Vina Morales reveals freezing her eggs for future use: "Investment talaga kasi mahal siya."

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Vina Morales on freezing her eggs: "Gusto ko lang talaga may healthy eggs."


Vina Morales, 42, admits freezing her eggs.

The process, she says, costs around half a million pesos, excluding the annual storage fees.

Also known as mature oocyte cryopreservation, Mayo Clinic describes it as a method where "eggs are harvested from ovaries, frozen unfertilized, and stored for later use."

Once the woman is ready to get pregnant, her frozen egg "can be thawed, combined with sperm in a lab, and implanted in her uterus through in vitro fertilization."

Vina tells PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other members of the press, "Investment talaga kasi mahal siya."

This interview takes place on September 4, at the pocket presscon for the 20th anniversary of Ystilo, the salon she co-owns with her sisters.

She continues, "Oo, suwerte ako, I was able to save seven, healthy siya. Pero yung pangalawa wala, hindi siya healthy."

The Araw Gabi actress says she did not really go into the nitty-gritty of how it is done.

"Hindi ko pa masyadong inaaral, sa akin lang, I have to save.

"Ako, puwede pa naman ako [mabuntis], it’s just that, maybe in the future.

"Basta at least meron akong na-save... gusto ko lang talaga may healthy eggs."

According to some studies, the eggs of women deteriorate with age.

Vina adds, "Yung seven eggs ko hindi ko pa rin masasabi kasi kung minsan hindi mabubuo."


Vina's daughter Ceana is nine, and she wants her to be prepared when the right time comes.

"Sinasabihan ko na rin si Ceana na gusto ko na rin magka-baby.

"Gusto ko nang iparamdam sa kanya na I also want to have another kid."

So, how does her unica hija feel about having a sibling?

"Tumatawa lang, hindi siya yung nagsasabi na, 'Oo, Mommy, I want, I want.' Hindi siya super excited.

"Siyempre nasanay na siya na siya lang for nine years, lahat ng atensiyon ko [sa kanya].

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But in the meantime, the search for the one is on.

Laughing, she ends, "Yun nga lang wala pa, wala pa akong partner."

Aside from being an actress and a mom, Vina is also a businesswoman.

The salon she started in August 1999 has now expanded to 20 branches around the country.


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