8 Months After Elite Athlete’s Tragic Death, Naomi Osaka Makes Harrowing Revelation About a Complication That Affects 20 Million Pregnant Women Annually

Published 12/14/2023, 10:27 AM EST

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American athlete, Tori Bowie‘s death due to pregnancy complications shook the entire world. More and more women opened up about their troubles during such a phase, due to which the awareness spread. Bowie was eight months pregnant and her shocking death was a dark day in the history of the sporting world. Recently, Naomi Osaka also made a huge revelation about her pregnancy.

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Osaka went into labor two months after Bowie’s death and had been thinking about her all the time. Osaka also suffered from pregnancy complications which she opened up about a few hours back.

What did Naomi Osaka say about pregnancy complications?

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Recently, the Japanese tennis star was involved in an interview with ‘Instyle’. During the interview, she brought up the topic of Bowie’s death and how it affected her. As stress affected Osaka during pregnancy, the thought of Bowie’s death and the health of her unborn child constantly hit her mind.

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Talking about this, Osaka said, “I don’t think people know how hard pregnancy is; no one really talks about it as much. Going into it, you kind of think: Oh, it’s this beautiful journey.”

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Over the years, there have been increased cases of pregnancy complications of late. This affects almost 20 Million pregnant women worldwide. There have been many cases in the sporting world too apart from the ones about Bowie and Osaka. American tennis legend, Serena Williams, also suffered a near-death situation during her first pregnancy.

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Serena Williams’ scary pregnancy ordeal

The American legend’s worst fears came true as she suffered complications before giving birth to Olympia. She once revealed the painful story of her near-death experience.

Serena revealed, “I can’t believe how much went wrong on the way to meeting her. I almost died.” The American legend’s husband, Alexis Ohanian, was by her side during the tough time. He said, “We’re also obviously taking every precaution and doing everything we can to make sure everything goes smoothly for Serena.” 

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In a world where technology is advancing and science has bettered the medical field, pregnancy complications still remain a concern. The brave tales of the likes of Osaka and Williams only make the case strong for an urgent need to look into this field. Nonetheless, hope remains that one day, a solution can be found to prevent pregnancy complications.

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Vatsal Shah

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Being a die-hard fan of tennis and an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal, tennis has been a part of my life even before I ventured into sports journalism. If I have learned anything from the incredible career of the ‘King of Clay’, it is to constantly enhance your skill sets, no matter at what stage you are in your career. This motivated me to complete an Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management while pursuing my career as a sports writer.
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