Solenn Heussaff and husband Nico Bolzico.
PHOTO BY SOLENN HEUSSAFF/YOUTUBE
MANILA – Solenn Heussaff welcomed the new year with the birth of her first baby, but it was not without some “serious roadblocks”, the actress revealed.
Heussaff and husband Nico Bolzico welcomed their daughter, Thylane Katana, on January 1, 2020. The couple, who married in 2016, spent New Year’s Eve at St. Luke’s Medical Centre.
“It’s been such a roller coaster,” Heussaff said in a new video posted on her YouTube channel. “You learn as you go and it can be freaky,” she said.
The actress, who got pregnant in April, said that her pregnancy started out “super easy”, and that she was working in her first five months of pregnancy for the shooting of a TV series.
“I would say I’ve had the easiest pregnancy ever. No morning sickness, no mood swings, no cravings,” she recalled. But then she hit “pretty serious roadblocks toward the end”.
At five months into her pregnancy, a visit to the doctor revealed that her baby was very small.
“It was the worst week of my life. We were almost crying every day. We almost thought we would have to give birth at five months, which is obviously a very scary thing,” she said.
Heussaff said that she also found out that she was prone to thrombosis, or blood clotting, and was prescribed blood thinners to be injected to her body.
She was able to pull through with the help of her husband, who was “good at being my nurse… making sure he would go to the office later just to inject me [with medicine]”.
Heussaff said that the baby eventually got bigger as she fueled up on healthy meals of protein, vegetables and brown rice.
“I was put on a 3,000 calorie diet. I usually eat 1,200 calorie diet,” she said, adding that it was difficult to eat twice the amount of food she was used to eating.
Heussaff said she was glad it all turned out well in the end, calling the birth of her daughter as the “best way to welcome 2020”. DAJ/Expat Media
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