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Iya Villania delivered fourth baby Astro without anesthesia: ‘Finally we succeeded’

/ 06:03 PM July 18, 2022
Iya Villania

Iya Villania and her child Astro. Image: screengrab from YouTube/Life with the Arellanos

Iya Villania treated fans to moments from her birthing journey with Astro, her fourth baby, and disclosed that she went through the process without having an epidural.

The TV host documented her several hours of labor as well as the actual childbirth, as seen in a vlog on her YouTube channel yesterday, July 17. Villania, who gave birth last month, was accompanied by her husband and fellow host Drew Arellano during the whole process.

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Villania can be seen struggling in pain and pushing the baby out, while the medical staff surrounded and assisted her. A day after giving birth, Villania talked about the process and stated that she was enjoying the “high” from the “unmedicated birthing experience.”

“I’ve always wanted to experience the whole birthing without the pain reliever, without the anesthesia. Out of the four deliveries, finally we succeeded,” she said. “[I’m] feeling good. I’m still on a high and I still can’t believe what I went through.”

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Villania also recalled attempting the said process on her past deliveries but failed. Villania then pointed out how her faith got her through the pain, and added that her fourth pregnancy might be her last. 

“I’ve always wanted to experience a natural birth but the pain would get overwhelming and I’d give up and ask for the drugs,” she stated in her video caption. “For this particular delivery, I was praying for His strength and courage every single morning hoping I’d finally get to experience it since we feel this will be our last pregnancy, hence also my last chance to experience this.”

“It was such an amazing moment! And from what I imagined to be a traumatic experience, I understand now why mothers [still choose] to do it again!” she added. 

Aside from Astro, Villania and Arellano share three more kids, namely Primo, their eldest child who they welcomed in 2016; Leon in 2018; and their daughter Alana, born in 2020. JB

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