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After Serena Williams gave birth, ‘Everything went bad’ : Read Her Painful Story!

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In January 2017, two months into her pregnancy, tennis superstar Serena Williams competed in — and won — the Australian Open. At 20 weeks pregnant, with the smallest of baby bumps, she posted a picture on Snapchat of her athletic body, in a yellow swimsuit. Hers was a fortunate and healthy pregnancy, by any standard.

However, the days and weeks following the September birth of daughter Alexis Olympia was difficult, according to a recent Vogue magazine interview with the tennis champion.
When contractions began, baby Olympia’s heartrate plunged. An emergency cesarean section was performed, and Williams’ delivered her first child. Nearly a third of births in the United States are C-sections, and Williams’ procedure was flawless.
According to Vogue, Alexis Ohanian, the happy father and co-founder of Reddit, cut the cord, and Olympia was laid on her mother’s chest.
“And then everything went bad,” Williams, 36, told Vogue in an interview confirmed by her publicist. Her training schedule did not permit time for an interview with CNN.
Despite her obvious strength and good health, the world champion tennis player has a history of blood clots. Clots that form within veins or arteries disrupt the circulatory system and can damage the organs. Smoking, being overweight and obesity, and genetics are all factors that may cause blood clotting.
Williams takes blood thinners every day to prevent clots from forming. After the C-section, though, she stopped taking them to allow the surgical wound to heal.
The next day, off the “anticoagulant regimen” medication, the 23-time Grand Slam winner began to gasp as she recovered in her hospital room.
Not wanting to worry her visiting mother, Williams stepped into the hall and flagged a nearby nurse, insisting that she needed an IV with heparin, a blood thinner, and a CT scan to check for clots.
The nurse believed that medications might have befuddled Williams, Vogue says, but a doctor arrived — only to perform an ultrasound, and not the CT scan that Williams believed she needed.
The ultrasound revealed nothing, and according to Vogue, Williams reiterated: “I told you, I need a CT scan and a heparin drip.” Obeying her request for the scan, the medical team found several small blood clots in her lungs and immediately began the medication.
Williams’ physical instincts were correct. Still, a six-day medical crisis followed.
First, her C-section wound reopened after a coughing spell caused by the clots in her lungs.
Next, she returned to surgery to correct the lung clot, called a pulmonary embolism, and her medical team found a large hematoma, or clotted blood in the tissue, in her abdomen. The cause: the blood thinner she’d resumed.
Another operation allowed a surgeon to insert a filter into a major vein to prevent more clots from dislodging and traveling to Williams’ lungs. Finally, a week after the birth, she returned to her Florida home.
The medical ordeal combined with new motherhood temporarily overwhelmed Williams. Vogue says she spent six weeks unable to get out bed. Today, Williams is raising her daughter and has made a return to the tennis court.
– CNN
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