Serena Williams- Life after motherhood


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BY Muthoni
8:27 am March 30, 2018

Everyone’s favourite Tennis Superstar revealed her near-death experience moments after giving birth to her beautiful daughter. Williams was speaking to the Vogue magazine team at an interview where she and daughter Alexis graced the Vogue covers.

Williams has always had a problem with blood clots and has been one of her major fears in life. At the interview, she said that she felt short of breath while in her hospital bed and it immediately hit her that she might be having the clots as she was no longer on her anticoagulant medications due to the emergency C-section she had. Williams got out of bed on her own as she did not want to alarm her mother who was present with her there and she talked to one of the nurses in the corridor telling her she needed an ultrasound for her leg and a CT scan as she felt something was off. The nurse thought that Serena was confused due to the anaesthesia still in her system but Williams insisted that all was not and she needed to be checked.

Turns out Williams was right all along and she underwent several procedures to deal with the clots that had formed in her lungs and her surgery wound that had opened up. She stayed six weeks on that hospital bed.

Williams, who is a perfectionist and constantly questioning herself both in real life and on the courts said that there, were moments when she doubted if she would make a good mother. She felt “broken” and did not know how she would deal with it. She talks of the overwhelming emotions she felt whenever her baby would cry, she would go from sad, to angry to guilty for being angry but through all that, she has risen above all her fears and become the best mother she can.

Williams hopes that Alexis will share her drive; she was thrilled that she had a girl and is determined to teach her that there are no limits in life. She said “I think sometimes women limit themselves,” she said. “I’m not sure why we think that way, but I know that we’re sometimes taught to not dream as big as men, not to believe we can be a president or a CEO when in the same household a male child is told he can be anything he wants. “I’m so glad I had a daughter. I want to teach her that there are no limits.”

In her closing words, she said that going home to her baby was everything to her and she did not need to go back to the courts again even though she wanted to, but she did not need to; that to her was the most important. She liked the different feeling motherhood brought to her.

Everyone’s favourite Tennis Superstar revealed her near-death experience moments after giving birth to her beautiful daughter. Williams was speaking to the Vogue magazine team at an interview where she and daughter Alexis graced the Vogue covers.

Williams has always had a problem with blood clots and has been one of her major fears in life. At the interview, she said that she felt short of breath while in her hospital bed and it immediately hit her that she might be having the clots as she was no longer on her anticoagulant medications due to the emergency C-section she had. Williams got out of bed on her own as she did not want to alarm her mother who was present with her there and she talked to one of the nurses in the corridor telling her she needed an ultrasound for her leg and a CT scan as she felt something was off. The nurse thought that Serena was confused due to the anaesthesia still in her system but Williams insisted that all was not and she needed to be checked.

Turns out Williams was right all along and she underwent several procedures to deal with the clots that had formed in her lungs and her surgery wound that had opened up. She stayed six weeks on that hospital bed.

Williams, who is a perfectionist and constantly questioning herself both in real life and on the courts said that there, were moments when she doubted if she would make a good mother. She felt “broken” and did not know how she would deal with it. She talks of the overwhelming emotions she felt whenever her baby would cry, she would go from sad, to angry to guilty for being angry but through all that, she has risen above all her fears and become the best mother she can.

Williams hopes that Alexis will share her drive; she was thrilled that she had a girl and is determined to teach her that there are no limits in life. She said “I think sometimes women limit themselves,” she said. “I’m not sure why we think that way, but I know that we’re sometimes taught to not dream as big as men, not to believe we can be a president or a CEO when in the same household a male child is told he can be anything he wants. “I’m so glad I had a daughter. I want to teach her that there are no limits.”

In her closing words, she said that going home to her baby was everything to her and she did not need to go back to the courts again even though she wanted to, but she did not need to; that to her was the most important. She liked the different feeling motherhood brought to her.

 

 


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