Sonam Kapoor Ahuja is the new mommy in town. The actress gave birth to her first child, a baby boy, with Anand Ahuja on August 20. While Sonam opened up about her pregnancy in an interview before her son Vayu Kapoor Ahuja's birth, the actress recently shared details of her delivery and post-natal journey with her fans which include new mothers like her.
On Instagram, Sonam went on to guide her fans by answering their questions about her pre-natal, pregnancy and post-natal journey. "I have been now getting a lot of questions on my pre-natal, pregnancy and post-natal (journey). I will do my best to answer and do stories on everything and add it to my highlights," she wrote.
Sonam revealed she gave birth to Vayu through 'gentle birth method'. "My pre-natal journey was quite different. I was very sure I wanted to have as natural a journey as I could that would lead to a natural delivery with as little intervention as possible. For that I decided to take help of ‘gentle birth method’ with Dr Gowra Motha. She had written a lovely book called Gentle Birth Method that explains how to deal with the prenatal journey," Sonam shared.
She further added, "She was a practicing ob-gyn (obstetrician-gynecologist) in London’s NHS and was disillusioned by the crude and detached way mothers were dealt with. So, she tried to find a gentler and kinder method. She uses a lot of Ayurvedic practices, creative healing and homeopathy. I’ve followed her blindly. I’ve had a natural birth thanks to all her teachings and I’m breastfeeding pretty easily…"
The actress said she doesn't have any stretch marks. "Besides the linea nigra, I don’t have any stretch marks at all. I've used a combination of these two products (which she shared a picture of) three times a day on my whole trunk area up to my thighs. I also drank collagen, had vitamin C and a lot of protein," Sonam continued.
Through her Instagram stories, Sonam addressed issues like pigmentation. "Pigmentation is something that is inevitable if you’re South Asian, especially during pregnancy. But the best way to minimise it (is to use) tons and tons of SPF and (avoid) direct sunlight," the actress stated. She also advised to include intake of "folic acid, iron, calcium, vitamin D, choline, omega-3, fatty acids, B vitamins, and vitamin C."