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The moment a woman shares her pregnancy news with her family, she is flooded with uninvited advises from the long-lost chachi to padoswali aunty! They will shower her with all the desi remedies as if she is sick and not just pregnant. On top of it, the pressure of gaining and not gaining weight during pregnancy is something else. Uhmm, the so-called relatives will never let a mom-to-be grow the baby in peace. But Bollywood actor, Ruslaan Mumtaz's wife, Nirali Mehta did not pay any heed to all the unnecessary things every Indian woman hears during her pregnancy. In fact, the star-wife is back in shape after just 21-days of giving birth to her baby boy. (Recommend Read: Karisma Kapoor Misses Her Parents And Sister Amid Lockdown, Urges People To Stay Positive)
On March 26, 2020, Ruslaan Mumtaz and Nirali Mehta had welcomed their baby boy to their world. Ruslaan had announced the arrival of his baby boy with a cute family picture and had captioned it as "26-03-2020: CHOTA BABY HAS ARRIVED I was going to avoid uploading any of my baby's pictures for atleast 3,4 months but given the current gloom and doom in the world right now I think news of a chota baby will only brighten your day. I genuinely do believe that babies born in times when the world is going through a rough patch come here for a reason. So I'm hoping my chota baby is a superhero born in difficult times and in time will make this world even more beautiful than he already is. I hope and pray the world becomes a better place for us, our parents and our children.”
Since then, Ruslaan and Nirali's Instagram feeds are filled with happy pictures of their little bundle of joy. On April 15, 2020, Ruslaan took to his Instagram handle and shared a special post for his 'darling wife', Nirali and how she is back to her fit-self in just 21-days of delivery. He wrote, "Yesterday, Nirali took a post-workout selfie with me and I realised that it's been 21days since Rayaan's birth and she's back to being her fit self. I was pleasantly surprised and I thought I must share how she achieved this. Is she blessed? Does she diet? Did she do things differently post-delivery? The answer lies in what she did before delivery. She didn't eat for 2, 3 or 4, like people expected her to do. She stuck to her regular healthy diet. She did not binge on food rich in sugar or oil. It's not that she didn't have any cravings for desserts or fried food, she did, but she knew whatever she ate her baby would eat too and that's why she refrained from going overboard."
Ruslaan further shared how his wife, Nirali didn't stop working out even in her last trimester, "She continued working until 7 days before her delivery and she worked out twice a week from her 4th month until the last day of her delivery. In fact, she did a functional workout of 30 mins in the morning and a 30min walk just 2hours before we left for the hospital. Of course, there were times when she thought maybe she should eat what pregnant women are usually advised by their families too, she should increase her quantity, she shouldn't work out, shouldn't go to work beyond 8 months of the pregnancy. But she allayed those fears by consulting professionals for her workouts. She hired physiotherapists who only train pregnant women so that she could have a natural delivery." (Also Read: Deeya Chopra Mehta Shares The First Glimpse Of Her Newborn Daughter, Sophia Mehta And We're In Love)
He concluded his note on how Nirali is back in shape within 21 days, "She researched online regarding pregnancy diets and most of them were the opposite of what Indian pregnant women usually follow. Today when I look back at her journey which was filled with questions from people around her I feel proud that she did what she thought was right and the results are here to be seen. Our baby was born healthy at 3kgs by a normal delivery and Nirali has gone back to almost looking like she did in just 20 days. As of now, she hasn't even started working out so in time she will be as fit as she was before. She's too busy to share her journey but I thought I must because it could help someone out there confused regarding what to do and what not to do. I'm sure post this lockdown many women will need this advice."
On April 1, 2020, Nirali had taken to her Instagram handle and had shared her baby's unique name. She had posted a candid picture with the little munchkin, and had written, "Introducing you to the new love of my life, my son RAYAAN. His name means 'Gate to Heaven'. His birth date has a huge significance for me. He was born just 2 days after my granny passed away and I truly believe, he opened the gates to heaven for her. The bond I shared with my granny is something I will cherish forever and now I feel she's blessing me through my son. He's one week old today and it's been one of the most emotional, happy, loving, exciting weeks of my life so far." (Don't Miss: Sushmita Sen Makes Fun Of Her Beau, Rohman Shawl's Surname, Recalls A Funny Incident On The Same)
Well, Ruslaan's wife, Nirali's is definitely an inspiration for all the soon-to-be-mommies!