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Alwyn Uytingco talks about being Jennica Garcia’s ‘midwife’

/ 04:17 PM June 27, 2019

Alwyn Uytingco revealed that Jennica Garcia gave birth to Alexis Severina, their second child, through water birth — and that he acted as her midwife.

As Alexis Severina turned two, Uytingco reminisced about Garcia’s labor process for the said daughter, in an Instagram post yesterday, June 26.

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“Maligayang Kaarawan, Alexis Severina!” // Hindi siguro alam ng karamihan na sa bahay ipinanganak si Alessi, sa proseso ng ‘water birth’. May mga dahilan si Jennica kung bakit ito ang gusto niyang paraan ng panganganak, pero hindi iyon ang ikukuwento ko. Ang di ko makakalimutan sa araw na ‘yon, umuulan ng malakas. Parang pelikula. Matapos namin magpa-check up sa ospital, agad kaming umuwi para maghanda sa panganganak ni Jennica. Ang usual na 10 mins, naging 45 mins na biyahe dahil sa matinding ulan at traffic. At sa buong biyahe namin, tuloy-tuloy lang ang contractions ni Jennica. Kaya mas lalong nakakakaba! Kasi puwedeng lumabas yung bata anytime sa gitna ng biyahe namin! Pero salamat sa Diyos at hindi nangyari ‘yon, nakarating kami ng sakto sa oras. Pag dating sa bahay, 30 mins lang at ayan na! Lumabas kaagad si Alessi at ako na kaniyang tatay ang sumalo! (Na-late ng dating ang kumadrona dahil din sa traffic.) Doon pa lang, nasabi ko na marami pa ko matutunan bilang isang ama at bilang isang magulang. At doon ko lang din natutunan na sa unang tingin pa lang, alam ko ng mahal ko kaagad si Alessi, at hindi na mababawasan yon kundi madagdagan pa araw-araw. Sana lumaki kang malakas, malusog at masaya, anak. Mahal na mahal ka namin ni Nanay mo, at siyempre lalo na ng Ate Mori mo. Happy Birthday Alexis Severina! P.S. Nanggaling ang pangalan niyang 'Alexis' dahil sa pangalan ng nanay niya na 'Alexis Jennica' at 'Severina' dahil pinanganak siya ng almost exactly 7pm ng gabing iyon. And also, seven is God's number. #PamilyaUytingco #BabyAlessi #AlessiTurnsOne

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“Matapos namin magpa-check up sa ospital, agad kaming umuwi para maghanda sa panganganak ni Jennica,” the actor narrated. “Ang usual na 10 mins, naging 45 mins na biyahe dahil sa matinding ulan at traffic.”

(After Jennica had her check-up in the hospital, we went home right away to prepare for her delivery. The usual 10-minute trip became 45 minutes due to the heavy rain and traffic.)

“At sa buong biyahe namin, tuloy-tuloy lang ang contractions ni Jennica. Kaya mas lalong nakakakaba! Kasi puwedeng lumabas yung bata anytime sa gitna ng biyahe namin,” Uytingco said.

(And throughout the trip, Jennica experienced continuous contractions which made me more nervous. She could give birth anytime in the middle of our trip.)

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Thirty minutes after the couple reached home, Garcia went into labor. Uytingco recalled that he caught the baby in his own hands. “Lumabas kaagad si Alessi at ako na kaniyang tatay ang sumalo! (Na-late ng dating ang kumadrona dahil din sa traffic.)”

(Alessi came out right away, and I her father caught her. The midwife arrived late because of the traffic as well.)

From the experience, Uytingco realized that he still has a lot to learn as a father.

“At doon ko lang din natutunan na sa unang tingin pa lang, alam ko [nang] mahal ko kaagad si Alessi, at hindi na mababawasan yon kundi madagdagan pa araw-araw.”

(At that moment, I learned that right at first sight, I already knew that I love Alessi, and that would not be diminished but can only grow every day.)

The celebrity couple has another daughter named Athena Mori. JB

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