Pregnant Martha Kalifatidis is once again bedridden with severe morning sickness

Pregnant Martha Kalifatidis is once again bedridden with severe morning sickness as she struggles to prepare for upcoming birth: ‘Lying in bed buying baby clothes’

Martha Kalifatidis is again bedridden, as she continues to battle severe hyperemesis gravidarum. 

The heavily pregnant Married At First Sight star shared a video from her bedside in an Instagram Stories post on Tuesday, explaining she was again struck down. 

‘I feel like s**t. I mean, I know you guys see when I am having my good days, bit I still have a lot of s**t days,’ the clearly exhausted 34-year-old croaked.

Martha Kalifatidis (pictured) is again bedridden, as she continues to battle severe hyperemesis gravidarum. The heavily pregnant Married At First Sight star shared a video from her bedside in an Instagram Stories post on Tuesday, explaining she was again struck down

Martha Kalifatidis (pictured) is again bedridden, as she continues to battle severe hyperemesis gravidarum. The heavily pregnant Married At First Sight star shared a video from her bedside in an Instagram Stories post on Tuesday, explaining she was again struck down

‘I will get up a shower soon and hopefully that will make me feel better’ she added hopefully. 

Martha said she was preparing for the impending birth as best she can.  

‘I spent the day in bed buying bay clothes online and making Michael pay for them,’ she joked, referring to her fiancé Michael Brunelli.

'I feel like s**t. I mean, I know you guys see when I am having my good days, bit I still have a lot of s**t days,' the clearly exhausted 34-year-old croaked

‘I feel like s**t. I mean, I know you guys see when I am having my good days, bit I still have a lot of s**t days,’ the clearly exhausted 34-year-old croaked

‘I actually left the house, looking exactly like this, for Betty’s Burgers,’ she said. ‘That is about my update for the day’. 

It comes after Martha has revealed she is not having sex during her difficult pregnancy, which has been riddled with persistent morning sickness. 

The former Married At First Sight star was grilled about her bedroom antics when she appeared KIIS FM’s The Kyle and Jackie O Show

Martha said she was preparing for the impending birth as best she can. 'I spent the day in bed buying bay clothes online and making Michael pay for them,' she joked, referring to her fiancé

Martha said she was preparing for the impending birth as best she can. ‘I spent the day in bed buying bay clothes online and making Michael pay for them,’ she joked, referring to her fiancé

Martha explained she is currently staying at her mother’s house in Melbourne after suffering from severe hyperemesis gravidarum – a condition that causes persistent and excessive vomiting during pregnancy.

‘So you and Michael and having sex in your mother’s bed?’ host Kyle Sandilands asked. 

Martha tried to quickly shut the line of questioning down by asking Kyle how often he had sex with his fiancée Tegan Kynaston while she was pregnant with their son Otto. He admitted ‘once or twice.’

It comes after Martha has revealed she is not having sex during her difficult pregnancy, which has been riddled with persistent morning sickness. Pictured with fiancé Michael Brunelli

It comes after Martha has revealed she is not having sex during her difficult pregnancy, which has been riddled with persistent morning sickness. Pictured with fiancé Michael Brunelli 

‘We haven’t had our once or twice moment yet but who knows it’s [Michael’s] birthday [soon],’ she said.

Elsewhere Martha said she finally got some relief from her hyperemesis gravidarum, an extreme form of morning sickness she has suffered. 

‘The nausea is relentless,’ she said. ‘There’s no eating, there’s no drinking, you don’t want to put anything in your mouth.’

'The nausea is relentless,' she said. 'There's no eating, there's no drinking, you don't want to put anything in your mouth'

‘The nausea is relentless,’ she said. ‘There’s no eating, there’s no drinking, you don’t want to put anything in your mouth’

She went on to explain ‘hyperemesis babies’ are really healthy as the baby ‘takes everything’ from the mother. 

Michael recently revealed how Martha’s morning sickness ‘nearly destroyed the couple’.   

In a piece for Body & Soul, the personal trainer, 31, shared that looking after Martha has caused him to ditch healthy habits, lose muscle and gain weight.

Michael recently revealed how Martha's morning sickness 'nearly destroyed the couple'

Michael recently revealed how Martha’s morning sickness ‘nearly destroyed the couple’ 

‘Not to say we aren’t eternally grateful to have been able to become pregnant, but this experience has almost destroyed us, individually,’ he wrote before explaining that Martha’s health rapidly declined after falling pregnant earlier this year.    

Michael explained that at first he thought her symptoms were normal, but as the weeks went on her discomfort became ‘extreme’.

‘She was vomiting, refused to eat, couldn’t tolerate drinking water, was nauseous 24 hours a day and unable to get out of bed,’

Michael explained that at first he thought her symptoms were normal, but as the weeks went on her discomfort became 'extreme'

Michael explained that at first he thought her symptoms were normal, but as the weeks went on her discomfort became ‘extreme’ 

‘By week nine of the pregnancy Martha had lost 10kg, was taking multiple medications and regularly needed an IV drip in hospital to stay hydrated,’ he wrote.   

Michael stopped working as a personal trainer to look after his future wife – but saw his mental and physical health decline too.

‘I stopped exercising, lost the care for what I was eating, I was stuck in my own head and not present. I had zero motivation, zero willpower, zero self-care and zero energy. I lost a lot of muscle, gained weight, slept poorly and my overall health declined,’ he added.

Martha is  due to give birth to her first child in February

Martha is  due to give birth to her first child in February  

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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