Firstpost’s first ever web-series and India’s first and only comprehensive show on pregnancy and parenting – 9 Months, in its 2nd Season continues to serve as a go-to digital guide for new parents navigating their journey in their new roles, with their babies. The Season 2 of the digital series arrived with host Meghna Pant and experts in tow, and is being widely appreciated by the audience. In the first three episodes, the viewers have been introduced to leading paediatricians, lactations consultants, dieticians, and psychologists amongst other experts.
The show has welcomed experts who have shared in-depth information and knowledge, do’s and don’ts, essential advice and more on the show. Some guests include Dr. Barkha Chawla (Paediatrician), Sonali Shivlani (Lactation Consultant), Dr. Vinit Samdani (Paediatrician), Dr. Nihar Parekh (Pediatrician), Dr. Nirmala Rao (Child Psychologist) and Bina Chheda (Child Dietician). The experts covered a number of topics right from a baby’s moisturizing needs, maintenance of oral health, weaning, baby’s feeding needs, breast-feeding, hygiene, vaccinations and impact of colour psychology on the baby, amidst a host of other invaluable details. The episodes are strategically divided to cover bringing the baby’s transition to coming home, to the baby’s journey in the 3rd – 6th month period, followed by 6 month onwards until the baby turns a year old. The approach has been taken with the intention to make the knowledge easy to consume for the audience.
The upcoming episodes of 9 Months Season 2 will put a mother’s health front and centre; with experts gracing the show to guide new mothers with weight management, tackling emotions and new challenges and reclaiming their life, post-pregnancy. The series will then invite upon single parents who faced the odds and learnt excellent lessons to successfully serve in their new roles. The web-show will invite upon popular actor Tusshar Kapoor to share his journey as a single father who used surrogacy to give birth to a child, as well as Aditya Tiwari, India’s youngest single man to adopt a child, and Firstpost’s VP Content & Strategy, Priyanka Sehgal, who narrates her inspiring tale as a single mother.
In an episode on the show, Tusshar Kapoor will be seen in a candid conversation where he opens up about the insecurities and challenges he faced as a single father. He said, “I was expecting a lot of different reactions and expected people to judge me when I took the decision of having a child.” He said, “I wanted to be a father and I wanted to start a family, so I did it. People then messaged me that I am inspiring them.”
Priyanka Sehgal spoke about the challenges of being a single mother when you have separated from your partner. She said, “When you separate or uncouple it is extremely important to resolve your own emotions first, many single parents miss this crucial step as one is dealing with not just broken dreams but also the pain a child undergoes. One needs to accept that the relationship hasn’t worked out and let not that negativity impact your parenting.”
Viewers can dabble into such effective pieces of wisdom and a whole lot more, in the upcoming episodes of 9 Months Season 2.