It’s only been a little over two weeks ago when Ryza Cenon gave birth to her first child, son Night. She revealed that it’s taking time for her to recover from childbirth due to having stitches.
“Medyo mahirap pala siya lalo na dahil may tahi ka so hindi ka masyadong makagalaw," the first-time mom said during the virtual virtual presscon of Bella Bandida last November 10, 2020.
“Dahil sa tahi ko, medyo nahihirapan pa po kasi akong maglakad-lakad pa, saka magkikilos," Ryza added. "Pero kailangan mong gumalaw ng konti kasi kailangan mong mag-alaga ng baby dahil kailangan ka niya," she stressed.
Ryza endured 13 hours of labor and successfully gave birth to her son via vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery. The stitches she’s referring to could be from an episiotomy or vaginal tear.
An episiotomy is a procedure wherein the doctor makes a clean cut to the woman’s perineum (the area between the vagina and the anus) and the muscles beneath it to let the baby pass through quickly. The episiotomy cut is stitched closed after the baby has been delivered.
A natural vaginal tear, on the other hand, may or may not require stitches, depending on its severity. (Click here to read more stories about episiotomies and vaginal tears from moms and here on how to help it heal faster)
Ryza Cenon is focusing on breastfeeding her son Night
While she recuperates from childbirth, her partner Miguel Antonio Cruz and house helpers are doing everything for Baby Night, except for feeding him.
"Yung mga tao dito sa bahay at saka si Miguel muna po yung nagpapalit ng diaper. Sa pagpapadede lang po ako kailangan,” Ryza shared.
But breastfeeding isn't a walk in the park for the actress due to late onset of milk. “Kasi wala akong maibigay. Iyak siya nang iyak so hindi ko na alam kung anong gagawin ko,” she said. She considers herself lucky that fellow new mom Chariz Solomon is donating her breast milk due to oversupply.
Thanks to donated breast mill, lactation supplements, expressing milk, and of course, direct nursing her son, Ryza is not moving forward with their breastfeeding journey. It’s not easy, but she’s enjoying being a mom.