MANILA – Melai Cantiveros gave her fans an update on her delicate pregnancy weeks after she asked her followers to pray for her and her baby.
Speaking to reporters at the sidelines of the ABS-CBN Christmas special last week, Cantiveros said her baby is now doing fine. “Basta hinay-hinay lang daw sa trabaho, one at a time lang,” she said.
Cantiveros also explained what really happened to her.
“Kasi naging placenta previa siya, whole pa talaga, so delikado kung matagtag ako or matagal nakatayo. Kaya naka-wheelchair ako noong nakaraan. Pero mabuti naman nakaya ng gamot and safe naman si baby,” she said.
According to Mayo Clinic, placenta previa occurs "when a baby's placenta partially or totally covers the opening in the mother's cervix” which can cause severe bleeding before or during delivery.
And how does her daughter Mela feel about the baby? “Para sa kanya itong baby na ito. Parang sa kanya gift,” she said.
Just recently, Cantiveros and husband Jason Francisco marked their third wedding anniversary.
“Hindi naman naging sobrang romantic kasi nasa kasal siya ni Paul Jake kasi same din 'yung [wedding day] tapos nag-work din ako for 'Magandang Buhay.' Pero pag-uwi, nag-celebrate kami, may flowers, may chocolates, date lang sa bahay,” she said.
Although she encountered some struggles in 2016, Cantiveros still considers the past year as a huge blessing.
“I’m so blessed. May mga circumstances pero talaga namang napagtagumpayan. Basta lagi lang talaga magdasal. Fight for your love talaga ang aking 2016,” she said.