Getting pregnant in the time of COVID-19 has made Ryza Cenon doubly worried.
In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) via e-mail last Wednesday, July 1, Ryza explained, "Siyempre yung safety namin ng anak ko then ng mga tao sa bahay kasi may isa lang magkasakit, maghahawa-hawa na kami."
Add the fact that hospitals these days are usually jam-packed.
The Kapamilya actress continued, "Plus kapag nag-due na ko 'tapos di pa nawawala yung pandemic, nakakatakot na baka walang tumanggap sa amin na hospital gaya ng nararanasan ng ibang mommies."
Ryza feels lucky to have a supportive partner Miguel Antonio Cruz by her side during her pregnancy journey.
The Kapamilya actress said she is a "super spoiled" soon-to-be mom.
She said, "In fairness naman po kay Miguel, 100% committed siya sa amin. Lahat ng needs ko binigay, super spoiled.
"Kahit minsan ngarag na itsura ko, sasabihan pa rin akong maganda kahit hindi naman."
Ryza is also grateful to have a good set of friends, who have been generous in giving tips and advice.
"Sina Ms. [Janice de Belen], Ms. Eula [Valdez], Boss Veronique [del Rosario], LJ [Reyes], and Chynna [Ortaleza], at marami pang iba lahat ng mommies na malapit sakin, lahat sila gina-guide ako.
"And sabi din nila na normal lang lahat ng na-e-experience ko kaya wag daw ako magpapanic. Lahat naman sila, same ng sinasabi sa akin."
Ryza is now in her fifth month of pregnancy.
The first few months of her pregnancy had gone smoothly, but it changed once she entered her second trimester.
She told PEP.ph, "Pinakamahirap siguro yung pagtulog ko kasi minsan masakit tummy ko. And then suka nang saka 'tapos nahihilo."
Her appetite has been affected as well.
Ryza continued, "Mahina akong kumain. Inggit nga ko sa iba na lahat tinatanggap yung food na kinakain nila, sa akin kasi, isusuka ko agad."
But, of course, she has been making an effort to eat more.
"Kailangan kong pilitin sarili kong kumain para makainom ng vitamins ko."
What does she usually eat?
"So kapag wala akong gana, nag-hard-boiled eggs ako and toast, and also milk.
"Then lahat ng binibiling food, tinitikman ko lang 'tapos si Miguel na uubos nun."
Ryza announced her pregnancy on July 1, 2020, Wednesday, in an exclusive interview with PEP.ph.
The former Kapuso actress is due this November.