Pregnancy is definitely one of the most remarkable and, at the same time, most challenging part in the life of a woman. Aside from having to make sure that the growing baby inside her tummy is being well-taken care of, she also has to do the same for herself amid the scare and insecurity that the changes in her body bring.
The journey may be tough, but women are able to bravely power through it and anticipate the arrival of their bundle of joy with sheer joy and excitement – just like the celebrity moms in this Kapamilya Snaps feature who were unstoppable in confidently and happily flaunting their baby bumps in swimsuit.
From playing a few mother roles in the movies and series she starred in, Angelica was overjoyed when she announced last March that she and partner Gregg Homan are expecting their first baby.
“Sa wakas!!! Magagampanan ko na rin ang pinaka hihintay, at pinaka importanteng papel ng buhay ko. Magiging ganap na INA na po ako”, she wrote in the caption of her post on Instagram, showing a photo of her sonogram inside a clear container, a clip from her first ultrasound, and a sweet snap of her and Gregg holding her baby bump as they sat in the water.
Ever since announcing her pregnancy last March, the first-time mom has been proudly posting her bulging belly on social media while in two-piece swimsuits, as well as flaunting it on their vlogs uploaded in their YouTube channel named “The Homans”.
There was also no stopping Anne from wearing sexy swimsuits when was still conceiving her and husband Erwan Heussaff’s daughter Dahlia Amelie. Even though she’s already on her sixth month and was heavily pregnant, The It’s Showtime host was still confident in flexing her curves as she strutted at a beach.
It can be recalled that it was in November 2019 when the couple made us all giddy with their announcement that they’re having their first child – two years after getting married in New Zealand in November 2017
Another unstoppable mom is Sarah, who, despite already being 17 weeks pregnant to her and husband FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano actor Richard Gutierrez’s second son Kai, was still game in taking on various adventures.
Her pregnancies may have brought different changes in her body and even left stretchmarks, which became her “biggest insecurity,” yet she chose to embrace and take pride of it after hiding it for quite some time.
She wrote in a lengthy IG post, “Took me some time to realize that my stretch marks are my best tattoos. A reminder that I am a strong and resilient woman whose been through a lot but most importantly, I’ve given birth to my two dearest sons, Zion and Kai. My angels.
I am loved, understood & cherished by my husband. I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
At present, Bianca is a proud mom to a six-year-old Lucia and three-year-old. But little most of us did know that she actually underwent a more difficult pregnancy as she suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition characterized by severe nausea and vomiting that contributed to her weight loss.
As people praised her and asked about her secret on maintaining her slim figure, the Pinoy Big Brother host stated in an IG post that aside from workouts, she’s just lucky that it runs in their family. At the same time, she reminded her fellow moms out there who are pressured to lose baby weight that they should not be, because it’s their size that helped grow and nurture a human being inside them and their child would surely love them regardless if they gained nor lose weight.
She further stressed, “Ang dami natin who struggle with our bodies after giving birth, how it will ‘never be the same.’ But if we think about it, we have a child! Our lives will never be the same.”
Those who have been following Jolina on social media were surely updated about her pregnancy, especially with her and Rivermaya band member Mark Escueta’s second child Vika Anaya, as she shared openly shared her journey.
Even years after giving birth, the Magandang Buhay host still shares some of her fondest throwback shots, such as this photo of her in a stripes bikini that she captioned, “I will be forever grateful.”
Seven years after tying the knot with husband John Prats in 2015, Isabel is now a proud Mama to three adorable children – Lily Feather, Daniel Freedom, and Lilla Forest.
After three pregnancies, the actress revealed that she still loves her body and exercising for her is more about staying healthy that regaining the figure she used to have.
Aside from being a madiskarteng misis who has inspired countless women through being a hands-on homemaker and businesswoman, Neri has also encouraged mommies out there to never be ashamed of showing their body, even though they’re already heavily pregnant.
She now has three children with Parokya Ni Edgar frontman and Idol Philippines Season 2 judge Chito Miranda – their biological sons Miggy and Cash and their adopted daughter Pia, who they just introduced to the public in December 2021 – seven years after getting married in 2014.
Another celebrity who wowed us with her being adventurous despite being heavily pregnant is Andi, who still managed to ride the waves while on a surfboard despite already carrying her second child Lilo inside her womb. Of course, her professional surfer Philmar Alipayo was present to guide her.
She’s been based in Siargao for years now and living the “happy islander” life with Philmar, their two kids Lilo and Koa, and her firstborn Ellie, who she co-parents with A Family Affair actor Jake Ejercito.
Rufa Mae Quinto
At 40 years old, it’s truly amazing how Rufa Mae was able to go through her pregnancy, considering that it is already complicated for women to conceive around that age. She successfully gave birth to her first child Athena Alexandria in February 2017, a few months after tying the knot with husband Trevor Magallanes in November 2016.
During her delicate pregnancy, the actress-comedienne would go swimming as an exercise to keep herself and her baby healthy.
With everything great that’s going on in her showbiz career, nothing beats the blessing that Dimples and her family received early this year. In March 2022, she announced that she was expecting her third child with long-time non-showbiz husband Boyet Ahmee.
Throughout this pregnancy journey, the Viral Scandal actress showed off her baby bump in a series of photoshoots, and of TikTok videos, too! But one of her best shots was a candid picture taken by her hubby.
As she currently possesses a svelte physique, who would have thought that Phoemela is a mom to a grown-up and a toddler? While some of us know that she became a teenage mom to daughter Kim Nichole at the age of 18, not much of us are arguably aware that she had her second daughter last year, who she named Illya Samantha, at 40 years old!
Pregnancies may come with many challenges, but the How To Move On In 30 Days actress was seemingly living her best life.
May these celebrity moms have inspired you to be confident with your body even though you’re preggy!