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Miriam Quiambao diagnosed with autoimmune disorder while pregnant

/ 01:57 PM December 14, 2018

Image: Instagram/@miriamq888

Former beauty queen Miriam Quiambao revealed she has been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder while pregnant with her first child

The Miss Universe 1999 1st runner-up shared a photo of herself holding her ever-growing baby bump on Instagram Saturday. She is on her 25th week of pregnancy, which she said she was “enjoying every minute of it.”

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“My belly is growing every week (now as big as a soccer ball) and I have started to feel my baby boy’s kicks becoming stronger and more frequent nowadays,” Quiambao said of her pregnancy.

Image: Instagram/@miriamq888

However, one netizen going by @carolyne_vg noticed that Quiambao had bruises on her belly, and thought to ask the beauty queen herself.

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In reply, Quiambao revealed she was diagnosed with Obstetric APAS/APS (Antiphospholipid Antibody)—an autoimmune disorder associated with pregnancy complications, according to the Medscape site.

To cope with the diagnosis, the beauty queen said she needs to inject an anticoagulant every night to help prevent blood clots.

Image: Instagram/@miriamq888

In a previous post on Dec. 1, Quiambao detailed that she was advised to avoid long-distance and overseas trips since her pregnancy was considered as “high risk.” She added she had to cancel confirmed talks she had within the country and abroad.

“I was willing to do this for the sake of my miracle baby, but I have to say that I was beginning to grow restless staying in the city all the time,” Quiambao narrated.

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Finally away and alone with my love!! 😍 . Ever since I got pregnant 6 months ago, I was advised to avoid any long-distance and out the country trips until the end of my pregnancy to avoid unnecessary exposure to stress, infection and radiation in the plane. Such is required for a high-risk pregnancy like mine. I had to cancel most of my confirmed talks within the country and cancel all talks & trips abroad including those in Hawaii, Singapore, Korea and the US. I was willing to do this for the sake of my miracle baby but I have to say that I was beginning to grow restless staying in the city all the time. . I’m so grateful that I finally have the chance to get away with my husband even in Tagaytay for our short Baby Moon this long weekend. . Thanks babe @ardyroberto for this much needed trip and bonding time. . #BabyMoon #24WeeksPregnant #PregnantAt43 #MiracleBaby #ForeverHoneymooners #LifeContentedInChrist #BeGrateful

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Quiambao, 43, is currently expecting her first child with Christian author and motivational speaker Eduardo “Ardy” Roberto Jr. They are having a baby boy, as per a Philippine Entertainment Portal interview.  /ra

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