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21/02/2018

Serena Williams Almost Died Giving Birth

Former world number one tennis player Serena Williams almost died giving birth to her daughter.

The American welcomed her baby girl, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr, into the world in September.

She wrote in an article for CNN: "I am lucky to have survived.

"My daughter was born by emergency C-section after her heart rate dropped dramatically during contractions. The surgery went smoothly.

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"But what followed just 24 hours after giving birth were six days of uncertainty."

Serena revealed she was bedridden for six weeks following the birth.

She said: "It began with a pulmonary embolism, which is a condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs becomes blocked by a blood clot.

"Because of my medical history with this problem, I live in fear of this situation. So, when I fell short of breath, I didn't wait a second to alert the nurses.

"First my C-section wound popped open due to the intense coughing I endured as a result of the embolism. I returned to surgery, where the doctors found a large haematoma, a swelling of clotted blood, in my abdomen.

"When I finally made it home to my family, I had to spend the first six weeks of motherhood in bed."

(CD/MH)

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"Former world number one tennis player Serena Williams almost died giving birth to her daughter."