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WATCH: Iya Villana opens up about ‘dream’ unmedicated birthing experience: ‘It was such an amazing moment!’

Iya Villania talked about her experience giving birth to her fourth child Astro last month.

WATCH: Iya Villana opens up about ‘dream’ unmedicated birthing experience: ‘It was such an amazing moment!’-Rhea Manila Santos
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07/18/2022 10:53 AM
WATCH: Iya Villana opens up about ‘dream’ unmedicated birthing experience: ‘It was such an amazing moment!’
Photo credit to @iyavillania Instagram

After welcoming her fourth child with husband Drew Arellano last June, Iya Villania shared more about her decision to experience her first natural birth with their son Astro Phoenix.

In her Instagram post last July 18, the 36-year-old host finally uploaded her birthing video. “Para dun sa mga tao diyan na nagsasabi na madali lang ako manganak, no (laughs). Because pang-apat ko na ‘to at ito pa ang pinakamatagal. Five hours and we’re still here,” Iya shared at the start of her vlog. 

READ: Drew Arellano shares first family photo with newborn son Astro Phoenix

“So sorry about the delay guys… been meaning to post this but… mothering of 4 happened. Here’s Astro’s birthing video. Things started really slow and then shortly after my IE at 4pm, things happened REEEALLY fast. Wish we were able to catch everything but here’s what Drew managed to get. My first natural birth out of my 4 deliveries! This birth is extra special because it will always remind me of how God took me thru ‘til the end even when I had given up,” Iya wrote in the caption.

READ: Iya Villania and Drew Arellano welcome fourth child Astro Phoenix

Iya also shared what led her to choose an alternative kind of birthing experience that did not include anesthesia.

“I’ve always wanted to experience a natural birth but the pain would get overwhelming and I’d give up and ask for the drugs. For this particular delivery, I was praying for His strength and courage every single morning hoping I’d finally get to experience it since we feel this will be our last pregnancy, hence also my last chance to experience this. I’ve been doing a lot of spiritual growth in the past year and felt that this time I actually had what it would take for me to succeed… FAITH  Faith in not my own strength and ability, but faith that God would get me thru,” she said.

The TV host then took her fans through the whole experience, explaining why it’s different from her previous birthing experiences with her other children.

“This labor was sooo different. First time my water leaked, first time to test + in my GBS swab, first time to go to the hospital without any contractions… things definitely weren’t going as I had expected or hoped but I guess that’s what labor is… unpredictable! Even after 3 deliveries! At around 4:15pm, after my 4pm IE, I felt discouraged with the progress and felt like the pain was already starting to take me to another dimension,” she said.

She went on: “And because things were happening at a slower pace, I was afraid of how much longer I would have to bear the pain so I asked them to call my anesthesiologist (who was on standby at home since the plan was to go natural). It was during this time God just took over! At that point on, things went into hyper drive!”

“From urgently asking them to call my OB back into the room and jumping onto the bed at 4:33pm, it was 6mins of delirium and then at 4:39pm Astro was out!!! God decided not to let the drugs get to me in time coz He knew in my heart what I wanted to experience! My dream unmedicated* birthing experience had just happened! God made it happen,” she continued.

According to Iya, her experience allowed her to understand why a lot of moms want to do it again and again.

It was such an amazing moment! And from what I imagined to be a traumatic experience, I understand now why mothers still to choose to do it again! God is truly faithful to perform. UNMEDICATED only in the sense that I didn’t get the epidural.  My doc still needed to administer oxytocin to help with more regular contractions since my water broke and I was on a timeline.”

READ: Iya Villania is happy to be working out again

Watch the video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W82CeSyw1Uk 

Iya Villania and Drew Arellano got married in 2014 after dating for ten years. They now have five children; Primo,5, Leon,3, Alana, 2, and one-month-old Astro Phoenix.