Mandy Moore is opening up about a very personal decision related to childbirth.
The singer and actress, who may be best known for her role as Rebecca Pearson on “This Is Us,” is the mother of an almost two-year-old son she shares with her husband, Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith.
Gus will soon have a sibling appear on the scene; Moore is currently pregnant with her second child.
The 38-year-old recently began a tour behind her first album in two years, which would have also marked her return to the stage since the global COVID-19 pandemic began two years ago, but, as we reported last week, Moore made the difficult decision to call off the remaining dates of the tour.
Why Moore Made The Decision To Cancel Her Tour
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Moore, Goldsmith, and their band were all set to begin touring behind Moore’s latest LP “In Real Life.”
After completing a few dates, the parents-to-be were confronted with the difficult decision to end the tour early, canceling all of the remaining dates.
Per our report last week, making the decision not to complete the tour was not one Moore took lightly; it had been 15 years since she had last been on the road.
“I’d been looking forward to this for a decade and a half,” Moore reassured fans in her cancellation announcement, “But ultimately, nothing trumps your health and the health of your baby.”
Goldsmith helped reassure his wife she had made the right decision for their family by prioritizing the health of herself and their unborn baby.
“He tells me, ‘the most important thing is to listen to your body,” she says, speaking in reference to her husband, “We will do this again, this isn’t the last time you will be able to go on the road,” he continued, before adding, “We will always make music a priority, and it will always be a part of our lives.”
Shifting Her Priorities: Moore Prioritizes Her Health First
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The “Just Maybe” singer has an excellent reason for choosing to prioritize herself over her desire to be on the road.
Moore recently discussed her experience with parenthood while in the spotlight in an interview with TODAY Parents, while also focusing heavily on the trials and tribulations she has faced with pregnancy in the past.
Her road to motherhood had not been the smoothest path.
She opened up about the pivotal reason why childbirth had been more of a difficult experience for her, revealing she has an autoimmune disorder that prohibits her from having any time of medication during delivery.
Because of immune thrombocytopenic purpura, also known as ITP, Moore cannot have an epidural for relief due to her low platelet levels.
“My platelets are too low for an epidural,” she explained to the outlet.
Giving birth for the first time obviously was not the easiest process for Moore to face head-on.
“It was awful,” she recalled of giving birth for the first time without medication, “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 would be so nice. But we’ll just push forth like last time,” she concluded.
Moore is set to become a mama for the second time in October! (via The Blast)