Peta Murgatroyd opens up on struggling through her IVF journey and fears of hormone injections: ‘It’s the hardest part 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 on Instagram as she opened up about her tough morning.
“Of course it’s the hardest part at the end, isn’t it? To get what you want — to have this beautiful baby,” she said.
Speaking: 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 it was her first morning when she injected the hormone progesterone.
She started crying as she said, “I was looking at the injections and I was like, ‘Holy shit. ”
She took a clear packet with the needle attached and held it in front of the camera to show viewers.
“It’s really big,” she marveled, before telling her nearly one million followers that she remembered a nurse who suggested that her husband help him with it.
Sharing her struggle: The 35-year-old professional dancer shared several video clips on Instagram as she shared her tough morning
Speaking vulnerable, she admitted she had forgotten what intramuscular meant and thought she would be fine without help.
In one clip, she noted that her husband, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, left earlier and she had to take the hormone until 10 a.m.
Peta added that she would have to use the needle in her butt, “which is good, but it’s really hard turning that much.”
“I’m flexible,” she said, “but arching my back to get the meatiest part of the butt is a damn challenge.”
“Everything is being whipped up,” added the Dancing With the Stars graduate. “I’ve quadrupled my estrogen, I’m still on aspirin, I’m starting antibiotics…” she rattled off.
She finally had to cheer herself up. “I kept telling myself, ‘Peta, put it in. Be grateful. Get on with your day. Stop crying.'”
Pros: The mother-of-one credited her son Shai with keeping her “grounded” and “making it all worth it.”
The mother-of-one credited her son Shai with keeping her “grounded” and “making it 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’s my everything and I can’t wait to give him a brother or sister.’
She previously shared information about her search for a second child in late June.
Sharing a video of herself in a hospital, she wrote, “To be taking you guys on this journey for baby #2 is actually special and amazing. I love sharing things with y’all and well… that’s being as transparent as possible.
Procedure: Murgatroyd shared a video of her taking her first IVF injection and beginning her journey with her IG followers
Murgatroyd previously spoke to People about suffering three miscarriages in just two years.
Peta recalled feeling “petrified, embarrassed and ashamed” after miscarrying 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 was due to share the news of the pregnancy with Maks.
The third miscarriage happened last October while Maks was in Ukraine filming the national version of Dancing With the Stars.
Family of three: “Can’t wait to give [Shai] a brother or a sister,” enthused the mother; seen at a film premiere in LA on Saturday