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Serena Williams and her daughter, Olympia cover Vogue magazine, making Olympia the youngest Vogue cover star ever!




Serena Williams and her daughter, Olympia cover Vogue magazine, making Olympia the youngest Vogue cover star ever!
Tennis Champ, Serena Williams, and her daughter, Alexis Ohanian, looked absolutely stunning as they graced the cover of Vogue magazine. This makes her daughter, Alexis Ohanian the youngest Vogue cover star, ever!
Speaking about her pregnancy and childbirth, Serena revealed that she had seemingly easy pregnancy but was followed by the greatest medical ordeal of a life during and a few weeks after childbirth.
Serena Williams and her daughter, Olympia cover Vogue magazine, making Olympia the youngest Vogue cover star ever!
Olympia was born by emergency C-section after her heart rate dove dangerously low during contractions. The surgery went off without a hitch; Alexis cut the cord, and the wailing newborn fell silent the moment she was laid on her mother’s chest. “That was an amazing feeling,” Serena remembers. “And then everything went bad.”
The next day, while recovering in the hospital, Serena suddenly felt short of breath. Because of her history of blood clots, and because she was off her daily anticoagulant regimen due to the recent surgery, she immediately assumed she was having another pulmonary embolism. (Serena lives in fear of blood clots.) She walked out of the hospital room so her mother wouldn’t worry and told the nearest nurse, between gasps, that she needed a CT scan with contrast and IV heparin (a blood thinner) right away. The nurse thought her pain medicine might be making her confused. But Serena insisted, and soon enough a doctor was performing an ultrasound of her legs. “I was like, a Doppler? I told you, I need a CT scan and a heparin drip,” she remembers telling the team. The ultrasound revealed nothing, so they sent her for the CT, and sure enough, several small blood clots had settled in her lungs. Minutes later she was on the drip. “I was like, listen to Dr. Williams!”
But this was just the first chapter of a six-day drama. Her fresh C-section wound popped open from the intense coughing spells caused by the pulmonary embolism, and when she returned to surgery, they found that a large hematoma had flooded her abdomen, the result of a medical catch-22 in which the potentially lifesaving blood thinner caused hemorrhaging at the site of her C-section. She returned yet again to the OR to have a filter inserted into a major vein, in order to prevent more clots from dislodging and traveling into her lungs. Serena came home a week later only to find that the night nurse had fallen through, and she spent the first six weeks of motherhood unable to get out of bed. “I was happy to change diapers,” Alexis says, “but on top of everything she was going through, the feeling of not being able to help made it even harder. Consider for a moment that your body is one of the greatest things on this planet, and you’re trapped in it.”
Serena Williams and her daughter, Olympia cover Vogue magazine, making Olympia the youngest Vogue cover star ever!
Serena Williams and her daughter, Olympia cover Vogue magazine, making Olympia the youngest Vogue cover star ever!
Serena Williams and her daughter, Olympia cover Vogue magazine, making Olympia the youngest Vogue cover star ever!

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