Tori Spelling has been waging a private battle for her life and for the life of her son, Finn Davey McDermott.
Spelling was 20 weeks into her pregnancy when doctors discovered she was suffering from placenta previa, a dangerous condition where the placenta covers the cervix. It can lead to internal bleeding and is often found in women who have had previous c-sections. For Spelling, this would be her fourth.
As the actress tells it, “I just remember thinking, I can’t leave three children behind.”
Her other children with husband Dean McDermott — Liam, Hattie and Stella — would have to wait at home while their mom spent an agonizing 10 weeks in the hospital, following four months of bed rest.
Nine massive bleeds later and Spelling had won the battle for her life. She was in the clear and her baby boy was safe. As she puts it, “When they put him 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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