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Kalki Koechlin, gave birth to her daughter Soppho on Friday (07.02.2020), this news was taken to social media to thank the woman who helped her during the childbirth. Sharing a picture of her during the labour, the actress enclosed a heartfelt note for her doula.
Water Birth Technique
The actress had opted for the water birth technique to give birth to her first child. Throughout her pregnancy, a trained pregnancy professional helped Kalki to go through her tough journey. She thanked doula (a woman who assists a pregnant woman during childbirth) for her consistent help.
The actress wrote about how her doula that she was a great support system for her. Women need a great help during the process of pregnancy, labour and post care. She said that earlier she was not aware about the function of a doula until she got pregnant. No matter how much one reads up, prepare or ask the doctor, there are challenges in childbirth that one can only know from experience and practice.
She wrote further that doula supports in many activities right from conceiving to birth of a child like- provides massages, breathing techniques, excercises during active labour, other support like hypnobirthing, a birth plan for the hospital, your first bonding with your baby, breastfeeding and so many other essentials which she believes that it is very necessary when one is a first time mum, it gives a feeling as if it is the first day at a new school all over again!”
Kalki called the labour pain, the toughest part of his pregnancy, and without Sanam’s strong hands and steady voice guiding me through the breathing she is not sure if she would’ve been able to bear all these things.
Kalki Koechlin Baby Girl
Kalki also announced the birth of Soppho in an Instagram post. Sharing a photo of the newborn’s footprint, the actress opened her heart out with a long note. She wrote, “Please welcome Sappho. Born 07/02/20. She had just spent 9 months wrapped up like a momos in my uterus. Let’s give her some space. Thank you for all the good wishes and positive energy pouring in…”
In her second post, Kalki shared photos of herself with Soppho, Guy Hershberg and the team of doctor and nurses who helped the couple during the childbirth.
Soppho is Kalki’s first child with boyfriend Guy Hershberg.