Katarina Rodriguez shares *worries* before giving birth to her second child

Pregnancy is not a stroll in the park, and it does not come with a guidebook that has all of the solutions to a pregnant mother’s concerns. Pregnancy may be wonderful and thrilling for some, while it can be loaded with overpowering emotions for others. Such was the situation for Katarina Rodriguez, who admits to having pre-labor anxiety as her due date approaches.

The Miss World Philippines winner revealed her pregnancy in October 2022, and she is now only days away from giving birth to her second child. Despite going through the entire pregnancy with her firstborn, Katarina says her thoughts “went somewhere dark and terrifying” with anxiousness.

“Although my first birth experience was amazing, I [have] been having anxiety and fear of the labor to come. There were many things triggering me but I couldn’t distinguish what they were. I was going to Makati Med every day and eventually checked in because I felt safer being there, though my due date is still [on] January 19,” she wrote on Instagram.

Katarina says that talking to her fellow expectant moms has been helping her cope with her anxiety.

“What helped me the most was the amount of mothers who have gone (or are going) through the same thing. I want to say thank you to every mother who has reached out to me and to those who have also shared with me what got them through their own fears and anxieties. I have drawn strength and bravery from each of you,” she says.

“I hope we can normalize conversations on pre-labor anxiety and I want other mothers out there who might be experiencing the same thing I did to know [that] you are not alone. Rise above your fears as many other women have before you and will after you.”

We’re rooting for you, Katarina!