Robin Padilla is worried because Mariel Rodriguez has to go through a lot when conceiving.
Mariel Rodriguez shared on Instagram that she is an “APAS” mom and she has to go through a lot when conceiving a child.
APAS or antiphospholipid syndrome, is a “disorder of the immune system that is characterized by excessive clotting of blood and/or certain complications of pregnancy” according to a medical website.
“I inject heparin 2x a day. Is it painful? A little. Is it worth it? Definitely. I had several miscarriages and even though I tested negative for APAS my OB, Dr. Eileen Manalo (who in my book is the best ob/gyne in the country), treated me as an APAS patient and that is why I have Isabella,” the It’s Showtime host shared.
Aside from APAS, Mariel also has polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS that means her ovaries have cysts, which may be difficult for her to be pregnant. However, baby Isabella and her baby number 2 are conceived naturally.
“I have no fertility issues but aside from APAS I also have PCOS, I had cysts in my ovaries, I even had gestational diabetes with my other pregnancy wherein I needed to inject insulin as well.”
Her complications made her husband Robin Padilla worried that is why as much as possible, he is okay with Mariel not getting pregnant.
“These are the reasons why Robin doesn’t want me pregnant because I go through so much. But for me it is a small price to pay because in exchange I get to mother one of God’s greatest creation,” she said.
Mariel also gave hope to other struggling mothers or those who are also having difficulties in conceiving.
“So this is a message for all the women who are trying... don’t give up. One day God will bless you with His greatest gift. Believe. It may be a difficult painful journey but it will happen. Remember nothing worth having comes easy. Sending lots of baby dust your way.”