MUMBAI: The pathway to motherhood and new motherhood in itself is not easy. From pregnancy to being a new mom, every mother goes through a bunch of emotions and struggles. Most of the times, these struggles go unnoticed as very few talk about them.
However, a few moms of the television industry have gone past their inhibitions and talked about the troubles they have gone through during their pregnancy, early days of motherhood and more.
As simple and as difficult as yours, their struggles must surely be quite relatable:
Mommy-to-be Kishwer Merchant recently shared a picture flaunting her baby bump and opened up about her initial fear of pregnancy weight gain. The actress shared a note stating that she has gradually overcome the fear and has now embraced everything about this new journey. She wrote, “When I got pregnant I use to think omg I will put on so much weight .. what will I do, will I ever be able to lose the weight again? I guess it happens to everyone But after a few days I stopped thinking all about it and embraced it .. this is me now and I love myself coz I have you inside And yes I know me, I will work hard and get back to how I was and you will be proud of Mommy ️ #sukishkababy Love my new nickname by @suyyashrai: GOLMATOL.”.
Karanvir Bohra’s wife Teejay Sidhu, who became a mother once again in December 2020, shared that she was initially worried about her twin daughters, Bella and Vienna’s reaction to a little one. During her second pregnancy, Teejay shared a post talking about how her fears have been surpassed with the way both her daughters have accepted the coming up of their baby sister/brother. She wrote, “One month back, I was worried our first two daughters would be apprehensive about a new baby coming. They might feel envious or that the love would be divided between three of them. However, they have been so loving, so helpful, and so understanding since the time they found out. Every chance they got, they'd kiss my tummy and tell me how excited they were!”.
Addite Malik, who welcomed a baby boy on April 28, shared about the few struggles that a woman goes through during pregnancy. She shared a few posts on the ups and downs like dizziness, feeling pukish, mood swings, sleepless nights and a lot more than a woman has to deal with during pregnancy. In one such post, Addite wrote, “Yes indeed pregnancy is a beautiful journey, that feeling of carrying a soul within you is exhilarating. But there are times when u just don’t know wats happening to you, why are you behaving in a way you have never behaved before..like few nights u sleep well, few nights u don’t sleep at all.. & everyday is a different day..”.
Anita Hassanandani welcomed a baby boy in February this year. The actress kept her pregnancy hidden for quite a while and then made the big revelation with an amusing video. However, a few days after the revelation Anita shared a subtle post and opened up about her fear of not knowing anything about pregnancy and babies. Posting a pre-pregnancy picture, she wrote, “Me after realising there are only 1 millions things I DONT know bout pregnancy / babies You can be Reddy enough but you’re never Ready enough#Darrrrrr—- The Fear.".
Nakuul Mehta’s wife Jankee Parekh recently took her first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. The singer, who welcomed a baby boy home in February 2021, shared about being apprehensive about getting vaccinated due to the consequences it can have on a lactating woman. On a long note, she shared about being scared to take the vaccine even after being told by her gynaecologist and more. Jankee shared, “Being a breastfeeding mum, I’ve been apprehensive about taking the vaccine, not knowing what repercussions it will have on lactating women. Inspite of getting a go-ahead from my gynac and pediatrician, I was hesitant….. However, the last couple of weeks have been overwhelming. From reading about heartbreaking stories of many mothers passing away from covid after delivery leaving their newborns behind, to covid finally coming home, i eventually got the wisdom to go get the jab.".
Ekta Kaul, who is a mommy to a year old baby boy now, shared about the guilt she felt when she had to stay away from her child when she was out for work. In an Instagram post, the actress shared about feeling emotionally drained due to staying away from her baby for hours. Ekta wrote in a note, “So I have shot in worst conditions! Extreme monsoons, extreme cold, 50 degrees heat. In sickness.. With a saline, with injections and with a plaster but nothing has affected me ever. I was always a hard nut. But I lost it today. Haven’t felt this guilty and this emotionally drained in years. Ved is back home safe with my mother and well taken care of. He’s on solids, also I am pumping and trying to give him best nourishment but the fact that he’s away from me for a long time is killing me every second. Hats off to all the mothers who manage both work and the child. I hope I fulfil both the responsibilities properly. And none is affected. Not my child and not my work!”.
Mahhi Vij, the mother of a baby girl, recently shared about the difficult time when Tara was admitted to the NICU for a month after her delivery. In an exclusive interview with ETimes TV, the actress talked about the tough phase and how she dealt with watching her newborn in the NICU. “I would request the doctors and everyone if I could stay back. But the doctors and nurses made me strong. They made me understand that a lot of babies go through this and they recover and get discharged. So they would tell me I shouldn’t worry and that my baby is a fighter and she is fighting on her own, why can’t you. During the initial phase I used to cry a lot and they would make me understand that if you will cry you will break Tara’s willpower. That phase was like a learning for me that if that small kid is fighting for her life, then why am I not showing that courage?”, she shared.