Ara Mina preparing to have a baby

Posted at 01/09/2013 10:40 PM | Updated as of 01/10/2013 11:15 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- Raring to have a family of her own, Ara Mina is making sure she is in the best of health when she finally bears a child.

Actress Ara Mina

"I'm not getting any younger, kaya extra careful ako ngayon sa health ko, para sa pagdating ng baby namin ni Pat, kaya ko pa," the 33-year-old actress was quoted as saying by showbiz-oriented talk show "Ang Latest."

The former sexy star is in a relationship with Bulacan Mayor Patrick Meneses. Citing their respective careers as their current priority, Mina said marrying the politician will have to wait, "pero kung sa pagiging ready, oo naman, ready na kami."

"Huwag na tayong mainip, at papunta na rin naman kami diyan," she said.

While Mina hopes to marry the politician first before having a baby, the actress is nonetheless prepared to welcome the "blessing" of having a child before tying the knot.

"As much as possible, mas gusto naming mauna ang kasal bago ang baby, pero kung mas mauna man ang baby, ituturing namin siyang blessing," Mina said.

"And besides, 'yung pag-bi-vikram yoga ko, nakakatulong talaga sa paghahanda namin for the baby," she said.