MAFS' Martha rushed to hospital after health scare: 'Freaking out'
Pregnant former MAFS star Martha Kalifatidis was taken to hospital by fiancé Michael Brunelli on Wednesday after becoming nervous about their baby's movements.
Michael took to his Instagram Stories to reveal they had been in hospital after they noticed their usually very active baby hadn't moved all day. Explaining the situation, he shared, "This morning was a little stressful... Martha hadn't felt the baby move for a day, when it's been super active, so we decided to be safe and get it checked."
In the photo, Martha was sitting on a hospital bed on her phone, wearing a red robe and white pants. He later shared a selfie of Martha at home, once again on her phone, with the caption, "We good though." Martha also took to her Instagram Stories to share that "everything is fine", but the pair added there was a moment that had them "freaking out".
"I panicked because I didn't feel the baby moving, like last night or this morning, I just didn't feel any movement, so we went to the emergency room and they just did a little scan, and we could hear the heartbeat," she explained, with Michael adding that they couldn't hear the heartbeat for a while. "We couldn't hear it at the beginning and I was freaking out!" Martha added.
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"I was like about to get up off the bed and be like, 'Get another machine, something's wrong!'" she said, with Michael adding, "It was like 30 seconds and it felt like a year to us, just staring at each other waiting."
"It was really horrific, but everything's fine," Martha said.
Martha and Michael announced they were expecting their first baby in September after the influencer came down with a mysterious illness that forced them to cut a months-long holiday in Europe short. Taking to Instagram at the time, the pair shared that while it had been an "exciting and wonderful" time, Martha had been diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum.
"It's severe chronic nausea and vomiting with no relief, 24/7," Martha said. "I literally didn't get out of bed for two months."
The couple also revealed Martha lost 10kgs in five weeks as a result of the condition and had been in and out of emergency and hospital.
Michael shared a tribute to his fianceé around the same time, explaining that "the past few months have been tough". He wrote, "I watched Martha go from enjoying a holiday, to nervously celebrating a new stage in our life, to moaning in pain for hours and days on end.
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"She has spent best part of the last 10 weeks in bed 24 hours a day, dehydrated, nauseous, vomiting, restless, tired, anxious, fatigued and unable to properly sleep or eat. Multiple hospital visits, medications and medical opinions and still suffering through."
He continued, "But she is a f***ing warrior! And so is every other woman that is diagnosed with HG or any pregnancy related condition. I can’t begin to imagine what it’s felt like for her, and while I’ve tried to help as much as I can, at times I’ve just felt completely helpless. I think about all the times she grabbed my hand and said 'babe, please help', knowing full well I couldn’t do anything more for her, and it absolutely rips my heart out."
Michael added that "you don't always have to love your pregnancy to love your baby".
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