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Kareena Kapoor’s take on Motherhood is Very *Empowering*

07/04/2017
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Kareena Kapoor welcomed her baby Taimur Ali Khan last year and she was back to work 20 days postpartum. Even during her pregnancy, she always had the zeal to work and put that extra energy out in the world.  It was very inspiring and motivational to see her work when she could easily take her days off.

But recently she wasn’t so happy when Mira Rajput said this in a recent statement.

“I had a tough pregnancy, I went to those 5 months of difficult times to bring my daughter into this world. So now I want to spend every moment that I can with her and I think there is a set of responsibilities around my plate and I feel at my age I have a lot more energy, I have my future ahead of me, so I can finish all of my responsibility and I have nothing in my way. I can raise my daughter, I can be a good wife. Nothing will stop me after that. I love being at home, I love being a mother to my child, I wouldn’t want to spend one hour a day with my child and rush off to work, why did I have her? She is not a puppy; I want to be there for her as a mother,” Mira had said, earlier.

To which Kareena had the perfect reply to:

“Yes, I was on my feet a few days after the delivery , but it’s upsetting to have people judge you for it. No one has the right to comment on how I conduct myself or what sort of a mother I am. Everyone seems to have an opinion. Postpartum depression is not a must, right? It’s whimsical to generalise that every woman goes through that phase, almost making it sound like a norm. Every pregnancy and every mother’s journey with her child during those nine months and afterwards is different. You can’t draw parallels. No one out there really knows me or what I am feeling at a given time. How can anyone decide on my behalf whether I am supposed to feel depressed or if I can step out before 45 days? If I’m spoken about like that, what would it be like for other women?.”

And we can’t agree more, No one has the right to judge a mother on her motherhood and pregnancy. How she parents her child can be different but her love isn’t less.

We must respect each and every woman and also her choices.

As women we MUST start being mindful of what we think when our mind starts to play with critical judgement, because movement for “equality of woman” must begin with women supporting women. There must be a genuine want to encourage the best in each other; without self-comparison, negative judgement or competition. It is only then that we will see greater results. .

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  • Reply Lynwood Schunter 20/06/2017 at 12:58 pm

    Very interesting subject, appreciate it for putting up.

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