Famous Bollywood actress, Sameera Reddy got married to her long-time boyfriend, Akshai Varde on January 21, 2014. In 2016, their first baby, a boy was born whom they adorably named, Hans Varde. And recently, on July 12, 2019, Sameera and Akshai became a family of four with the arrival of their second baby – a girl, whose name they are still figuring out and will follow rashi system for the same. (You May Like: Sourabh Jain Of 'Radha Krishna' Shares Unseen Wedding Pics, Gets Emotional Ahead Of 'Nach Baliye')
Just like other celebrity preggers, Sameera too has been quite vocal about her pregnancy experience for the second time. She has been ardently using her social media handle to share her experiences with her fans. Right from her stunning underwater maternity shoot to her kickass way of flaunting her baby bump, Sameera has been a source of inspiration for many expecting mothers. As promised, Sameera has now shared her postpartum journey too.
Today, on July 18, 2019, Sameera took to her official Instagram handle and shared two pictures from her pregnancy, flaunting her baby bump. Along with the same, she has revealed her postpartum journey and how hard her c-section delivery has been for her. Sameera worded her post as, “As part of my #imperfectlyperfect campaign I promised I’d share my postpartum journey so here goes. It’s really damn hard on the body when it’s a c section because the stitches hurt like mad. Nothing can ready you for the sleepless nights of endless feeding and your body just feels so out of whack it can really get you down. The tummy swelling takes a while to go and this is day 5 post-delivery. I’m thrilled to have my daughter in my arms, but I can’t help but feel hormonally challenged because of all the changes. It all bounces back and that’s the silver lining!” Take a look at the pictures she has shared:
Also, Sameera took to her Instagram stories and shared her picture with puffy eyes. Atop which she wrote, "Sleepless nights and puffy eyes. Welcome to week 1! #MomLife." In the next Instagram story, she shared an adorable click having her son and daughter in one frame. Atop this one, she wrote, "LazyAfternoon, Still can't believe have two!" followed by a heart-eye emoji. Checkout:
Sometime back, Sameera had shared her before-and-after pictures from her first pregnancy, when she had gained a lot of weight. Sameera had written, “I touched 102 Kgs in May 2015, the month Hans was born, and I’m not scared to admit it. It took me to the deepest darkest places in my head. My confidence shattered. And I couldn’t lose the weight for a year after because I was too scared to even step out. I disappeared because I didn’t have the strength to be judged by the world after all the years of being glam and fit on screen. But the beautiful part is that you can only hit your lowest low to know you can absolutely climb out of that hole. It’s a fight. A hard one.” (Checkout: Neha Dhupia And Angad Bedi Post An Adorable Family Moment With Daughter, Mehr On 8-Month Birthday)
She had further written, “Took me 2 years more to lose the weight and to step out and face the world again but I wish I had the courage then. I did it naturally with no fad diets, no easy way out. Only with dedicated workout, yoga, pilates and strength training. It’s important for me to post this now because I need women to know the struggle is real. The mood swings, hormonal changes and losing your body shape can mess with your mind. It’s a superficial world and people can be hurtful if you don’t keep up. But the key is to be fearless. Only you can get out of that rut. It’s yours to change. Be brave. You can move mountains if you just will it. Special thanks to the best workout crew who also gave me the physical & emotional strength to get fit again @yogabypramila @adishroff @ivan_ultimatefitness @nyelakapadia & Kaizen Motafram my Pilates guru! love you guys.”
Once at an auto-expo show, Sameera had given an epic reply to all those who body-shame pregnant women by saying, “I have one question for these trolls. Where do you guys come from? Your mothers right? Was your mother very hot after you came out? I am just saying that it’s shameful because it is such a natural process and it’s so beautiful, it’s so amazing. And there are sexy ones like Kareena who just come out looking fully hot and then there are people like me who take time. It took me time with the first baby. Maybe it will take me time with the second baby. But what’s important is to accept yourself. And to all the trolls out there, say what you want guys. I think that I have a superpower. I am giving birth to a baby.” (Also Check: Nick Jonas Is Inspired By The Hindu Wedding Rituals, Says 'Saath Pheras' Have Locked Him For Good)
Because of all the hatred she had received, Sameera used to feel shy to come out in open after her firstborn. In the same interaction, Sameera was quoted as saying, “I was like what people will expect, and how fast I will lose my weight. But now I feel different, cool, charming. I remember I used to cover up a lot in my first baby but now I am like bring it on. I can also be hotter and pregnant. The women in our culture have become very accepting of pregnant women and why not?”
Conveying all the love and happiness to this lovely family of four!