Serena Williams and daughter cover the February edition of Vogue. Serena Williams opened up about the harrowing medical ordeal she experienced after giving birth to her first child, saying that meeting her daughter for the first time was “an amazing feeling,” but then “everything went bad.”
Williams revealed that she underwent multiple operations after sustaining a pulmonary embolism the day after she gave birth via emergency cesarean section, in a new interview with Vogue magazine.
The tennis superstar added that she was forced to spend the first six weeks of motherhood unable to get out of bed.
Williams welcomed her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., on Sept. 1, 2017, with her husband Alexis Ohanian, whom she later wed in November 2017.
The tennis superstar told Vogue that her daughter, who she calls Olympia, was born by emergency c-section after Williams’ heart rate dropped dangerously low during contractions.