Encantandia’s Amihan, Kylie Padilla, had one of the most arduous battles she had in her life. She fought to give her baby an all natural, water birth for four days of labor but had to opt for natural labor in the end. Kylie Padilla and fiancé, Aljur Abrenica, welcomed the birth of the adorable, Alas Joaquin Abrenica.
A week after the world had a glimpse of Alas, Kylie’s manager and dear friend, Ghee Castro shared on Instagram snippets of Kylie’s water birth.
She captioned it: “I am overwhelmed to be sharing one of the most amazing experience of my life by far.” She added: “I’ve known and seen Kylie as a physically strong person; it was the first time I saw her so weak, shaking, in so much pain throughout her four days of labor.”
I am overwhelmed to be sharing one of the most amazing experience of my life by far. I don't take that statement lightly because I had the privilege of doing many amazing things in my life. Getting this opportunity to be at the birth of Alas when Kylie gave birth to him. It is the most incredible thing I've ever witnessed and something I will never forget. On August 4 at 10:31PM we welcomed this little prince into the world. HELLO from the outsiiide — ALAS JOAQUIN ?? On that very moment, there was an undeniable energy taking over the delivery room that I can't describe. I've known and seen Kylie as a physically strong person, it was the first time I saw her so weak, shaking, in so much pain throughout her four days of laboring. Grateful for Irina, her birth doula, she has given Kylie emotional and physical support during and after labour. Kylie and AJ's birth plan was to deliver Alas through water birth and all natural, but like what Ms @marieltpadilla had said, Kylie fought so hard and did it her best but sometimes things are not in our control, Kylie's cervix did not dilate fully when they reached 8cm, so she decided to go w normal delivery. Seeing Alas for the first time was a beautiful moment for everyone in the room. It is true, that once the mother has finally seen her child, all the pain goes away, atleast for few precious minutes, Kylie even cut her umbilical cord and was able to stand and walk to check on Alas few hours after delivery. I'm so proud of you @kylienicolepadilla, this experience made me appreciate all the mothers in the world, specially my Mama all the more. ?? Grabe. Congratulations to you and to AJ @ajabrenica, nakakaproud kayong dalawa, I have so much respect for both of you, for AJ's great sacrifices and to you Kylie, for braving it all. Ang tapang mo, patuloy mo kaming napapabilib. God bless the three of you. So much love for your family. ?? — You're next, Momma @padillaerika ?
Kylie wanted to go through an all natural water birth at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Bonifacio Global City with the help of a doula. She was on labor for four days but her cervix stopped dilating at 8cm, she was so weak already and decided to go with normal delivery instead.
It was truly a touching scene when we get a glimpse of Kylie’s father, Robin Padilla, touching her tummy, comforting her during her labor. Aljur was also seen seemingly distraught and worried for Kylie and their baby’s condition.
After the hard pains of labor, Ghee shared that “is true, that once the mother has finally seen her child, all the pain goes away, at least for few precious minutes.” Kylie was reportedly even able to cut the umbilical cord and was already up and walking just a few hours after giving birth. Congratulations to the couple!
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