Pregnancy & Birth

"I'm at breaking point": MAFS' Martha Kalifatidis' and Michael Brunelli jet to the hospital

Not much longer!

By Tia Thomas
There is no denying that our favourite Married At First Sight wife Martha Kalifatidis has suffered with terrible pregnancy side effects, the mum-to-be was at her "breaking point" but there is not much time left!
Martha and fiancé Michael Brunelli have officially packed their bags and have headed for the hospital.
It's nearly time! (Image: Instagram)
"Bags are packed, we're off! See you all soon… plus one," Martha wrote on Instagram.
Upon hearing about her baby announcement, the MAFS star revealed she was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum, an extreme form of morning sickness that causes severe nausea and vomiting.
Initially Martha's due date was pushed back to March 6, meaning her pain was only prolonged.
Martha has been diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum. (Image: Instagram)
While the reality star admitted she was "lucky" to be carrying a baby, she has spent the entirety of her pregnancy "suffering" which has, in turn, impacted her career.
"I have work commitments looming over my head and can't help but feel like I've completely neglected everything I worked so hard to build," she said.
"I feel like I'm at breaking point… I want to scream."
The little guy is due on March 6. (Image: Instagram)
A week before heading to the hospital, the pair were in full baby mode as they picked out the bubs new cot, wash his clothes, organise his room and take potentially the final ultrasound.
However, Michael isn't too happy with the last scan!
"This guy... 9 months of never giving us a decent ultrasound photo," he wrote.
Something tells us this little guy better get used to getting photos, his parents will be recording every moment.
"Last week I spent 4 days straight in the house on the couch." (Image: Instagram)
In a previous update, Martha revealed she couldn't take the pregnancy much longer.
"I don't know how I can be so up and down. I felt ok yesterday but today I literally feel like I'm dying," she began on Instagram.
"Last week I spent 4 days straight in the house on the couch. I thought maybe covid, but I just did a test it's negative. I have a sore throat, no energy AT ALL. I'm hot and cold. Don't want to get out of bed.
"I forced myself to get up and go get food just for some momentum, but I couldn't even get myself out of the car once we arrived."
"I need to vent, I spend all my waking hours sitting alone with my own thoughts which are grim atm. I've completely lost myself. I feel like I'll never feel normal or like myself again. I know I'm hormonal. Whatever that means!!!"
Despite all the love and support from her followers, Martha revealed she felt "selfish" for her feelings.
In late 2022, on Nova's Fitzy and Wippa, Martha said she felt guilty as "there's people who struggle so hard, and they will do anything to be pregnant".

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