Olympian Allyson Felix Welcomes Second Child: 'Overjoyed'

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Olympic track star Allyson Felix is officially a mom of two.

According to PEOPLE, Felix welcomed her second child with her husband, Kenneth Ferguson, on April 10.

"We are overjoyed to welcome our son Kenneth Maurice Ferguson III, who we will lovingly call Trey," Felix said in a statement. "Born April 10th at 10:55 pm, weighing 7 lbs., 11 oz."

The Olympian said she felt "supported" during her second birthing experience after facing a "life-threatening delivery" with her daughter, Camryn, who is now 5.

"As a Black woman who already had been through a traumatic life-threatening delivery with my daughter, I desperately wanted a joyful birth experience I could celebrate. I'm so grateful I had a doctor who saw me, heard me, and made me feel safe," she said.

Felix stressed the importance of Black maternal health amid her second delivery.

"I had a doula who supported, guided and believed in me. I was able to have the unmedicated VBAC I deeply desired. The entire experience was powerful, challenging, healing and so beautiful. My birth experience inspires me to continue to advocate for Black maternal health and the outcomes we can achieve when we listen [to] and support women," Felix said.

Felix and her husband initially announced that they were expecting their second child together in November.

"Thanksgiving blessings! Adding a little more love to our family.🤰🏽🍼#PartyofFour #BabyOnBoard," the athlete wrote on Instagram.

During the birth of her first child, Felix underwent an emergency cesarean section at 32 weeks due to severe preeclampsia that put her and her daughter's life at risk.

She publicly parted ways from her sponsor Nike in 2019 after claiming that the company was pressuring her to return to training after her pregnancy. Felix also alleged that Nike offered her a salary that was 70 percent less than her previous one.

Nike later changed its maternity policy for athletes.

"There have been so many women before me who had to stay silent about their fight. And so for me to be able to step out and I think my daughter gave me the courage to do that," Felix said in 2021. "But I think that was really the thing, that this has been going on for far too long. And I hope that we're really changing things."

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