Expectant mom Jessy Mendiola opens up on body image: ‘I don’t feel like myself anymore’ 


Jessy Mendiola spoke candidly about the changes in her body due to pregnancy during a recent vlog.  

The expectant mom opened up that her body’s development during the past 9 months was something she had to get used to.  

“Ako kasi I don’t feel like myself anymore. Dati may abs ako tapos naka swimsuit pa ako lagi, ganyan may mga bikini pictures pa ako but, of course, when it comes to pregnancy kailangan mo lang talaga tanggapin na may magbabago sa katawan mo,” she said.  

Jessy continued to advise her fellow moms and moms-to-be that accepting these changes won’t be easy at the start of their journey.  

She explained: “Sa mga expectant mommies katulad ko and sa mga nagbabalak magbuntis, hindi madali sa simula tanggapin na nagbabago katawa mo. Mas lalo na kung you were very active before the pregnancy or talagang tigas ng abs mo, ang liit ng waist mo, hindi ka manas, may jawline ka pa.”  

Even with its challenges, the actress promised her fellow expectant moms that the journey is worth it, especially once their babies arrive.  

“As months go by, pag nakikita mo lumalalaki tiyan mo dun mo maiisip na it’s all worth it kasi you’re carrying a human inside you, mas lalo na pag lumabas na,” she said.  

It was back in August when Jessy and her husband Luis announced that they are expecting their first child together.  

Rossane Ramos
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