In January, Ashley Graham almost died giving birth to her twins, revealing she “blacked out” and suffered a “severe” hemorrhage.
Ashley Graham was at home when she welcomed her baby boys; she wrote in a Glamour essay on Friday.
Twin sons Malachi and Roman were delivered on the toilet and in the bathtub before she “blacked out.”
Ashley Graham felt “a light touch” on her cheek at the time, “someone smacking the crap” out of her.
Ashley Graham and Justin Ervin now only remember “seeing darkness and what seemed like stars.”
When the “American Beauty Star” host woke up, she “saw blood literally everywhere.” Graham later learned that she’d “lost liters.”
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model explained, “They didn’t want to tell me that one of the midwives had to flip me over, press her finger down right above my vagina bone to try and stop the bleeding.
“And they didn’t want to tell me that the vein in my arm kept collapsing and they couldn’t get the needle in for the Pitocin, so they’d had to put it in my hand.”
While Ashley Graham and Justin Ervin’s baby boys were “fine,” the former “America’s Next Top Model” judge laid in bed “for four straight days” and “couldn’t walk for a week.” She spent nearly two months at home.
In her announcement tweet, Ashley Graham hinted at a difficult birth, writing, “I’m taking some time to heal up and connect with my husband and three boys, but I truly cannot wait to share more with you all.”
In February, via Instagram, she debuted Malachi and Roman, telling her followers: “This has not been easy, but it’s so worth it.”