Alia Bhatt says 'I go to therapy every week' as she reveals suffering from a 'healthy amount of mom guilt' after daughter Raha's birth

Alia Bhatt is back to work within 5 months of welcoming her daughter Raha Kapoor. Setting a new benchmark for new-age mothers, the actress is catering to her professional and personal requirements with uncanny ease. In an interview with a magazine, Alia spoke about her baby girl who was born to her and Ranbir Kapoor on November 6 last year. Calling Raha a 'happy baby', she shed light on suffering from 'mom guilt' when she goes out for work. 

"There is still a healthy amount of mom guilt. It does make me anxious to think whether I am doing right by my baby and work. There’s so much pressure on women to ace both...almost like this old-school dogma that once you have a baby, you have to martyr your career or you’re not a model mum. It’s very important for new mothers to get that time off work to gather their bearings, and it’s equally crucial for corporations and industries to grant them that time instead of writing them off."

She further added that weekly therapy keeps her at ease. "I’m always wondering what people are thinking. Do they actually think I’m managing well or are they only saying it to placate me? Even if there isn’t judgement, you feel very critical of yourself. But I work hard at my mental health—I go to therapy every week where I voice these fears. And it helps me understand that this is not something that I will be able to figure out on day one or five or even ten; it’s an ever-evolving, ever-growing process. You have to be able to pick up the pieces of yourself and build anew every day. There’s nothing like, ‘Oh I’ve got it together... I’m coping excellently... I have all the answers.’ No one has all the answers," Alia shared.

Alia returned to the sets of Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani after Raha's birth. 

(Source: Vogue India)