Tennis Star Serena Williams reveals life-threatening health complications after birth of daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr.
Serena Williams for the firs time opens up about her near death health problems after delivering her first baby in September 2017. In an interview with Vogue magazine for February issue, tennis star Williams has shared on ‘Motherhood, Pregnancy and making a come-back.’
Serena may have carried her nine months pregnancy with ease but the real complications occurred while giving birth to her first daughter and post delivery.
In the cover story to Vogue‘s February issue, Williams shared that the heart rate of her yet to born baby was dropped significantly during contractions and an emergency C-Section was called.
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The 36-year-old tennis star had a life threatening health complications the very next day after her daughter’s birth. Serena spent a painful week in hospital with a pulmonary embolism(blood clot), resulting in multiple surgeries. She suddenly felt short of breath having the history of blood clotting. When doctors ran a CT scan, found multiple small blood clots in her lungs which was causing breathing problem.
This was not over here. As serena was repeatedly coughing because of blood clots, it caused her c-section wounds to pop open, leading to a return to the operating room. During surgery, doctors found a large hematoma flooding her abdomen that had been caused by hemorrhaging at the site of her c-section. In order to prevent more clots from dislodging and moving into her lungs, she returned to surgery for a third time to have a filter inserted into a major vein.
Williams returned home after a week and was still stuck in bed for whole two months to recover.
Recalling the moment,” That was an amazing feeling,” Williams, 36, recalls of having a crying newborn fall silent when laid on her mother’s chest seconds after birth. “And then everything went bad,” said Serena.
Serena Williams is a strong woman and mother ,survived near death health issues.