Liza Diño-Seguerra gave more details about her in vitro fertilization (IVF) journey with husband Ice Seguerra.
They will use Ice's eggs and a sperm donor for the procedure, and Liza will carry the fertilized egg in her womb.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked Liza if Ice would be willing to carry the baby in case Liza will have a high-risk pregnancy.
Liza said, "One time, nag-usap kami. Sabi ko sa kanya, 'Love, what if, halimbawa, high risk yung pregnancy ko?' Sabi niya, parang… of course, hindi natin ma-imagine, di ba? Hahaha!"
She continued, "Pero ang sabi niya, 'The only time that I will do it is if your pregnancy is high risk. I will not allow that you will go through that [kung high risk].' But, of course, it’s important na magka-baby."
Liza said that Ice is not keen on the idea, but he is willing to do it for his wife's safety.
She said, “We will cross the bridge when we get there! Hahaha! Grabe! Yung mukha mo, parang, ‘Haaay, si Ice!’ Hahaha! Hindi siya okay sa idea, pero willing siya to take the risk if it endangers my health. That’s our last resort!”
PEP.Ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) interviewed Liza at the Film Ambassador's Night held last Sunday, February 10, at the Samsung Hall of SM Aura in Taguig City.
The Film Ambassador's Night recognized over 80 artists for their valuable contribution to the industry.
Liza is currently the chairperson of Film and Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP). When they push through with her pregnancy in 2019, has she found her temporary replacement? Where does she plan to give birth?
“Actually, hindi ko siya iniisip, kasi, when I was pregnant before, I was dancing flamenco at eighth month.
“I mean, I definitely will just be in the Philippines, and I cannot participate as much sa mga events. Pero in terms of supervision, of course, hindi naman mawawala yun. That’s why we are empowering our staff.”
Liza added, “Of course, I’m open to collaborators na gustong tumulong. Napakalaking bagay po yun for me. Pero dito po ako manganganak, hindi sa U.S.”
With all her work for FDCP, even Liza does not know how to get everything done before she starts her pregnancy.
“Hindi ko rin alam!” she said with a laugh. “Pero we have different divisions sa bawat isang programang ito. And we make sure naman na nakaplano. Sa tulong ninyo [entertainment press], napapadali ang pagpapalaganap namin ng mga programa namin.
“It’s very important to have partners. So, yung mga partners namin, through the regional film festivals, through our local film festivals, through the other stakeholders, they are the ones who are helping to realize the projects we have.
“I mean, we have an international animation film festival coming here. It’s with the French Embassy. Can you imagine all these embassies giving support to our local industry? So partnerships and collaborations are important.”