Mira Sorvino on Her Difficult Birth

Mira Sorvino is talking about the "difficult" birth of her son Holden Paul Terry Backus, born June 22nd in Los Angeles.

The 41-year-old actress, married to 28-year-old Chris Backus, talked to People about the scary ordeal, as she developed placenta previa and then a blood clot and had to be hospitalized for nine weeks of her pregnancy.

Fortunately, little Holden was born healthy and weighed in at 8 lbs., 12 oz.

Mira tells People, "The birth was difficult and full of unanticipated, seemingly life-threatening complications, right up until the final stage, the part which is often the hardest. But for us, it lasted two counts of ten plus three more seconds, and we had a baby!"

"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."