Serena Williams asked Reddit for hospital bag advice when giving birth

If in doubt, turn to Reddit (Picture: Getty, Rex, Reddit)

Serena Williams might be a tennis champion and all round badass but we all need advice from time to time. And what better way to get advice than from Reddit. Obviously.

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In case you didn’t know, Serena is engaged to one of the co-founders of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, which makes this story ten times better.

With their first bundle of joy on the way, the new mum-to-be took to the site to find out when people packed their hospital bags ahead of giving birth to their child and what kind of things they put in it, posting the question to the mummy section of the site called r/Mommit.

Making her enquiry, she wrote: ‘When did you pack your hospital bag? 1 month before? 6 weeks? 8 weeks? I’m totally stalling. But I have a lot of time still…. I think…

‘Anything you didn’t expect to need that I’ll really appreciate having in there?’

And the responses were endless, ranging from everything from bringing a chapstick to packing a load of snacks in case the hospital food is grim. Which we highly doubt – considering this is Serena Williams and the founder of Reddit, we doubt that their baby will be born somewhere without a Michelin-level canteen.

Unsurprisingly, there was no unanimous time to pack the bags as one person packed theirs two weeks before their due date while another packed two months before.

The new parents-to-be (Picture: FilmMagic)

Some of the advice-givers also disagreed on a few things like bringing your own dressing gown as one user wrote: ‘I swear, don’t listen to ppl who tell you to bring your own nightgowns, etc. That’s just more laundry for you and yours later!’

What was really sweet though were Serena’s fiance’s comments in response to people, assuring them that he had everything in control and would be ensuring that they had everything ready by Monday (tomorrow) night. Bless him.

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