In a matter of weeks, Iya Villania will become a mom.
Her journey has been such a breeze so far.
At her launch as the endorser of Claritin, she told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other reporters, “I’d like to think I’m still taking it easy which I think is good, is very nice for a first-timer mom like me.
"Because I would’ve, I would hate to have such a traumatic first pregnancy.
“Baka mamaya hanggang isang anak lang ako, so yeah I’m glad that I’m able to enjoy my first pregnancy so far.”
No difficulty at all?
“No. Hopefully, hopefully hanggang delivery maging ganito.
“Siyempre di natin alam baka mamaya sa delivery, bawing-bawi na yung paghihirap ko dun, sana naman hindi,” she said smiling.
We asked if she experienced any of the following discomforts.
“Wala, kapag nakahiga lang nang matagal.”
“Okay yung sleep ko.”
WEIGHT GAIN. Restriction on diet?
She didn’t also find the need to hire a nutritionist.
“Mahilig kasi akong magbasa and to search online…I don't wanna deprive my son from the green leafy goodness that he can get so I make sure to take it in other ways.”
No restriction on her fitness regimen either.
“It’s really just workouts that I have been doing before, prior the pregnancy, so same lang—swim, bike, run, weights.”
We commented about the video she posted on Instagram, which showed her fast speed while biking.
She said, “Ano ka ba naka-fast forward yun…sa Snapchat
“You know what, puwede naman, kaya naman actually to bike that fast basta yung bigat ng gearing, wag masyadong mabigat.
“Dapat magaan lang kung ganyan kabilis so it’s really, it’s really up to you kung saan yung effort level ng katawan mo, kung ano yung effort na gagawin mo.
“Kasi kaya din naman na sobrang bagal pero sobrang bigat nung gear na ilalagay mo…"
But it really pays to prepare a woman's body for the pregnancy.
Iya added, “Fit ako bago ako nabuntis. So kung ano man yung added weight ni Baby A ngayon, very minimal na siya.
“So far, nasa ten kilos yung na-gain ko…it’s a healthy weight gain.”
PREGGY AND…UGLY? Most Pinoys think that having a boy would make a preggy lady ugly.
“Yun nga, e. Inaantay ko nga e kasi lalaki ‘to di ba.”
Laughing, she resumed, “Alam ko inaabangan din ng tao, e.
“Nakaka-stress kaya magbuntis dito sa Pinas. Tao yung pressure. Nakaka-pressure, ha.”
Hence, she became extra-conscious about the way she looks each time she leaves their home.
“Alam mo ngayon, kung kelan pa ako nabuntis, ngayon pa ako naging conscious. Bago ‘ko lumabas ng bahay, kasi dati, I would leave the house with nothing on my face, no kilay, dedma, dedma ‘ko to the world.
“Wala akong problema kahit inookaray ng ibang tao. Wala akong care.
“Pero ngayong buntis ako, I care. Kasi bago ako umalis ng bahay, kilay, gosh, kahit yun lang masaya na ako.”