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Pregnancy is one of the most difficult phases in a woman's life, as it is nothing short of a rollercoaster ride of emotions. From confronting the feeling of nausea to uneasiness and discomfort, a mommy-to-be has to suffer a lot for nine months. However, the expecting ladies happily experience it all with a smile on their faces, only in the hope of meeting their baby and holding them in their arms.
As Bollywood actress, Bipasha Basu is all set to step into a new phase of her life, i.e. motherhood, she has been experiencing something similar. For the unversed, it was on August 16, 2022, when Bipasha and her husband, Karan Singh Grover, had announced her pregnancy with a beautiful picture from their maternity shoot. Since then, their fans have been drooling over the soon-to-be parents.
In an article published in Harpers Bazaar, Bipasha Basu opened up about the struggles she faced during her first trimester and added that it was an extremely difficult phase for her. The actress revealed that she has been sick all day long and would spend her day on the bed or in the loo. Mentioning that she lost a lot of weight during those months, Bipasha stated:
"No amount of planning was going to prepare me for what came next though. The first few months of my pregnancy were extremely difficult. People talk about morning sickness, I was sick all day long. Either I was on my bed or in the loo. I could barely eat and I’d lost a lot of weight. It was only after a few months went by that I felt this horrible wave of sickness subside. I didn’t get any intense cravings, my body isn’t wired like that. Although, in small bursts, I would crave salty and be repelled by anything sweet. Which was a change since normally my sweet-tooth works on overdrive. But alas, it’s clearly not what the baby wants."
Bipasha Basu mentioned that her diet has not changed much due to her pregnancy and revealed that she did not get any intense cravings. Talking about the same, she shared that she craves salty sometimes and added that she ensures eating enough roughage. However, the actress mentioned that being a super active person, it was difficult for her to learn to relax and lie down. She stated:
"Other than completely silencing my sweet tooth, this pregnancy hasn’t changed my diet that much. I’ve always eaten balanced meals. There is a little of everything—carbs, fats, proteins, lean meats, fruits and veggies. I ensure the roughage is good and keep myself hydrated. However, while there wasn’t a drastic change for me, there were challenges. In fact, I had to consciously stop working out and training which was more difficult for me than I thought it would be since I had to learn how to just lie down, relax and put my feet up instead of being the over-active, in-control person that I have always been."
Bipasha Basu also shared that she has been working out on a regular basis, which includes breathing exercises, some face yoga, a few stretches and short walks. Talking about the power of meditation, Bipasha revealed that she feels a lot better whenever she meditates. Though her body is undergoing some drastic changes at the moment, Bipasha has been loving the tranformation. Elaborating on the same, she penned:
"It’s not as easy to chill out when you’re used to constant multitasking. Right now, the only workout I am doing is breathing exercises, a little face yoga, a few stretches and small, gentle walks. I also strongly believe in the power of meditation. Every time I meditate, my day is just so much better. This is basically my fitness routine for the moment. It’s light and breezy, just how it’s supposed to be. And over time, I have come to terms with changes in my body as week after week, I saw my body transform which has been amazing."
Bipasha also opened up about how her dressing sense has changed ever since she got pregnant and revealed that she is into comfort clothing. Mentioning how pregnant women love to flaunt their baby bumps in tight clothes, the mommy-to-be shared that she prefers free and flowy outfits. Elaborating on the same, the actress admitted that she often steals her hubby, Karan's oversized shirts as her maternity wear and added:
"The way I dress has also changed with my changing body. Right now, I am team ‘comfort clothing’. I know the trend right now is pregnant women showing off their baby bumps in tight clothes and while that looks so adorable, it’s not for me. Not all trends need to be followed, right? Everything in my current wardrobe is free and flowy. I am loving kaftans and a lot of the time, I steal Karan’s oversized shirts which are just perfect. I am not focusing on my maternity wear that much as health and preparing for this huge change on the horizon is a priority."
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Bong beauty Bipasha Basu cannot keep calm as she is going to be a mommy soon. The actress is leaving no stone unturned to make her pregnancy memorable. From satiating her cravings to donning some stunning maternity wear, Bipasha is on cloud nine and has been sharing her happiness withRead More