Actress Sonam Kapoor recently embraced motherhood as she welcomed her first child with her husband Anand Ahuja. At the age of 37, she gave birth to a healthy baby boy. In a recent interview, the new mommy talked about difficulties she went through since she got pregnant at an advanced maternal age. Sonam also spoke about the measures she took for a healthy pregnancy at the age of 37 and revealed she took 'progesterone shots in her thighs, stomach, and practically everywhere on her body.'
Speaking with Vogue magazine for their latest issue, the Neerja star said after she learned about her pregnancy she decided to be extra careful since at that time a lot of people in London were contracting Covid-19. But a month later, she came down with a fever, cough and cold and she was terrified and immediately started googling ‘what happens if you have Covid when you’re pregnant. ALSO READ: Rhea Kapoor Shares FIRST PIC Of Sonam Kapoor-Anand Ahuja's Baby Boy; Breaks Down After Meeting Her Newborn Nephew, Call It 'Unreal Moment'-SEE PICS!
Sonam added, “It was tough. I was taking progesterone shots in my thighs and stomach—practically everywhere on my body — because I was of advanced maternal age and was constantly throwing up, sick, and bedridden. Everyone’s so tense about women who get pregnant after 31 or 32. They tell you don’t do this, don’t do that, don’t get gestational diabetes or pre-eclampsia. I was like, ‘wait, hang on, I still feel very young. I’ve got my dad’s (Anil Kapoor) genes, I look very young. It’ll be fine.”
The Masakali girl also opened up about becoming a mother for the first time and called the decision of giving birth to a child ‘selfish’. Sonam explained that priorities do change. “Priorities do change and I think that the child will become mine. The truth of the matter is that they didn’t choose to come into this world. You decided to bring them here, so it’s a very selfish decision,” she was quoted saying.
Meanwhile, Sonam and Anand are currently with their families in India. Yesterday, Rhea Kapoor shared the first pictures of Sonam’s newborn baby boy on social media alongside a heartfelt note. In the clicks, doting maasi Rhea was seen getting emotional, seeing the little boy. She could not stop her tears. In her caption, she called Sonam Kapoor the ‘bravest mommy’ and Anand the ‘most loving dad.’