Cai Cortez stops eating rice: 'I want to be healthy for my son.'

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Cai Cortez says marriage and motherhood have been a joyful ride so far. She has a one-year-old son named Bibo.


Mom to one-year-old son Bibo, Cai Cortez says she leaves it up to God whether she and husband Wissem Rkhami will have another child.

"I don’t wanna plan it," Cai told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at the presscon of Ang Forever Ko'y Ikaw, which premiered on GMA last March 12.

"Kasi unang-una nung mawalan ako ng menstruation at nagpa-check up ako, hindi ko alam na buntis ako.

"Akala ko lang may something wrong with my ano.

"And then, nung in-ultrasound ako, oh my gosh, 'You're pregnant.'

"Hindi ko alam. Ni wala man lang yung asawa ko sa tabi ko, hindi ko pa siya asawa that time."

Cai said that at the same time she found out about her pregnancy, she also discovered she had Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS.

Women with this condition produce higher than normal levels of male hormones, and often have difficulty conceiving.

The daughter of character actor Rez Cortez recalled, "'Tapos nung sinabi 'You’re pregnant,' talaga ba?

"'Tapos sinabi rin sa akin, 'By the way yung left ovary mo is polycystic.'

"Sabi ko, 'Wow! What a blessing,' kasi pag polycystic ka hirap kang makabuo.

"So ngayon, this time around, bahala na kung ano ang plano ni Lord.

"Kung isa lang ang ibigay sa akin, thank you God. Kung merong isa pa, e, di thank you rin.

"Pero ayokong i-plano."

So far, motherhood has been bringing her nothing but joy.

“Fulfilling,” she exclaimed. “Finally my dream has come true. Dream ko talagang maging mommy, e.”

And though she has her share of challenges as a first-time mom, "parang mas maraming positive kaysa sa hirap."

The character actress continued, “Mahirap lalo yung responsibilidad na alam mo yung responsible [ka] for a life!

"Hello, ang hirap nun pero very fulfilling."

Meanwhile, speaking of being responsible for her son, Cai has started on a diet to lose weight.

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“Walang kanin,” she said. “But I still eat what I want. Pero ngayon na may anak na, di ba?

“I have to look after my health para mas matagal pa yung time na makasama ko siya, mahabol-habol ko pa siya pag lumaki siya.”

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While moms who breastfeed often lose weight, Cai noticed that such was not the case for her.

“Bakit parang hindi effective sa akin,” she remarked.

“Parang gano'n pa rin ako. Sa akin parang wala lang, baka hindi talaga effective sa akin.

“Parang normal lang naman. Parang hindi nga ako nanganak, e."

The comedienne furthers joked, “Parang hindi ako buntis nung buntis ako. Kasi bago ako mabuntis, mukha na akong buntis.”


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