Why is pregnant Chrissy Teigen in hospital?

CHRISSY Teigen worried fans when she posted Instagram stories from her hospital bed.

Chrissy, who is pregnant with her third child, took to social media to candidly explain what was going on.

Why is Chrissy Teigen in hospital?

Chrissy is in hospital after experiencing bleeding while pregnant with her third child.

The star posted snaps from her hospital bed at the Maternity Fetal Unit at Cedars-Sinai medical centre.

She has been on serious bedrest for a few weeks – telling her followers that she is unable to shower, and can only bathe twice a week.

Chrissy revealed to her fans that she has been bleeding throughout her pregnancy, but as it got worse she was moved into hospital.

What has Chrissy said about her third pregnancy?

Chrissy updated her 31 million Instagram followers in a series of selfie videos from her hospital bed.

She explained her health complications in "simple terms", saying: "I was always, always bleeding.

"I'm about halfway through pregnancy and the blood has been going on for a little less than a month.

"More than a period, girls, and definitely not spotting."

"Every time I'd go to the bathroom, it would be blood. But honestly, even just laying there, it would be blood.

"Today the big difference was it was like if you'd turn a faucet on to low and leave it."

She added: "My placenta is really, really weak"

Chrissy reassured fans that her baby boy was healthy and strong.

She shared: "The baby is so healthy – he moves so much. He's really strong",

"He's the strongest dude in the sh**tiest house".

Despite her symptoms, Chrissy said that her spirits remained high.

She continued: "I feel really good, I'm at my happiest pregnant and that's why its so hard to come to terms with."

However, Chrissy also told doctors to stop their "guessing games" and "diagnosing [her] via Twitter".

She said: "If I can make it through the next few weeks, then we can go from there and get out of the danger-zone."

On September 24, Chrissy announced that her latest cook book would be postponed indefinitely due to her "high-risk" pregnancy.

Teigen also added that the pregnancy was unexpected, since she "didn't think" she was able to get pregnant naturally.

Her two other children with husband John Legend – Luna and Miles – were conceived through IVF treatments.

What are the risks of bleeding during pregnancy?

In many cases, bleeding during pregnancy does not always mean that something's wrong.

Cervical changes and minor infections can cause light bleeding – but in other cases, bleeding can be a sign of something more serious.

Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy, when a fertilised egg implants outside of the womb, can also cause bleeding.

Bleeding in pregnancy can indicate a serious condition called placenta abruption, which is when the placenta has started to detach from the womb wall.

It can also happen in placenta previa, where the placenta lies in the lower part of the womb, covering the cervix.

This means that when the cervix dilates or opens the placenta slightly detaches.

Bedrest is one of the only treatments for the condition, as it maximises blood flow to the placenta.

If you have bleeding while pregnant, contact your midwife or GP straightaway.

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