-Mariel is committed to breastfeeding Isabelle even if she has to suffer weight gain issues
-There’s always a light at the end of the tunnel for Mariel after going through multiple miscarriages and postpartum depression
-She takes pride in her journey from being an actress and TV host to being a hands-on mom
Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla has openly admitted concerns regarding hormonal imbalance and how her body suffered while breastfeeding her daughter Isabelle. She had to take on a diet that would help her naturally produce more milk. On her recent Instagram post, she candidly shared:
“I got super fat because my hormones are really messed up. I had very little milk and I wanted to exclusively breastfeed her (which I did for 14months) So I ate my way to have milk. It worked for me but my body suffered. No regrets though”
She managed to take things lightly though by posting fun photos with her daughter ,remembering how she has put on so much weight since giving birth.
“#RememberingWhenIwasSUPERFat here are some of the selfies we took but I couldn’t post because I didn’t want to be cyber bullied for being super fat! But look at us we were so happy (we still are hehe)”
Facing the struggles that went through with motherhood didn’t come easy for Mariel. It has been reported that since 2015 she has suffered multiple miscarriages before finally being able to conceive and give birth to Maria Isabella on November 14, 2016 in the United States of America.
Postpartum depression also played a major role in her transition to motherhood. She swiftly overcame it by showing gratitude for finally having a complete family, with the help of her husband Robin Padilla.
“This video is their morning routine..Isn’t it perfect? Bye bye postpartum depression, my family is complete”.
Amidst all the pain and struggles, Mariel takes joy and pride in being a mother.
“When I became a mother..I understood why we celebrate Mother’s Day. Each Mom is a superhero..what she does is incomparable. A mother’s love is unmeasurable, when they say it’s a 24hour job it really is hehe but it is also the best one”
Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla or Maria Erlinda Lucille Sazon Termul in real life, was born on August 10, 1984. She started out as commercial model at the age of 15 and later on became a VJ of MTV Philippines in 2004. Due to her exposure, she was signed up by GMA Network for a hosting job and for some TV series appearances.
A year after, she moved to ABS-CBN where she became a resident co-host of the famous reality tv show “Pinoy Big Brother” until 2010. She stayed with the said network until she was casted in different shows including “Wowowee”, where she and her husband Robin Padilla met. In August 19, 2010, the couple tied the knot at the Taj Mahal in India.
"It's hard to be a mother and it's hard to be a father. Can you just imagine how difficult is it for one person to play the role of two?" To All Single Moms Out There (Parenting Documentary) – on KAMI YouTube channel!