Serena Williams saved her own life during six days of postpartum hell

Serena Williams reveals health scare after birth of daughter Olympia

Serena Williams reveals health scare after birth of daughter Olympia 12 Jan 2018  View 2497 by Gatto Luigi

Though she had a relatively easy pregnancy, in Vogue's February 2018 issue, Williams disclosed that giving birth caused some major health complications. Talk about being the best in the world, am I right?

Over the following six days, Serena Williams' c-section wound popped open from the intense coughing spells caused by the pulmonary embolism. Williams was correct as doctors discovered that she had developed multiple clots in her lungs.

Despite her self doubts, and her serious medical complications, Serena and Alexis are considering more children, yet say they "are in no rush".

What happened was Serena, who has a history of blood clots, takes blood thinners every day to prevent the clots from forming.

"I think having a baby might help".

She returned home a week later to an entirely different type of bad news: the night nurse had fallen through. All Vogue covers are special but to share this one with my handsome daughter @olympiaohanian also the youngest Vogue cover star makes it moment I will never forget. "Consider for a moment that your body is one of the greatest things on this planet, and you're trapped in it".

But while she might be feeling confident about grand slam number 24, she will have to wait at least until the French Open begins at the end of May. It's that same negative attitude I have on the court sometimes. I didn't have that", the new mom said, while Alexis pondered: "She's obviously going to have a very special life, but there are enough cautionary tales about kids who grow up in the spotlight.

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People are pointing out that, despite her wealth and fame, Williams still had to self-diagnose.

. Not only is she gearing up to play competitively again (despite choosing to skip this year's Australian Open noting that she doesn't feel "prepared to go all the way"), but many of her tennis friends have been incredibly supportive in wishing her a speedy recovery and seeing her back on tour. "Maybe this goes without saying, but it needs to be said in a powerful way: I absolutely want more grand slams".

A casual reader of the only pregnancy book I suggest to friends, "Expecting Better", can easily see that pregnancy recommendations are often based on out-of-date information or the belief that USA women about to become mothers are incapable of understanding moderation or ways to mitigate risk during pregnancy and childbirth.

It's not a secret that I have my sights on 25.

"When I'm too anxious I lose matches, and I feel like a lot of that anxiety disappeared when Olympia was born", she said. Or I'll get angry about the crying, then sad about being angry, and then guilty, like, "Why do I feel so sad when I have a handsome baby?" "I told you, I need a CT scan and a heparin drip".

"Their forehands need to be at their best throughout, their serves must not be a liability and we know they are two of the best retrievers".

"Sometimes, I get really down and feel like, man, I can't do this", she confessed.

Parenthood is incredible, isn't it?

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