Fans of Bettina Carlos are aware that the actress does everything with her daughter, from arts and crafts to baking to playing and praying.
But, aside from being her constant companion, only a few know that Gummy is also the reason why Bettina's life took a 180-degree turn eight years ago.
A self-professed "pasaway," Bettina remembers how she suddenly dropped the habit of smoking and drinking the moment she found out she was pregnant.
"Sabi ko, Lord, baka pinaparusahan mo lang ako. I'm not ready. Pero kung talagang binibigay mo ito sa akin, tatanggapin ko na siya nang buong-buo."
And, unlike others who are dreading labor pains, Bettina welcomed it.
"When I was pregnant, gusto ko ngang maramdaman yung labor, [kaso] na-CS ako. I believe it's supposed to be painful enough na talagang iiiri mo para lumabas yung bata.
"Gusto kong ma-experience yung [nakikita mo] sa pelikula, na puputok ang panubigan. Kaya gusto ko ulit ng anak."
Read the rest of her birthing story here.
This story originally appeared on SmartParenting.com.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the PEP.ph editors.