Tori Spelling says her four-year-old daughter Stella saved her life
The reality TV star - who gave birth to her fourth child Finn via an emergency caesarean section six weeks ago - credits her daughter for rushing for help after she awoke in a massive pool of blood while her husband Dean was sleeping in another room during her complicated pregnancy.
The 39-year-old told People magazine: "I stumbled to the bathroom, dizzy from losing so much blood. When I got there, I thought, `This is it`. There was so much blood I thought, `I`m dying. Not just [losing] the baby, but I`m dying.`
"I had to scream for Stella and I`ll never forget the look on her face when she saw me surrounded by blood everywhere. I didn`t want to panic her and I said, `Baby, will you go get Daddy? Just tell him I`m bleeding.` "Her eyes were as big as saucers and - this is going to make me cry - she looked like such a little toddler warrior. She said, `Okay, Mama` and she ran. And two seconds later Dean came in and basically had to wrap me up to get me to the hospital."
The former `Beverly Hills 90210` star had to spend the last four months of her pregnancy on bed rest and was in and out of hospital after she was diagnosed with potentially-fatal placenta previa - a condition where the placenta covers the cervix and causes internal bleeding - at 20 weeks into her pregnancy.
"My condition was so dangerous that I couldn`t even walk across my room; I had to lie flat. I was lucky on days that I had bathroom privileges. But I committed. I was like, `I`m going to get this baby to a healthy point and we`re going to be a family.` I would rub my belly and talk to [the baby]. I kept telling him, `We`re going to be fine` and `I can`t wait to hold you.`"