SINGER Ice Seguerra is willing to carry wife’s baby if she undergoes high-risk pregnancy.
Liza Diño-Seguerra, Ice’s wife, gave details about their journey towards parenthood and their in vitro fertilization process during an interview at the Film Ambassador’s Night at Taguig City last February 10. Liza is currently the chair of the Film and Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).
According to their initial plans, they will use Ice’s eggs and find a sperm donor. Afterwards, Liza will carry it inside her womb. However, she stated another scenario in case it all goes south.
In an interview with PEP.ph, Liza stated a scenario in which that might happen.
“One time, nag-usap kami. Sabi ko sa kanya, ‘Love, what if, halimbawa, high risk yung pregnancy ko?’ Sabi nya, parang...of course, hindi natin ma-imagine di ba? Pero ang sabi nya, ‘The only time that I will do it is if your pregnancy is high risk. I will not allow that you will go through that.’ But of couse, it’s important na magka-baby”, she stated in the interview.
Liza stated that Ice isn’t so welcoming of the idea but is willing do to so for his wife’s safety.
“We will cross the bridge when we get there! Hahaha! Grabe! Yung mukha mo, parang, ‘Haaay, si Ice!’ Hahaha! Hindi siya okay sa idea, but willing siya to take the risk if it endangers my health. That’s our last resort!”
“Actually, hindi ko siya iniisip, kasi, when I was pregnant before, I was dancing flamenco at eight month. I mean, I definitely will just be in the Philippines, and I cannot participate as much sa mga events. Pero in terms of supervision, of course, hindi naman mawawala yun. That’s why we are empowering our staff.”
In addition, she is open to other who are interested in helping her within this process and delightfully jokes about her not getting everything done when she becomes pregnant.
“Hindi ko rin alam! Pero we have different divisions sa bawat isang programming ito. And we make sure naman na nakaplano. It’s very important to have partners. So, yung mga partners naming, through the regional film festivals, through our local film festivals, through other stakeholders, they are the ones who are helping to realize the projects we have.” (Von Daniel R. Plasencia, USC intern)