West Palm Beach, Florida | Serena giving birth
News has broken that the absent and pregnant Serena Williams has gone into labour, according to US reports, and was being induced at St. Mary’s Medical Centre in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The 23 Grand Slam title winner was said to have checked into the hospital on Wednesday when the entire first floor was cleared for security measures.
So baby's head is here, -good job, you want it to stay there Serena Williams
Having gone into labour with her first child, she is expected to give birth on Friday after having been induced on Thursday night.
According to reports, the 35-year-old checked into the hospital which offered the mother-to-be the maximum amount of privacy possible.
Serena announced her surprise pregnancy with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, 33, back in April after the couple got engaged last December.
Local news outlet CBS12 reported on Friday morning that doctors had confirmed that Serena was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday, after the entire first floor of the location was shut down to all unauthorised personnel.
Currently, nobody without official security clearance, is able to access the area.
Earlier this week, Serena gave her followers a lesson in what to expect from the birth, using a black Sharpie to draw a diagram on her pregnant belly that she captured on camera and shared via Snapchat.
‘So baby’s head is here,’ she explained as she pointed to her lower abdomen.
‘Good job, you want it to stay there,’ she explained, since it means the baby is now in position for birth.