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You can watch a clip of Hailey discussing her experience below:
In the video, posted on Hailey's YouTube channel, the model explains how she began feeling a 'weird sensation' in her arm before feeling numbness in her fingertips.
"The right side of my face started drooping, I couldn't get a sentence out," she said.
Husband Justin noticed something was wrong and immediately instructed someone to call 911. A medic came to examine Hailey and although she couldn't communicate, she said she felt she was 'having a stroke'.
The hospital confirmed that she had suffered a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - also known as a mini stroke.
A TIA is caused by a temporary disruption in the blood supply to part of the brain.
"They did some scans and were able to see that I had suffered a small blood clot to my brain," Hailey continued, explaining that she was told by doctors that the combination of her new birth control, a recent battle with covid and traveling 'from Paris and back in a really short amount of time' could have contributed to the clot.
"They did come to the conclusion of why they think I had a blood clot in the first place and the conclusion that all the doctors came to was three different things," she said.
"One was that I had just recently started birth control pills which I should never have been on because I am someone who suffers from migraines anyway and I just did not talk to my doctor about this.
"Ladies if you suffer from migraines and plan on being on birth control pills make sure you tell your doctor.
"The second thing is that I had recently had covid and that was something they thought was a contributing factor, and then the third thing was that I had recently gone on a really long flight. I had flown to Paris and back in a really short amount of time and I slept through the flight both ways, didn't get up and move around, never thought about wearing compression socks."
According to the NHS website, "oestrogen in the pill may cause your blood to clot more readily". They explain that the pill "may not be right for you if you have, or have had, severe migraines".
You can find out more information the pill here. If you are worried or have any concerns, it's important to seek medical advice.
The NHS explain: "The main symptoms of stroke can be remembered with the word FAST: Face – the face may have dropped on 1 side, the person may not be able to smile, or their mouth or eye may have dropped.
"Arms – the person with suspected stroke may not be able to lift both arms and keep them there because of weakness or numbness in 1 arm.
"Speech – their speech may be slurred or garbled, or the person may not be able to talk at all despite appearing to be awake; they may also have problems understanding what you're saying to them.
"Time – it's time to dial 999 immediately if you see any of these signs or symptoms."
Doctors were unable to determine how the clot travelled to Hailey's brain, but they believe she had a small opening in the heart - also known as a PFO - which usually closes after birth.
Hailey explained she has now had the PFO closed and has since fully recovered.
"The biggest thing I feel is I just feel really relieved that we were able to figure everything out, that we were able to get it closed, that I will be able to move on from this really scary situation and just live my life," she said.
We're so pleased to hear Hailey is recovering well.
For help, support and advice, you can visit Stroke Association here.