SERENA Williams reveals to Vogue that she suffered two months of complications after the birth of her baby.
The tennis ace has opened up about the horrifying medical issues that left her facing multiple surgeries, shares The Sun.
Serena, 36, welcomed her first child Alexis – who she calls Olympia – in September with her husband Alexis Ohanian.
She told Vogue she had an emergency caesarean section after the baby’s heart rate dropped to a dangerously low level.
The day after the operation, she fell ill and doctors found several small clots in her lungs.
Then she suffered another terrifying scare when her C-section scar popped open and medics found a large hematoma had flooded her abdomen.
Serena underwent several surgeries and was unable to get out of bed for six weeks.
The sports star has a history of blood clots so she was the one who raised the alarm after she found herself feeling short of breath 24 hours after becoming a mum. Serena was found to have a pulmonary embolism, and the coughing it caused meant her C-section wound popped open. Because she had been taking blood-thinners to dispel the clots, the medication caused bleeding at the site of the incision doctors had made for the baby.
When I first saw this @voguemagazine cover it brought tears to my eyes. All Vogue covers are special but to share this one with my beautiful daughter @olympiaohanian also the youngest Vogue cover star makes it moment I will never forget. The article is a must read. Link in bio
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