Amber Smith has revealed how she used to feel about having another baby following the tragic death of his son in 2019.

The actress and her husband Granger Smith welcomed baby boy Maverick Beckham Smith on Aug. 20, two years after the drowning accident that claimed the life of their 3-year-old son River.

According to Amber, for months after River's death, they thought they were done having kids.

"After the accident, Granger said, 'Do you think you would ever want to have another baby?'" Amber said in a new video that also features her husband. "'No,' I said. 'Absolutely not. I can't. No way.'"

Amber explained they did not want to have kids anymore after River's demise because he was their "caboose."

"He was our last. I couldn't do that. I felt almost guilty, like it would be some sort of a betrayal to River," she explained, adding she wasn't sure if she could even have another baby since she had already had her fallopian tubes tied after giving birth to the boy.

After thinking things over, Granger said he told Amber about the possibility of having a child through in vitro fertilization (IVF).

"She started getting emotional," he recalled. "She said, 'But I don't think I can consider IVF because who would we be to play God? How could two humans through a lab fertilize an egg and play God?"

Granger said Amber started crying after mentioning the possibility, but they ultimately decided to give it a shot.

"Man, it hit me like a ton of bricks and I just started balling. I looked at her and I said, 'God makes all the babies, but sometimes man needs to plant the seeds," he recounted.

The couple of 11 years had their first embryo transfer in June 2020. After a month, Amber became pregnant with Maverick, whose name pays tribute to River.

Back in May, Amber revealed the story behind the name of their upcoming baby.

"We went back and forth with, 'Should we do middle name Kelly or middle name River or any of that?' I wanted 'Riv' to be a part of it, of his first name. I wanted this baby to have his own identity. And I didn't want him to be so tied with River, but I did want him to have a little piece of his brother in his name," she told Entertainment Tonight.

IVF babies are at a higher risk of dying within a year DrKontogianniIVF, Pixabay