Talk from the heart. Peta MurgatroydShared a heartbreaking glimpse into her IVF journey. It revealed that her latest attempt at IVF was unsuccessful.
“Transfer Day Part 2,” the Dancing With the Stars pro, 36, captioned an Instagram video on Tuesday, August 23, uploading footage from a doctor’s appointment. “I promised you all that I would be open and honest. I was uncertain of this decision at times throughout my IVF journey, and even more when we received the bad news that our transfer failed. But going back on my word after being such an open book wouldn’t be right.”
Murgatroyd was seen in the video sitting in an exam room, wearing a hospital gown and a mask to cover her face because of COVID-19 precautions. As she continued to recount her IVF experience, she told her followers that learning the results was “one of the saddest moments I’ll never forget.”
The ballroom dancer noted: “Life is funny though. It can be very frustrating when you think you have it all figured out. Then it comes back and throws you off your feet and forces you to start again. I keep learning that ‘Gods plans will always be more beautiful than all your disappointments’ … I have to keep believing that.”
The video was “so hard” for Murgatroyd to rewatch, but she wanted to share each aspect of her journey with fans. “I really did think that this was going to work,” she wrote. “Looking into Maks eyes as he was crying, seeing our baby together … just made this experience so worth it even though it didn’t turn out how we had hoped.”
Murgatroyd was married Maksim ChmerkovskiySix months after Shai was born, the couple welcomed Shai in July 2017. The couple welcomed son Shai in July 2017. Burn the FloorOnly alum told Us Weekly she and her husband, 42, were “maybe” interested in having twins through IVF.
“I’m still discussing that with Maks. That’s a huge difference. Huge!” the New Zealand native said in July. “I really want a girl … and he’s very much just wanting that bond with one baby. I think we’re both nervous about trying to balance two, with how to kind of share the love and be there for each baby.”
After experiencing multiple pregnancy losses, the choreographer began documenting the IVF process. She and Chmerkovskiy have been through many ups, downs and struggles on the way to baby No. They have grown closer together through the years. “When you go through something like that, it’s just an ultimate bonding session,” she told Use. “When you come to those crossroads and those big decisions, making them together and moving forward together as a family unit is so important, and I feel like we did that.”
Murgatroyd, as she reflected on her difficult journey on Tuesday gave a shout out to other hopeful parents. “I have taken the necessary steps to start the healing process. To sit in my feelings, and feel what I need to, to start moving forward with an open heart,” she wrote via Instagram. “I want to thank you all for coming along with me on this journey. I can’t tell you how much your guidance and advice has helped navigate me through my first round of IVF. From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU 🙏🏻❤️.”
She concluded: “I will get my baby, just not right now. … and to all the women who have gone through this multiple times over, I bow down. You’re warriors and you give me strength everyday. This s–t ain’t easy.”