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Chhavi Mittal has become synonymous with what we call 'pregnancy expert'. Detailing out her experiences and sharing her motherhood updates on social media, the Ghar Ki Lakshmi Betiyann actress' Instagram handle is a one-stop solution for various expecting mothers related to their pregnancy fitness, cravings and diet. Every time, we stumble upon Chhavi's Instagram handle, we can't help but rejoice at her posts. (Suggested Read: Sushant Singh Rajput's Ex Ankita Lokhande To Marry BF Vicky Jain, Buys 8 BHK Flat, Details Inside)
Chhavi Mittal has been married to television director, Mohit Hussein since 2005. 7 years after taking the nuptial vows, Chhavi and Mohit welcomed their first child- Areeza in 2012. And 10 days ago, on May 13, 2019, they became proud parents to their baby boy, Arham. Ever since Chhavi announced her pregnancy last year, she has been giving super-informative tips on pregnancy.
Chhavi Mittal has now decided to share with her fans the birthing of Arham. Yesterday, on May 23, 2019, she had shared a lot about her days in the hospital, her labour and hypno-birth. And today, she has continued the same and posted chapter 2, titled "THE PANIC BEGINS". Sharing how she panicked a lot when the doctor infused drugs into her body to hasten the dilation process, Chhavi Mittal has written, "At 8 am my doctor came into my room and administered a drug intravenously. Within seconds I felt dizzy, I felt weak, my throat started to choke.. and I threw up. I panicked. She said this was just to hasten the dilation (I don’t know why we needed to hasten it though, but you gotta trust your doctor). Right that second, I was thrown out of my calming and peaceful zone. I couldn’t do the calm breaths anymore. I could see my dream birth slipping away from my hands. Another thing about hypnobirthing is that it has to be all natural. The minute you start administering drugs, it becomes medicalised. Sort of defeats the whole purpose. Which is why I had shared my typed birth plan with the entire hospital staff. The head of the hospital, the doctor, the nursing staff, the paediatrician, and everyone who was remotely involved. Some snippets: Mohit will be by my side every single minute. He will not leave even for paperwork (hence we made the entire payment weeks in advance)."
Further penning down the birthing process of Arham and commenting if her and Mohit's choice of doctors was right or wrong, Chhavi Mittal's second chapter could further read as, "Allow us time. No rushing with labour. Delayed cord clamping after birth. Allow the placenta to stop pulsating before cutting. (50% of the baby’s blood lies in the placenta and the baby needs it to breathe in the first few minutes of birth and needs the blood to come back to its body. The damage that the early clamping of cord causes is way too great). Give the baby to the mother before any kind of testing. All tests to wait for 15 minutes. There were various other small things that were mentioned in the birth plan and we were assured that all our requests will be respected. After we got the assurance we needed, we were sure that our choice of doctor and caregivers was indeed right. We put our trust in them. Because there’s no greater trust than the one you put in the person who brings your unborn to this world. But was our decision right? Only time was to tell.. To be continued."
Chhavi Mittal had shared yesterday the first chapter wherein she had shared how she had slept for some time during her labour. It could be read as, "My Beautiful Hypno-Birth: A Lost Battle- A DREAM COME TRUE It was mother’s day. The perfect setting to have a baby. I held the baby in till the baby gave me signs that it wanted to come out. I went into natural labour at 10 pm when I was tucking in my little Areeza. I didn’t know at the time that it was going to be my last time alone with her for a long time. Instinctively she didn’t want to leave me and kept coming back after repeated goodnights and hugs. And instinctively I knew that my long-delayed hospital stay was going to begin tonight. Sure enough, my mucous plug came off soon after Areeza slept, and I went to the hospital, all bags packed, on the doctor’s advice. At 1 am my membranes released (water broke) and by 6 am the next morning, I was already 7 cm dilated. No epidural. Just meditation, and an extremely loving and caring husband by my side." (Don't Miss: Mira Rajput Kapoor And Shahid Kapoor Go On Family Cycling Day Out With Misha And Zain, Pics Inside)
Chhavi Mittal had further added "One of the most important things about Hypno-birthing is that the birthing experience is shared equally by the mother and father both. It was Mohit’s responsibility to allow the birth to progress naturally, controlling me in case I felt weak in my resolve for an all-natural birth, to light up my labour room with candles, incense, and fairy lights.. to play calming music, to do pain relief massages, to remind me to drink water and eat high energy foods, and to hold my hand when I went to the washroom (which was every 15 minutes I think, or at least it felt so) I even slept through some of the labour. It was so peaceful and relaxing. I would wake up every 2 minutes, breathe through a surge (contraction) and drift off again. My beautiful Hypno-birth was progressing and a little baby was going to emerge out of my birth canal and straight on to my breast. But..."
Chhavi Mittal is truly an inspiration, the way she has handled her pregnancy and made us all aware of the same. In fact, she inspired us more when she shared with us that after delivering Arham she was working from her hospital bed on her next project. Sharing the following picture, Chhavi had written, "My feet are so swollen that even flip flops don't fit. So is the rest of my body. My head hurts like it'll explode, due to the spinal tap. I've gone deaf in one ear, also an extremely rare side effect of the spinal tap. I'm supposed to drink 5 litres of water, and getting up to go the loo takes 15 minutes. Lying down is the only position that gives me comfort, sometimes I even eat in that position. But right now, at 1 am, I'm doing some office work when the baby sleeps and there's some peace because @shittyideastrending 's new Web-series #BinBulayeMehmaan had to be launched today. I know this will pass. This pain will be forgotten. But will the pain that I endured on my soul during the birth be ever forgotten? Sharing my birth story soon, when I feel ready. #birthstory."
Chhavi Mittal herself had taken to her Instagram handle on May 14, 2019, to share the first glimpse of baby, Arham. She had captioned the following pic of Arham and had worded it as, "Announcing the arrival of baby boy Arham Hussein on 13th May. Thank you so much for all your wishes. I'm still in the hospital recovering, and will be sharing my birth story soon #babyboy." (Suggested Read: Ileana D'Cruz Gives A Goodbye Hug To Boyfriend, Andrew Kneebone And It Reminds Us Of 90's Film)
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