Serena Williams reveals she ‘almost died’ giving birth to her daughter Olympia

Serena Williams and daughter OlympiaSerena Williams “almost died” after giving birth to her daughter last September, the former women’s world number one tennis player has revealed.

Williams had previously revealed some of the complications she had after giving birth but, in a column for CNN, offered more details about an experience that has since inspired her to speak out about the importance of affordable health care for mothers and children.

“I almost died after giving birth to my daughter, Olympia,” Williams, 36, wrote in the opening line of her article.

Williams was bedridden for six weeks from a series of complications, including a pulmonary embolism that led to multiple surgeries, after her daughter was delivered by emergency caesarean section.

via Serena Williams reveals she ‘almost died’ giving birth to her daughter Olympia – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)