Nicola Adams: ‘Women should be able to do whatever they choose in life, and they shouldn’t be held back by anybody’

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Nicola Adams: ‘Women should be able to do whatever they choose in life, and they shouldn’t be held back by anybody’


And when do you feel most empowered?

I feel most empowered when I’m in the gym working out or in the boxing ring because that’s my zone.

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You became a mother a couple of years ago, welcoming the gorgeous Taylor. What were the biggest challenges that you faced?

Yeah. My biggest challenge welcoming Taylor into the world was not really knowing what to do. You’re told all this different information at the hospital, how to change a nappy, how to do all this stuff, how to check for things, and then you’re just like, “Right.” They just let you go. And there was a part of me that was like, “Oh my God. I’m responsible now for this human and I have to bring them up,” and that, for me, was the most terrifying moment of my life.

What challenges did you face on the journey to becoming a mother with the IVF journey?

The challenges that I faced on our IVF journey was that it’s very up and down. You don’t know whether it’s going to work the first time, whether it’s going to work the second time, or whether it’s going to work at all. And I think there’s not enough information out there. It’s only 50% likely that it will work every time that it’s done. It’s a very long road, but we managed to get there in the end. I guess anybody that’s planning on doing IVF or wondering about the journey, definitely do research and speak to lots of different doctors. Don’t be afraid to talk to people for support. I think support is a really important part. It’s nice to be able to have somebody to talk about your journey to.

And finally, what has motherhood taught you about yourself?

Motherhood has taught me that I have way more patience than I ever thought I would have. And I guess, for me, it’s just seeing those little moments. Seeing Taylor smile, seeing him do something new that he hasn’t done before, it’s just taught me, I guess, that there’s so much more to look at in life.



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