• Karen delos Reyes Tells of Birthing Woes: 'I Ubered Myself to the E.R.'

    Plus, Ina Raymundo's teenager doesn't mind her sexy image, IUDs could protect against cervical cancer, and more!
    by Allan Olga and Lei Dimarucut-Sison .
  • Karen delos Reyes tells of birthing woes: "I Ubered myself to the E.R."

    Barely a month after she gave birth to her firstborn on October 26, the actress recounted her birthing experience on her Instagram account, saying she was supposed to have a normal delivery but eventually had to give birth to her son Gabriel via C-section. 

    But the worst part wasn't over when, days after she gave birth, she felt something different about her body. "It became difficult for me to walk (because of edema), my nose bled (2 consecutive days) and I was feeling nauseous. It was also hard for me to breathe. My face and feet were swollen (you know that sports car scene from the nutty professor.. ganong ganon yung paa ko!) I realized I had to do something... Check ko kaya BP ko?? My BP reading was 161/108." 

    Karen, a single mom, said she had to bring herself to the emergency room of a hospital using a transport service. "I ubered myself to the E.R. and the doctors said I had postpartum preeclampsia! Im recovering now and Im feeling better.Had to take meds for the high bp.Thank you Lord for healing me." She also assured her fans that she feels better now.

    Ina's sexy image doesn't bother her 16-year-old daughter


    Hot momma Ina Raymundo continues to make heads turn with her sexy figure even after five kids. Back in the 90s, Ina became popular as a sexy star and has starred in a number of daring roles. How do her kids react to this?

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    “Yung eldest ko aware siya. Siguro nine years old pa lang siya, nakita niya yung video ko, yung Burlesk Queen. Syempre in-explain ko sa kanya na work yon, yung time na yun, yun yung kailangan kong gawin,” she said during the October 30 episode of ABS-CBN's Tonight with Boy Abunda

    “May reason kung bakit ang napangasawa ko, foreigner,” referring to her Ukrainian-born and Canadian citizen husband Brian Poturnak, whom she married in 2003—“so yung mga anak ko very liberated [mag-isip].

    “'Yung daughter ko sabi niya nung nag-cover ako sa FHM, ‘I don’t care that you show your skin sa FHM. I don’t care about that.’”

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    Winwyn Marquez almost didn't become a beauty queen because of dad Joey
    Joey Marquez confessed that he initially disapproved of her daughter Winwyn’s dream to be a beauty queen and wanted her to focus on her education instead. Seeing how determined her daughter was, however, the veteran actor conceded, but on one condition: that Winwyn pursue a doctorate degree in the future. 

    The 25-year-old actress-turned-beauty queen brought honor to the country when she was crowned Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 last Sunday, November 5 (Philippine time) in Bolivia, and Joey says that his daughter’s sacrifices were all worth it. 

    “'Yung disiplinang ginawa ni Wynwyn, kahanga-hanga ho. Parang hindi ko makayanan eh. Actually, minsan naaawa nga ako sa kanya kasi nagdiyeta, nag-exercise, nagpa-practice. [Pero] ayaw daw niyang mapahiya, at sabihing mali ang pagkakapili sa kanya," he explained during an interview with DZMM.

    Winwyn graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major in Marketing Management at San Beda College in Alabang. 

    Netflix's Trollhunters teases season 2
    Finally, the newest teaser for the second season of the Netflix original series by Guillermo del Toro is out! Jim Lake, Jr, a regular teen, suddenly finds himself faced with a new adventure to protect Arcadia, so he, along with his friends, must unite to fight evil! All episodes will be available for streaming on December 15. Watch the video below:

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    IUD for birth control protects against cervical cancer, study shows
    Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) found in a study involving more than 12,000 women worldwide that those who use the intrauterine device (IUD) to plan their family lower their chances of getting cervical cancer by one-third. Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer among women worldwide.

    Those involved in the study theorized that the device stimulates an immune response that wards off cancer-causing infections. They also noted that it could be because pre-cancerous cells are scraped off when the IUD is removed from the body, preventing them from multiplying and growing. 

    "The possibility that a woman could experience some help with cancer control at the same time she is making contraception decisions could potentially be very, very impactful," said Victoria Cortessis, associate professor of clinical preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine in USC. (gmanetwork.com)

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