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Enduring Harsh Parenting Reality, Mother of Two, Serena Williams Makes Painful Confession in a Brutally Sincere Ode to Parents

Published 09/27/2023, 2:35 PM EDT

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The past few weeks have been quite happening in the life of Serena Williams. Last month, she announced the birth of her second child, Adira. In what was a wonderful moment for Serena and her husband, Alexis, the power couple posted an adorable picture to announce the birth of their second daughter. After the arrival of her second child, Serena has regularly shared lovely pictures with her family on social media. Now, just weeks after Adira’s birth, Serena has made a big announcement about her second child.

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The former World No. 1, who has a strong following on social media, has all kinds of people in her fanbase. In the announcement, she particularly had a question for all mothers out there.

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Earlier, the tennis legend took to Twitter to reveal the tough lows of her journey with motherhood. Additionally, she raised a query with other parents to help her out with this problem. Let’s find out what Serena had to say.

Posting a Tweet on her official Twitter handle, Serena said, “Having 2 kids is def not easy. How do you moms/ dads do it so well!!!??? Especially when one gets sick? Mad respect.” Motherhood hasn’t come easy to Serena Williams, even though she has proven to be a natural. She had a difficult first pregnancy that required multiple emergency surgeries. The American legend once narrated her harrowing experience about it, saying that the procedure almost put her perilously close to death.


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Before the birth of his second daughter, Alexis revealed that they were taking every precaution to ensure the delivery went smoothly for Serena. As a result, the 23-time Grand Slam champion had a relatively easy second delivery. Despite this, flashbacks of her horror past continue to remind her of the perilous time.


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What did Serena say about her first pregnancy?

In the 2018 HBO documentary, Serena opened up about her troubled first pregnancy that put her life on the edge. Talking about it, she said, “I can’t believe how much went wrong on the way to meeting her. I almost died.” Despite the tremendous hardship she faced, Serena gave birth to Olympia, and the rest has been history. The mother-daughter duo forms an adorable pair, often sharing their wonderful moments together on social media.

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Meanwhile, Serena has proved to be a fighter at her core, not just on the court but also off the court. She is a role model for every mother out there. And as she grapples with the realities of being a two-time mom, she sets a relatable example for all struggling parents!


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Vatsal Shah


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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.
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