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34-year-old television actress, Chhavi Mittal who rose to fame after doing the hit serial, Tumhari Disha, is pregnant with her second baby. Chhavi got married to the director, Mohit Hussein in 2005, and the couple is expecting their second child in May 2019. Their first child, a baby girl whom they named Areeza, was born in 2012. (Suggested Read: Katrina Kaif Wants A Boyfriend Now, Says She Has Only Had 'Intense' Relationships And Never Dated)
Chhavi Mittal is quite active on Instagram and regularly shares posts related to her pregnancy, and the various tips which can come handy to all the expecting ladies out there. In her most recent post, Chhavi Mittal has tried to shatter five myths which people think about pregnancy are true. Sharing the following picture with her baby bump, Chhavi wrote, "I've been reading all comments on my recent posts and really want to thank each one of you for the pouring love! However, there are certain myths about pregnancy that I'd like to address today."
The first myth which Chhavi addresses in her post is the belief that the pregnancy phase is all about resting. She writes, "No. Pregnancy is not an illness, unless you make it one specifically by resting and being lazy. Lack of exercise is known to cause a variety of problems in any kind of person. Pregnancy is the time to look after yourself even more than others."
Chhavi Mittal addresses the second myth which people believe readily, which is that pregnancy means no workout. She further writes, "Well. For somebody who has never done yoga, it can actually be harmful! I had a slip-disc while attempting yoga with an expert trainer! Is that a chance I'd like to take when I'm pregnant? Hell no! I'm a gym freak, and if I stop gymming suddenly, it will do me more harm than good. Hence, no matter how hard it is, I strive to stay fit and healthy. For people who are generally not exercising, simple walks will go a long way."
Sharing the third myth, she continues, "Please I beg of you don't! Eat what is good for you, not junk. And sugar is worse than cocaine, so switching to healthier options, or simply cutting it down will reduce your chances of gestational diabetes and your baby's chances of being diabetic. Besides unnecessary weight gain can lead to problems during your 3rd trimester & delivery. And you're not eating for 2! Your baby is getting all nutrition from your body, you're just eating for yourself!"
Chhavi then addresses the fourth myth which she has headlined as- 'Listen to everyone's advice!' Shunning this myth and stereotypical thinking, the mother-to-be retorts, "Please listen to your bodies first. Every pregnant mother knows her body best. If you don't feel right about something, don't do it.
And lastly, Chhavi Mittal says that there is no need to always learn from other pregnant women. She writes, "Please don't ape another pregnant woman. Just because she can, doesn't mean you can. Again, listen to your bodies & don't blindly follow a pregnancy workout video/ yoga video etc. Lastly, I would like to add that I'm not a doctor. So please don't inbox me about medical problems. I'm only sharing my experience in the hope that it will benefit someone, but for the final word, turn to your doctor, please. Happy pregnancy ladies! #HappyilyPregnant."
Wow! Chhavi Mittal's post about 5 myths of pregnancy should really inspire the mothers-to-be and ensure their healthy pregnancy. Earlier, Chhavi had announced about her pregnancy by sharing the following picture of her baby bump. She had captioned it, “Women and fitness is 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!""
Her post could be further read as, “Having said that, any other pregnant mothers out there, my advice. The most important, however, is your mental and emotional health. This is not the time to test your will power or your limits! So don't forget to enjoy this beautiful phase of your life! #responsibility PC: @chetangaur #pregnant #pregnancy #women #womenempowerment #gymmotivation #gym #workout #pregnantmother #momtobe #mothertobe #youtuber #chhavimittal."
What do you think about Chhavi Mittal's 5 myths about pregnancy and her take on them?