Peta Murgatroyd says she suffered her three miscarriages in just two years with her husband Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

The Dancing with the Stars professional dancer recalled the day medics took her in an ambulance from her home in Malibu while her five-year-old son watched.

She had called for medical attention when she lay on her son Shai’s bedroom floor, unable to move after testing positive for Covid-19 a few days prior.

“I had no strength. I couldn’t open a dishwasher. I couldn’t open the fridge to feed Shai, to get him some toast,” she told People. “It got so bad that my breath was starting to be affected. It was really dramatic.”

Murgatroyd called Chmerkovskiy from the hospital, who was on a business trip in Ukraine. The doctor treating her came in with some unexpected news.

“He said, ‘Did you know you were pregnant?'”she recalled. Her husband on the other end of the phone cheered with excitement, but he had misheard the news: she had already lost the baby.

“I ultimately had no idea [I was pregnant], which in hindsight was better for my recovery because I didn’t have that super joyous moment of, ‘I’m pregnant again!'” said Murgatroyd. “I just had the moment of, ‘You lost it.'”

This will mark the couple’s third miscarriage, the first being in a Whole Foods bathroom in 2020. “I was sitting in the bathroom sobbing. I’m surprised nobody walked in because I was crying so heavily and wailing, one of those deep cries,” Murgatroyd recalled. “That was something that will probably live with me for the rest of my life, being on that toilet by myself, knowing what was happening and not being able to stop it.”

Nine months after the tragedy, Murgatroyd was pregnant again and was planning to surprise Chmerkovskiy with the news in New York. Days before she was scheduled to fly over, she miscarried again.

“I had to call him and say, ‘It’s happened again,'” she sadly admitted. “This was the first time that I heard him get really upset, which was hard to hear because I know how it affects him too.”

After the first two miscarriages, Murgatroyd was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), which causes hormonal issues with ovulation leading to infertility.

She said her diagnosis brought “clarity” to the couple who continue to try having a child via IVF. “I’m in a much happier place. I have answers,” she said.

“I try to do my best in supporting Peta. I’m a changed man because of this experience,” he added. “I think that if you look around, you will find that most of your friends have had issues [trying to conceive]. I realized that this is more common and this is not being talked about.”

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