Birth story

I still remember the evening about me telling Gautam (my loved one) that, “We are having a baby !!” Uncertain and unplanned but it doesn’t mean it’s unwanted or unloved. It just means that life knew what I needed before even I did… The pregnancy journey just began when I had moved from Dubai to India for good and was juggling between my job and new business. The first trimester was full of dizzy mornings and skin allergies. I wasn’t sure what’s happening with my body. Reading online articles and googling stuff wasn’t helpful at all. My sister introduced me to @barkhanagpal in my early second trimester and trust me things changed. I started to exercise and followed a diet plan which we discussed according to my lifestyle and routine. It helped me to control my thyroid (diagnosed in my early pregnancy) and raised acid levels (absurd eating habits).

Sessions with her are just not about exercises but the information which helped me throughout my pregnancy. Discussions were about breastfeeding, post-pregnancy depression (baby blues), right products for yourself and your little one, nutritional guidance, self-care, correct postures etc gave me so much confidence each day every day. She made me love each and every stage of my pregnancy and I found changes in my body whilst growing a life inside me so fascinating. Every time I looked at myself it gave me so much confidence to embrace all the labor and contractions. As soon as my labor pains started I was again suffering from high fever and cough. Things just were getting difficult for me to handle and I had to opt for a cesarean section delivery option. Nevertheless, in 3 days I was back home and 7th day my stitches were removed. Exercise and mental well­being definitely helps and I couldn’t thank Barkha for being there for me.

Well, I was mentally prepared for both as for months we wait and anticipate what life would be when our Lil one arrives. Everything happens for good. Everyone tells you it’s a love like no other, but until you experience it yourself you’ll never understand. They also tell you the first couple of months are hard, again something you can’t comprehend until it’s 3 am and you’re feeding, burping and changing poopy nappies.labor and contractions. As soon as my labor pains started I was again suffering from high fever and cough. Things just were getting difficult for me to handle and I had to opt for a cesarean section delivery option. Nevertheless, in 3 days, I was back home and 7th day my stitches were removed. Exercise and mental well­being definitely helps and I couldn’t thank Barkha for being there for me.

Sonali Loya
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