Nearly three weeks after giving birth to her fourth child, Tori Spelling is back in the hospital. A rep confirmed that Tori Spelling got emergency surgery for C-section complications.
Whereas health experts have grown concerned that too many women in the U.S. are choosing to deliver their babies through C-section, Tori Spelling is the living proof of what the risks are. There are more than 4 million babies born each year in the U.S. and 30 percent of deliveries are performed through C-sections.
Tori Spelling was hospitalized for an emergency surgery only three weeks after giving birth to son Finn Davey. Tori Spelling’s fourth child was born August 30 via a C-section, which would be her second in one year. A rep for the actress told People.com this Tuesday that Tori Spelling “underwent emergency surgery over the weekend due to complications from her C-section. She remains in the hospital and is resting comfortably”.
While experts agree having multiple C-sections in one year is not all that uncommon, there still are risks. In fact, the risk increases with the frequency this procedure is undertaken. “If there are short intervals in between, it can make the healing process more difficult” warns Dr. Manny Alvarez with FoxNews.com.
The senior managing health editor of FoxNews.com explained there are commonly four reasons that could be behind Tory Spelling’s emergency C-section complication surgery. Persistent vaginal bleeding, an infectious abscess, bowel obstruction and bladder injury are the usual complications in C-sections.
“The most extreme case would be if [doctors] left an instrument or something inside, but that’s highly unlikely” Dr. Alvarez explained. “The consequences in any of these issues are that there’s a period of instability; and also, depending on what the problem is, you may end up losing the uterus” the expert warned.
The common recommendation from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is for women who already had a C-section to consider having a vaginal birth next. “I think you have to be cautious. You have to look at the size of the baby and the woman’s history – but if she is the right candidate, she should be encouraged to deliver vaginally” Dr. Abdulla Al-Khan, section chief of maternal fetal medicine and surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center, told Fox News.