Every step of the way! After sharing her difficult fertility journey, Peta MurgatroydShe shared her experience with in vitro fertilation.
“My first night of IVF treatment 🙏🏻 Taking you guys on this journey with me for baby no: 2 is actually kinda special and incredible. I love sharing stuff with you all, and well….this is me being as transparent as possible,” Murgatroyd, 35, who shares 5-year-old son Shai with husband Maks Chmerkovskiycaptioned an Instagram Video on Wednesday, June 22, 2018.
The New Zealand native continued: “Let’s normalize the conversations surrounding miscarriages and IVF and create an environment that is more comfortable for all women ❤️.”
Murgatroyd’s candid social media post comes shortly after she detailed suffering three miscarriages in two years. “You’ve probably been wondering why we haven’t had more children after we keep saying how much we want to … well I’ve been trying … .I’ve had three miscarriages and it’s been a long hard journey for Maks and I. A traumatic, stressful, super sad journey,” Murgatroyd wrote via Instagram on Tuesday, June 21.
At the time, the professional dancer admitted that she didn’t want to share her story for “the longest time.”
“I never wanted to tell anyone. Six people knew. Our families. I was willing to share this secret with my family. Literally, I made @maksimc swear to me that he wouldn’t tell a soul,” she recalled in the lengthy message.
Murgatroyd says she changed her mind after realizing that her experience could be of benefit to others. “I honestly just got sick of hiding it. I found it was harder to conceal this secret than just ‘say it how it was’ so to speak. It became harder for me to keep a happy face on, day after day,” she continued. “Social media became tiring and a thing that I used to love doing.”
The Dancing With the Starspro, who married Chmerkovskiy at 42 in 2017, reflected on her first time sharing her story with another person. “The first time I let it out of my mouth to a colleague I felt strangely better, like a piece of shame had chipped away. I discovered that the more people I shared it with, the better I felt. I came to realize that there is nothing shameful about it,” Murgatroyd explained. “And so here I am … this is all of me, the bare me and I hope that by me sharing my journey with all of you it could help someone else going through the same situation.”
She concluded: “I’m looking forward to sharing my IVF journey more with you all, and just know that I am the happiest I’ve been in years and have so much to look forward to. ❤️.”