Giving birth is one of the most beautiful, rewarding, and excruciatingly painful experiences of a woman’s life. Right from confirming the news of your pregnancy to preparing your mind and body for the impending motherhood throughout the whole nine months, the whole experience of being pregnant finally leads up to this one moment of giving birth. And despite how the events turn out from the moment your water breaks and you hold your baby in your arms, childbirth is beautiful whether you go for normal delivery or C-section.
Actor Kalki Koechlin has been in the news for quite a while now since the news of her pregnancy hit the internet. The actress who broke the news of her pregnancy around September last year has been eagerly waiting to give birth since she ringed in the new year. And on 7th February 2020, the actress finally got to experience one of the best moments of her life when she gave birth to her baby on Friday last week.
The actor took to Instagram to share the news of this new chapter of their lives with the world. Kalki wrote, “Please welcome Sappho. Born in 07/02/20. She just spent 9 months wrapped up like a momo in my uterus. Let’s give her some space. Thank you for all the good wishes and positive energy pouring in. And respect to all the women who go through the intense and gruesome experience of birth, be it normal or C-section, so many of whom are not given credit or support for the biggest challenges they face, but are expected to do it out of some kind of duty. The process takes a huge toll both psychological and physical and should have the backing of an entire community to truly heal.”
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As soon as the actor revealed the news of her baby, celebs were quick to respond with congratulatory messages and best wishes for both the mother and the baby. Many from the movie industry including Dia Mirza, Rajeev Masand, Jitesh Pillai, and Konkana Sen Sharma send their best wishes and congratulations to the actor.
Even before Kalki had posted about her baby, reports were doing rounds that the actress had given birth to a baby girl. The actress had previously revealed in an interview that she would probably go with a gender-neutral name for her baby.
The actor had been very vocal about her pregnancy the moment she knew that they were expecting. Kalki has been in the news time and again since she didn’t opt for getting engaged or going for a shotgun wedding after she came to know about her pregnancy. Sticking to the unconventional way of raising a baby, Kalki decided to have the baby out of wedlock and felt confident in not rushing into anything just because she was pregnant. Kalki’s boyfriend, Guy Hershberg is a classical pianist from Jerusalem. The couple who have been together for a while now have no plans for the wedding yet and have revealed that they would take the plunge at their own pace.
In her post, the actor continued, ‘And a reminder to each and every human being of where we started, being formed from tiny molecules to conscious, beautiful beings. We are survivors of the biggest battle, the one for life and existence, and should treat ourselves and others with that love and respect. “Some say an army of horsemen or infantry, a fleet of ships is the fairest thing on the black earth, but I say it’s what one loves.” ~Sappho~ circa 600BC.’
The actress has been keen on the idea of having a water birth but is yet to confirm what kind of delivery she had. We wish the new mom a speedy recovery and hope she gets to enjoys every second of her precious time with the newborn.