Regine Velasquez- Alcasid and Baby Nate graces Smart Parenting's cover for September

Sep 20, 2012
Regine Velasquez on becoming a mom: "I wish motherhood had come to me sooner."


"Regine Velasquez is a woman of many things—perhaps the most popular one being Asia’s songbird and of course next to that, a loving wife to an equally talented songster Ogie Alcasid. But one more label slowly standing out for the 42-year old singer is being a first-time mother to her now 9-month old baby Nate. In the September issue of Smart Parenting, Regine talks about her journey to motherhood and more.

"It was a rollercoaster of events for Regine, from her first trimester all the way until she gave birth to her beautiful baby boy. The pregnancy also brought her and Ogie even closer together—enjoying each other’s precious time and company with one another. Regine shares with Smart Parenting how she was able to overcome postpartum depression, and how rising above it has made her an even better and stronger mother.

"Regine is definitely one happy mom, as seen in how she was pregnant with Nate. “I think Nate is a happy baby because I was a happy mommy. I was so happy I got pregnant,” she beams. She also tells Smart Parenting that she never realized how fun motherhood would be, and that she wished it had happened sooner. As a first-time mother, she frequently reads books and articles online to prevent herself from becoming a panicky mom. She also takes comfort in knowing that she is not alone in her journey, and that husband Ogie will always be there for her through thick and thin.

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"Read more about Regine’s joys and triumphs on motherhood when you grab a copy of the September issue of Smart Parenting, now available in newsstands, bookstores, and supermarkets for P125. The issue also features a guide to new moms like Regine – the newborn essentials, tips for a more relaxed parenting, and more.

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