Mandy Moore's struggles with fertility were weighing on her so much that she was close to getting surgery to fix her issues. But then something happened… she got pregnant the natural way.
"I was fully prepared to go have surgery and fix my uterus and hopefully get rid of the endometriosis, if it was there," she said. "It was nice to have a plan and to know, 'Okay, well this is why I haven't been pregnant yet.'"
WebMD describes endometriosis as a disease in which "tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows in other places in the body outside of the womb."
Mandy recalled meeting with a doctor last summer to set up an appointment for surgery. During that meeting, she was told she was ovulating but was also told to keep her expectations low.
"So I was like, all right, whatever," she remembered thinking. "And lo and behold…"
"I guess I understand why doctors tell you, like, 'Oh, just try for a year, and then if nothing happens, you can start sort of investigating,'" she said. "But I was like, 'Man, I wish I had known before.' It would have been a game changer had I had that information."
Still, even after realizing she was pregnant, the actress took a wait-and-see approach, as she was concerned that her reproductive issue would rear its head.
"I was very hesitant to believe it and put any stock in it," she said of the early months of her pregnancy. "I sort of was holding my breath until 12 weeks."
Once she felt she was in the clear, Mandy and her husband, Taylor Goldsmith, announced their pregnancy news on Instagram.
"Baby Boy Goldsmith coming early 2021," they shared on Instagram in September.
Although she's yet to reveal her due date, Mandy told Romper her son will come "sometime in the next few weeks."