By Gemma Greene, blackdoctor.org
Superstar athlete Serena Williams, like most Black women, seems like a superwoman: she won a tournament while pregnant, she bounced back from injury, she gave birth to a healthy baby, she went back to work on the court just weeks after…there’s no stopping this woman! Now, she’s the picture of happiness on the the cover of Vogue with her little one snuggled up next to her.
On the cover story, Williams talks about her new life as a mom and wife, her career ambitions and how motherhood almost took her life. Yes, you read that right.
In a terrifying episode, after an emergency C-section, Williams encountered what is an often fatal complication: Blood clots. She also had to fight to be taken seriously, Vogue reports: