Getting pregnant at 38 hadn't been easy for Meryll Soriano.
In a lengthy Instagram post last January 8, the actress recalled her laborious pregnancy journey before giving birth to her baby boy with Joem Bascon.
"Pushed my heart out. 7lbs. 20 in. 10 hrs. of labour. Normal birth delivery. We welcomed our beautiful boy," she began.
"At 38, my doctor told me that it’s risky and difficult. I had anxiety over this in the latter part of my pregnancy."
Meryll then revealed that she had acquired gestational diabetes on her sixth month of pregnancy, "which meant 4x a day of glucose tests, 4x a day of insulin shots."
"I worked out 4-5 x a week, healthy food intake, and baby yoga as much as I could. It was hard work and it was difficult and tiring most of the time. But, again, my age is a factor. I did what was needed to be done."
"Voila! I made it. I did it! I am so proud to have a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery," she added.
The proud mom then put the spotlight to her Dud Joem who made her whole journey bearable.
"I couldn’t have done it without Dud. He helped me stay on track. He stopped buying Cloud 9 and HawHaw. He did pregnancy workouts with me. And, there are no words to explain the taking-care-of-me part. He’s the best. Thank you so much, Dud," she wrote.
She also thanked Joem in a separate post, as she shared a photo of them together during her pregnancy.
She wrote, "Thank you for taking care of me — now US. Your love is unparalleled."
Meryll and Joem revealed their son on New Year's Day. The two got back together in 2019 after dating for a year in 2010.
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