Kim Kardashian, Beyonce and others: 5 celebrities whose lives almost ended during childbirth
Even wealthy and famous people are not immune to difficult childbirth. Although, it would seem, they are in a more advantageous position. And with the development of modern medicine, the process of giving birth to a new person should be as safe as possible. But even the best maternity hospital and highly qualified doctors do not always guarantee that this process will go smoothly.
OBOZREVATEL would like to recall the celebrity mothers whose childbirth almost cost them their lives. This process was a real test for them (to see the photos, scroll to the end).
Businesswoman Kim Kardashian faced serious problems while carrying her second child, son Saint West. The model once said in an interview that after the baby was born, the placenta was supposed to come out, but this did not happen. Such a situation is very dangerous for a woman in labour, as bleeding can occur. Kim was rescued, but doctors warned her that she could not give birth naturally again.
Pop queen Beyoncé also knows firsthand what it means to be on the verge of death. On 1 February 2017, it became known that the singer was expecting twins. On 12 June 2017, she gave birth to twins - a son, Sir, and a daughter, Rumi. It was only in 2018 that the star admitted that her second pregnancy was incredibly difficult for her: the children and she were in real danger and might not survive.
Madonna has two biological children - daughter Lourdes and son Rocco. She gave birth to a boy in 2000. The pregnancy was easy, but then something went wrong. The baby wanted to see his mum as soon as possible and was born earlier than planned. Premature birth is always a risky business, and the singer had to experience all the "delights" of this process.
For her daughter Apple, who is now 21 years old, to be born, Paltrow had to undergo a caesarean section. Gwyneth doesn't say what exactly happened during the birth, but she emphasises that she and her baby almost died. Doctors fought for two lives to the last. Two years later, the American woman gave her husband a son. Her third pregnancy ended tragically. She lost her heir.
American professional tennis player Serena Williams gave birth to her first child at the age of 36. She became the mother of a beautiful girl named Alexa Olympia. According to the athlete, the pregnancy and childbirth went well, the nightmare began later. At first, Williams had a pulmonary embolism. The celebrity was overcome by a severe cough, and it even caused her to have stitches from a caesarean section. A haematoma formed in the celebrity's abdomen and there was a constant risk that the blood clot would break off. Now she is expecting her second child.
Recently, OBOZREVATEL wrote that Madonna showed a rare photo of her adopted twin daughters, Stella and Estere. The girls' biological mother died a week after giving birth. The vocalist fell in love with the babies at first sight. To find out more, read our article.