On Sunday, May 2, Ellie Goulding and her husband, Caspar Jopling welcomed the arrival of their first child. Jopling took to Instagram to announce the birth and report, “Mum and baby both healthy and happy :)”
While adding that he is “extremely grateful,” Jopling went on to say, “I don't ever address the public attention that comes with Ellie's job. But during this magical and personal moment we would really appreciate being able to enjoy our privacy .. thank you x."
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Additionally, Ellie and her husband were not the only ones stirring up baby news over the weekend.
On Saturday, Moore posted a photo of her 2-month-old son, August on her Instagram story, alongside Duff’s one-month-old daughter, Mae. As August is peacefully relaxing on the baby blanket, little Mae is pictured visibly crying, as babies often do.
The This Is Us star captioned the image, “When August met Mae: a love story for the ages.”
In an interview on the Informed Pregnancy Podcast last month, Mandy detailed her journey to pregnancy. She shared, “We were prepared to fall in love in all sorts of brand new ways, but it goes beyond anything we could have ever imagined."
The new mother also explains that her birthing process was difficult. She tried using breathing techniques she learned throughout her pregnancy once she began experiencing contractions, but once going into labor she said, “all of that just went out the window."
After a painful car ride to the hospital, Moore had to change her plans for having an unmedicated home birth. She explains, “While I was in the car on the way to the hospital, I was like, 'Taylor, I'm getting an epidural. I don't want you to be mad at me, but that's what's happening when we get to the hospital.”
However, Moore was unable to receive the epidural because her blood platelet count was too low, which could lead to a spinal epidural hematoma.
After pushing for three hours, Mandy’s baby’s heart rate began to drop. The doctor had to apply a vacuum extraction to the baby’s head to guide him out. Ultimately after a final push baby, August was born. Moore says the birth process felt like an “acid trip or something.”