Me Becoming Mom: Allyson Felix(29:57)
Dec 20, 2021
Olympic sprinter Allyson Felix was prepared to have a low-intervention childbirth when, at 32 weeks, she was diagnosed with severe preeclampsia. The 7-time gold medalist was rushed to the hospital, where she experienced what she calls "the scariest two days of my life" culminating in an emergency c-section. Felix takes host Zoë Ruderman through her journey, including why she hid her pregnancy from her sponsor and continued to compete while pregnant, how her brother wondered if he was coming to see his niece be born or his sister pass away, what it was like to be separated from daughter Camryn immediately after surgery and their harrowing two-month NICU stay which also meant they’d spend Christmas in the hospital. The athlete also talks about her new partnership with Anthem to help spread the message of how our environment and circumstances impact our health.