Mastering Motherhood: Serena Williams Speaks Out About Suffering Post Partum Depression

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Serena Williams Gets Real About Her Post Partum Depression

Serena Williams has been vocal about the work that’s gone into her return to tennis after the birth of her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. On Monday she revealed that sometimes she straight up feels like she’s a bad mom.

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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. 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!

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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.

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!

Don’t you love this transparency? Serena has always been a strong vocal woman who we’ve respected and loved so much for her strength on and off the tennis court. We love her message to moms and think she’s doing amazing balancing work and life!

For the other moms out there, how do you handle feeling like you’re not always the best mom?

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They are always staring at me 😌

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