Mira Sorvino Gives Birth After Tough Pregnancy

July 13, 2009 By:
Mira Sorvino Gives Birth After Tough Pregnancy
Mira Sorvino and her husband Christopher Backus now have another boy in their family! Mira gave birth to Holden Paul Terry Backus on June 22nd, and she calls him her “miracle baby.”

Mira had a tough pregnancy with Holden, followed by a long labor and delivery. Mira had placenta previa, which caused her to be hospitalized for weeks and then put on complete bed rest.

She tells People, "I developed a blood clot due to all the inactivity and had to be anti-coagulated for months to prevent a pulmonary embolism. I spent another two-and-a-half weeks at the hospital, during which time, missing the children and my husband and knowing what the separation was doing to the kids became almost unbearable. Prior to this nine-week hospital stay, I had only ever spent one night away from Johnny and Mattea (her two other children)."

Mira also talked about her delivery day, saying, "The baby was very big and he came a couple of weeks early so it took longer than we thought. 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. Although it was not blocking the baby's path as it had done for almost the entire pregnancy, it started causing me a substantial loss of blood. Just as we began begging for a C-section, the situation turned around and the end of the birth was very easy."

Mira says that she immediately forgot about all the complications as soon as she got to hold her newest addition. She says, "As soon as they placed him in my arms I knew it had all been worth it. 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!"

Mira and Christopher’s official statement read: "We are overjoyed to bring our beautiful healthy son home to his brother and sister. We are blessed to have a home filled with so much love."

What a cute family they are! Glad to hear mom and baby are doing well!