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If you thought that being seven months pregnant would keep Sania Mirza off Tennis fields, then you’re wrong. It is rightly said that you can take the player off the tennis court for a while, but you can’t take the tennis out of the tennis player ever! Sania is making her pregnancy journey look like a breeze in the most stunning sartorial choices. Mommy-to-be Sania is slaying her maternity style like a pro. (Also Read: 6 Super-Fit Bollywood Moms Who Gave Birth To Their Babies Through Normal Delivery)
Sania Mirza is expecting her first child with hubby Shoaib Malik in October, and the Mirza and Malik clan are eagerly waiting for the arrival of this little munchkin. In a recent interactive fan session on Instagram, soon-to-be-mommy Sania was asked for some pregnancy tips, to which she replied, “Stay as active as possible and eat healthy.” And she is clearly doing both!
In a video shared on Instagram by Sania, she can be seen engaged in a friendly Tennis match with her sister, Anam Mirza. As the two sisters are playing and giggling, their father Imran Mirza, who was there too next to the court, advised Anam about her “wrong foot”. There are no brownie points for guessing who won the match! Sania captioned her video, “Told you ... can’t keep me away... I need some wheels to move though #Allhamdulillah”. And the video shared by Anam was captioned as, “Getting Mom-to-be to hit a few balls. @imranmirza58 doesn’t think too much of my tennis skills @mirzasaniar #zerotennisskills”. (Also Checkout: Pregnancy Guide: Difference Between Normal Delivery And Caesarean Section, Benefits And Risks)
The six Grand Slam titles winner, Sania also shared a picture of her twirling in the court dressed in a pale pink gown. She wrote, “You can take the player off the tennis court for a while … but you can’t take the tennis out of the tennis player ever.” Sania had undergone a surgery in 2017, post which he had put her career on hold and is planning to return to win a medal for the country at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. (Also Read: 20 Biggest Reasons For Not Getting Pregnant When Everything Is Normal)
On their decision to start a family, Sania Mirza told IANS, “It was just about time… I was down with my knee injury anyway and we had been thinking about it for a while… We thought it was a good time to start a family and experience this new phase of our lives. I haven’t played since mid-October, so it has been a solid six months and more. Rest was something everyone was recommending… So, I won’t say it’s perfect, but it’s better.” (Also Checkout: C-Section Pregnancy Guide: Who Needs It, Procedure, Complications And Delivery Side Effects)
Sania talked about her morning sickness in an interview, and stated, “Surprisingly, I feel good. I have not had any morning sickness and it has been a dream pregnancy so far. As a woman, being a mother is something that we all look forward to in our lives, regardless of whether you are a tennis player or not. It’s a new beginning.” Further talking about her bizarre cravings, Sania opened up, “I have gone off sweets like chocolates and that’s good because I would have put on more weight otherwise. But what I crave a lot is spicy food. I am loving those sour ‘chatpatta’ [snacks] stuff like bhel puri. I have gone off red meat too. I am working with a dietician to try to control my weight. I need to get back to playing as soon as possible and therefore I would like to control it [the weight gain].”
When asked if she and Shoaib are all geared up for embracing parenthood, she retorted, “My husband is a hands-on guy. He’s one of those men who will wake up in the morning and make his own breakfast. He doesn’t wait for me to be up when he’s hungry. So that is how we have lived, so it won’t be any different even when our child comes to our lives. I do have to practice [tennis] and he will have to take some time out. I will have to do the same when he has to practice. It’s going to be a lot of hard work, but I feel the joy of a child will take over those things.” (Also Read: Miscarriage In Pregnancy: Symptoms, Causes And How To Deal With It)
Soon-to-be-a-mother, Sania Mirza is some major pregnancy goals and she is a true inspiration for all the expecting ladies out there!
On April 23, 2018, ace tennis player, Sania Mirza and her cricketer husband, Shoaib Malik had announced of Sania's first pregnancy. 6 months later, the doting couple became parents on October 30, 2018, when their baby boy was born. They lovingly named their little cotton ball, Izhaan Mirza Malik. Sania Mirza is ridingRead More