Mandy Moore is basking in motherhood bliss while also dealing with a lingering health issue from her pregnancy.
The 36-year-old This Is Us actress and singer gave birth last month to her and husband Taylor Goldsmith's first child, son August Harrison Goldsmith, nicknamed Gus. Weeks before welcoming the baby, Mandy revealed she was diagnosed with low platelets, which makes it difficult for blood to clot normally. The ailment is a common pregnancy complication but can also be a standalone immune disorder. On Friday, March 26, the star gave fans a health update and also revealed she hopes to have a second child someday.
"Back at the hematologist to see if my platelets have gone up since having the baby," she wrote on her Instagram Story. "Platelets are going up but still not great. I'm on a mission to do whatever I can to get them to a solid place so I don't have to wonder or worry during the next pregnancy. Have to wait a few more months to absolutely confirm that it's in fact ITP [immune thrombocytopenia] and wasn't gestational thrombocytopenia."
Mandy then asked, "Friends with low platelets: what has worked? I took iron, b12 and folate...and ate all the lentils and dark leafy greens, etc."
The following day, Saturday, March 27, Mandy shared on her Instagram page a sweet new photo of Taylor holding a smiling Gus. She wrote, "Twins."
Taylor shared the same pic on his own Instagram page, with the caption, "My new best friend and I."
Meanwhile, Mandy is already back filming This Is Us, one month after giving birth to Gus. On Thursday, March 25, the actress posted on her Instagram Story a video of herself sitting in a hairstyling chair.
"Mom is BACK at work!!!" she wrote, later adding alongside a selfie, "Beck is back. So grateful to be able to ease back into this job I love so much (and to be able to bring my sweet hubby and baby to hang with me)."