Tennis star Serena Williams reveals struggling with “postpartum emotions”

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Serena Williams says she is suffering from “postpartum emotions” as the 23-time Grand Slam winner struggles to deal with juggling family life and tennis.

The 36-year-old American is seeking to regain her top form after missing most of the 2017 WTA season due to a pregnancy.

“I read several articles that said postpartum emotions can last up to three years if not dealt with,” Williams said on Monday.

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  • Serena Williams has described her postnatal depression in social media posts.
  • She wrote how she felt she “was not a good mom,” and how she was going through some “tough personal stuff.”
  • People have applauded her for her honesty, and the reminder that postnatal depression can affect people from all walks of life.

In her post, she said her concerns about being a mother have been affecting her performance.

“I read several articles that said postpartum emotions can last up to 3 years if not dealt with,” she wrote. “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.”


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