Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, a couple who met on “Dancing With the Stars,” revealed in June 2022 that they had been having fertility issues, namely that Peta had miscarried three times in the previous two years.
In the end, she was diagnosed with the polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and she and her partner have begun the IVF process (IVF). They announced the “wonderful news” in a live Instagram video on July 13.
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The 35-year-old ballroom pro told Us Weekly exclusively that she is considering having twins. “Maks and I are still talking about it. I mean, that’s a major distinction. Huge!”
The Burn the Floor actress admitted that she and her Ukrainian husband (who is 42) had some doubts about their future with two children. Five years ago in January, the couple welcomed their son Shai into the world.
I’m desperate for a female companion. and he really just wants to have that one-on-one connection with one baby,” the choreographer’s wife revealed of her husband. To paraphrase, “I think we’re both anxious about trying to strike a balance between two, with how to kind of share the love and be there for each baby.”
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The New Zealander has lately come forward with the news that she has experienced three miscarriages in the span of two years, the first occurring in late 2020 and the most recent in October 2021. Murgatroyd said earlier this month on Instagram, “I never wanted to tell anyone.”
Six persons were in the know. This is where we put our families first. And beyond that, I was prepared to bury this secret. The Dancing with the Stars champion changed her mind when she realized sharing her story will make others feel less isolated.
In her essay, she elaborated on how she felt “strangely better,” as if “a bit of shame had chipped away,” after finally telling a coworker about her condition. And now I am here… This is the real me, stripped down to the bone, and I’m sharing my story in the hopes that it can help someone else going through what I went through.
For the same reason, Murgatroyd has been posting updates on her IVF treatment on social media. “All these questions came up for me,” she told Us. No close friends of mine have gone through IVF, so I don’t know much about it either. But I have a lot of faith.”
Peta broadcast footage of her departure.
Peta decided to show her Instagram fans the embryo transfer to give them a first-hand look at her reproductive journey. Despite her hopes, it was not “one of the happiest days” of her life.
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She described it as “one of the happiest days of my life,” followed by “one of the darkest moments I’ll never forget” ten days later. As the song puts it, “I was standing on the side of the road in West Hollywood, hoping for the best, thinking this was MY moment, my chance for ‘happy.'”
When she saw the embryo that may have become her child, she felt “fortunate.”
As Peta said, she felt “otherworldly special” upon first laying eyes on the embryo on the screen, and she was convinced that the transfer would be successful. “Looking into Mak’s eyes while he was crying, seeing our baby together… just made this experience so worth it even though it didn’t come out how we hoped,” she said.