• People expressed concern why Mariel Rodriguez is still working despite her pregnancy
  • Robin Padilla said Mariel’s work brings her happiness and helps her face her pregnancy positively
  • This is Mariel’s third pregnancy after she suffered two miscarriages last year

MANILA, Philippines – Mariel Rodriguez is in the the second trimester of her pregnancy and after having two miscarriages last year, people have expressed their concern why the TV host-actress is still working.

Her first miscarriage was in March last year when she was eight weeks and three days pregnant. She suffered another miscarriage in August wherein she lost her triplet.

According to Mariel’s husband, actor Robin Padilla, contrary to the belief of many that Mariel’s work is putting her pregnancy at risk, it actually brings her happiness and helps her to forget her miscarriages last year and face her third pregnancy in a positive attitude.

ABS-CBN News quoted him as saying: “Kitang-kita ‘yung aura niya, iba. Doon ko napatunayan na ang makapagbibigay pala ulit ng ngiti sa asawa ko, iyong mga kapamilya niya.”

[You can really see that she has a different aura. That’s when I was able to prove that the ones who can bring back the smile on my wife’s face are her ‘Kapamilya’.]

Last June, Mariel hinted that she might be taking a break from “It’s Showtime” since she needed to rest after she rushed herself to the hospital because she feared something might be wrong with her baby when she felt abdominal pain.

On a Facebook post, the “It’s Showtime” host revealed that she thought the pain was caused by gas, UTI or contractions. However, it turned out that it was caused by her baby’s movements.

Part of her post read: “My baby moves a lot!!! I rushed myself at the hospital thinking something was wrong because it was a feeling I have not felt before. I thought it could be gas, UTI or worse contractions but turns out my baby is just really playful. it was the baby’s movements I was feeling!!!! I was so paranoid maybe because people kept saying don’t travel bla bla, don’t eat this don’t drink that, too much negativity, truth is I won’t do anything that would harm my baby and I’m not going to let comments affect me anymore. I am sensitive, hormonal and paranoid as it is what I need from people…their prayers not unsolicited advice.

was so relieved to hear my baby’s heartbeat again. so far my baby is doing good but i just have to rest this out. thank you to my showtime family for being so understanding and supportive. When I heard my baby’s heartbeat again all the “pain” was gone. It’s all in my head (oops). Will relax now and enjoy my pregnancy and pray for a healthy baby!!!:

She assured everyone that there’s no need to worry because her baby is strong just like her husband.