After a long hospitalization and numerous complications, Mira Sorvino and her husband, Christopher Backus, welcomed a healthy son — Holden Paul Terry Backus — into their family on June 22.
However, the birth was not without serious health scares, as the “Mighty Aphrodite” star was put on complete bed rest after experiencing placenta previa and other complications.
“I developed a blood clot (DVT) due to all the inactivity and had to be anti-coagulated for months to prevent a pulmonary embolism,” Sorvino, 41, told People.
Although the “Romy and Michelle” actress was extremely excited for the birth of her third child, stress was high on the day of delivery.
“During the day we had some scary difficulties with the epidural, as I achieved almost no progress with the labor and then at night the placenta created problems again,” she added.
After a successful c-section, Sorvino can finally enjoy the pleasures of having a new baby in the home and she notes that her other sons – Mattea and Johnny – are having no problems getting comfortable with their new brother.
“They make up songs to sing to him!” She told People, “My only challenge has been convincing them not to touch him and pet him while he’s sleeping, because they wake him up!”
And despite the health complications that came with delivering her third child, Sorvino said when she held Holden for the first time, it all went away.
“As soon as they placed him in my arms I knew it had all been worth it,” she continued. “He is my miracle baby. With everything that threatened this pregnancy and both of our lives, he came out of it completely unscathed: perfectly healthy, beautiful and wonderful!”
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