Nadine Samonte wanted to be reminded of her difficult journey through her unique maternity shoot. This involved being surrounded by all the syringes she used while waiting for the arrival of her third baby.
Anticipation of a third angel
It was back in June when Samonte announced that she and her husband Richard Chua are expecting their third child.
The actress detailed the maternity shoot on social media, as she shared the two new photos with the abovementioned theme.
“I chose to have a pictorial like this why? Because lahat ng injections, bills, reseta, gamot lahat ng nakapaligid sa akin is the reality of having APAS and PCOS.”
Nadine also mentioned how thankful she is despite the struggles of bearing her third baby.
“I love being pregnant kahit mahirap kasi blessing ni Lord ito and I’ll be forever grateful na biniyayaan pa kami ng isa pa. Thank you Lord.”
Battling against two difficult syndromes
The soon-to-be mother of three has been open about how she is battling polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). To give you a glimpse, it is a condition that affects a woman’s hormone levels.
Also, she is fighting with antiphospholipid syndrome (APAS), an immune system disorder that may cause pregnancy complications.
Ignoring all the body-shamers
Nadine shared how she shows no care if other people commented on her weight gain. She mentioned that it is normal for women when they are pregnant.
“I know after posting this madaming comments na negatve na sasabihin ang taba-taba ko na… Well that’s normal and lumalaki talaga ang ibang mommies tuwing nabubuntis. All I can say is I don’t care.”
If there is one thing she’s learned, Samonte said it’s learning how not to be affected by everything that other people say.
“Ang dami kong pinagdaanan sa pagbubuntis ko and lahat ng ito super worth it. Madami gusto magkaanak at isa ako sa pinagpala kaya iniingtan ko ito. Sa mga gusto magkaanak ‘wag kayo mawalan ng pag-asa because ibibgay ni Lord sa tamang panahon.”
We wish nothing but best wishes for the exciting pregnancy of the actress. May she have a healthy delivery and a happier household soon with the joy of three.
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