Mariel Rodriguez just gave her fans a glimpse into her scenic Filipiniana-themed maternity shoot in her latest YouTube upload.
"To me, a maternity shoot is important," Mariel shared. "Ito ay isa sa mga pinakamagandang time in our life. It's not every day na buntis tayo, not every day that we are growing life, nourishing life inside us. It's so, so special."
Mariel also shared how having a maternity shoot helps her celebrate the beauty of pregnancy and motherhood.
"Usually kasi 'di ba 'pag pregnant ka iisipin mo, 'Ay, ang pangit-pangit ko, ang taba-taba ko na, laki ng ilong ko, may stretch marks ako, ang itim ng leeg ko, ang itim ng kilikili ko,' iyon yung usual na sinasabi ng mga ibang pregnant women," Mariel said. "Pero for me, kasama 'yon e, yung bond, yung nakikita mong lumalaki yung tiyan mo, na medyo nagiging wider yung hips mo, kasama iyon dun sa beauty of it."
Mariel announced she was pregnant with Baby Number Two on Mother's Day. In June, she revealed that she and Robin Padilla are expecting a girl, during their gender reveal party. They're naming their daughter Maria Gabriella.
Watch Mariel's vlog here: