Taking care of little kids is not an easy task, says celebrity mom Cheska Garcia.
Now with three kids, the former Us Girls host has been experiencing some physical changes.
“I notice now with my third child and now that I’m 33, I get dizzy and I get tired fast.
“I get dizzy a lot, I get headaches, maybe because I’m tired.
“Siyempre, I have three kids and I have a son pa who’s still breastfeeding. Aside from that, I have other things to attend to,” Cheska told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in an interview after the launch of iron booster and vitamin and mineral supplement Sangobion on Monday, September 9.
To address this issue, the TV personality makes sure that she always takes her regular dose of iron to avoid iron deficiency.
Iron is a vital mineral that aids in several important bodily functions. Lack of iron is something that women don’t have the luxury to ignore.
If one suffers from it, she tends to experience fatigue, which can greatly impair her ability to do physical work.
If a woman is pregnant, she has the increased risk for small or pre-term babies. She will lack focus and concentration, and will look noticeably pale.
Apart from taking iron supplement regularly, Cheska said that it’s important to have a regular check up with a doctor.
She related to PEP, “I make sure that I tell my doctor about it. I don’t want to self-medicate myself.
“I want to ask an expert if I’m dizzy to frequently or if I feel like it’s not anymore normal.
“But what I do is I take iron and I try to eat right.
“When I feel tired, as much as possible I try to get sleep.
“You know, I cannot do anymore what I used to do before—go out at night and party.”
CHANGE OF PRIORITIES. Aside from physical changes, Cheska also realized that she has to change her priorities in life and put family on top of her list.
This is one of the reasons the celebrity is rarely seen on television nowadays.
“At the moment, I’ve dedicated my life to my children,” Cheska related to PEP.
“I have three small kids that need me there in the house. I’m a hands-on mom.
“I do have offers, but I say this over and over— I give my children a bath, I serve them, I put them to sleep, I prepare their clothes for school.”
The celebrity mom said it might take her some time to go back to work again.
“For me, it will take something for me to probably decide to working again.
“But I do guestings, I have my endorsements.
“Regular shows… my baby is just seven months, so young pa.
“It’s just so… I’m still maneuvering my time e," she ended.