By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
Staying fit, mentally and physically, is the most important aspect that a woman needs to assure during her pregnancy. And since yoga has proved to be a boon for everyone, be it a child or a senior citizen, it has countless benefits for a pregnant woman too. Be it reducing physical and emotional stress, improving sleep, boosting strength and flexibility, decreasing nausea or reducing the risk of preterm labour and intrauterine growth restriction, which is a condition that slows the baby’s growth, yoga during pregnancy is beneficial for the expecting mothers, but it obviously needs to be done under proper supervision for her and baby’s safety. After Soha Ali Khan, Esha Deol Takhtani and Smriti Khanna, Puja Banerjee too, hails for pregnancy yoga as she is practicing the same during her first pregnancy. (Also Read: Unseen Video Of Kareena Kapoor Khan's Birthday Celebration Perfectly Defines Being '40 And Fabulous')
It was in August 2020, when Tujh Sang Preet Lagai Sajna fame co-stars, Puja Banerjee and Kunal Verma had announced their first pregnancy and had shared her excitement on entering the beautiful phase of their lives. Puja and Kunal had their pregnancy photoshoot a few weeks ago, and the couple had shared its behind-the-scenes pictures and videos on their respective social media profiles. While the BTS glimpses had made us crave for the actual result, we finally got a glimpse when Puja posted a picture from their pregnancy photoshoot on her IG handle. Puja had posted a breathtakingly beautiful picture with Kunal, wherein she could be seen posing for the camera while her husband had kissed her baby bump. Donning a yellow-coloured dress and a sunflower in her hair, Puja had looked nothing less than sunshine.
In an exclusive interview with BollywoodShaadis.com, Puja Banerjee spilt some beans on her pregnancy phase and how she is prepared to become a mother. When asked how she is prepping up for the motherhood phase, Puja retorted, “I always wanted to be a mother and have raised many kids in my family so I am kinda prepared already and excited to do it for my own child this time.” Revealing how she is managing to stay fit, Puja said, “I have been walking for around an hour from the beginning of the pregnancy but then had to stop as stepping out of house was an issue due to the current scenario. Anyhow I have started doing yoga in my 3rd trimester and mostly practicing all kinds of exercises which helps in normal delivery.” Puja also shared a picture from her couple pregnancy photoshoot with Kunal, wherein the expecting parents performed a yoga pose. (Also Read: Esha Deol Gives A Glimpse Of Radhya Takhtani And Miraya Takhtani's Artwork And It's Super-Impressive)
When asked, “When is the baby due?” Puja Banerjee replied, “Baby is going to come really soon.” The excited mommy-to-be then revealed the best part of her pregnancy till now and the struggles that she had faced, “The best part is the feeling of carrying my world inside me and the struggles I have faced till my 5th month I was very sick and hardly could eat anything. But all of this is worth it the day I will see my baby’s face.”
On September 14, 2020, Puja Banerjee had posted pictures of her baby shower ceremony and it was one of the cakes that had caught our attention. The quirky cake was arranged by Puja and Kunal’s friend, Akanksha Chamola, which had given a glimpse of the delivery room scenario where Puja was on the bed as the doctor had helped her deliver the baby and Kunal had an oxygen mask on his face. “Push Puja Push” was written on the cake. Puja had captioned the pictures as “I can't express my feelings in words as I am overwhelmed with all the love each and everyone showered yesterday for my 1st baby shower. Starting from my love @kunalrverma thanks for the 1st surprise I loved it Thanks @akankshagkhanna for the lovely cakes @s_m2282 @raaaaannnnjjjjj for the lovely food @payalb86 for all the lovely gifts @dhruvumrania mama & mami @dhruvibsh for the amazing gift And love Thanks to @neha3013 Bua we missed you And to everyone who was present and showered their love I love u all a big hug.”
In April 2020, sharing a throwback picture from Durga Puja - Sindoor Khela in 2019, Puja and Kunal had announced the news of their registered marriage. Puja and Kunal had written, "This is a pic from last year durga puja sindoor khela. Today was supposed to be our wedding but the situation is such that we have cancelled all our ceremonies although we had registered our marriage before a month so we are officially married and together forever now." (Also Read: K.G.F. Fame, Yash's Daughter, Ayra Helps Brother, Yatharv Identify Mumma-Dadda, Radhika Shares Video)
We wish a healthy and happy pregnancy to Puja!