Jessica Ennis-Hill hopes to return to the heptathlon world stage by the end of 2015 in her bid to defend her Olympic title in Brazil.
The pregnant London 2012 gold medallist will miss this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, but remains determined to be back in top-level competition in time for Rio 2016.
The 28-year-old has sought the advice of skeleton bobsledder Shelley Rudman in how to handle returning to elite sport after giving birth.
Rudman claimed the world championship title after taking a break to start her family, and Ennis-Hill is aiming to follow suit.
Ennis-Hill vowed to put a healthy pregnancy above any other concerns this summer, but admitted she finds reassurance in the precedent of the likes of Rudman claiming top-level sporting success after similar breaks.