Married At First Sight’s Martha Kalifatidis reveals she still has no baby bump at 17 weeks pregnant

Married At First Sight’s Martha Kalifatidis still has no baby bump at 17 weeks pregnant after being diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum

Martha Kalifatidis revealed on Wednesday that she hasn’t yet developed a baby bump at 17 weeks pregnant.

The former Married At First Sight star, 34, posted a video to Instagram of herself clad in a white sports bra posing in front of a mirror. 

She highlighted her well toned tummy from various angles and noted that she hadn’t yet begun to grow a baby bump.

Martha Kalifatidis (pictured) revealed on Wednesday she has not yet developed a baby bump at 17 weeks pregnant

Martha Kalifatidis (pictured) revealed on Wednesday she has not yet developed a baby bump at 17 weeks pregnant

Martha provided her followers with an up-close view of her athletically toned midriff to indicate she was yet to display many physical signs associated with pregnancy. 

However, she admitted while her girth had not visibly increased she has observed other physical changes.

‘I definitely look wider through the middle, maybe that’s something,’ she wrote.

Martha posted an Instagram video highlighting her well toned tummy from various angles to demonstrate she was not yet showing many physical signs associated with pregnancy

Martha posted an Instagram video highlighting her well toned tummy from various angles to demonstrate she was not yet showing many physical signs associated with pregnancy

Earlier this week, Martha provided frank insight into how her battle with an acute form of morning sickness has impacted her pregnancy. 

Martha, who is expecting her first child with fiancé Michael Brunelli, said on Sunday that being diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum changed everything.

She told The Daily Telegraph her symptoms had manifested in numerous painful ways. 

The former Married At First Sight star provided her followers with an up-close view of her athletically toned midriff to indicate she did not yet display many physical signs of pregnancy

Martha is expecting her first child with fiancé Michael Brunelli. The couple recently had to cut short their European holiday after Martha’s became bedridden with illness

‘It’s like you’ve got gastro, you’re hungover and you’re on a boat. This is anything but fun,’ she said.

She explained she was diagnosed just one month into her pregnancy, which forced her and Michael to cut short their European holiday.

‘I was stuck overseas, severely dehydrated and had to get fluids regularly,’ she said.

Martha is expecting her first child with fiancé Michael Brunelli (pictured). The couple recently had to cut short their European holiday after Martha's became bedridden with illness

Martha is expecting her first child with fiancé Michael Brunelli (pictured). The couple recently had to cut short their European holiday after Martha’s became bedridden with illness

The couple also shared harrowing videos from Martha's multiple hospital and doctor visits

The couple also shared harrowing videos from Martha’s multiple hospital and doctor visits 

What is hyperemesis gravidarum? 

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a condition that causes persistent and excessive vomiting during pregnancy.

Sufferers can be sick lots of times every day and be unable to keep food or water down, impacting their daily life. 

It is unlikely to harm the baby, but if it causes a women to lose weight during pregnancy there is an increased risk their baby will have a low birth weight. 

It is different to sickness during pregnancy — often called morning sickness — which is normal and affects eight in 10 pregnant women. For most, this stops or improves around weeks 16 to 20.

Meanwhile, HG may not get better by this point and can last until the baby is born. 

Symptoms of HG include prolonged and severe nausea and vomiting, being dehydrated, weight loss and low blood pressure.

Being dehydrated raises the risk of having a blood clot — deep vein thrombosis — but this is rare. 

It is not clear what causes the condition, or why some women get it and others don’t. 

Some experts think it may be linked to the changing hormones in the body that occurs during pregnancy. 

And there is some evidence that it runs in families and women who suffered it during their first pregnancy are more likely to have in any subsequent pregnancies.

Women suffering from HG can be given medicine to improve their symptoms, such as anti-sickness drugs, vitamins B6 and B12 and steroids.

Some women have to be admitted to hospital if their nausea cannot be controlled with medicines at home.

They may require fluids and anti-sickness drugs to be administered through an IV. 

Source: NHS

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