Iza Calzado Reveals Battling With Parasitic Disease During Pregnancy

Iza Calzado has been open about her pregnancy journey, but this time, she revealed a more personal story and serious medical condition.

In an Instagram post, she opened up about battling with a parasitic disease called Toxoplasmosis during her pregnancy with her daughter, Deia Amihan, in 2022. She posted a video and photos of her healing trip to Switzerland for her 40th birthday.

“Dear Deia, around this time last year, I went on a trip with you in my tummy to a town called Diesse in Switzerland. It was a short healing trip I planned for my 40th birthday. Little did I know that it was God’s way of making sure I would connect with nature, my power and with you because I needed that strength to face what was about to unfold,” she wrote.


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The celebrity mom said she confirmed that her test results were a recent infection, which could be a potential risk for her baby if it passed through the placenta on August 16, 2022.

“Your dad scheduled a call with a specialist in this field and I had to take the Zoom call inside Christelle’s car on top of this mountain called Chasseral as the sun was setting,” she added.

Iza even shared that the doctor told her that her condition by that time could lead to brain damage, visual impairment, or pregnancy loss.

“For the first time in my life, I felt a very primal urge to fight, not only for myself, but for another human. For you, anak. I remember crying as soon as the zoom meeting was done and stepping out of the car, rushing to the edge of the mountain and, with tears streaming down my face, saying, ‘No. No. No! Lalaban tayo, anak. Lalaban tayo!'” she said.

Iza Calzado

Photo: Iza Calzado

Despite her fear and worries, she emphasized that she remained brave and optimistic to overcome it, knowing God was on her side.

She continued, “I am so glad I held on to this faithfully in my mind as we went through our toxo journey. We had to stay in the U.K. because there are no advanced testing or treatments available in the Philippines. The frequent tests, the anxious waiting for result after result, the escapades to find the scarce medication, added up to my introduction to motherhood. Thank God that we concluded that you were safe. The placenta did it’s job to keep the toxo out.”

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The 41-year-old concluded her post by expressing her love for her daughter, “As I watch you grow into the healthy and strong baby that you are, I marvel at God’s divine timing, plan, and His grace. Thank you for being one with me in that battle. We are so blessed to have you, anak. Mahal na mahal kita. Love, Mama.”

Iza welcomed Deia Amihan on January 26, 2023, with her husband, Ben Wintle.

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