Married At First Sight's Martha Kalifatidis announces pregnancy with sweet post
star Martha Kalifatidis has announced she is expecting her first child. Take a look at the announcement below:
Martha and her fiancé Michael Brunelli took to Instagram to explain their absence from the app in recent weeks, with the caption reading: “It’s time we explained our absence. Thank you to everyone that has reached out to us, we really do appreciate it.”
Michael told their fans: “We wanted to explain our situation and make a little bit of an announcement. Martha is pregnant.”
Martha continued: “It hasn’t been this exciting, wonderful time for us. I don’t want to sound like I’m complaining. We are so excited, we are so happy, it was a complete surprise.”
Although the couple are ‘excited’ and ‘happy’ about their baby news, Martha teased that it hasn’t been plain sailing so far and went on to reveal that she has been suffering Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), a severe type of morning sickness.
“But at five weeks I was diagnosed with Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which is severe chronic nausea and vomiting with no relief. It is 24-7. I literally didn’t get out of bed for two months.”
Usually, morning sickness improves or stops at around 16 to 20 weeks in pregnancy however for some women it can last longer.
Some expectant mothers experience extremely bad nausea and vomiting and some may be sick many times throughout the day and may be unable to keep food or drink down.
This excessive type of nausea and vomiting is known as HG and sometimes needs hospital treatment.
Sickness in pregnancy, which doesn’t only occur during the morning, is very common and symptoms such as nausea and vomiting happens in eight out of every 10 pregnancies.
Martha and Michael met on the hit dating show in season six back in 2019. They got engaged in December 2021 and Martha revealed she pleaded with Michael not to pop the question.
During an appearance on radio show in January 2022, she explained the situation: “I started saying, ‘No please don’t do it! Don’t do it. I look disgusting. Don’t do it’.
“And then he’s like, ‘You don’t know what I’m going to do’. And I’m like, ‘I know it, please stop! Not now! This is not the outfit! And then we just did it anyway, obviously.'”
For help and support with HG, please visit the NHS website here.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@marthaa__k
Topics: News, Married At First Sight Australia
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