SKYLAR DIGGINS-SMITH SAYS SHE RECEIVED ‘NO SUPPORT’ FROM WNBA AFTER PLAYING WHILE PREGNANT AND GIVING BIRTH TO SON

"People Called Me A Quitter"

Skylar Diggins-Smith says that she played the WNBA season while pregnant. The celebrity, who gave birth to her son a few weeks ago, revealed the news on Twitter this past weekend.

“I played the ENTIRE season pregnant last year! All-star, and led league (top 3-5) in MPG….didn’t tell a soul,” the celebrity mom tweeted. Skylar went on to tell her social media fans that she received little support after her labor and delivery experience.

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“People called me a quitter, said I gave up on my team,” Diggins-Smith said. “I took two FULL months away from everything because of postpartum depression,” she added. “With limited resources to help me be successful mentally/physically. But just wait though … KEEP THAT SAME ENERGY,” Skylar told the critics.

Skylar Diggins-Smith goes along with a myriad of professional athletes who are also moms who criticize the leagues and brands who seemingly lack understanding when it comes to childbirth and motherhood in general. Many star athletes who speak out have similar grievances of support being minimal when the notion of taking time off for self-care and family is on the table.

Still, Wings president and CEO Greg Bibb tells ESPN that players on his team have access to mental health experts. “These professionals have worked with our players in a team setting, and also have been made available to our athletes on a one-on-one basis,” the CEO says.

Skylar Diggins-Smith was drafted by the Dallas Wings in 2016. She began her WNBA career playing for the Tulsa Shock. Diggins-Smith’s son is her and husband Daniel Smith’s only child. Stay tuned for more celebrity mom news!

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