Peta Murgatroyd has given a heartbreaking update on her IVF journey.
The “Dancing with the Stars” pro has been open about her fertility issues since she first spoke about it. In June, she revealed she had suffered three separate miscarriages while trying to have more children with her husband Maksim Chmerkovskiy. “You’ve probably been wondering why we haven’t had more kids after we’ve kept saying how badly we want to… well I’ve tried… . I’ve had three miscarriages and it’s been a long, hard journey for Maks and I. A traumatic, stressful, super sad journey,” she revealed on Instagram at the time.
She also said she was initially reluctant to speak publicly about it, but has since decided to open up once she realized there was “nothing shameful about it.” She added, “I hope that sharing my journey with you all can help someone going through the same situation.” Murgatroyd has since revealed that she and Chmerkovskiy have decided to try IVF, but in their latest Update informed them that this has not been successful so far.
Peta Murgatroyd says IVF didn’t work
Peta Murgatroyd has shared as much as she can about her IVF journey. At the end of June, she took her followers to Instagram and shared insights into the process. At the time, she even said she felt “pregnant,” although she was aware she wasn’t. “I feel like it’s working because I feel like a pregnant person. My boobs hurt so much,” she said on Instagram.
Fast forwarding to August, she revealed her attempt was unsuccessful. “I promised you all to be open and honest. I’ve had times where I wasn’t sure about this decision during my IVF journey, and even more so after we received the news that our transfer didn’t work,” she wrote in another lengthy post, along with a video from their transfer date. She said it was “one of the saddest moments I’ll never forget,” and while it’s heartbreaking, she will keep marching. “I have taken the necessary steps to begin the healing process,” she added. “To sit in my feelings and feel what I need to move forward with an open heart.”
Murgatroyd is also optimistic that she will eventually have another child, even if it means waiting a little longer. “I’m going to have my baby, just not now,” she continued, offering words of encouragement to others struggling. “And to all the women who have been through this multiple times, I salute. You are warriors and give me strength every day. That is not easy.”