Tori Spelling gave birth to baby boy Finn Davey McDermott in late August. It was her her fourth pregnancy overall, and her second pregnancy in the span of 20 months. Everyone thought Tori’s fourth pregnancy was easy and uncomplicated, but days after giving birth, Tori was rushed to the hospital after facing complications with her C-section. We didn’t discuss the hospitalization at the time because it just seemed sad and invasive (invasive to discuss!). But now Tori is on the cover of Us Weekly, debuting her youngest child and discussing what happened during her hospital drama:
Tori Spelling nearly lost her life fighting for her unborn son. Twenty weeks into Spelling’s fourth pregnancy, doctors diagnosed her with a condition known as placenta previa — a condition in which the placenta covers the cervix, leading to massive internal bleeding. She was even at risk for a bleed catastrophic enough to force doctors to terminate her pregnancy.
The actress and reality star, 39, spent 10 weeks in the hospital and four grueling months on bed rest, worrying about dying and leaving her family behind. But she kept her ordeal secret from fans. In the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands Friday, the mother of four shares the emotional story of her terrifying pregnancy with son Finn.
“I just remember thinking, I can’t leave three children behind,” Spelling, 39, tells Us exclusively of Liam, 5, Stella, 4, and Hattie, 12 months, who she shares with husband of six years Dean McDermott. The Craft Wars host’s condition was caused in part by conceiving Finn just one month after giving birth to daughter Hattie, and undergoing three prior C-sections.
Fortunately, after enduring nine massive bleeds — and one very close call — Spelling safely welcomed baby Finn Davey McDermott on Aug. 30. (Three weeks later, the star underwent successful emergency surgery after her C-section scars burst open.)
Spelling proudly shares the first pictures of baby Finn — with Mom, Dad and his three proud siblings — shot in the family home in a stunning, exclusive eight pageportfolio in this week’s Us Weekly.
“When they put him in my arms I was like, ‘We made it.”” she tells Us. “We have an insane bond. We’ve been through hell and back.”
For all the exclusive first photos of adorable baby Finn and how Spelling stayed strong during her heart-wrenching medical scare — pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands Friday.
I’ll admit it, I could only skim that story. If I actually paid attention to what she was saying past “the placenta covers the cervix, leading to massive internal bleeding,” I would have had to dry heave a little bit. It’s not about Tori and her struggles – it’s about my forever-queasiness with these kinds of medical things. Anyway, I’m glad she’s doing well and that everybody is healthy at this point. And seriously, I hope this was her last baby. I hope that she at least takes a break for a little while and lets her body heal after back-to-back pregnancies. And that’s directed at Dean too: keep your hands off your wife for a while, for the love of God.