Players with children

  • I thought it would be interesting to have a list of players who are still active after giving birth. I have big respect for all those ladies who manage to combine having a family with being a top athlete :obey:
    I'll start with those I know, sorted by country for a better overview...


    BRA:
    Paula Pequeno
    Fabiola
    Elisangela
    Ju Costa
    Clarisse
    Fernanda Venturini


    RUS:
    Lyuba Sokolova
    Evgenia Estes
    Marina Sheshenina
    Ekaterina Tretyakova
    Elena Plotnikova
    Nelly Alisheva
    Yulia Morozova
    Olga Khrzhanovskaya
    Elena Konstantinova
    Lyubov Yagodina
    Elena Ezhova
    Vera Ulyakina


    USA:
    Tayyiba Haneef-Park
    Danielle Scott-Arruda
    Robyn Ah Mow-Santos
    Destinee Hooker


    JPN:
    Ai Otomo


    ITA:
    Simona Gioli
    Jenny Barazza
    Elisa Togut
    Natalia Vigano
    Chiara Arcangeli
    Chiara Negrini
    Anna Vania Mello
    Taimarys Aguero


    SRB:
    Vesna Djurisic
    Jelena Nikolic


    TUR:
    Neslihan Darnel
    Cigdem Can Rasna
    Bahar Mert
    Natalia Hanikoglu
    Arzu Göllü


    POL:
    Malgorzata Glinka
    Magdalena Sliwa
    Dorota Swieniewicz
    Milena Rosner
    Alexandra Jagielo
    Katarzyna Jaszewska
    Dorota Pykosz
    Julia Shelukhina


    NED:
    Kim Staelens
    Carlijn Jans


    BUL:
    Antonina Zetova
    Diana Nenova


    CZE:
    Marcela Ritschelova


    AZE:
    Kseniya Kovalenko
    Yelena Shabovta
    Alla Hasanova


    CUB:
    Rosir Calderon
    Mirka Francia
    Regla Bell
    Ana Ibis Fernandez
    Mireya Luis became mother when she was 19 and played in Junior WCH just a few weeks after giving birth :!:


    DOM:
    Prisilla Rivera
    Bethania de la Cruz
    Ana Binet


    PUR:
    Karina Ocasio


    CRO:
    Natasa Osmokrovic
    Barbara Ruzic


    FRA:
    Victoria Ravva
    Myriam Kloster


    PER:
    Elena Keldibekova


    VEN:
    Graciela Marquéz


    Please contribute with anyone you know! :wavy:

  • in Poland also Rosner, Pykosz, Jaszewska, Swieniewicz, now Jagielo, Szeluchina (she has 2 children already)
    Mirka Francia has also son
    and of course Kim Staelens was playing in WCH few weeks after birth too :)

  • But she is not playing anymore as far as I know...if we list all players who had kids after their career this topic would explode ;)


    If you are writing only active ones, Bahar, Arzu and Çiğdem don't play anymore. Probably Natalie as well. But you have already written retired players such as Negrini,Sliwa, Swieniewicz,Ruziç and Mireya Luiz :what:

  • If you are writing only active ones, Bahar, Arzu and Çiğdem don't play anymore. Probably Natalie as well. But you have already written retired players such as Negrini,Sliwa, Swieniewicz,Ruziç and Mireya Luiz :what:

    The idea is to list the players who had children while they were still playing.

  • If you are writing only active ones, Bahar, Arzu and Çiğdem don't play anymore. Probably Natalie as well. But you have already written retired players such as Negrini,Sliwa, Swieniewicz,Ruziç and Mireya Luiz :what:

    But those players continued playing after having babies. Wijnhoven had her baby last year as far as I know and after that has not played again (yet). My intention for the topic was to praise playing mothers because most players become mothers only after their career.


    EDIT Joana said it faster and much more accurate ;)

  • She's no longer active but had children during her playing career : Robyn Ah-Mow Santos


    Didn't Agnieszka Bednarek take last season off to have a child?


    Fernanda Venturini has a child or more than one I think