- Christina Perri, 24, is pregnant with her second child.
- She was hospitalized for pregnancy complications earlier this month and revealed that her baby has an intestinal issue.
- The baby will need surgery soon after birth and will likely have a stay in the NICU, she said.
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Singer Christina Perri's baby will need surgery soon after birth to address an issue with the infant's intestines, the star shared on Instagram last week.
Perri, 34, is pregnant with her second child. She was hospitalized earlier this month with complications.
"Nothing ever goes as we plan. Huh. Baby is having an issue so I'm gonna be here till it's time for baby to come out. Which might have to be very soon. Which is very early," she wrote in a now-expired Instagram story, according to ET. "Please send some love from your heart to the little heart beating in me that we all make it through this. I'm grateful for drs and nurses and will do whatever they suggest we do."
Perri was able to leave the hospital, but the baby — whose gender Perri is not finding out before birth — is facing health risks.
"There's a lot more that we have to be cautious of. Baby could come at any moment," she said in her Instagram story, ET reported. "Basically there's a complication with the baby's intestines. The baby right now is scheduled to have an operation when they arrive. We'll spend some time in the hospital."
Perri, who is best-known for her song "Jar of Hearts," has been open about pregnancy troubles in the past. Although she's mom to two-year-old Carmella, she had a pregnancy loss before her current pregnancy.
Perri posted a trio of maternity pictures on Instagram celebrating her baby bump, and talked about how her health scares have made her value her pregnant body this time around.
"i never wanted to do a maternity shoot. i didn't take any photos when i was pregnant with carmella because i was so traumatized by the experience of expanding so much," she wrote. "but then after having a miscarriage in january, everything changed for me. i truly am grateful to be pregnant and grateful to be a woman. i am so blown away by what our bodies can do. i don't know if i'll ever be pregnant again, so this time i'm going to celebrate and honor my pregnancy, my baby & my beautiful body."
Perri asked people to share their positive experiences with babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
"We're going to prepare for [the NICU], but anything could happen," she wrote. "We're just gonna stay really hopeful. I guess the biggest thing is we hope the baby stays inside and can get as big as possible before this big event they have to go through. It's just a couple more weeks, so I'm gonna try to take it easy and hope for the best."
Perri said that she'll spend the last weeks of her pregnancy learning about the baby's condition, talking with a team of doctors and preparing herself for the months ahead.
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