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When Neha Dhupia Talked About Being A Working Mom And Managing The Guilt

Neha Dhupia On Motherhood
Neha Dhupia On Motherhood: Neha Dhupia is looking forward to the birth of her second baby with Angad Bedi. She took to social media on Monday to share the good news with her fans. She also talked about how the ongoing pandemic had made this pregnancy different and difficult.

Dhupia got hitched with Bedi in May 2018. She returned to work only ten days after delivering her first child the same year. The model and former Miss India has been extremely vocal about her motherhood experience in the past. In an interview she gave in 2018 during Lakme Fashion week, she encouraged pregnant women to show up to work and called it a “sweet moment” for them. “Make your child feel already ready for it and feel special”. Then pregnant Dhupia also added that her walk at Lakme Fashion Week was a memorable moment for her.

Post delivering her daughter Mehr Dhupia, she had opened up about lack of acceptance of a woman’s post-pregnancy body,  “We don’t look like this out of choice, we look like this because we’ve been through a lot. And, whatever we’ve been through, it’s beautiful. It’s worth it. Don’t you dare do this to a woman who’s already hurting or fat shame a new mom who is still going through many issues, personally and professionally”. She had told SheThePeople in an interview.

She also expressed her disgust at men who body-shame their wives for carrying that post-pregnancy weight.

Talking about how she deals with motherhood guilt, she had said that one needs to disconnect and compartmentalise. It is not possible to raise a child without the means and so she has to go to work.

She had also spoken about her husband Angad Bedi being a dutiful father to her daughter. “My daughter is a symbol of love that my husband and I have for each other. It is very fulfilling. It is an ultimate group hug.”, she said adding that he does 100% of what he can do as a father to help her raise the child.

According to Dhupia, new moms should not lose sight of who they are and what they can achieve.


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