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Geeta Basra is enjoying her motherhood phase as she is a mommy of two. While she was blessed with a daughter, Hinaya Heer Plaha on July 27, 2016, she was blessed with a baby boy, Jovan Veer Singh Plaha on July 10, 2021. In between the birth of her two babies, Geeta Basra had gone through two miscarriages and had bravely talked about it. Now, the actress shared why it was important for her to speak on a topic as sensitive as miscarriage.
Geeta Basra and Harbhajan Singh had announced their second pregnancy in March 2021 and in July 2021 they had welcomed their baby boy. After the birth of her son, Jovan, in an interview with ETimes, Geeta had mentioned that she had gone through two miscarriages and the last two years were traumatic for her, but she held strong and did not allow it to break her.
Now, in a conversation with Pinkvilla, Geeta Basra revealed why she had decided to speak about her miscarriage. She said, "I spoke about it because I realised how common it is. There are a lot of friends of mine who have gone through it, a lot of women have gone through it, and the best platform to talk about it is obviously social media.”
Geeta further mentioned that it is a traumatic time for a woman as she starts planning for her baby right after knowing she is pregnant. She added, “I realised how important it is to talk about these things because it is common, and is a very traumatic time for a woman to go through, because it's a part of you. The moment you know you’re pregnant, probably 99 percent of women start planning for the future, the nine months - what’s going to happen, how you going to go about it, this beautiful bundle of joy that’s going to come in your arms - and when that moment happens, it’s the worst moment of your life, that you lose that little life inside you.”
Geeta mentioned that it takes a toll on the woman dealing with it. She shared, “It definitely takes a toll on you and is a very hard thing to go through especially if you don’t have the support around you, it's even harder. So I wanted to talk about it because after Jovan was born, I realised a lot of women who come to me and say they are not able to conceive, they are asking questions about what should I do.”
Sharing how people think it is easy for celebrities, and thus, she had to talk about it, Geeta continued, “I realised that something like this where maybe being a celebrity they feel our life is so easy and that you just see the end result, that we have got this beautiful baby in our arms. But the whole journey towards that, how hard it is even for us to conceive sometimes. So the more we talk about it, it can give other women hope, and that’s what happened when I spoke about it.”
Stating that she did not want other women to give up on the idea of conceiving, Geeta concluded, “So many women had contacted me, written to me and said thank you so much for giving us this hope, because I didn’t want women to give up, I didn’t want women to lose that hope that it will not happen. Even after a few miscarriages it still can happen, and it will happen. We have to have that belief, positive mindset and believe that it will happen.”
For the unversed, Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra had tied the knot on October 29, 2015!
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