Serena Williams Speaks on Why She Wants an Epidural and Thinks She Won’t Be a Good Mum

First time mom-to-be Serena Williams is extremely anxious to experience motherhood as she can not seem to get enough of her being pregnant. She is totally loving every bit of it. However there are two things she laments on being nervous about; childbirth itself, and whether she’ll be a good parent.

Although most first-time moms can relate to that feeling.

The eight-months-pregnant athlete spoke to Vogue for its September issue about what impact impending motherhood will have on her game and how her answer is different now than it was initially when she realised she was pregnant.

“I’m not a spring chicken. 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.

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“But the biggest thing is that I don’t really think I’m a baby person. Not yet. That’s something I have to work on. I’m so used to me-me-me, taking care of my health, my body, my career. I always ask, ‘Am I going to be good enough?,” she said.

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Serena Williams has a long history of setting the tennis world on fire, but her past accomplishments in the sport may just be the beginning as she says tennis gives her accomplishment and no matter what she’s getting back to it after the baby.

“I used to think I’d want to retire when I have kids, but no I’m definitely coming back. Walking out there and hearing the crowd, it may seem like nothing. But there’s no better feeling in the world.”

Obviously, if I have a chance to go out there and catch up with [Margaret Court], I am not going to pass that up,If anything, this pregnancy has given me a new power,” she said.

Speaking of power, it’s a theme that is giving Serena Williams a hunch that she and her fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, are expecting a daughter. But Ohanian has other ideas.

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