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Olympic medalist Amanda Beard talks life out-of-the-water

Swimming champ and seven-time Olympic medalist Amanda Beard is set welcome her second child this summer with husband Sacha Brown. Amanda opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her pregnancy fitness, three-year-old son Blaise and finding another unique name for the new baby.

“I’m feeling great right now; during my first pregnancy I was sick the whole time and felt awful. So far this pregnancy has been a lot easier,” she says. “Motherhood has taught me a lot about accepting myself; when I became a mom for the first time, it really rearranged my priorities.”

They haven’t settled on a baby name, she says, but she says picking a name is stressful and fun. “It’s a huge responsibility to choose a child’s name for the rest of their life and we are taking it very seriously,” she says.

As far as pregnancy exercise, Beard says it can be difficult to leave the house to exercise with a preschooler at home, “I suggest rolling out a yoga mat at home and practicing along with a prenatal yoga DVD,” she says. “I also try to make the time to swim while pregnant and I suggest that other expectant mothers do so in order to calm and soothe muscles.” Walking is also great way to add in a cardio exercise while pregnant, Amanda added.

Best of luck with the new addition Amanda!

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