Serena Williams Almost Died After Giving Birth

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Serena Williams almost died after giving birth to her daughter Olympia last September.

In a column for CNN, she said that she needed an emergency C-section, and afterward she was bedridden for six weeks from a series of complications, including a pulmonary embolism that led to multiple surgeries.

Quote, “I’m so grateful I had access to such an incredible medical team of doctors and nurses at a hospital with state-of-the-art equipment.  They knew exactly how to handle this complicated turn of events.

“If it weren’t for their professional care, I wouldn’t be here today.”

Serena goes into graphic detail about the problems, which include her C-section wound popping open.

She’s sharing the story publicly to emphasize the importance of pushing governments, businesses, and healthcare providers to do more to make top-notch healthcare available for all mothers and babies . . . and to donate to charities that help protect mothers and babies around the world.

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