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Mandy Moore reveals she will give birth without epidural due to rare blood disorder

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Mandy Moore has revealed that a rare blood disorder will prevent her from having an epidural when she gives birth to her second child later this fall.

this is us the star told parents today That he suffers from an autoimmune disorder known as Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). according to Mayo ClinicThe disorder can cause easy or excessive bruising and bleeding, which result from abnormally low levels of platelets (cells that help blood clot).

The 38-year-old actress confirmed that her platelets are “too low for an epidural,” while adding that she went through the same experience during her pregnancy with her 1-year-old son, Gus.

“It was terrible,” the actress recalled of the experience. “But I can do it one more time. I can climb that mountain again. I wish medication was an option—the idea of ​​just putting it on the table would have been great. But we’ll go on like last time.”

Moore spoke to ET’s Denny Directo earlier this week and opened up about preparing to give birth to her second child with husband Taylor Goldsmith and the difficult decision to cancel her tour.

Moore told ET’s Denny Directo, “It was really physically exhausting to the point where I was like, ‘I have to draw the line’ and really trust my gut and give myself some grace and recognize that I’m all. can’t do anything.” The “In Real Life” singer canceled nearly half of her tour dates in June as the third trimester of her pregnancy approached.

“We did half the tour and it was a lot of fun,” she says, noting that her husband, brother-in-law and 1-year-old son, Gus, were all along for the ride. “It was so magical in the sense that you are in a new city every day and [Gus] There were new people to meet every day, and it was an incredible life experience that he will never remember, but we will. I think it was very important, and it will be a very important part of his young life.”

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