New Delhi: Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor recently welcomed a baby boy with her husband Anand Ahuja on August 20. In the final stage of her pregnancy, Sonam gave an interview to Vogue India magazine, where she revealed that she was planning her first child in 2020, but it got delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a video of her interview with the magazine that was released on Friday, she recalled her ‘tough first trimester’ and what measures she took for a healthy pregnancy at 37. Reportedly, she gave this interview two weeks before her due date.
Interview With Vogue
“Honestly, (when) I got married (2018), we wanted to wait for two years and then the (Covid-19) pandemic happened. Then I heard lots of stories from my friends, who went through a very difficult time during the pandemic, going to hospitals, having their parents with them. In India we are used to a support system of our moms, our in-laws and all of that. You want your mother around. You want your partner around and to come to the hospital, all these things. So, Anand and I decided… We were planning for 2020. Then we were in Delhi at the beginning of the pandemic at his parents’ house and at that point we just decide to wait, because we did not know what Covid-19 was at that point. We did not understand and we thought, let’s just wait,” Sonam said.
Talking about her whole pregnancy journey from getting a green signal from doctors to finding out about her pregnancy around Christmas last year. Sonam said, “So, we waited and waited and waited; and this pandemic didn’t seem to be going anywhere. Then I remember in June (2021), it was my birthday and I told my husband, ‘I think it is time, I don’t think we can wait anymore’. I had done all my check-ups with a couple of doctors, in India and in London, and they said you are fine. You have something called AMH that women have, so that is fine, everything is fine, so just try… We went ahead, and by December we were pregnant, and then I had to start taking progesterone shots because of my age.”
Announcing the arrival of the baby boy, Sonam Kapoor shared a post on her Instagram and wrote, “With bowed heads and hearts, we welcomed our beautiful baby boy on August 20, 2022. Thank you to everyone who has helped us along the way, including doctors, nurses, friends, and family. It’s only the beginning, but we already know our lives have been forever altered. – Anand and Sonam.”
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Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja tied the knot on May 8, 2018, in a traditional Anand Karaj ceremony in Delhi. In March 2022, the couple announced that they are expecting their first child together.