October 17, 2012 04:00 PM by Donna W. Martin
Tori Spelling, star of Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood had a difficult pregnancy with her fourth child and many close calls. But now mom and baby are home and both are healthy and happy. Read more about Tori’s ordeal and miracle baby Finn after the jump.
According to US Weekly, while pregnant with baby number four, 39-year-old Tori was diagnosed with a severe form of placenta previa. This condition means the placenta, which in a normal pregnancy is located above the baby, is located below the baby, and completely covers the cervix. The condition caused Tori to have massive bleeding spells throughout the pregnancy.
Tori was admitted to the hospital where she stayed on strict bed rest for four months trying to give the baby as much time to develop as possible. She recalls that time saying, “I just remember thinking, I can’t leave three children behind,” referring to Liam, 5, Stella, 4, and Hattie, 12 months. Tori said she tried to maintain positive thoughts. “I kept envisioning myself holding a healthy baby. That was my goal.”
Placenta previa put Tori at risk for an abruption, which is a catastrophic bleed that can kill mother and child. This “forced her doctors to terminate her pregnancy and remove her entire uterus in an attempt to save her life.” On August 30, at 37 weeks, baby Finn was born by cesarean at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Tori described the moment saying, When he came out, I couldn’t wait to have him in my arms.” And “when they put him in my arms I was like, ‘We made it. We did.” Now we have an insane bond. We’ve been through hell and back.”
Baby Finn weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces and measured 20 inches at birth. Join us in congratulating Tori and Dean on the safe arrival of baby Finn. And in wishing them continued health and happiness. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
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