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Bandini actress, Chhavi Mittal is soon going to embrace motherhood for the second time. She is one television actress who has changed the way we perceive pregnancy to be and has successfully shattered many notions related to the same. To give you an overview of her marital life, Chhavi Mittal got married to Mohit Hussein in 2005. On December 20, 2012, Mohit and Chhavi welcomed their first baby, a baby girl, whom they named, Areeza. And now that Chhavi Mittal is pregnant again, her Instagram handle has become a pregnancy guide for many expecting mothers as she regularly keeps posting ideas, diet plans, health updates, what-to-eat-and-how-to-exercise-manuals, among many other things. (Also Read: 5 Things Every Soon-To-Be Mom Should Know About 'Pregnancy Glow')
Chhavi Mittal had confirmed her pregnancy through an Instagram post and later she was contacted by The Times of India regarding the same. Speaking about her pregnancy, Chhavi had said, “One can never be too prepared. No two pregnancies and babies are the same. During my first pregnancy, I had the liberty to quit my show and rest it out. However, this time around, I already have too much on my plate — my elder daughter and business. So, I haven’t got the time to sit back and enjoy this phase."
Pregnancy is not an easy task, and it requires a lot of care for 9 months. It can take a toll on one's body and many expecting mothers start to feel scared taking caring of the unborn inside the womb. In fact, many women are also scared to express their feelings during pregnancy. Commenting on the same, Chhavi Mittal took to her Instagram handle and wrote that we must spread positivity. Chhavi shared the following picture and wrote, "I get an insane amount of messages where pregnant women use the word "scared" to express their feelings about the birthing process. May I please say that the only thing you can do as a pregnant mother is to spread positivity. Everything else, nature does. So why not replace this negative word with, joy, pleasure, looking forward, happiness, and being strong and ready? An extremely effective technique in handling reservations and fear is affirmations. I'm sharing a link to download affirmations (in the stories) that you can listen to every day, multiple times if you wish to... And I'm sure it'll go a long way in having a more positive, fearless bent of mind." (Don't Miss: Dear Bestie, Since You're Going To Be A Mom Soon, Here're Common Pregnancy Facts You Should Know)
Chhavi Mittal further urged expecting mothers to respect their bodies and respect the natural process of birthing a baby. Her post could further be read as, "And please remember.. birthing a baby is something that is the most natural thing for a woman's body. Respect your body for that, love your body for that, and be kind to your body by not conditioning your mind with these preconceived notions about pain and discomfort during birthing. It is not true. Your birthing experience will only be as calm as your mind. So take things in your control like I have, like millions of women across the globe have, like the woman working in the fields has, like your mother and granny and their mother and granny did. You are a woman. You have the power. Just take back the control of your mind. All the best ladies! #affirmations PC: @sachin113photographer #positivity. (Also Checkout: 5 Common Mistakes Most Woman Make During Pregnancy)
It was on November 21, 2018, when Chhavi Mittal had shared the happy news of her pregnancy. Sharing the following picture, she had captioned it as, “Women and fitness are badass. Pregnant women and fitness is f**kin badass! I'm really happy and proud to announce that I'm gonna be a second-time mommy soon! Surprisingly every single person who knows I'm pregnant has told me "oh you can eat all you like now!" But they couldn't be more wrong. It is not only imperative but also my duty towards the life inside me to take care of my health and fitness every bit more than I usually do. I like to say, "I don't EAT for two, I have to be HEALTHY for two!" (Suggested Read: Unseen Picture Of Anushka Sharma And Virat Kohli Dancing Crazily Together At Their Delhi Reception)
As mentioned earlier that The Times of India had approached her earlier. She was asked by the media house if they (Chhavi, Mohit and Areeza) want a boy or a girl. Chhavi had replied, “Sometimes, we feel that it would be nicer to have a boy so that my girl gets a brother. But then, there are days when we see how loving and responsible she is, and we yearn for another daughter. Mohit and I have had zeroed in on a few names — for both girl and boy. As of now, all I want is a healthy baby.” (Also Read: Back Pain During Pregnancy: Reasons And Treatment, Everything You Need To Know About It)
Chhavi Mittal had shared yesterday, May 02, 2019, about the '10th month of pregnancy!' Yes, Chhavi Mittal has entered the 10th month of her pregnancy and talking about the same, she wrote, "THE 10th MONTH... Here I am, thinking I have seen it all and heard it all... But in the 11th hour of my pregnancy, there's yet another myth that I need to address! The 10th month. Yes, there is the 10th month in pregnancy, and I'm currently living it. So many people tried to correct me in one of my recent posts, thinking I may have accidentally written 10th instead of 9th. No, it was no accident. The 10th month, as logic suggests, starts after the 9th month ends. After 36 weeks of pregnancy, the baby is officially ready to come into this world. 40 weeks is considered a full term, and that's when the doctor gives you your EDD (estimated due date)."
Chhavi Mittal's post elaborates more as to how nobody can predict the due date of the baby with full certainty. Chhavi further penned down, "The due date is always ESTIMATED because nobody can predict when the baby arrives. It is extremely common and absolutely normal for women to reach 42 weeks before natural labour begins.. especially if it's the second pregnancy... and once you cross 38/39 weeks, your 10th month begins. So, while my clock ticks, I could go into labour right this minute, or another week later... I'm not worried. On the contrary, I'm rather relaxed. Because I know, once the baby comes, I'll have my hands full! And I think now is the perfect time to also say that it's always the baby who decides when labour will begin. So you can try all you want, get restless, get scans done, pray that the baby comes out fast (I know it's uncomfortable)... But trust me, the baby is the most comfortable inside you! So don't hold your breath... But remember, good things come to those who wait.... #pregnancy PC: @sachin113photographer Location:@1bhkmumbai." (Must Read: Rishi Kapoor Says Neetu Kapoor Stood By Me Like A Rock, Ranbir And Riddhima Shouldered My Problems)
We totally agree with you, Chhavi Mittal! We must talk and spread positivity when it comes to pregnancy!
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