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Miriam Quiambao expected to give birth a month earlier

/ 12:27 PM February 13, 2019

Miriam Quiambao is expected to go into labor soon, a month earlier than expected.

Quiambao’s husband, Christian author Ardy Roberto, announced yesterday, Feb. 12, on Instagram that the TV host and former beauty queen was confined after taking a Doppler ultrasound the night before. The Doppler ultrasound is used to check blood in vessels especially during high-risk pregnancies.

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He shared a selfie of him and his wife smiling while on a hospital bed.

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So I went for an ultrasound/doppler test last night. It turns out that my cervix is at 1cm already and 0.99cm short at only 34 weeks! Dr. decided to admit me right away and they hooked me up to a fetal monitor. More from my husband @ardyroberto’s post below. . Here we go…. . Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” . #PregnantAt43 #MiracleBaby #GodsGraceIsSufficient #JourneyToDeliveryDay2 —————- #Repost from @ardyroberto Miriam had her Doppler ultrasound last night at the hospital and they didn't let her go home na! They said Miriam might be going into labor na so they have her on a monitor.. they'll try to keep baby Elijah inside her for a few more days so that his lungs are more stable. . Miriam is not going home until she gives birth! Heto na! . We're a month early so they'll try to prolong delivery as long as they can for the baby's sake.  Don't know when delivery is — can be anytime within the next few days or in a week or two sana… But good news is that prayers have been answered and contractions have stopped for now. There is also no more "brain sparing" so that means baby Elijah is getting the oxygen, blood and nutrients that his brain and body needs. Praise God! Grateful to God for giving us great loving doctors as well led by @dr.beckysingson . Didn't sleep until 5am. I told Miriam that I couldn't sleep because I'm so "adrenalized" :) So excited to be in this place but for a different reason. This time it's a season of life! Thank You Abba Father :) . #seasonsoflife #speaklife #miraclebaby #babyelijah #marriedtomsUniverse #JourneyToDeliveryDay1 #trustingintheCreatoroftheuniverse #gratefultoGod

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Quiambao is only on her 34th week, and according to her husband, she could give birth in the next few days or two weeks. “We’re a month early so they’ll try to prolong delivery as long as they can for the baby’s sake,” said Roberto.

“But good news is that prayers have been answered and contractions have stopped for now. There is also no more ‘brain sparing’ so that means baby Elijah is getting the oxygen, blood and nutrients that his brain and body needs.”

Last Saturday, Feb. 9, Roberto said getting an emergency Caesarean section was a possibility because Quiambao’s placenta was so thick that blood for the baby was being obstructed.

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“As a result, the baby is still small for his age, and is about two weeks behind in terms of growth,” he quoted his wife’s message to friends.

Last December, Quiambao revealed that she had an autoimmune disorder Obstetric APAS/APS (Antiphospholipid Antibody), which is linked to pregnancy complications. She said she had to inject anticoagulants into her belly to avoid blood clotting.

Quiambao, 43, considers the child she carries as a “miracle baby” after trying to conceive for four years. However, she considers Joshy, Roberto’s son with his late first wife, as her first child.  /ra

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