As a normal couple, many husbands and wives wishes nothing but the best for their own family. One of which is to able to conceive healthy kids in their marriage. But what happens if this crucial milestone would come along with serious complications not only for the baby but for the mother as well? How will a husband be able to decide to push for having a child while all knowing that his wife’s life is at stake?
Celebrity couple Robin Padilla and his wife Mariel Rodriguez, may look like the ideal husband and wife to many. But in reality, they have faced dilemmas that a few ordinary couple had dealt with through their marriage.
In a recent instagram post, the 35 year old actress/ host shared the reason why Robin preferred her not to have any additional children anymore. Mariel revealed that she has a condition called antiphospholipid syndrome or APAS that gets triggered whenever she tries to conceives a baby. APAS is disorder of the immune system that is characterized by excessive clotting of blood and/or certain complications of pregnancy.
“I inject heparin 2x a day. Is it painful? A little. Is it worth it? Definitely. I had several miscarriages and even though I tested negative for APAS my OB, Dr. Eileen Manalo (who in my book is the best ob/gyne in the country), treated me as an APAS patient and that is why I have Isabella,”
Beside dealing with APAS, Mariel also noted that she has polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS. It means that her ovaries had unnatural growths or cyst that further makes it difficult for her to get pregnant.
“I have no fertility issues but aside from APAS I also have PCOS, I had cysts in my ovaries, I even had gestational diabetes with my other pregnancy wherein I needed to inject insulin as well.”
Faced with several serious health risks, her husband Robin Padilla has came to a decision to not have any children anymore with Mariel. In an interview Robin himself admitted he’s happy with their current situation and Mariel and their daughter Isabella is more than enough for him.
“I didn’t want her to. We were so used to being together, and we’re already contented with what we have financially,”
“I know she is happy whenever she is with Isabella. But when our daughter is asleep, Mariel becomes her own person. She was already a host before she became a wife and mother.”
Despite all of this, Mariel is now pregnant with their second baby. The couple is expected to have another baby girl according to the result of their recent baby shower event. The actress said she also shared her experience to encourage other mothers out there who are dealing with the same struggles.
“So this is a message for all the women who are trying… don’t give up. One day God will bless you with His greatest gift. Believe. It may be a difficult painful journey but it will happen. Remember nothing worth having comes easy. Sending lots of baby dust your way.”