Actress Chhavi Mittal is pregnant with her second baby. The 34 year old actress, who married director Mohit Hussein in 2005 is mother to a cute daughter named Areeza born in 2012. She is expecting her second baby in May.
Being an active Instagram met, Chhavi’s pregnancy tips that she shared on Instagram come handy to all the moms-to-be. In one of her posts, she busted the five most common myths around pregnancy that most women believe to be true.
Chhavi went on to share the following picture with her baby bump and wrote, “I’ve been reading all comments on my recent posts and really want to thank each one of you for the pouring love! However, there are certain myths about pregnancy that I’d like to address today.”
Myth 1: Pregnancy Is All About Resting
Chhavi writes “No. Pregnancy is not an illness, unless you make it one specifically by resting and being lazy. Lack of exercise is known to cause a variety of problems in any kind of person. Pregnancy is the time to look after yourself even more than others.”
Myth 2: Pregnancy Means No Workout
Chhavi writes, “Well. For somebody who has never done yoga, it can actually be harmful! I had a slip-disc while attempting yoga with an expert trainer! Is that a chance I’d like to take when I’m pregnant? Hell no! I’m a gym freak, and if I stop gymming suddenly, it will do me more harm than good. Hence, no matter how hard it is, I strive to stay fit and healthy. For people who are generally not exercising, simple walks will go a long way.”
Myth 3: Pregnancy Is All About Eating Ice cream
“Please I beg of you don’t! Eat what is good for you, not junk. And sugar is worse than cocaine, so switching to healthier options, or simply cutting it down will reduce your chances of gestational diabetes and your baby’s chances of being diabetic. Besides unnecessary weight gain can lead to problems during your 3rd trimester & delivery. And you’re not eating for 2! Your baby is getting all nutrition from your body, you’re just eating for yourself!,” writes Chhavi.
Myth 4: Listen To Everyone’s Advice
Busting this myth, the actress says, “Please listen to your bodies first. Every pregnant mother knows her body best. If you don’t feel right about something, don’t do it.”
Myth 5: Learn From Others Pregnant Women
Chhavi busts this myth by telling, “Please don’t ape another pregnant woman. Just because she can, doesn’t mean you can. Again, listen to your bodies & don’t blindly follow a pregnancy workout video/ yoga video etc. Lastly, I would like to add that I’m not a doctor. So please don’t inbox me about medical problems. I’m only sharing my experience in the hope that it will benefit someone, but for the final word, turn to your doctor, please. Happy pregnancy ladies! #HappyilyPregnant.”