Congratulations are in order for Bollywood actress Dia Mirza after she announced that she is pregnant with her first child.
The Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein actor married businessman Vaibhav Rekhi in February this year, announcing her pregnancy with a baby bump only some weeks after.
Dia took to Instagram to share the news with her fans. Sharing a picture of herself cradling her baby bump, Dia wrote a beautiful poem that read,
“Blessed to be…
One with Mother Earth…
One with the Life Force that is the beginning of everything…
Of all stories. Lullabies. Songs.
Of new saplings.
And the blossoming of hope.
Blessed to cradle this purest of all dreams in my womb
Photo by @vaibh_r ￼
While many people congratulated the couple there were some who trolled the actress for the timing of her announcement.
An Instagram user asked why she did not share the news of her pregnancy before she got married. The user wrote, “That’s so good, congrats. But the problem is, she tried to break the stereotypes with woman priests, why couldn’t she announce her pregnancy before the marriage? Isn’t becoming pregnant after marriage a stereotype we follow? Why can’t women get pregnant before marriage?”
In reply, Dia wrote a long note and cleared that she and Vaibhav did not get married because they are having a baby together. She said that she didn’t announce it earlier due to some medical reasons. She wrote,
“Interesting question. Firstly we didn’t marry because we were having a baby together we were already marrying as we wanted to spend our lives together. We discovered we were going to have a baby while we were planning our wedding. So this marriage is not the result of a pregnancy. We didn’t announce the pregnancy until we knew it’s safe (medical reasons) to. This is the happiest news of my life, I’ve waited for many many years for this to happen. No way I would hide it for any reason other than medical.
Only answering this because:
1) Having a child is a beautiful gift of life
2) There must never be any shame attached to this beautiful journey
3) As women we must always exercise our choice
4) Whether we choose to be single and parent a child or be in a marriage it is our after all our choice
5) As a society we must un stereotype our idea of what is right or wrong, instead train ourselves to ask what is fair or unfair.”
Well, that was a pretty great response. Congratulations to the queen, we wish her good health and a blissful journey to motherhood!