Ryza Cenon is not in the least bothered by the fact that she is pregnant during a pandemic.
In fact, she considers it the right time.
"Sobrang timing ang lahat, blessing po talaga ang lahat ng nangyari," the 32-year-old actress says in an exclusive interview with PEP.ph's (Philippine Entertainment Portal).
Two months from now, she is due to give birth to her first child with her boyfriend, cinematographer Miguel Antonio Cruz.
In a previous interview with Cabinet Files on October 28, 2019, Ryza had expressed her desire of having a baby because she was jealous that her Starstruck batchmates Mike Tan and LJ Reyes already have their own children.
Today, she reveals praying hard for this pregnancy that she feared would never happen.
"I feel so blessed kasi may moment na nawalan na ako ng hope na magkakaanak ako dahil sa inverted uterus ko plus may edad na ko.
"Pero madalas ko na ipinagdadasal kay God na kahit bigyan lang ako ng isang anak, magiging masayang-masaya na ako.
"At ito nga, ibinigay ni God na kapag talagang nasa moment na nag-gi-give up ka na, saka Niya ibibigay sa iyo iyong para sa iyo."
Now that her due date is drawing near, Ryza has her fears about giving birth in the hospital becase of COVID-19, but she chooses to be a positive thinker.
She tells Cabinet Files, "Kailangan laging positive ang mindset ko habang papalapit na iyong due date ko.
"Na dapat magtiwala lang ako sa OB-GYNE doctor ko para maging smooth ang lahat, lalo na sa hospital ako manganganak na malaking-malaki talaga ang takot. Kaya tiwala lang talaga sa team ko kapag nag-deliver na ko."
But unlike most pregnant women, the actress didn't experience any cravings throughout her pregnancy.
"Actually, hindi ako naglihi. Sayang nga, hindi ko na-experience iyon," she says.
RYZA REVEALS HER BABY'S NAME
Ryza and her boyfriend Miguel have decided to name their son Night.
She explains the reason behind the name: "We want iyong salitang Night.
"Hindi basta word or part ng work namin, like kapag ginagabi ka na sa trabaho, iyong nakakapagod kapag iisipin.
"Ngayon mas makahulugan na iyong night namin kahit nasaan kami dahil sa kanya. Siya na ang magbibigay ng light sa night namin, always good Night."
Before she got pregnant, Ryza was busy working on two upcoming projects: the period film Sa Muli and the suspense-thriller movie Rooftop.
However, the shooting was stopped when the enhanced community quarantine was implemented in March 2020.
She says, "Naabutan ng lockdown ang movies na ginagawa ko pero one fourth na lang ang mga eksena na hindi pa nakukunan. Ang natapos ko lang, ang television action series na Bella Bandida.
"Tuloy pa rin ang movies ko. Kapag okay na po ang sitwasyon, mag-start na kami agad-agad ng shooting."
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