Ngayong nalalapit na ang kanyang panganganak, ibinahagi ng aktres na si Bianca King ang kanyang mga pinagdadaanan sa pagbubuntis niya sa Baby No. 1 nila ng mister niyang si Ralph Wintle.
Sa kanyang magkakasunod na Instagram posts kahapon, February 9, inilahad niya ang mga joins and pains ng kanyang pregnancy journey.
"It’s time for me to listen to my body and surrender. I wanted to do & post more, clean & prep more, but my physical struggles are getting to me. Don't be fooled by the cute photos - these are all taken on good days!" panimula ni Bianca sa unang IG post niya kahapon.
Kalakip nga nito ang series of photos niya na kinunan during her last trimester.
At bago daw siya tuluyang magpahinga sa social media, gusto niya umano munang pasalamatan ang lahat ng na-meet at tumulong sa kanya sa buong duration ng kanyang pagbubuntis.
"Before I go offline, I thank everyone in this friendly community: who responded to Q&As, sent DMs & well wishes, shared their experiences & resources, and all the lovely brands I’ve worked with & made pregnancy/baby buying easier! I would have felt a bit lost and drowned without all of you," saad ng aktres.
"I feel empowered, confident and excited! In spite of the aches & anxiety. Meditation & hypnobirthing will help it pass. I will be back with a whole new perspective to share. [Red heart emoji]."
She also thanked the people behind her gorgeous pregnancy photos, maging ang nag-inspire sa kanya na ibahagi ang kanyang experience.
"Until then, I leave you with images celebrating the 3rd trimester shot by @tealily whose creativity I have always admired. Along with insights in my next few posts that I will pass down to my offspring," she wrote.
"Thank you @callmemadz for the idea of writing these insights as letters to my baby. I will expand them to a full blog post with a wealth of links, pictures and videos for everyone feeling just as overwhelmed and curious as I was. Crying happy tears now," dagdag pa niya.
"See you soon! Leave me a comment/message & I’ll see it when I’m back on."
Sa kasunod niyang post, inilahad naman ng soon-to-be first-time mommy ang na-experience niyang pregnancy woes sa unang dalawang buwan via an open letter para sa kanyang paparating na baby.
"Dear baby, we’re happy to see you growing!" panimula ni Bianca sa kanyang letter.
Kasunod nito ay ang paglalahad niya sa hirap na kanyang naranasan.
"I started to feel pregnant around week 7 and now I feel unwell. I’m nauseous everyday. I feel useless, I’m always crying, hungry and peeing. I feel isolated sometimes but talking to friends about pregnancy is helping me cope. It helps to be in therapy and talk about anxieties & trauma," she shared.
Wala daw kasi siyang idea tungkol sa pagbubuntis before dahil hindi naman umano ito nila pinag-uusapan ng mga kaibigan niya.
"I wish I knew the right questions to ask early on so I could find a care provider I aligned with. It wasn’t a topic openly discussed amongst friends before pregnancy so it didn’t even cross my mind," pagpapakatotoo niya.
"I wish I was better at giving myself positive affirmations that it’s ok to rest and do nothing, to have no direction for a moment."
Ganu'n pa man, naging masipag naman daw siya sa pag-aalaga sa kanyang katawan, sa kanyang baby, at s'yempre, sa kanyang asawa.
"Two things I’m glad I did: apply oils & creams on my belly & boobies daily, and put everything aside to grow and nurture you. And your dad," saad ni Bianca.
Sa ikatlo niyang IG post, isa pang open letter for her baby ang ibinahagi ng Australia-based actress. Tungkol naman ito sa pinagdaanan niya sa simula ng kanyang second trimester.
"Dear baby, our NIPT [non-invasive prenatal testing] results are great! Waiting for it is nerve-racking. Now we have more confidence you're likely to continue growing," mensahe niya sa kanyang baby.
Naghanap na din umano siya ng iba't ibang option sa paraan ng panganganak.
"I wish I started researching birth earlier. I would like a water birth and was told I might have to be induced. I didn’t understand, nor did I think to ask, but this sparked the deep dive into birth education. I asked others about their experiences, listened to podcasts and watched documentaries. Then I understood that I have nothing to fear and I am physiologically capable of birthing you naturally - given the right health circumstances," pagbabahagi ni Bianca.
Dapat lang naman daw na mabigyan ng kalayaang makapili ang mga ina sa kung ano ang paraan ng panganganak na gusto nila at angkop sa kanilang kondisyon.
"Every woman should be encouraged to birth the way they want without judgment or instilling fear. As long as there are no complications to indicate otherwise. Whether that’s a free birth or elective C section. Every journey is unique and women’s birth stories all imprint on us differently," pahayag niya.
"What’s important is you surround yourself with energy and words that support you, a care team experienced in the birth that you want and you empower yourself with knowledge. The more you know, the less you fear. And openness is achieved," pagtatapos niya.
Matatandaang ikinasal si Bianca noong June 2021 kay Ralph Wintle, ang kapatid ni Ben Wintle na mister ng aktres at soon-to-be mom na rin na si Iza Calzado.
Noong August 2022 naman nang inanunsyo ni Bianca na magkaka-anak na sila ni Ralph.
Samantala, hindi na sila nagkaroon ng gender reveal party ang mag-asawa dahil mas gusto daw nilang malaman ang kasarian ng kanilang baby kapag nanganak na ang aktres.
Prayers for your safe delivery, Bianca.
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