Miriam Quiambao diagnosed with autoimmune disorder risky for pregnant women

by Anj Sampayan
Dec 13, 2018
<p>Miriam Quiambao, 43, is diagnosed with Obstetric Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that puts pregnant women in danger.</p>
PHOTO/S: @miriamq888 on Instagram

Miriam Quiambao and husband Ardy Roberto are beyond words with joy and gratitude to be expecting their “miracle baby.”

On October 27, 2018, exactly 19 weeks after confirming her pregnancy, Ardy posted, “Still so amazed at how God is working in our lives.

“Miriam only had a 1% to 2% chance of getting pregnant naturally at her age and condition.

“But look at her now! [smiley emoji] Wow.

“Truly, a life surrendered to Christ, is a life surrounded by miracles.”

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Miriam is currently on the 25th week of her pregnancy journey.

Miriam's belly is “growing every week,” saying in a post it is as big as a soccer ball and she is “enjoying every minute of it.”

Netizens are quick to notice the bruises on her belly.

To which she replies, “I was diagnosed with Obstetric APAS and need to inject every night for the whole duration of my pregnancy…”

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She relates in another post, “Ever since I got pregnant 6 months ago, I was advised to avoid any long-distance and out-of-the-country trips until the end of my pregnancy to avoid unnecessary exposure to stress, infection, and radiation in the plane.

“I had to cancel most of my confirmed talks within the country and cancel all talks & trips abroad including those in Hawaii, Singapore, Korea, and the US.

“I was willing to do this for the sake of my miracle baby but I have to say that I was beginning to grow restless staying in the city all the time.”

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What exactly is Obstetric Antiphospholipid Antibody (APAS or APS) Syndrome?

As described in an article by Smart Parenting, the autoimmune disorder “occurs when the body makes antibodies that mistakenly attack phospholipids, a type of fat that’s found in the blood.

“This then causes blood clots to form in veins and arteries, which can lead to numerous problems and complications.”

APS can be especially problematic for pregnant women as it “raises the risk for miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery and preeclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy).”

“When preeclampsia progresses, it leads to eclampsia which is a serious condition that causes seizures in pregnant women.”

There is no cure to this disorder, but continuous medication can greatly help prevent blood clot and other complications associated with the condition.

Miriam is taking all precautions and keeping her spirits high for the coming of her baby.

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<p>Miriam Quiambao, 43, is diagnosed with Obstetric Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that puts pregnant women in danger.</p>
PHOTO/S: @miriamq888 on Instagram
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