Amanda Seyfried recalls the 'trauma' resulting from the difficult birth of her son

"It was a very physical thing and it was a spinal thing, but I'm okay."

October 26, 2021, 10:30 AM

In a new interview, actor Amanda Seyfried revealed the "trauma" she suffered as a result of her second pregnancy.

Speaking with People, the "Mank" actress opened up about the difficult birth of her son, whom she welcomed 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," said Seyfried, 35, who also has a four-year-old daughter with husband Thomas Sadoski.

Seyfried assured, "I'm okay. It was a very physical thing and it was a spinal thing, but I'm okay."

She declined to share more about her condition.

Because of her recovery process on top of raising two children at once, the actress said she had to take extra precautions to ensure her mental health didn't suffer during the delicate time.

"I was terrified of suffering from postpartum depression," the Oscar-nominee admitted. "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."

"It was hard, and it was so hard, the struggle, but it wasn't anything I didn't think I could handle," she added. "And with my second kid, that's partly because I was on my medication and I never got off of it."