Serena Williams, the legendary tennis player, shared her struggles as a new mother with the world. In an Instagram post, Williams opened up about her personal issues. Williams said that she felt like she was not a good mom. Her candidness on this topic is commendable, as it helps to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and the struggles that new mothers can face.
Serena Williams has been very open about her experiences as a new mother. She spoke with Vogue about the complications she faced while giving birth to her daughter, Olympia. This was a traumatic experience for her, and it highlights the importance of raising awareness about postpartum complications.
Speaking about that, she mentioned, “Last week was not easy for me. Not only was I accepting some tough personal stuff, but I just was in a funk. Mostly, I felt like I was not a good mom.”
“I read several articles that said postpartum emotions can last up to 3 years if not dealt with. I like communication best. Talking things through with my mom, my sisters, my friends let me know that my feelings are totally normal. It’s totally normal to feel like I’m not doing enough for my baby.”
In her Instagram post, Williams also highlighted the importance of finding balance as a parent. Whether a stay-at-home parent or a working one, finding balance is not easy. Williams acknowledges that mothers are true heroes, as they have to juggle raising children with their other obligations.
Which major tournament did Serena Williams play next?
After giving birth to Olympia Ohanian, Serena returned to the court to play in the US Open in the year 2018. The tournament was perfect for her except for the final. She was defeated by Naomi Osaka in the finals in straight sets.
The final scoreline of the match read 6-2, 6-4 in favor of the former number one Osaka. However, it was the first major tournament that Serena played after delivering Olympia. Based on what she had been through in the past, it was an exemplary performance by her.
“I have so many good memories of the last time I was here, honestly, it’s just literally the best win of my career.”
—Serena Williams reflects on winning the Australian Open in 2017, when she was pregnant pic.twitter.com/q4j2UjoGms
— ESPN (@espn) January 15, 2019
It’s essential to raise awareness about the challenges that new mothers face, including mental health issues such as postpartum depression. Williams’ message is a reminder that it’s okay to have a rough day or week, and it’s crucial to address these emotions properly. “We have all been there. I work a lot, I train, and I’m trying to be the best athlete I can be. “
“However, that means although I have been with her every day of her life, I’m not around as much as I would like to be. Most of you moms deal with the same thing. Whether stay-at-home or working, finding that balance with kids is a true art. You are the true heroes. I’m here to say: if you are having a rough day or week–it’s ok–I am, too!!! There’s always tomm!”
2/2 clothes with your history of blood clots and complications of your delivery and post-partum complications. I’d like to see any other woman go through what you did to have Olympia and come back to the top form you have. I admire you. God Bless You. ❤️⭕️❌🌹❤️⭕️❌🌹
— Joyce Hoffmann (@Wilhemina12418) August 30, 2018
Williams’ message about the importance of mental health and finding balance is essential, and it helps to raise awareness about the challenges that new mothers face.
It’s crucial to seek help and support when facing these challenges and not to suffer in silence. Let’s continue to raise awareness about postpartum mental health issues and support new mothers in their journey.