Sameera Reddy is expecting her second child with husband Akshai Varde and recently she shared a then and now picture revealed how first pregnancy turned out to be an unexpected experience. The actor has a four-year-old son named Hans and now that she is expecting again, Sameera shared a picture from her first pregnancy and her transformation after giving birth to Hans.
Speaking in an interview Sameera said, “From being that ‘sexy Sam’, I went to this. I put on 32 kg and couldn’t recognise myself. I was a complete mess.”
“I had placenta previa, which had me on bed rest for almost four to five months after the pregnancy. I just started putting on weight and falling into some kind of place in my head because it went from shows, award functions, and a glamorous lifestyle to just not being able to handle what pregnancy was doing to me,” she added.
Revealing insight about her transformation in her post, accompanied by a then-and-now picture, Sameera wrote, “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. 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,” read an excerpt from her post. We wish Sameera and her yet to be born baby a healthy life.