Shilpa Shetty speaks candidly on motherhood: it takes guts at 45 to have a newborn
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Shilpa Shetty speaks candidly on motherhood: it takes guts at 45 to have a newborn

The 45-year old actress talks about life with a 6-month baby

On February 15 2020, actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra and businessman husband Raj Kundra welcomed their second child into the world. The couple had daughter named Samisha Shetty via surrogacy just before the lockdown began.

"I flew private to bring Samisha home because there was no way in hell that I’d bring a baby born three weeks prematurely, with masks and all, “ Shilpa told the Mumbai Mirror. “A few days later, the nationwide lockdown was announced and I’m grateful for this time with my baby, which, as an actress, I wouldn’t have got otherwise."

The Bollywood star says becoming a mother for the second time in her mid-forties is somewhat surreal. "It feels surreal when people ask me how my ‘children’ are doing. At 45, to have a newborn, takes guts." 

Shilpa and Raj already have an eight-year old son named Viaan and the actress spoke about how different it feels this time. "The first time around, you are breastfeeding and tired all the time. You feel like a cow. I also went through postpartum depression, though I bounced out of it in about two weeks."

Images via Instagram: @theshilpashetty

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