ICYMI: Miriam Quiambao might deliver via emergency Cesarean section tonight to protect baby
By Krsitelle Bechayda
Miriam Quiambao, who is currently 34 weeks pregnant with her first child, might end up giving birth prematurely. On a lengthy Facebook post last February 9, her husband, author and inspirational speaker Ardy Roberto, shared an update on his wife’s condition.
“Last Thursday we just got news from her OB that if the ultrasound this coming Monday still doesn’t look better, then she’ll have to do an emergency CS to protect the baby.” he wrote.
He continued his post with a detailed explanation from the former beauty queen. “The Perinatologist says my placenta is still thickened and getting “older” and calcified. This means that it’s getting harder and further obstructing blood flow of nutrition and oxygen of the baby. As a result, the baby is still small for his age, and is about two weeks behind in terms of growth.”
Miriam added “his head has descended further down and her cervix is getting shorter” and she “might give birth to a preemie.” She then asked for everyone’s prayers that she would not have to give birth anytime soon.
“Please pray that he lasts until full term or at least 37-38 weeks upon delivery and that the Lord will create a miracle and sustain my baby Elijah without any damage until he is born.” she said.
-At the age of 43, Miriam’s pregnancy has been considered high-risk and she had to cancel her prior commitments to avoid unnecessary stress. Last December, the former beauty queen shared that she was diagnosed with Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome or APAS, which according to Medscape is “an autoimmune disorder that is associated with pregnancy complications, including pre-eclampsia, thrombosis, autoimmune thrombocytopenia, fetal growth restriction, and fetal loss.”
Miriam and her husband are expecting a baby boy, who they have already named Elijah. Miriam’s next ultrasound is scheduled later tonight, February 11, as written in Ardy’s latest Instagram post.
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Every morning, Joshy and I kiss his mother's belly and greet baby Elijah a good morning, pray and say that we love him. While we're excited to see baby we're praying that Miriam won't give birth just yet since that means Elijah will be a preemie. We're just in our 34th week… But if the doctors decide tonight that it's the best for baby to have an emergency CS, then we'll see him tomorrow! Praying though that Miriam's placenta has healed and is delivering the nutrients and blood and oxygen that our baby needs. Whatever happens at tonight's Doppler ultrasound, we're trusting that our Abba Father will be faithful to complete this good work–this miracle baby–that he created. Thanks for all your prayers and encouragement. Posted a more detailed situationer on my FB the other day and @miriamq888 and I are just overwhelmed with the love and support and prayers of friends. Thank you! #gratefultoGod #miraclebaby #babyelijah #marriedtomsUniverse #Godisgood #trustingintheCreatoroftheuniverse #pregnantwithhope
“Whatever happens at tonight’s Doppler ultrasound, we’re trusting that our Abba Father will be faithful to complete this good work–this miracle baby–that he created. Thanks for all your prayers and encouragement.” he wrote.