Shilpa Shetty opens up on miscarriages before opting for surrogacy:
Earlier this year, Shilpa Shetty welcomed her daughter Samisha through surrogacy. The couple is already parents to a son named Viaan and has been trying for a second child for a very long time.
The actor stated, “After Viaan, I did want to have another child for the longest time. But I suffered from an autoimmune disease called APLA and that came into play every time I get pregnant. So I had a couple of miscarriages so it was a genuine issue.”
Talking about her adoption plans by sharing, “I didn’t want Viaan to grow up as a single child, because I’m also one of two and I know how important it is to have a sibling. Coming from that thought, I did explore other ideas as well but that didn’t pan out well. At a time when I wanted to adopt, I had put in my name and everything was underway. But then, the Christian missionary shut down because they had a tiff with Kara. I waited for nearly four years and then, I was so irritated and we decided to try the surrogacy route.”
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“Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ” ― Elizabeth Stone To the two halves of my heart ❤️ Viaan & Samisha: You both complete me. I love you !💝🌈🧿💝Thankyou for choosing me😇 Happy Mother’s Day… to me and to all those amazing mothers out there.❤️🧿🌈 @rajkundra9 . . . . . #HappyMothersDay #ViaanRajKundra #SamishaShettyKundra #children #son #daughter #family #gratitude #blessed #happiness
Shilpa also revealed that Samisha was conceived after three attempts. She said, “We had been trying for a second child for five years. I had signed Nikamma and had committed my dates to Hungama when I got the news that in February, we were going to be parents again. We cleared our work schedules for the whole month.”
The actress also said that she faced body shaming because of her post-pregnancy weight. “I had put on 32 kilos during my pregnancy. Ideally, I thought I’d gain around 15 kilos but I had double that weight. And after delivering Viaan, I put on two more kilos which were ridiculous. I don’t know how I did that. So I remember this one incident when I went out with Raj for dinner for the first time after having Viaan. We walked in and there was this group of women at a kitty sitting and smirking at me. I could hear them say, “Is that Shilpa Shetty? She still has weight!” It was heartless.”
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Some things in life are a little more special than the others. The number ‘15’ has been added to that list now❤️! Our daughter, Samisha Shetty Kundra🧿, came into our lives on 15th Feb and she turns two months old today on 15th April. It’s also a very special and happy coincidence that we have become a family of 15 MILLION on @indiatiktok today, on the 15th of April😍🤩 So grateful for all the love & blessings that you have showered on my family and me over the years… humbled beyond words. Hope you continue to stand by us, rock solid, even in the years to come🙏🏻❤️🤗🧿🌈 ~ @rajkundra9 . . . . . #20DaysOfGratefulness #Day19 #SamishaShettyKundra #happiness #gratitude #blessed #grateful #daughter #15Million #TikTokIndia
Questioning the mentality of such people, Shilpa Shetty Kundra continued, “Who are these people anyway? I would also like to see how they look when they get pregnant. It’s easy to comment.” Revealing that it was her mother, Sunanda Shetty, who had motivated her to lose those extra kilos, Shilpa remarked, “My mother is known for her straight talk. One day, she just asked me, “When are you planning to lose the weight?” Trust a mother to always burst your bubble.” And then eventually, Shilpa had shed off her extra kilos and became the yummiest mummy of B-town.
It seems like now the days are passed when adoption, IVF, single parenting, and surrogacy were the tabooed subjects in our country. With big celebrities opting for alternative methods to experience parenthood, these topics are becoming normal now.
This Year Shilpa celebrated her first mother’s day with her daughter Samisha.