Limang buwang buntis na ang StarStruck 4 Avenger na si Stef Prescott.
Huling napanood si Stef nang pumasok siya bilang isa sa Final 3 ng Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown noong 2012.
Nakasama rin siya sa teleserye ng GMA-7 na Hiram Na Puso at sa Spooky Valentine Presents Imbitasyon.
Sa pamamagitan ng social networking site na Facebook ay nakapanayam ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Stef noong May 13.
Ikinuwento ni Stef sa amin ang tungkol sa kanyang pagbubuntis at ang plano nila ng ama ng kanyang isisilang na baby boy.
“I will be 6 months in June," panimula niya.
"Mahirap ang maging first-time mother because hindi mo alam lahat ng mararamdaman mo.
“Kung normal lang ba ito or kung okey lang ba na gawin ito? Is it safe for the baby? Marami ka pang mga tanong.
“Buti na lang marami naman nang puwedeng pagtanungan na experienced mommies.
“During my first trimester, I had a craving for peaches. Then I wanted Jicamas [Mexican turnip] with suka. And then I wanted puto na puti.
“I did gain a lot of weight since becoming pregnant, but I am still in the normal range for how far along I am.
“I do watch what I eat, and try to stay away from fast food, food with preservatives in it, and sweets.”
THE DISCOVERY. Noong malaman daw ni Stef na buntis siya, imbes na matakot siya ay ipinagpasalamat pa niya ito dahil isang blessing ang pagkakaroon ng baby.
Saad niya, “The first thing I did was thank God for such a wonderful blessing.
“Not everyone is given the blessing of having a child. Hindi ako umiyak or natakot.
“I knew that everything was going to be alright, and that I just had to live up to what I did.”
Magkaiba raw ang reaksiyon ng mga magulang ni Stef nang ipaalam niyang buntis siya.
Kuwento niya, “My dad was very calm and happy about it.
“He was the first person I told besides the baby's father.
“My mom, on the other hand, cried and was hurt at first.
“After a while, natanggap din niya, and she is very excited na rin to become a lola.
“I understand naman yung reaction ni Mommy noong una.
"Kasi nga, I just turned 22 years old last March tapos heto, pregnant na ako at bibigyan ko na sila ni Daddy ng apo.
“But what’s good is that I have their support.
“Excited na sila na makita ang unang apo nila sa akin.”
THE BABY'S FATHER. Isang businessman ang ama ng baby ni Stef.
Matagal na raw niya itong boyfriend. Napag-uusapan na raw nila ang magpakasal, pero nauna nga lang ang pagbubuntis niya.
Sabi ni Stef, “Marriage will be set aside until the baby arrives.
“I feel it is important to focus on one thing at a time, so not to get overwhelmed with the situation.
“I need to give my baby all of my efforts to make his arrival as safe and secure as possible.
“A wedding will come soon, but not anytime this year.
“Basta nasa plano na namin ang kasal—kahit simple wedding lang ay okey na sa amin. Priority namin ay ang aming baby.
“As of now nga, we still do not have a name picked out for our baby yet, but we would like to give him a biblical name.”
GIVING BIRTH IN THE U.S. Dahil American citizen si Stef, sa U.S. niya isisilang ang kanyang baby.
“I will be giving birth in the States, so my plans are to get the baby settled and ready to bring back to the Philippines.
“That will be probably a few months after I give birth to him. No plans are final yet though.
“And I am aiming for a normal birth.
“I still do not know what will happen, because I have heard of women wanting to go normal, but having no choice but to have a CS in the end.
“So I don't know what will happen, but for sure I want to have a normal birth.”
NO REGRETS. At dahil mas pinili ni Stef na magkaroon ng isang pamilya, wala raw siyang pagsisisi na tinalikuran niya ang kanyang showbiz career.
“I don't have any regrets on leaving showbiz because of my situation.
“I didn't have any follow-up projects after Survivor Philippines and I was already vacant for a year.
“I took what happened as God's way of putting things into place in my life.
“I'm thankful that it didn't happen when I had commitments and ongoing projects, that would have been embarrassing to the production.
“As for my contract with GMA Artist Center, it ended in March of this year. But I did visit their office last week, just to say hello sa mga tao doon.
“If ever na I decide na mag-work ulit, freelancer na ako.
“But like what I said, my baby is my priority.
“Ang pagiging mommy ang magiging full-time job ko.
“Gusto kong ma-feel talaga ang pagiging isang hands-on mom.
“Yun kasi ang ginawa ng mommy ko noong baby ako. Hindi niya ako ipinagkatiwala sa ibang tao. That’s why I love her for that.
“I will try my very best to be the best mom for my baby.”