By Shreya Sharma Last Updated:
With the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic hitting India severely, vaccination has become the need of the hour. The vaccination has been opened up for people above 18 age, however, mommy-to-be, Dia Mirza has expressed her genuine concern regarding the same. The actress is worried if taking a jab is safe for pregnant and lactating ladies or not. She expressed her concern and revealed her doctor’s advice.
For the unversed, Dia Mirza had gotten hitched to a Mumbai-based businessman, Vaibhav Rekhi, on February 15, 2021. The couple had, later, jetted off to the Maldives for a mini vacation. During their stay in the Maldives, on April 1, 2021, Dia had announced her first pregnancy on her Instagram handle with a picture, clicked by her hubby, Vaibhav. In the picture, we could see Dia donning a breezy orange dress while cradling her baby bump. Alongside it, the actress had written, "Blessed to be. One with Mother Earth. One with the Life Force that is the beginning of everything. Of all stories. Lullabies. Songs. Of new saplings, and the blossoming of hope. Blessed to cradle this purest of all dreams in my womb."
With situations getting out of everyone’s hands in India due to the pandemic, Dia expressed her concern if the vaccines available in India have been tested on pregnant women or not. When a Twitter user shared her views on protecting pregnant women from infections followed by COVID-19, Dia re-tweeted her post and expressed her concern. She tweeted, “This is really important. Must read and also note that none of the vaccinations currently being used in India have been tested on pregnant and lactating mothers.” Dia also shared her doctor’s advice regarding the current vaccines and added, “My doctor says we cannot take these vaccines until required clinical trials have been done.”
When Dia had announced her pregnancy, her Instagram post was flooded with congratulatory messages, however, there was one user, who had questioned her timing of pregnancy announcement. The user had asked her, "That's so good congrats. But the problem is, she tried to break the stereotypes with woman priest, why couldn't she announce her pregnancy before the marriage? Isn't becoming pregnant after marriage a stereotype we follow? Why can't women get pregnant before marriage?"
Dia had given a befitting reply to the troll and had written, "Interesting question. Firstly, we didn’t marry because we were having a baby together. We were already marrying as we wanted to spend our lives together. We discovered we were going to have a baby while we were planning our wedding. So this marriage is not the result of pregnancy. We didn’t announce the pregnancy until we knew its safe (medical reasons). This is the happiest news of my life. I’ve waited for many many years for this to happen. No way I would hide it for any reason other than medical."
Ever since Dia Mirza had announced her pregnancy, she has been delighting her fans with glimpses of her pregnancy journey. She had taken to her IG handle to share her TRX workout routine and had become an inspiration for the expecting women. Dia had posted a time-lapse video on her IG stories, giving a glimpse of her TRX workout routine at home. The to-be mommy's workout was under the guidance of her trainer, Rasal and Dia had added the song, Don't Stop Me Now to her video.
Well, Dia Mirza has a point and every pregnant and lactating woman should consult with their respective doctors before going for the vaccination!