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Kareena Kapoor Khan Opens Up About Her Struggles With Motherhood After Taimur’s Birth

khushboo sharmakhushboo sharma  |  Jul 15, 2021
Kareena Kapoor Khan Opens Up About Her Struggles With Motherhood After Taimur’s Birth

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Just last week, Kareena Kapoor made a big reveal on social media and shared that she is all set to share her motherhood journey in a book. While her book is slated for an August release, it has started creating quite a buzz. In fact, the book titled, Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Pregnancy Bible: The ultimate manual for moms-to-be, is already the number one bestseller on Amazon India. Well, for a book that talks about little Taimur and Jeh, we wouldn’t expect anything lesser anyway. 
 
Kareena talks about motherhood struggles and things that have made her sail through this all in her book. In a recently released extract, the actress shared how the initial days after Taimur’s birth were really challenging for her. Going all candid, Kareena has talked about how she ‘wasn’t the most perfect mom’ and did not even know how to put a diaper on Taimur. “I wasn’t the most perfect mom the first time around. There is joy in messing up. I didn’t know how to clean Taimur’s poop or put on his diaper properly in the beginning. His pee leaked so often because his mother didn’t secure his diaper perfectly,” she writes. 

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In the extract, she also shared a piece of important advice for new moms: “But here is some advice — mother to mother: it’s about you and your comfort; do what is easy, do what works. When a mother is confident and comfortable, the baby senses it too. It’s why I returned to work so quickly.” 
 
Kareena further talks about how while being a mother is a huge part of her life, it would never be her ‘only identity. This is exactly why she kept working throughout her pregnancy and wanted to return to the sets super soon after Taimur’s birth as well. The decision came with its own challenges, her mother’s guilt being the biggest of them. She shares, “I remember leaving Taimur behind and going to night shoots with a crew of 150 people. I was so torn—trying to be professional on the shoot, while aching for my baby. I have jumped back into my commitments soon after having Jeh too, though I definitely feel less rushed.”

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In the extract, Kareena has stressed on the need of retaining one’s identity to be a good mom. “It’s normal to feel guilty. But trust me when I say Taimur doesn’t love me any less today because I got my life back soon after I had him, and neither will Jeh. There is nothing like doing what you want to do. I will have one kid at my hand and another in my lap. I will be a mom and I will go back to work. I will rock all of it,” she writes.
Well, that’s just Bebo as we know her–brave, awesome, and unfiltered.
 
Here’s hoping that her book will inspire more moms to keep chasing their dreams while they embrace motherhood. Cannot wait to get our hands on it. We know it’s going to be an awesome one!
 
You can now pre-order KAREENA KAPOOR KHAN’S PREGNANCY BIBLE: The ultimate manual for moms-to-be on Amazon India
 
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