Martha Kalifatidis has faced backlash for showing off her bare baby bump on social media.
The pregnant Married At First Sight star, who is expecting her first child with fiancé Michael Brunelli, shows off her growing bump as she documents her pregnancy on social media.
In an Instagram Q&A on Michael’s Instagram page, a fan asked the personal trainer why she always wears crop tops.
Martha Kalifatidis has faced backlash for showing off her bare baby bump on social media
“Why does Martha like to show off her stomach?” They asked.
‘[Why] Doesn’t she like covering up clothes?’
In true Michael fashion, the MAFS colleague gave a hilarious response by asking, “Why not?” alongside a video of his fiancee in a brightly colored striped crop top.
Before the post, Michael shared a disturbing comment he received from a troll addressed to Martha.
In an Instagram Q&A on Michael’s Instagram page, a fan asked the personal trainer why she always wears crop tops
“She’s wrong, damn stupid, just rubbish. She doesn’t care that she’s destructive, she just cares about her shoes,” read the hateful message.
“I hope you both get scammed… So I hope your child is treated as trash and scammed the same way she treats other people.”
“You have no balls, you put up with her ugly personality. Hope for the worst for you,” the message concluded.
In true Michael fashion, the MAFS colleague gave a hilarious response by asking, “Why not?” alongside a video of his fiancee in a brightly colored striped crop top
Michael laughed at the news, calling it “pretty funny.”
“You just have to laugh at how upset these sad people are,” he wrote alongside the screenshot.
Martha, who entered her third trimester last month, recently admitted her pregnancy journey had been both “exciting and terrifying”.
“I’m really getting so much bigger and I can feel the stretch,” she said of her baby bump.
Martha’s pregnancy journey has not been easy for the couple.
Martha and her fiancé, Michael Brunelli, are expecting their first child together, but it hasn’t been an easy pregnancy journey for the couple
Michael recently revealed how Martha’s hyperemesis gravidarum “almost destroyed” their relationship.
In an article for Body & Soul, he said that caring for Martha made him give up healthy habits, lose muscle and gain weight.
“Not to say we aren’t eternally grateful to be able to conceive, but the experience almost devastated us personally,” he wrote, before explaining that Martha’s health was declining rapidly after becoming pregnant earlier this year .
Michael said he thought her symptoms were normal at first, but over the weeks her discomfort became “extreme”.
Michael recently revealed how Martha’s hyperemesis gravidarum “almost destroyed” their relationship
“She was vomiting, refusing to eat, intolerant of water, nauseous 24 hours a day and unable to get out of bed,” he added.
Michael stopped working as a personal trainer to take care of his wife-to-be – but also saw his mental and physical health deteriorate.
“I stopped exercising, lost attention to 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 mass, gained weight, slept poorly and my overall health deteriorated,” he added.
Fortunately, after 22 weeks, Martha’s illness subsided and she is now able to return to her daily activities and Michael is back at work.
Martha suffered from severe hyperemesis gravidarum – a condition that causes prolonged and excessive vomiting during pregnancy
What is hyperemesis gravidarum?
Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a condition that causes prolonged and excessive vomiting during pregnancy.
Sufferers may be sick many times each day and unable to keep food or water down, affecting their daily lives.
It is unlikely to harm the baby, but if it causes a woman to lose weight during pregnancy, there is an increased risk that her baby will be low birth weight.
It differs from nausea during pregnancy – often referred to as morning sickness – which is normal and affects eight out of ten pregnant women. For most, this stops or improves around weeks 16 to 20.
Meanwhile, HG may not get better at this point and may continue until the baby is born.
Symptoms of HG include persistent and severe nausea and vomiting, dehydration, weight loss, and low blood pressure.
Dehydration increases the risk of a blood clot – deep vein thrombosis – but this is rare.
It’s not clear what causes the condition or why some women get it and others don’t.
Some experts believe this could be related to changing hormones in the body during pregnancy.
And there is some evidence that it runs in families and women who have suffered it during their first pregnancy are more likely to have it in all subsequent pregnancies.
Women suffering from HG may be given medications to improve their symptoms, such as anti-nausea medication, vitamins B6 and B12, and steroids.
Some women need to be hospitalized if their nausea cannot be controlled with home medication.
You may need fluids and anti-nausea medication, which will need to be given via an IV.