital and had to go to a closer one. Having a natural childbirth just feels right to me; it doesn't feel like I'm forcing anything. My mom had eight kids -- five of her own and she carried three for her sister -- and she loved being pregnant and everything about it. She'd tell me that labor kind of hurts but you're going to love it. I always thought she was delusional, but she was right.

    6. Does the excitement of the Olympics ever "get old"?

    No! Absolutely not.  After London, it was just such a high and so perfect in every single way, or as close to perfect as you can get. I was thinking, "I don't know if I should do this again." Why would you go for more, when it almost feels greedy having been there so many times and having had such success? But ultimately I still feel it in me, it's just that the fire and the energy is something so special and so pure. I feel like I have so much more room to grow in the sport in every way, in every skill, physically and mentally. And I'll be doing this with a new partner, which will challenge me to grow even more.

    Today on WebMD

    hands on abdomen
    Test your knowledge.
    womans hand on abdomen
    Are you ready for baby?
    birth control pills
    Learn about your options.
    Is it menopause or something else?
    woman in bathtub
    bp app on smartwatch and phone
    estrogen gene

    Send yourself a link to download the app.

    Loading ...

    Please wait...

    This feature is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.


    Now check your email account on your mobile phone to download your new app.

    Blood pressure check
    hot water bottle on stomach
    Attractive young woman standing in front of mirror