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Popular television actress, Neha Marda is currently pregnant with her first child, and she has been enjoying this phase to the fullest. Being an avid social media user, Neha has been sharing sneak peeks into her pregnancy journey and delighting her fans. Now, in a recent interview, the actress opened up about the most blissful phase of her life and shared some interesting details about her first pregnancy.
In an interview with The Times Of India, Neha Marda revealed her husband, Ayushman Agarwal reacted when she first told him about the good news about her pregnancy. Mentioning that Ayushman is a logical person, Neha shared that he asked her to get the reports tested twice. Talking about the same, she shared:
"My husband’s reaction was the most irritating one that one can have. When I showed him the pregnancy strip, he was not ready to believe it. He was like how can a thing tell you in 2 minutes that you are pregnant? When I got checked from a lab he was like let us get it checked from some other place, I asked him what exactly do you want. He is a very logical person so for him it took time to sink in that I am pregnant. I wanted a filmy reaction, but for him, it took a lot of time to sink in. For 3 months he kept denying it. He was not ready to talk about it when I came back to stay with him after 3 months in Patna, but now he’s excited and shows all love and concern."
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Further, Neha Marda revealed that her family never pressured her to have a baby even though they were waiting for it. She also shared how her loved ones have been pampering her during her pregnancy and stated that they understand the changes that her body is going through. In her words:
"Coming from a very educated family for 10 years nobody asked me about starting a family, but I could sense everyone was waiting for it. Now that they know both families are on cloud nine and the kind of pampering and attention I am getting at this time is utmost. The family understands all the ups and downs that my body is going through the hormonal change. Recently, my blood had turned a little thick, so I had to get those injections every day for blood thinners, they see you getting through so much and understand the pain. My family has been pampering me and is looking forward to the arrival of the baby."
Neha Marda also shared that she and her hubby, Ayushman have started preparing for their baby's arrival. However, she added that in their culture, they are not allowed to shop for the baby until his/her arrival as the little munchkin has to wear his parents' or cousins' old clothes. Reflecting on the same, she mentioned:
"We have started to make room for the baby. But as per our tradition till the baby is not born, we don’t shop. So everything is chosen and is in the cart, but we can’t buy anything. The celebration can only happen once the baby is out. In fact, for the first two months, the baby will not wear anything new. The baby will wear my husband, mine and my cousin's stuff from when we were young. The room is set up, the wardrobe and the bed is made, and the cot is selected. We are just waiting for the baby to come and use it all."
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The mommy-to-be also recalled how she used to be skinny and was perfectly in shape during her acting days and revealed that she was prepared for the changes that her body was going to undergo. However, she also stated that she is not worried about her weight gain and instead she is focused on her baby's health. In her words:
"Coming from a field of showbiz size zero, skinny is the phase that we have mostly visualised ourselves in. A lot helps, when people around you motivate you, and make you feel that you are beautiful. The changes that I saw in myself I knew this is going to happen and I was always prepared for it. I want my baby to be happy. Right now my focus is not on how much weight I’ve gained and whether will I be able to shed. I have the confidence that I’ll get back to what I was in fact in better shape. My mother-in-law, my mom, husband make me feel better. They keep praising me I am glowing, and they motivate me for the smallest thing."
Reflecting on how people accused her of not wanting to be a mother, Neha Marda revealed that she never reacted to them. Neha also slammed the trolls and asked them not to anticipate any reason for a woman not having a baby soon after her marriage. Talking about the same, she said:
"No, I never reacted to them. I just smiled back, and I feel very pity for those people who say that. It is not that they were taunting me they just want us to have a baby, and it is a good motive. But my only question is how do they know that someone is not trying for the baby, or how do you that the woman doesn’t have a complication? If someone can’t be a mother and you keep telling her don’t think about a career and have a baby first how will she feel? With god’s grace, I never faced such challenges, and my pregnancy is an answer to everyone who keeps questioning me. People should stop giving opinions, and let couples decide."
On the work front, Neha Marda was last seen in the show, Kyun Rishton Mein Katti Batti.
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The popular television actress, Neha Marda is currently enjoying one of the most beautiful and challenging phases of her life. The actress is pregnant with her first baby and is getting pampered to the fullest by her husband, Ayushman Agarwal and other family members. However, she has also faced aRead More