But this magical moment was followed by a series of medical complications Serena is lucky to have survived: a blood clot in her lungs, a split c-section wound and a hematoma in her abdomen.
“I am so grateful I had access to such an incredible medical team of doctors and nurses at a hospital with state-of-the-art equipment. They knew exactly how to handle this complicated turn of events.”
“If it weren't for professional care, I wouldn't be here today.”
Serena’s near death experience didn’t just make her grateful for the doctors and health staff who helped her survive - it gave her a powerful reminder of the struggles of mothers around the world who don’t have the same support.
“Women struggle to give birth in the
poorest countries. When they have
complications like mine, there are no drugs,
health facilities or doctors to save them.”