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Jan. 27, 19 | 8:23 am

Singer Ice Seguerra and wife Liza Diño are on their way to build their family and have taken the first steps to conceive ther first child through in vitro fertilization (IVF).

The couple previously said that they have been saving up money because they want to undergo IVF for them to have a baby.

According to Mayo Clinic’s website, IVF is a complex series of procedures wherein “mature eggs are collected (retrieved) from a woman’s ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. Then the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted in your uterus.” The said procedure is used to “treat fertility or genetic problems and assist with the conception of a child”.

In their case, they would conceive a baby using Seguerra’s egg cell and a sperm of a donor, which will then be carried by Diño.

Through a series of Instagram posts, Diño shared that they are now in the middle of undergoing the procedure and even posted a video before Seguerra underwent the harvesting process of her eggs.

“We are really doing it! And today marks the first phase in our journey to have a baby,” Diño said.

 

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Today is THE DAY. Ice’s eggs are going to be harvested after a 12-day “turok sa lubot” (butt injection) process. Im here at the waiting room, and ngayon lang sya nagsisink-in sa akin. We are really doing it!!! And today marks the first phase in our journey to have a baby. For the last 12 days, I tried to normalize everything. I went with him sa first day ng injection nya but after that, we both went back to our daily routine and isang beses ko na lang ulit sya nasamahan. It’s not because I’m not excited, we’ve been looking forward to this since the time we got married although laging nadedelay or kapos kami sa funds so kahit sinasabi ko na mangyayari sya, parang dream lang. Parang pinoproject mo lang yung pangarap mo. But within the walls of this clinic, may navalidate ako sa sarili ko today…may fear ako sa hospitals. Grabe yung aversion ko. Ang lamig ng pawis ko ngayon and sitting here right now sa waiting room, while he’s inside, I’m asking myself if I ever made him feel that I wasn’t there enough kasi di ko sya nasasamahan. But I’m so proud of him. Sobra. When we had our check up and we finally made that decision na this is the right time sobrang full on commitment ang binigay nya. Since last year October, Ice has been preparing himself for this day. He started taking Estrogen pills to prepare his body for the process. Sya lang yata ang transman na nagtetake ng estrogen (hahaha!) but he is determined, WE are both determined that we’re going to try to fulfill our wish to have a new member sa family, Amara’s wish to have a sibling and mommy C and Daddy Dick’s wish na magkaron ng sarili nilang apo. Ice has been very diligent sa pagtake ng pills nya. And ito ngang 12-day process na gawing pantay-pantay ang laki ng mga eggs nya, sobrang naging patient and optimistic sya. So please pray for us. Positivity and well wishes are super appreciated. Love you guys❤️

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She added that Seguerra has been preparing for the said process since October last year.

“Since last year October, Ice has been preparing himself for this day. He started taking Estrogen pills to prepare his body for the process. Siya lang yata ang transman na nagte-take ng estrogen but he is determined,” Diño said.

“We are both determined that we’re going to try to fulfill our wish to have a new member sa family,” she added.

 

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It wasn’t easy actually. For the first 4 days, Ice’s eggs are not growing and his right ovary is not producing eggs significant enough to be harvested so natakot kami ng slight kasi baka hindi enough yung maharvest and for a time ako yung natatakot na baka hindi magrespond yung body nya sa meds. But ito na nga, finally, nagstart mag grow ng eggs nung mga 6th until we got to this day. Sobrang salamat talaga Lord kasi naniniwala kami na if it’s meant to be, mangyayari at mangyayari. Ok. I’m rambling i know. Pasensya na guys. Matagal -tagal na rin akong hindi ganito ka-candid. I mean, i used to be a lot more open and vocal about my feelings but a lot has changed since I became a public servant. But at this very moment, I’m shamelessly asking for your PRAYERS and POSITIVITY para maging successful yung harvest process nya. Salamat sa lahat ng sumuporta sa marriage namin ni Ice at sa naniwala na we can live our lives like normal families. This is a big step for us and I just hope that everyone gives their love and support.

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In a separate post, Diño shared Seguerra’s struggle during the preparation.

“It wasn’t easy actually. For the first 4 days, Ice’s eggs are not growing and his right ovary is not producing eggs significant enough to be harvested so natakot kami ng slight kasi baka hindi enough yung ma-harvest and for a time ako yung natatakot na baka hindi magrespond yung body niya sa meds,” she said.

But at the end, the doctors were able to harvest “three good eggs” from him.

“Successful procedure! Thank you Lord,” Diño wrote on a separate post.

According to an article by Smart Parenting back in 2016, IVF procedures can cost from P500,000 up to a million especially if couples would have it done abroad. However, some clinics in the Philippines can do one IVF cycle, which will include extraction, fertilization, and implantation, starting from P280,000 to P300,000.

The same source also quoted Virgilio M. Novero, Jr., M.D., head of CARMI and one of the pioneers of IVF practice in the Philippines, as saying “Our success rates are now at 35 to 50 percent for pregnancy, and 20 to 25 percent for live births. The success rates depend on the patient’s profile, the competence of the medical staff, the quality and standards of the IVF lab, and of course the use of cutting-edge technology.”

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