Mandy Moore Reflects on “Strangely Isolating” Experience as a New Mom in Personal Conversation

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Mandy Moore is opening up about her experiences as a new mom.
During a July 27 Instagram Live, the actress reflected on her first few months of motherhood in a conversation with Dr. Ashurina Ream, a licensed psychologist and perinatal mental health specialist. The This Is Us star gave birth to her first child, August “Gus” Goldsmith, with husband Taylor Goldsmith in late February.
“I had these preconceived notions of myself going into motherhood,” Mandy shared. “Obviously, I knew it was going to be challenging, but I thought, ‘Oh, I maybe have this sort of naturally maternal side,’ whatever the heck that means. But I guess I just didn’t really recognize the worries, the fears, the sense of responsibility that is so ever-present moving forward once you become a mom.”
Reflecting on the relatable realities of parenting, Mandy admitted, “I guess when I imagined motherhood, I sort of imagined like, oh, you find community… and you go to Mommy-and-Me classes and baby classes.”

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