Andi Manzano, pregnant with her second child, wanted to do something different for her baby shower.
Skipping the usual party set-up, she organized an outreach program this time around.
"I wanted to reach out to other moms and just really show them how to take care of themselves, how to take care of their babies because all new babies deserve the best…" the celebrity mom said on her YouTube channel.
She picked Fabella Hospital as the venue for her baby shower/outreach program.
Andi captioned on her vlog, "They say [Fabella Hospital] is the Ground Zero for mother’s giving birth in the Philippines—the busiest maternity ward in the country.
"When you enter the place it's 3-4 moms per bed with their newborn babies.
"The babes are wearing a white tie-side shirts and moms were in their white gowns and headbands... Hundreds of mom’s give birth there a day and you’ll notice that every ten minutes there’s a new mother coming in with a newborn baby..."
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This is what I did for my Baby Shower. New Vlog up — link in my bio❤️ . . I visited Fabella Hospital last week (they say its the Ground Zero for mother’s giving birth in the Philippines — the busiest maternity ward in the country). When you enter the place its 3-4 moms per bed with their newborn babies. Hundreds of mom’s give birth there a day and you’ll notice that every ten minutes there’s a new mother coming in with a new born baby. . . . We gave the moms @pampersph gift bags with New Born Baby Dry diapers and mittens. A starter kit for their new chapter in life. As a mother I wanted to share what helped me through motherhood and the first few days of giving birth. Olivia was a Pampers baby and so was I - and we never had rashes growing up, thanks to Pampers Baby Dry! That’s why every newborn deserves the best and I believe our little Pampers care package was the perfect gift. . . I want to thank Pampers and the staff of Fabella for their big hearts. Hopefully this will not be the last visit ❤️🙏🏻
Andi's event was attended by around 108 mothers, and it gave her the chance to personally hear their stories.
She continued, "I was able to talk to some of the new moms who were very open and happy enough to talk to a complete stranger.
"Some were first-time mothers while others had 3-4 kids already.
"When I was talking to them I could really feel the peace and glow of new motherhood in their faces...
"I came in with a heart that was eager to give but in the end it was I who received and came out with a heart that was full and blessed.
"It was an experience I will never forget and will take with me always."
Andi is expected to give birth to her second daughter in January 2019.
She and husband GP Reyes have a three-year-old daughter named Olivia.