“I almost died after giving birth” – Serena Williams Opens Upby Blessing 20/02/2018 | 5:52 0 Posted in Celebrities, Family, Health, Lifestyle, News, Social Issues Serena Williams says she “almost died” after giving birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia — if not for a team of super doctors who removed a large hematoma from her abdomen.The tennis star says her daughter was born by an emergency C-section on Sept. 1 after Olympia’s heart rate plummeted during contractions.The surgery went smoothly, Serena said on CNN.com … “But what followed just 24 hours after giving birth were six days of uncertainty.”Williams says she suffered a pulmonary embolism — which is when a blood clot blocks one or more arteries in her lungs.YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Serena Williams replies haters over her hot bodySerena contacted medical professionals — but the coughing from the embolism got so bad, her C-section wound popped open and she required another surgery.“The doctors found a large hematoma, a swelling of clotted blood, in my abdomen. And then I returned to the operating room for a procedure that prevents clots from traveling to my lungs.”Serena eventually made it home and was ordered to spend the next 6 weeks in bed.YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Look at how Flexible Serena Willams is (Photo)She credits the “incredible medical team of doctors and nurses at a hospital with state-of-the-art equipment” — and urges people to support UNICEF, which provides medical services to mothers and babies around the world. Prince Williams takes a ride on a Triumph Motorcycle as he inspects their facilities (Photos) Check Out Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo's Sneakers That Got People Talking (Photo) Enjoy and Share Post:FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInEmailPinterestloading... Tags:#alexis olympia, #almost died, child birth, Serena Williams  Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.