Be it a Prime Minister taking her baby to an official meeting to a rapper breastfeeding on her music video, 2018 was a year where women came forward to depict their rights as a mother and an individual human being. Even if she is a star, a mother is always committed to her duties and last year we saw many great examples of motherhood. In 2019 we pay a tribute to all the celebrity mothers from actors to political leaders who are experiencing motherhood on their own terms:
Serena WilliamsView this post on Instagram
As I head into next year it’s not about what we can do it’s what we MUST do as working moms and working dads. Anything is possible. I am getting ready for the first match of the year and my dear sweet baby @olympiaohanian was tired and sad and simply needed mama’s love. So if it means warming up and stretching while holding my baby that’s what #thismama will do. My fellow moms and dads working- or stay home it’s equally as intense- but you inspire me. Hearing your stories makes me know I can do this. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. This year is to you! What are some things you had to do while working? #thismama #thisdaddy
Tennis player Serena Williams proved that postpartum depression is normal for new mothers and it is nothing to be ashamed of. She wrote on her social media post: “It’s totally normal to feel like I’m not doing enough for my baby,” motherhood is rewarding but it can take a toll on your physical and mental health as well.
Sania Mirza became a mother in October 2018. The 31 year old tennis player proved that a women can become a mother when she is ready and not because of any external pressure. Sania taught us that motherhood is a choice.
The Prime Minister of New Zealand created history by becoming the first female leader to bring her three month old daughter to work. She said: I am not the first woman to work and have a baby. I know these are special circumstances but there will be many women who will have done this well before I have,” She has always maintained the work-life balance.
Michelle ObamaView this post on Instagram
Home has always been where our family is…It hasn’t mattered whether we’re lounging on a couch in Chicago’s Hyde Park or, as we are here, in the White House. We did our best to make the White House a comfortable place where our girls could climb trees and host slumber parties, where we’d have dinner together as a family, and where we tried to live by the values our parents instilled in us.
Michelle Obama shed a light towards the stigma surrounding miscarriage and infertility by revealing how she felt like a failure after having miscarriage for the first time.
The former First Lady said: I felt like I failed because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were because we don’t talk about them.” A lot of couples today opt for late parenthood because of which there might be physical complications in conceiving naturally. We are impressed how she talked about an uncommon topic and taught the public about it.
Gul PanagView this post on Instagram
Bollywood actress Gul Panag became pregnant at the age of 39 and it is once more an example that a woman should welcome motherhood only when she is prepared.
We look forward for more such women in 2019.