AceShowbiz - [=Mandy Moore] will have an unmedicated birth. In a Today Parents interview, the Rebecca depicter on "This Is Us" divulged that she will deliver her second child without pain relief due to a rare disorder.
Noting that she suffers from an autoimmune disorder known as immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), the 38-year-old said she also welcomed her first child August without medication. "My platelets are too low for an epidural," she said.
"It was awful. But I can do it one more time. I can climb that mountain again," she added. "I wish medication was an option - just the idea of it being on the table is so nice. But we'll just push forth like we did last time."
According to Mayo Clinic, the disorder can "lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding." It "results from unusually low levels of platelets - the cells that help blood clot."
Mandy confirmed that she's expecting baby No. 2 with musician husband Taylor Goldsmith in early June. At that time, the pregnant star shared on Instagram a photo of their toddler son wearing a "big brother" T-shirt.
"One incredibly seminal chapter of my life just ended and the next one, as a mother of two, is about to start… and are we ever so deeply grateful and excited," the actress wrote on Instagram. "Baby Boy Goldsmith #2 coming this fall! Tour is gonna be slightly different than I expected but I can't wait and Gus is gonna be the BEST big brother!! Xo."
Later that month, Mandy informed fans that the pregnancy forced her to cancel her remaining tour dates. "Friends, it is with a heavy heart and much consideration that I have to let you all know that I am cancelling my remaining show dates in 2022," she announced. "It has been an honor and an absolute dream to return to the stage again this past month, performing for all of you."
"When we booked these shows, I wasn't pregnant," she continued. "And although I truly thought I could power through, the way we are traveling (long hours on the bus and not getting proper rest) has caught up, taken its toll, and made it feel too challenging to proceed."