Peta Murgatroyd opens up about struggling through her IVF journey and her fears about hormone injections: ‘It’s the hardest at the end’
Peta Murgatroyd was open and honest with her fans on Sunday as she spoke candidly about her IVF process.
The 36-year-old professional dancer shared several video clips to Instagram as she recounted her rough morning.
‘Of course it’s the hardest at the end, right? To get what you want — to get this beautiful baby,’ she said.
Speaking up: Peta Murgatroyd was open and honest with her fans on Sunday as she spoke candidly about her IVF process
The New Zealand–born beauty revealed that it was her first morning injecting the hormone progesterone.
She began to tear up as she said, ‘I looked at the injections and I’m like, “Holy crap.”‘
She picked up a transparent packet with the needle secured inside and held it up to the camera to show viewers.
‘It’s really big,’ she marveled before telling her nearly one million followers she remembered a nurse suggesting that her husband lend a hand with it.
Sharing her struggle: The 35-year-old professional dancer shared several video clips to Instagram as she recounted her rough morning
Speaking vulnerably she admitted she forgot what intramuscular meant and thought she’d be fine without help.
In one snippet she noted that her husband, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, had left earlier and she needed to take the hormone by 10am.
Peta added the detail that she’d have to use the needle in her butt, ‘which is good, but it’s like really actually hard to turn around that much.’
‘I’m flexible,’ she said, ‘but to bend my back around to get the meatiest part of the butt is f***ing challenging.
‘Everything is getting upped,’ the Dancing With the Stars alum added. ‘I’ve quadrupled my estrogen, I’m still on aspirin, I’m starting antibiotics…’ she rattled off.
She ultimately had to give herself a pep talk. ‘I just kept telling myself, “Peta, get it in. Be grateful. Move on with your day. Stop crying.”‘
Positive: The mother-of-one credited her son Shai with keeping her ‘grounded’ and making ‘this all worth it’
The mother-of-one credited her son Shai with keeping her ‘grounded’ and making ‘this all worth it.’
The blonde beauty shared a photo with the five-year-old boy and added, ‘I look at him and I want 4 more babies. He is my everything and I cannot wait to give him a brother or sister.’
She previously shared information about her quest for a second child at the end of June.
Sharing a video of herself in a hospital she wrote, ‘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.’
Procedure: Murgatroyd shared a video where she took her first in vitro fertilization injection, starting her journey with her IG followers
Prior to that, Murgatroyd spoke to People about enduring three miscarriages in just two years.
Peta recalled feeling ‘petrified, embarrassed, and ashamed’ after she miscarried for the first time in a Whole Foods bathroom in the fall of 2020.
Nine months later she lost a second baby, days before she planned to share the pregnancy news with Maks.
The third miscarriage came last October while Maks was in the Ukraine filming the country’s version of Dancing With the Stars.
Family-of-three: ‘I cannot wait to give [Shai] a brother or sister,’ the mom gushed; seen at a film premiere in LA on Saturda