When Tori was twenty weeks into her fourth pregnancy, she was diagnosed with placenta previa — a condition in which the placenta covers the cervix, leading to massive internal bleeding. She was even at risk for a bleed serious enough to force doctors to terminate her pregnancy.
The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum, 39, spent 10 weeks in the hospital and four months on bed rest. During her ordeal, she kept her condition secret from fans.
“I just remember thinking, I can’t leave three children behind,” Tori says of Liam, 5, Stella, 4, and Hattie, 12 months, whom she shares with husband of six years Dean McDermott.
Tori’s condition was caused in part by becoming pregnant just one month after giving birth to her third child, and undergoing three prior C-sections.
After enduring nine massive bleeds — and one very close call — Tori welcomed baby Finn Davey McDermott on August 30. Three weeks later, the Craft Wars host underwent emergency surgery after her C-section scars burst open.
The mom-of-four shares the first pictures of baby Finn — along with mom, dad and his three siblings — shot in the family home in an eight-page spread.
“When they put him in my arms I was like, ‘We made it.”” she says. “We have an insane bond. We’ve been through hell and back.”
For the exclusive first photos of baby Finn and how Tori stayed strong during her condition, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands Friday.