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Maxene Magalona on "bakit hindi pa po kayo mag-baby?" question: "Very triggering"

by Frances Karmel S. Bravo
Sep 28, 2022
Maxene Magalona opens up about not having kids
Maxene Magalona breaks silence on why she's not having kids yet to put an end to the question she's often asked.
PHOTO/S: Screengrab from Instagram

Public scrutiny is the bane of celebrities, particularly in the entertainment industry.

For Maxene Magalona, it is the nosy and intrusive prying into her family's timeline that really gets her goat.

What has irked her the most is the question she gets asked often on social media: "Ms. Maxene, bakit hindi pa po kayo mag-baby?"

She decided to put an end to it once for all via a lecture on Instagram on basic decency, making life choices, and self-examination.

On September 28, 2022, the 35-year-old actress wrote, "Random strangers would go up to me for a photo and ask me this question as a form of small talk. I get it.

"Humans are naturally curious about each other and especially when the person’s job entails them to become a public figure, we think we are entitled to know every little thing about what’s going on in their lives.

"First of all, let me clarify that getting asked this question can be very triggering for some. It is awkward, invasive and can be a bit rude.

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"Some women (and men) biologically can’t have children and some don’t even want to have them in the first place.

"So I encourage those of you who are used to asking this question to try to break the cycle and stop it, if you can."

Besides, having a baby is not entirely within her control.

She continued, "We should all be asking each other, 'How are you?' instead of these personal questions.

"Second, I want to put it out there that I am 100% okay with my current life situation.

"Yes, there have been a lot of rough and painful times but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

"I understand that this is my unique journey and I simply choose to surrender to God’s plan."

Read also: Maxene Magalona bonds with in-laws amid breakup rumor with husband Rob Mananquil

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Finally, Maxene encouraged couples to evaluate whether they are psychologically and emotionally prepared to become parents.

"Third, I want to take this opportunity to use my voice to encourage all of you (especially those who don’t have children yet) to consciously ask yourselves if you truly want to have kids or if you’re just following what everyone else in society is doing?"

She asked, "Are you just bored? I highly recommend looking within yourself first, check to see if you’ve done enough inner work and healing for you to be able to have kids and get real with yourself about your intentions.

"If you want to have kids but refuse to heal your childhood wounds, believe me when I say that you will end up unconsciously passing these on to your children."

As a warning, Maxene stressed, "If you don’t want to have kids but still do it anyway because of pressures of society, you will end up resenting yourself and your children as well.

"So please research on “conscious coupling” before you get into relationships and marriages and “conscious parenting” before having children to save yourselves from unnecessary heartaches."

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On January 11, 2022, Maxene Magalona got nostalgic as she posted about her fourth wedding anniversary with the musician Rob Mananquil amid breakup rumors.

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Maxene Magalona breaks silence on why she's not having kids yet to put an end to the question she's often asked.
PHOTO/S: Screengrab from Instagram
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