Serene Williams Suffering From POST-PARTUM Depression … I’m NOT OK!!

Tiffany Brockworth |

Serena Williams gave birth to her baby girl Adira River Ohanian back in August. Adira is the second daughter Serena had with her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Their first, Olympia, was born in 2017.

Bout now Serena, who won 23 Grand Slam singles titles during a career that transcended her sport, appears to be going through post partum.

Serena posted on Twitter that she’s “not OK.” But the tennis great added that she’s working through er issues, and that she expects to be fine at some point.


Postpartum depression (also called PPD) is a medical condition that many women get after having a baby. It’s strong feelings of sadness, anxiety (worry) and tiredness that last for a long time after giving birth. These feelings can make it hard for you to take care of yourself and your baby. PPD can happen any time after childbirth. It often starts within 1 to 3 weeks of having a baby.

PPD is a kind of perinatal depression. This is depression that happens during pregnancy or in the first year after giving birth. PPD is the most common complication for women who have just had a baby. It affects up to 1 in 7 women (about 15 percent).

For half of women diagnosed with PPD, it’s their first time to have depression. And they may have had signs and symptoms of depression during pregnancy. If you have PPD in one pregnancy, you’re likely to have it again in another pregnancy.

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