Serena Williams is honest AF about pregnancy, labor and delivery and becoming a mother for the first time.
During her infamous Vogue interview this month, the tennis champ also came out and let it be known that she is “Team Epidural“.
“I’m nervous about childbirth. I’m not a spring chicken,” she told the magazine. “The one thing I really want is an epidural, which I know a lot of people are against, but I’ve had surgeries galore, and I don’t need to experience any more pain if I can avoid it.”
If anyone follows you the “Mommy Wars” they’d know that there is a whole community and culture of natural child birth proponents that argue fervently against the use of medicine like local anesthesia to relive the excruciating pain of child birth.
It is so extreme that some women actually feel ashamed to express publicly and openly that they intend to get an epidural, which is local anesthesia injected in the spine to numb the feeling in one’s legs and torso.
The Natural Childbirth movement has been described as a cult in the past but it is really just women (and a community) that are passionate about childbirth being as close to nature intended it to be as possiblez
It isn’t for everyone and that should be okay.
Go ahead Serena and be a G about it!
She is unapologetic about her feelings as a hormonal pregnant woman should be!
Stay true, mama!