Tori Spelling recalls dangerous pregnancy
Posted October 10, 2012
Just one month after giving birth to her third baby, 1-year-old Hattie last year, Tori Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott announced that they were expecting another little one.
Now, she's opening up to Us Weekly to reveal just how terrifying that fourth pregnancy was.
With newborn son Finn — born Aug. 30 — in her arms on the cover, Spelling recalls the nightmare she suffered while trying to make sure she and her son would both make it through the pregnancy alive.
Spelling spent 10 weeks in the hospital and four months on bed rest after doctors found that she was suffering from placenta previa, a condition that causes major internal bleeding because the placenta is covering the cervix. It got so bad that Spelling says thoughts of dying loomed over her.
"I just remember thinking, I can't leave three children behind," she says of the ordeal. (She and McDermott also are parents to Liam, 5, and Stella, 4.)
In the end, Spelling endured nine massive bleeds and another post-partum emergency surgery after her C-section scars opened, but she says it was obviously all worth it.
"When they put (Finn) in my arms I was like, 'We made it.' We have an insane bond. We've been through hell and back."
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