Amanda Seyfried Opens Up About Health Challenges During Son’s Delivery: ‘It Was a Spinal Thing’
A Mouthful of Air actress Amanda Seyfried, a mom of two, tells PEOPLE she was “terrified of suffering from postpartum depression” and explains her coping techniques
Amanda Seyfried is opening up about her most recent delivery.
At the A Mouthful of Air screening Sunday night at the Roxy Hotel in New York City, the actress shared new details with PEOPLE about the delivery of her baby boy last year.
“I had something that went wrong with my second birth. The baby was okay but it was tricky and it was painful and it didn’t have to happen, and it did so it added an extra level of trauma,” says the 35-year-old Oscar nominee, who also shares daughter Nina, 4, with husband Thomas Sadoski, 45.
In September 2020, the pair announced the birth of their second child in a statement to INARA and War Child USA.
“Since the birth of our daughter 3 years ago our commitment to the innocent children that are so brutally affected by conflict and war has been a driving force in our lives,” their statement read at the time. “With the birth of our son the work of INARA and War Child has become our North Star.”
Seyfried tells PEOPLE how she and her spouse juggled their two children while also grappling with her spinal challenges, “You just do. At that point, I’m very freshly out of the hospital, I had to feed him, my husband was with my daughter and I had people that could drive me back to the hospital.”