American singer and actress Mandy Moore recently shared that this fall she will give birth to her second child without medication due to a rare blood condition. According to Fox News, Moore spoke about going without an epidural during childbirth due to her diagnosis of an autoimmune disease called immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).
“My platelets are too low for an epidural. It was awful. But I can do it one more time. I can climb that mountain again,” Moore explained in an interview with “Today Parents.” She continued: “I wish meds were an option – the idea of them being on the table is so nice. But we’re going to carry on like we did last time.”
Moore and her husband, Taylor Goldsmith, already share 17-month-old son August, whom she delivered without medication. The singer also shared that her lack of sleep and busy schedule have her worried about the health of her unborn son. That’s why she decided to end her “In Real Life” tour early. “I was afraid of harming my [unborn] baby and his growth,” she said according to Fox News.
Moore took to Instagram last month and said being on tour while pregnant was “too hard”. “Friends, it is with a heavy heart and great consideration that I must let you know that I am canceling my remaining show dates in 2022,” Moore wrote.
She added: “It was an honor and an absolute dream to be back on stage last month, playing for all of you. When we booked these shows I was not pregnant and although I really thought I could m ‘out of it, the way we travel (long hours on the bus and not resting properly) has caught up, taken its toll and made it too difficult to continue.” (ANI)
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