Chrissy Teigen Was Hospitalized Due to Excessive Bleeding During Pregnancy
Chrissy Teigen, who is pregnant with her third child, revealed on social media that she was hospitalized over the weekend due to excessive bleeding.
“So, we all know I’ve been on bed rest for a few weeks and that’s super serious bed rest, like get up to quickly pee and that’s it. I would take like baths twice a week, no showering,” Teigen said in a series of Instagram story posts. “But I was always, always bleeding,” she said, explaining that she’s been bleeding for about a month during her pregnancy.
Teigen clarified that she’s bleeding more than she would during a period and that she’s “definitely not” spotting, which happens to many people during pregnancy and is usually not a concern. “Mine was a lot,” she said. “It’s just kind of always on, and it was at the point today where I was just like never stopping bleeding. And that’s obviously very bad.”
Although Teigen didn’t say exactly what the issue was, she explained that, “in the simplest of terms we can say my placenta is really really weak.” She feels fine—great, in fact—and her baby is healthy and “just the strongest little dude,” she said. “But he is the strongest, coolest dude in the shittiest house. His house is falling apart. It didn’t have a good foundation.”
Some light bleeding (spotting) during pregnancy is totally normal, SELF explained previously. Pregnancy allows for more blood flow to the uterus, cervix, and vagina, so a bit of blood may escape after sex, other physical activity, or just as you go about your day, which typically is not a worry.
However, if the bleeding is heavier, as it is in Teigen’s case, that’s definitely cause for concern. And if the bleeding comes with pain, chills, or a fever, or if you’re spotting for several hours or days at a time, those are definitely signs that you should check in with your doctor. Again, in many cases, light bleeding during pregnancy is not a problem. But sometimes bleeding during pregnancy can be a sign of serious issues, such as an infection or miscarriage, so it’s important to seek medical care.
Teigen is now about halfway through her pregnancy, she says, and she’s doing everything she can (including taking progesterone, which may help support the placenta, and iron, which helps prevent anemia). She also reassured her followers that she’s getting excellent care from her doctors—and doesn’t need advice or diagnoses from medical Twitter or Instagram. But, the fact of the matter is, there really isn’t much more she or her doctors can do right now.
“All we’re doing now is trying to make sure he’s got a lot of fluid around him and that I’m resting, obviously, as much as possible,” she said. “It’s just hard because there’s not much you can do. Yeah, it is scary, but it’s scary in the way that there’s really nothing to do.”
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