Tori Spelling talks about dangerous pregnancy

Actress Tori Spelling. (April 3, 2012)

Actress Tori Spelling. (April 3, 2012) (Credit: AP)

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Actress and reality star Tori Spelling tells Us Weekly that during her most recent pregnancy, she suffered a medical condition that causes internal bleeding and kept her bedridden for months.

Spelling told Us Weekly that 20 weeks into the pregnancy of Finn Davey McDermott, her fourth child with husband Dean McDermott, doctors diagnosed her with placenta previa -- a condition in which the placenta blocks the opening of the cervix. As the cervix dilates, it can cause the placenta to separate from the wall of the uterus prematurely, resulting in potentially fatal bleeding.

Saying she spent 10 weeks in the hospital and four months on bed rest, Spelling, 39, told Us in the magazine's new cover story: "I just remember thinking, I can't leave three children behind." She and actor McDermott, 45, her husband of six years, also have a son Liam, 5, and daughters Stella, 4, and Hattie, who turned 1 Wednesday.

Finn, born Aug. 30, was delivered via Caesarean section, as were her other children. Spelling was rushed to emergency surgery in mid-September after her C-section scars opened, but tweeted on Sept. 27, "I am home from the hospital, on the road to recovery, and overjoyed to be back with my family."

Us reported that factors leading to her placenta previa included having undergone three previous C-sections and conceiving again only a month after having given birth.

In the end, she said of her new son, "When they put him in my arms I was like, 'We made it,' " she said. "We have an insane bond. We've been through hell and back."

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