Bollywood actress and producer Dia Mirza, who gave birth prematurely to her son Avyaan Azaad Rekhi on May 14, has now brought her son back to her home from the hospital. She shared a black and white image of her holding the son in her arms.
“Our story has only just begun Avyaan ... 15.09.2021. We are deeply grateful to many good people who took very good care of you Avyaan in the first 4 months of your life,” wrote Mirza on her Instagram.
Mirza had a challenging time during her pregnancy where she had to undergo an emergency appendectomy, followed by a severe bacterial infection.
She also gave a huge shout to her son for transforming her life and all those doctors who worked round the clock to extend care to her newborn.
“Avyaan, you have taught us humility, grace, and the power of prayer ߐ? Stay blessed baby. You complete us in every way ...️ߧ?All our family and friends this time would not have been half as comforting without your strength and prayers. Thank YOU all. You know who you are,” she added.
In February, Mirza got married to businessman Vaibhav Rekhi, but chose to reveal her pregnancy a few months later. When a social media user questioned her about hiding her pregnancy, she wrote:
“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 pregnancy. We didn’t announce the pregnancy until we knew its safe (medical reasons). 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.”
Mirza has always been at the forefront for women’s rights and empowerment. During her pregnancy, she also fought hard to end stigma attached to being pregnant.
“ 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 after all our choice 5) As a society we must un stereotype our idea of what is right or wrong, instead of training ourselves to ask what is fair or unfair,” she schooled a few fans.