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Tori Spelling surprised us when she got pregnant for the fourth time within months of having her third child, but we wished her and husband Dean McDermott the best nonetheless, as it seemed to be what they wanted. Just because they didn’t seem to have any trouble in the fertility department, however, doesn’t mean the pregnancy and birth were trouble-free. In fact, according to Tori, she and her newest son, Finn, “almost didn’t make it.”
Spelling and McDermott, 45, have four children together: 5-year-old Liam, 4-year-old Stella, 1-year-old Hattie (who just turned one this week), and Finn, who was born on this August. All four children were born via cesarean section.
"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," Spelling told Us Weekly in the latest issue.
Have two children within a year of one another can certainly increase chances of complications, as your body hasn’t fully recovered from the last pregnancy when the strains of a new one are placed on it. However, Spelling’s troubles with Finn were just random bad luck.
The 39-year-old actress spent 10 weeks of her last pregnancy in the hospital due to having placenta previa – when the placenta covers the cervix – for monitoring, as it can cause internal bleeding.
Finn was born, small but healthy, on August 30th. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long.
The proud parents announced Finn’s birth on their website:
“We are so excited to announce the birth of the newest member of the McDermott family!”
Late September, approximately a month after Finn was born, Spelling ended up back in the hospital due to complications from the c-section. At the time, her representative only told the media, "Tori underwent emergency surgery over the weekend due to complications from her c-section. She remains in the hospital and is resting comfortably."
Spelling admitted to People when she announced her fourth pregnancy that she “was shocked, obviously. It was the second biggest shock of my life. The first was when they said [5-month-old] Hattie was a girl when she was born, because we thought she was going to be a boy. And the second was that I was pregnant after my newborn had just turned one month old. We were shocked.”
The ride has been wild and bumpy, but it sounds like they’ve both made it through the worst and can now focus on bonding as a family and getting used to being a family of six.