Peta Murgatroyd says she’s taking a ‘little break’ from IVF Journey

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Talking to PEOPLE at the premiere of The Great Wolf Pack: A Call to Adventure in Garden Grove, Calif., on Tuesday, dancing with the stars pro, 36, shared what’s next on her ivf journey.

Earlier in the day, the professional dancer revealed in Instagram than your most recent embryo transfer was unsuccessful.

“I feel great today. I feel very positive,” Murgatroyd told PEOPLE on the carpet, “It’s only been six days, but yeah, it’s been a rough couple of days. But today I feel great, spending time with my family. I love being thankful for that.”

As for her next step, the star said she planned to “take a little break for a couple of months” before starting the process all over again.

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At the event, Murgatroyd was accompanied by her husband and ETAP alum Maks Chmerkovsky and her 5-year-old son, Shai.

Speaking about her son, Maks told PEOPLE that Shai was excited about the fun family night.

“He’s been a great guy and, you know, we had a rough summer and he was amazing,” she explained. “So he definitely earned it today.”

On Monday, Murgatryod documented the first part of your recent embryo transfer in a video shared on Instagram.

“I tried to make this morning normal. I wanted to keep the vibes low, the pressure low, and live in the moment in our morning family chaos. I showered, made coffee, played Shai’s favorite card game, Rat-a-Tat Cat . and then he said goodbye to Shai like any other day,” he said. Subtitled the clip, which followed the star throughout the day and concluded in her hospital room.

Murgatroyd also visited the beach, which he called his “land of healing”.

“I need to feel the sand between my toes to know I’m good and ready to go,” she wrote of her preparations. “I said my little prayers and we continued on our journey.”

The dancer also shared footage from a hospital bed where she was first given Valium, adding, “If you’re a Valium virgin like me, you’re going to have a lot of laughs when I get high pretty quickly.”

“This experience was wild to say the least,” he continued. “I’m still processing everything one day at a time and I’ve loved taking you for a ride. Please stay with me, I need the love. Love Peta xo.”

On Tuesday, Murgatroyd shared the emotional second part of his transfer day videorevealing that the embryo transfer from her first round of in vitro fertilization was unsuccessful.

“I promised everyone that I would be open and honest. I had times when I was unsure of that decision throughout my IVF journey and even more so after receiving the news that our transfer didn’t work out,” Murgatroyd shared at the start. of a long Instagram caption.

“But going back on my word after being such an open book wouldn’t be right.”

The video showed times of the day when Murgatroyd and her husband were shown their embryo under a microscope. “This moment took me by surprise,” read the video’s caption. “Seeing my baby made me so emotional. It all felt so good.”

The video showed the couple talking on the way home and their son giving Murgatroyd sips of water and covering her with a blanket as she lay in bed.

Murgatroyd said receiving the heartbreaking news just 10 days after seeing his embryo was “one of the saddest moments I will ever forget”.

“That part was a moment where I saw my baby. It felt final, I felt like this was it,” she wrote. “I got a little sneak peek from them earlier in her life. I felt otherworldly, I felt privileged. I really thought this was going to work.”

“Looking into Mak’s eyes as he cried, seeing our baby together… made this experience worthwhile, even if it didn’t turn out the way we hoped,” Murgatroyd continued. “I took the necessary steps to start the healing process. To sit in my feelings and feel what I need, to start moving forward with an open heart.”

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She concluded the post by thanking everyone who has followed her journey and the team who have watched and cared for her through it.

“I’ll get my baby, but not now,” she said. “And to all the women who have been through this multiple times, I bow. You are warriors and you give me strength every day. This is not easy.”