Geeta Basra opens up about suffering two miscarriages

Bollywood actor Geeta Basra, who welcomed her second child with her cricketer husband Harbhajan Singh has revealed that before the birth of their second child, son Jovan Veer Singh, she suffered two miscarriages.

While speaking her heart out, she asked women not to lose hope after suffering a miscarriage.

Talking about the difficulty in conceiving for the second time, Geeta told ETimes, "My son Jovan is a rainbow baby." 

The actress suffered miscarriages in 2019 and 2020 during her first trimesters. Geeta said, "I want to talk today. I want to tell those women who have had miscarriages and lost hope to pick themselves up again. They should not give up and suffer in silence yearning for a child. Yes, a miscarriage can have a terrible effect on you from which you might take a long time to come out. A couple of my friends have had miscarriages. But we as women have to learn to put this behind us in the quickest possible time."

Geeta shared her feeling of losing a child, she revealed, "The last two years have been traumatic for me no doubt but I held myself from breaking down. A woman's hormones after a miscarriage go up and down a lot, which, in turn, makes it extremely difficult for her to maintain her composure. I kept myself strong and did not allow that meltdown to happen".

After suffering two miscarriage, Geeta shifted to her in-laws place in Punjab for sometime. "It is important for a girl to have the right support system around her. Even before I got married, I was sure I wanted to have kids--not one but two. The bond formed between siblings is very strong and the first child always needs company. My daughter Hinaya is 5 years old now; if I had my way she would have been 3 years old when Jovan was born," said Geeta.

The actress got pregnant for the fourth time while she was in Punjab. "I decided to completely rest it out in the first trimester. I just took my vitamins and waited for the first three months to get over. After that, we came to Mumbai, and a little later, I took to yoga. That helped me a lot. Long works in the last trimester were a given. My gut instinct told me that this time all will go well. Touchwood, it did," revealed Geeta.

In March this year, the couple announced that they are expecting their second child. The pictures have Harbhajan and their daughter Hinaya with her.

Geeta and Harbhajan tied the knot on October 29, 2015 after being in a courtship for five years. The couple had an intimate wedding ceremony in a Gurudwara in Jalandhar. They welcomed their first child, Hinaya in 2016 in London.