Peta Margatroid is pregnant!
The 36-year-old ‘Dancing With the Stars’ pro announced Friday that she and her husband Maksim Chmerkovskiy are expecting a rainbow baby after multiple miscarriages and one IVF. Did.
“Healthy bread in the oven,” Margatroyd captioned a photo of her baby bump via Instagram.
“It was a shock to all of us. We found out just before we went for our second IVF.”
Murgatroyd’s second child is due in June.
She and Chmerkovskiy, 42, became parents in January 2017 when their son, Shai, now 6, was born.
The dancers have been vocal over the years about plans to give the little one a sibling, but struggled to conceive a second baby.
In June 2022, Margatroyd revealed that she had her first miscarriage in a Whole Foods restroom in 2020.
“I was sitting on the toilet sobbing,” the Australian recalled to People. “I was alone in the bathroom knowing what was going on and not being able to stop it.
Murgatroyd describes two more miscarriages and admits she felt “embarrassed” and “embarrassed” at the time.
Chmerkovskiy, for his part, was “really upset” by the loss.
“I never thought two healthy athletes would be in such a predicament,” he told the magazine. “It’s tough to process.”
However, the couple felt “hope and positivity” after seeing a fertility specialist.
Murgatroyd, who was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, had an egg retrieval that same month and began the IVF process.
“We retrieved 40 eggs 😱 from 27 follicles,” she told her Instagram followers in June 2022. soon! “
By July 2022, the choreographer was in the “final stages” of the process.
“I should be pregnant soon,” Margatroyd told Entertainment Tonight at the time. “This is our way.”
The following month, she revealed in an emotional Instagram video that the process had gone awry.
“This too will pass,” she captioned the August 2022 footage.