Amanda Seyfried Opens Up About Health Challenges During Son’s Delivery: ‘It Was a Spinal Thing’

Amanda Seyfried attends a special screening of "A Mouthful Of Air" hosted by The Cinema Society at The Roxy Hotel on October 24, 2021 in New York City
Amanda Seyfried attends a particular screening of “A Mouthful Of Air” hosted by The Cinema Society at The Roxy Hotel on October 24, 2021 in New York City

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Amanda Seyfried is opening up about her most up-to-date supply.

At the A Mouthful of Air screening Sunday evening on the Roxy Hotel in New York City, the actress shared new particulars with PEOPLE in regards to the supply of her child boy final 12 months.

“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 additionally shares daughter Nina, 4, with husband Thomas Sadoski, 45.

In September 2020, the pair introduced the start of their second baby in an announcement 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 assertion learn on 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 partner juggled their two youngsters whereas additionally grappling together 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.”

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The actress shared the challenges of delivering a toddler that embrace the abrupt cessation of standard well being care visits coupled with dealing with a number of medical invoices whereas recovering, “I went to the doctor every week at the end of my pregnancy and all of sudden it’s like, ‘Bye, here’s some hospital bills!’ I mean, I kept receiving them and I’m still healing from something.”

Seyfried revealed the constructive present state of her well being to PEOPLE, saying, “I’m okay. It was a very physical thing and it was a spinal thing, but I’m okay.”

Back in 2016, she advised Allure about taking treatment for OCD, “Yeah. I’m on Lexapro, and I’ll never get off of it. I’ve been on it since I was 19.”

Seyfried additionally tells PEOPLE in regards to the self-care measures she took in an effort to forestall postpartum despair.

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“I was terrified of suffering from postpartum depression. I ended up doing a lot of CBT therapy before I had my first kid and then I was really lucky, I didn’t suffer from any depression and I felt like I had won in some way,” she says. “It was hard, and it was so hard, the struggle, but it wasn’t anything I didn’t think I could handle. And with my second kid, that’s partly because I was on my medication and I never got off of it.”

A Mouthful of Air author/director Amy Koppelman gushed to PEOPLE about how star Seyfried interacted together with her daughter Nina, saying, “She’s the most nurturing, kind, fun, thoughtful. The best values that you could have, she has.”

A Mouthful of Air is in theaters Friday.