Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mira Sorvino Welcomes Her 'Miracle Baby'

Mira Sorvino and husband Christopher Backus have welcomed their third child, Holden Paul Terry Backus. The baby arrived on June 22 following a difficult pregnancy and a complicated delivery.

"As soon as they placed him in my arms I knew it had all been worth it," Sorvino, 41, says. "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!"

Holden joins 4-year-old sister Mattea, and 3-year-old brother Johnny.

"We are overjoyed to bring our beautiful healthy son home to his brother and sister," the couple have said in a statement. "We are blessed to have a home filled with so much love."

Sorvino's pregnancy included several complications, including placenta previa, which caused her to be hospitalized for several weeks and to be placed on complete bed rest.

"I developed a blood clot (DVT) due to all the inactivity and had to be anti-coagulated for months to prevent a pulmonary embolism," she said. "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 labor and delivery included some complications and nearly resulted in an emergency C-section.

"The baby was very big [8 lbs, 12 oz.] and he came a couple of weeks early so it took longer than we thought," she reveals. "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."

Source: People

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