One week after revealing that she and Joem Bascon have rekindled their relationship and now have a son together, Meryll Soriano recounted her experience with childbirth at age 38. On her Instagram account last January 8, Meryll shared that she was in labor for ten hours and her son was born 7lbs through normal delivery.
The talented actress, who is the daughter of Willie Revillame and Maricel Soriano’s sister Bec-Bec Soriano, said she had to deal with Gestational Diabetes during her pregnancy.
She wrote, “At 38, my doctor told me that it’s risky and difficult. I had anxiety over this on the latter part of my pregnancy. I also acquired Gestational Diabetes (GDM) on my 6-7 month of my pregnancy. Which meant 4 x a day of glucose tests, 4 x a day of insulin shots and nth goodbyes to donuts, chocolates and cakes until I give birth. So, I worked out 4-5 x a week, healthy food intake and baby yoga as much as I could. It was hard work and it was difficult and tiring most of the time. But, again, my age is a factor. I did what was needed to be done. Voila! I made it. I did it! I am so proud to have a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery.”
In the same post, Meryll also thanked her support system which includes her partner Joem, her doctor, and her family. She wrote, “But, I couldn’t have done it without Dud. He helped me stay on track. He stopped buying Cloud 9 and HawHaw. He did [the] pregnant workout with me. And, there are no words to explain the taking-care-of-me part. He’s the best. Thank you so much, Dud. Special thanks to my rockstar OB. She has been my doctor since even before I got pregnant with Eli. I can’t thank her enough. Thank you to all the doctors and nurses that took care us while we were in MMC. We are the happiest to get to share this experience to our parents and family. Family is everything. And, to Kuya Eli, who has been secretly wishing for a brother since he was 10. Bless his heart.”
Meryll and Joem first dated in 2010 and parted ways after a year. They worked together in the 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry Culion and were rumored to have rekindled their romance after a photo of Joem spending New Year with Meryll’s family was posted on social media. Meryll also has another son Elijah Palanca, with former husband Bernard Palanca.