Peta Murgatroyd is giving fans an up-close and personal look at her in vitro fertilization journey.
The “Dancing With the Stars” pro, 35, gave herself IVF injections for the first time in an Instagram video Wednesday, telling her followers that she wanted to be “transparent” amid her and Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s struggles to conceive a sibling for their 5-year-old son, Shai.
Murgatroyd, who has suffered three miscarriages in the last two years, wrote that her goal is to “normalize the conversations surrounding miscarriages and IVF and create an environment that is more comfortable for all women.”
In the social media upload, the dancer showed the “longer and thicker” needle she used for the injection as well as a glimpse of the “funny” instructions she had to follow.
Murgatroyd subsequently “jabbed” her stomach with a small yelp before dancing in her bathroom and gushing, “I feel fine. It’s done.”
The choreographer concluded the video by noting she is aware she may “put on a little weight” amid her IVF journey.
“What are you gonna do?” she asked. “If you want a baby, that’s what I’m doing. Actually, my husband likes a little extra cushion for the pushing, so it’s fine.”
The candid footage came one day after Murgatroyd revealed to People that she quietly suffered multiple pregnancy losses, one in the fall of 2020 and two the following year.
Although the ABC personality felt “utterly shamed” at first, she told the magazine that she was more “excited” for the future after finding out that she possibly has polycystic ovary syndrome.
“I’m in a much happier place,” she said in the interview. “I got answers. I don’t have any other words but hope and positivity.
“I’m crossing my fingers that this is going to work,” she continued.
Murgatroyd reiterated her hopeful stance Wednesday, saying, “I know that there is no promises, I know that this is a risk, a gamble, we don’t know what’s gonna happen, but I think this is the most excited I’ve been in a very long time.”