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Popular actress, Gauahar Khan has been basking in the glory of motherhood, and she is loving every moment of her journey. For the unversed, Gauahar and her husband, Zaid Darbar, hopped on to their parenthood journey after they welcomed their first child on May 10, 2023. The duo is blessed with a baby boy, whom they have named Zehaan. In her first interview post-delivery, Gauahar Khan opened up about her motherhood journey so far.
In an interview with the Hindustan Times, Gauahar Khan opened up about the beautiful two months with her baby boy, Zehaan, ever since becoming a mom. Talking about the same, Gauahar called it a wonderful experience and urged the other ladies, who have been wanting to embrace motherhood, to just go for it, as becoming a mother gives a completely new meaning to your life. In her words:
“The feeling of being a mum is unlike any other experience in life, like life has a completely new meaning. To everyone who’s wanting to be a mum, I would say, just do it! For me, motherhood is a feeling that no other feeling can match up to. The feeling of motherhood makes you feel complete. You know, a lot of people who don’t have it easy and have to go through tough journeys, but it is worth it. I feel extremely grateful that I could go through this and be a mum.”
Ever since the birth of her son, Zehaan, Gauahar Khan has been hitting the headlines for her postpartum weight loss. For the unversed, the new mommy took social media down after she shared an Instagram Story revealing that she lost 10 kg in 10 days. Talking about the same, Gauahar admitted that she was also surprised when it happened and revealed that she was fed everything possible post-delivery. Revealing how it happened, the actress said:
“I thought that I would take a while to lose the pregnancy weight. Keeping the baby weight aside, you still lose, a couple of kilos in 5-6 weeks but I don’t know how I suddenly dropped 10 kg. I was being fed everything possible post-delivery, by my sister, my mum and my mother-in-law. It could be because I was completely active right from the second morning post-delivery, up and about doing everything on my own for my baby, it helped. The physical activity, maybe fatigue even and everything I needed to put in for the child led to the weight loss. I was pretty amazed myself that I lost 10kgs in almost 10 days.”
Further in the interview, Gauahar Khan shared tips to lose post-pregnancy weight and revealed she will start working out this week onwards, but she will take it slow with yoga followed by her usual routine. However, she admitted that she still has 4-5kgs to lose to get back to her pre-pregnancy body and added that she was staying up all night to feed the baby and was extremely active during the first few weeks, which helped her shed weight. In her words:
“I was eating enough and burning all the calories with stay awake the whole night, especially in the first few weeks because the baby is hardly sleeping and getting up every two hours for feeding. All that movement, took my weight away, I guess. All my respect and love for everyone who’s going through this (trying to shed pregnancy weight). There are many who take months to reduce weight, even a year to get back to their original size. I’m hoping that the last few kilos won’t be stubborn fat!”
When Gauahar Khan was asked about her views on the netizen's reactions to her post-pregnancy transformation on social media, she shared that she had no time to see them. However, the new mommy revealed that she posted that story to inspire other mommies who are trying to seek to be on a similar emotional and physical journey as her. She said:
“I am not aware of it. No time to see reactions. I put it (story) out there to inspire everyone who was seeking to be on the similar emotional and physical journey that I’m on. I definitely acknowledge the fact that everyone’s journey is personal and positivity is the only way forward.”
Gauahar Khan also revealed that she is hoping that she should be fine and even start working in the next two months, as there are many events lined up. However, the new mommy mentioned that she wanted to give the first three months post-pregnancy only to her baby, Zehaan, as he deserved to be with his mother. Adding that she didn't want to face mom's guilt, Gauahar said:
“I plan to start working from August or September as there are many events coming up. I had promised myself that I’m going to give the first three months only to the baby as he really deserved to have his mum with him. I didn’t want to be somebody who regrets that ‘I didn’t give my 100% to my baby when he was just born”
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