Tori Spelling nearly lost her life fighting for her unborn son. Twenty weeks into Spelling's fourth pregnancy, doctors diagnosed her with placenta previa, a condition in which the placenta covers the cervix, leading to massive internal bleeding. She was even at risk for a bleeding 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, whom she shares with her 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 bouts on bleeding -- 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.)