Reyna Amihan of “Encantadia” Kylie Padilla has given birth to her child with the now Kapamilya actor Aljur Abrenica last August 5, 2017, Saturday. They named the baby Alas Joaquin Padilla Abrenica.
The brave daughter of the “Bad boy of Philippine Cinema” Robin Padilla recalled her tough experience while giving birth to her precious baby Alas. In her Instagram post yesterday, August 12, 2017, Kylie narrated her hard-yet-amazing experience giving her baby the gift of life.
The Kapuso actress went through a four-day labor and was planned to have a water birth . Kylie began her story with “I had to think about posting this one but since it was already out there I thought I would share a bit about my birthing story.”
She also mentioned that she asked for the help of a “doula” or a birthing companion “My doula @irina_doula and I had done months of prep and I had done some on my own too.”
Kylie also added “Early labor started slow for me which is normal, mine lasted two days, getting little sleep at night, but I was excited that soon I would finally see my baby boy! So I was already running up and down stairs to get him in position. But somehow my body really was taking it’s time and baby’s head wouldn’t come down in my contractions. Active labor lasted one and a half days. I walked 6 hours or 2 hours in intervals, experimented with different positions to get baby down and widen my cervix, but it had gotten to a point that I had only dilated 1 cm in one day.”
The 24-year-old actress then said “By the fourth day I was exhuasted and feeling a little let down by my body. Contractions were unbearable, I would shake and sit in my own mess to get through my contractions, pushing nothing, because my poor baby was still pretty high up in my cervix. Still my contractions kept coming. The pain became too much, especially with no rest no sleep. I have never felt so out of control of my body, so I had to make a decision. No matter how much I wanted a natural water birth l, I had to think about the next best thing. For me and my baby. So I agreed to a medicated vaginal birth.”
She then wrote in her post “After everything I’m still happy with my birthing story. My baby is healthy. Although it was a medicated birth, I’m thankful I still experienced all the natural hormones I did through those 4 transformative days. I learnt more about myself and still got to enjoy a few moments in the tub with my Partner. I want to thank everybody who was there for me through those 4 days. It wouldn’t have been bearable without you. Thank you.”
The actress is now a proud mom as she gave birth to a healthy and cute baby boy. Baby Alas weighed 7.5 pounds and measuring 19.2 inches when Kylie pushed her out in her womb to see the outside world.
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