One such person is philanthropist Nita Ambani. A devoted businesswoman and an affectionate mother, her love for her three children-Isha, Akash and Anant know no bounds. But, did you know, there was a time when Nita Ambani was told that she could never have children?
In an old interview, the 55-year-old Nita Ambani revealed that from the start, she had a strong maternal side to herself and would even write essays about motherhood when she was a young girl in school! Yet, the road to motherhood was not an easy one for her. At the age of 23, she was told by a doctor that she would never be able to conceive. Nita Ambani was quoted as saying,
“A few years after I got married, I was told by the doctors that I would never have children. Even when I was in school, I would write long, copious essays titled, ‘When I’ll be a mother…’ Here I was at the age of 23 being told that I would never conceive. I was shattered. However, with the help of Dr Firuza Parikh, who is one of my closest friends, I first conceived my twins!”
Even after this, welcoming her kids came with its own set of difficulties. Isha and Akash, who are both welcomed through surrogacy were born two months before due date. When she was pregnant with Anant, who she conceived naturally three years after the twins, it was her pregnancy weight which started to take a toll on her.
Speaking about the same, she had revealed, “Everything was double magnified. I was so overjoyed at being a mum that I had let myself go.”
Isha Ambani Piramal, who got married a few months ago is very close to her mother and spoke up about being an IVF baby in an interview recently. The heiress said, “My parents had us after seven years of marriage—my twin Akash and I were IVF babies. When my mother finally had us she wanted to be a full-time mum initially. Later, she went back to work when we were five, but she was still a tiger mom.”
Isha also mentioned that despite having her hands full with work and family, her mother was always there for her children, balancing life and ensuring they all grew up in a simple and humble way. She also said that Nita Ambani has always been a strict mother!
My mom was way stricter. If we wanted to bunk school, dad would be like “It’s no big deal” but mom would ensure we ate on time, studied hard and got our playtime as well. My grandparents (paternal and maternal) and my maasi played a huge role in bringing us up.”
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10 April 2019