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Actor Geeta Basra and cricketer husband, Harbhajan Singh have indeed been an absolute power couple all this time where after having a now-growing up baby girl, the couple welcomed their second child together in the form of a baby boy. But the road to having a second child wasn't the smoothest for Basra especially.
The actor recently revealed in a conversation with ETimes how she suffered two miscarriages before she gave birth to her son, Jovan calling him a rainbow baby. The first miscarriage happened in 2019 and the second one in 2020. In both instances, Basra was in her first trimester. Opening about it, she said, "Howsoever early it happens, if it's your first trimester, the loss is felt by the mother far more than anybody else connected to her". 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."
She added, "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 her second miscarriage, Basra shifted to her in-laws' place in Punjab. "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".