“Since I was 15 years old I was told that the high doses of chemotherapy I got to fight my leukemia would cause me to be sterile. It was something I struggled with accepting for years,” she said.
“After 15 years and countless specialists I accepted the fact I would never have children of my own. God had other plans for me. The level of shock and disbelief I had when I found out I was pregnant naturally was unimaginable,” Parido recalled.
“I had spent half of my life believing I would never feel these feelings. To say this came without struggle would be a lie. The traditional family I’ve dreamed of my entire life is not something I have. The vision of love, marriage then baby I had wanted is gone,” she shared.
Parido also revealed why she did not post about her pregnancy on social media, telling followers that she chose to “enjoy the time without the opinions and comments of others.”
The new mum added, “I contemplated never posting about it and carrying on but IM A MOM, I have a son, a beautiful little miracle who I’ll cherish the rest of my life and to not share this would be not sharing me.”
Shahs star Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi congratulated her former costar with a sweet message in the comments section.
“Yay! Congratulations baby girl! I’m so happy for you and your journey. You deserve all of this happiness!” she wrote, along with a red heart emoji.
“Best mom,” said fellow mum and former costar Lilly Ghalichi.
Parido’s ex-husband and former Shahs costar Mike Shouhed also shared a congratulatory message.
“I’m so happy for you to get what you always wanted and feared you couldn’t and couldn’t, being a mom. I know in my heart and feel it in my soul that you will do an amazing job as a parent,” he wrote in the comments section. “You have a lot of love to share and wisdom from life to pass along to him. May God continue to bless the both of you with endless health and happiness.”