Peta Murgatroyd, Maksim Chmerkovskiy welcome baby No. 2
Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy have welcomed their rainbow baby, a baby boy, on Sunday. Chmerkovskiy shared a sweet hospital snap with the infant on Instagram and wished himself a happy father’s day. The Dancing With the Stars pros became parents for the first time in January 2017 when they welcomed their son Shai, who is now six years old. In a June 2022 interview with People, Murgatroyd disclosed that they had been struggling to give Shai a sibling and had suffered three miscarriages in two years. The couple, who have been married since July 2017, documented their in vitro fertilization journey on social media. Murgatroyd underwent an egg retrieval procedure in June 2022 and an embryo transfer two months later, followed by a failed IVF cycle. However, she shared in January that they were expecting their second child. Murgatroyd continued to share her baby bump progress and revealed their baby boy’s sex three months later.
Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s rainbow baby has arrived!
The “Dancing With the Stars” pros’ second child, a baby boy, was born on Sunday.
“Happy Father’s Day to me! #MadeInPeta,” Chmerkovskiy captioned a sweet hospital snap with the infant.
The dancers became parents in January 2017 when they welcomed son Shai, now 6.
Five years later, Murgatroyd, 36, revealed she and Chmerkovskiy, 43, had been struggling to give Shai a sibling.
She detailed the three miscarriages she suffered in two years during a June 2022 interview with People, going on to share the “embarrass[ment]” and “shame” she experienced.
“I never thought that two healthy, athletic people could be in a predicament like this,” Chmerkovskiy added. “It’s a lot to process.”
The couple, who have been married since July 2017, subsequently began documenting their in vitro fertilization journey on social media.
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Murgatroyd underwent an egg retrieval procedure in June 2022, followed by an embryo transfer two months later.
Although the latter did not work and Murgatroyd planned to “take a little break” from IVF, she revealed in January that baby No. 2 was on the way.
“After 2 years of constant struggle and heartache … we have a healthy bun in the oven,” the then-expectant star gushed via Instagram at the time. “It was a shock to all of us and we found out right before I was going in for my second round of IV.
“This news has brought extraordinary bliss to our family and we have so much to be grateful for 🙏🏻,” she concluded. “Coming June 2023.”
Murgatroyd continued showing her baby bump progress, revealing their baby boy’s sex three months later.