Emotional Throwback: When doctors told 23-year-old Nita Ambani that she would never conceive

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First Published 15, Apr 2019, 1:17 PM IST
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When doctors told 23-year-old Nita Ambani that she would never conceive
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Did you know Nita Ambani was told by doctors that she would never have a baby.

Mumbai: It may come as a surprise after having witnessed what a grand spectacle that Isha Ambani and Akash Ambani's respective weddings were, but chairperson and founder of the Reliance Foundation, Nita Ambani was told she would never be a mother.

 

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The wife of Mukesh Ambani is not only a smart businesswoman but is also the owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team Mumbai Indians. In an earlier interview with IDiva, Nita had revealed her struggles with becoming a mother after a few years of her marriage to India's richest person, Mukesh Ambani. "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."

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Motherhood can be a touchy subject for many women and after a diagnosis such as Nita's, it is easy to lose the will to get through a tough time like this. The Ambanis went the IVF route to conceive their first two - Isha and Akash, and within three years, she gave birth to Anant Ambani naturally. According to the report, the twins were born prematurely, two months before the due date. 

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In a very recent interview with a magazine, Isha Ambani, who recently got married to Anand Piramal called her mother Nita Ambani a 'tiger mom'. "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 Ambani said.

 

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During her pregnancy, Nita had also gained almost twice her weight. She went from weighing 47 kgs to going up to 90 kgs. She said, "Everything was double magnified. I was so thrilled at being a mum that I had let myself go." However, she soon went back to her healthy ways and opened up about how she managed to lose weight. With diet and one-and-a-half hours of daily exercise, Nita was able to get back into shape by shedding almost 58 kilos.

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