London - Faced with worries about breastfeeding, sleep and establishing a healthy balance between work and parenthood, some new moms struggle during the first months of their baby’s life,
So spare a thought for Serena Williams, who has put the worst loss of her 20-year tennis career down to post-natal emotions.
The seven-time Wimbledon champion admitted she wasn’t around as much as she’d like for her 11-month-old daughter because of her demanding training regime.
The 36-year-old tennis star gave birth to her first child, Alexis Olympia, in September. But in a post on her Instagram page, she admitted she didn’t feel like a good mother after fearing she was not doing enough for her daughter.
She told her nine million followers: "Last week was not easy for me. Mostly, I felt like I was not a good mom. I read several articles that said postpartum emotions can last up to three years if not dealt with.