With the novel coronavirus still raging in its spread, giving birth has become extra challenging for mothers nowadays. In this scenario, actress and first-time mom Coleen Garcia is not taking chances, opting to deliver her baby right inside the safety of her home.
In a chat after her Preview cover maternity shoot with fashion photographer BJ Pascual, Garcia who is about to give birth soon, disclosed that she has been relaxed and “chill” during her pregnancy, although things have changed as her delivery date nears.
“I wasn’t taking up anything, I am not stressing. Tapos the moment na nag-hit ‘yung itong past few weeks, sabi ko, ‘Oh, my gosh, parang one month na lang manganganak na ako,’” she told Pascual in his YouTube vlog episode titled “Rococo-Inspired Maternity Shoot” posted yesterday, Sept. 6.
(That moment hit me this past few weeks, I said, “Oh, my gosh, there’s just one month left and I am about to give birth.”)
As her date with the stork draws nearer, that’s when “a little bit of anxiety crept [in].”
“All this time I was just thinking about the pregnancy, now I have to think about the baby,” Garcia said.
“I was really hoping and praying for a successful home birth,” she disclosed. “(Giving) birth is so unpredictable so mahirap magsalita ng tapos na pero that’s my plan, mag-water birth kami sa master’s bedroom. ‘Di na talaga ako lumabas ng kuwarto this whole quarantine season.”
(Giving birth is so unpredictable so it’s hard to be final about things, but that’s my plan, to have a water birth in our master’s bedroom. I really didn’t go out of my room anymore this whole quarantine season.)
As to what her favorite layout was during the rococo-themed shoot, Garcia said, “Lahat.” (All.) Pascual also took photos of her and husband, actor Billy Crawford, which they can enjoy and display at home.
While most maternity pictorials “tend to show a lot of skin,” her shoot with Pascual didn’t “reveal much” while still making her look alluring.
“That’s the idea, to show skin because this is the time na you wanna be able to capture your body at this stage,” Garcia noted. “But what I like is even though there’s a lot of skin, ‘yung pagkaayos sa tela, pagkaayos sa hair (the styling of the fabric and the hair), it doesn’t reveal so much.” JB