Chrissy Teigen is in the hospital due to excessive bleeding about halfway through her pregnancy, the model, cookbook author, and television personality said in a series of Instagram Stories Sunday.
She’s expecting her third child with singer-songwriter John Legend. The couple was surprised to learn she got pregnant naturally since their first two children were conceived through in-vitro fertilization.
Teigen, 34, told followers not to feel sorry for her since she feels good and her son-to-be is still healthy, and requested that medical professionals refrain from giving her advice or trying to diagnose her. “All it does is make me feel really anxious and nervous like I did something wrong,” she said.
Extreme bleeding later in pregnancy often occurs when there are problems with the placenta.
Teigen said her son is strong but his ‘house’ (her placenta) is very weak
In her Instagram Stories, Teigen said she’s been on “super serious bed rest” for a few weeks and has been bleeding consistently for a little less than a month.
Her hospital stay was prompted by an even heavier blood flow. It was “like if you were to turn a faucet on low and leave it there,” Teigen said, adding that it’s been hard to come to terms with since she feels really good.
“It was at the point today where it was just, like, never stopping bleeding. And that’s, obviously, very bad,” said the mom of Luna, 4, and Miles, 2.
Teigen said her future son is healthy, and growing stronger and moving more and sooner than her other kids, but her severe bleeding is due to a very weak placenta. “Basically, he’s the strongest, coolest dude in the sh–tiest house,” she said. “So, his house is just falling apart.”
Teigen said her placenta was weak to begin with, so “he didn’t have the strongest chance at the very, very beginning.”
The host of “Lip Sync Battle” said there’s not much she can do besides make sure the baby-to-be is surrounded by plenty of fluids and that she’s resting as much as possible.