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MAFS: Martha Kalifatidis shows off her growing baby bump in a bikini top

Martha Kalifatidis proudly displayed her growing baby bump while showing off her new wardrobe in an Instagram video on Thursday.

The Married At First Sight star, 34, looked glowing in a bright orange bikini top, which she teamed with a collared button-up shirt.

Martha, who is dressing for comfort in her third trimester, also donned a pair of flannel shorts from Acne Studios that finished past her knees.

Martha Kalifatidis proudly displayed her growing baby bump while showing off her new wardrobe in an Instagram video on Thursday

‘The @acnestudios short I got yesterday! She’s a practical gal these days,’ she captioned the video.

The unisex shorts, worth $420, have an orange and beige colour palette and are made from organically grown cotton flannel with a relaxed fit.

Martha revealed she was in her third trimester earlier this month, admitting her pregnancy journey had been both ‘exciting and terrifying’.

The Married At First Sight Star, 34, Looked Glowing In A Bright Orange Bikini Top, Which She Teamed With A Collared Button-Up Shirt

Martha, Who Is Dressing For Comfort In Her Third Trimester, Also Donned A Pair Of Flannel Shorts From Acne Studios That Finished Past Her Knees

The Married At First Sight star, 34, looked glowing in a bright orange bikini top, which she teamed with a collared button-up shirt

‘I’m well and truly getting so much bigger and I can feel the stretch,’ she said of her baby bump.

Martha, who is now 31 weeks pregnant, then promoted an oil product she’d been using as her bump continues to grow.

It comes after Martha revealed she was not having sex during her pregnancy.

Martha (Pictured With Her Fiancé Michael Brunelli) Revealed She Was In Her Third Trimester Earlier This Month, Admitting Her Pregnancy Journey Had Been Both 'Exciting And Terrifying'

Martha (pictured with her fiancé Michael Brunelli) revealed she was in her third trimester earlier this month, admitting her pregnancy journey had been both ‘exciting and terrifying’

She said The Kyle and Jackie O Show she was staying at her mother’s house in Melbourne after suffering from severe hyperemesis gravidarum – a condition that causes persistent and excessive vomiting during pregnancy. 

‘So you and Michael are having sex in your mother’s bed?’ Kyle Sandilands asked.

Martha tried to shut down the question by asking Kyle how often he had sex with his fiancée Tegan Kynaston while she was pregnant with their son Otto.

He admitted ‘once or twice’.

Martha Recently Said She Was Not Having Sex During Her Pregnancy

Martha recently said she was not having sex during her pregnancy 

‘We haven’t had our once or twice moment yet but who knows? It’s [Michael’s] birthday [soon],’ she said.

Martha and her fiancé Michael Brunelli are expecting their first child together, but it hasn’t been an easy pregnancy journey for the couple.

Michael recently revealed how Martha’s morning sickness ‘nearly destroyed’ their relationship.

In a piece for Body & Soul, the personal trainer, 31, said that looking after Martha had caused him to ditch healthy habits, lose muscle and gain weight.

‘Not to say we aren’t eternally grateful to have been able to become pregnant, but this experience has almost destroyed us, individually,’ he wrote before explaining that Martha’s health rapidly declined after falling pregnant earlier this year.

Martha And Her Fiancé Michael Brunelli Are Expecting Their First Child Together, But It Hasn'T Been An Easy Pregnancy Journey For The Couple

Martha and her fiancé Michael Brunelli are expecting their first child together, but it hasn’t been an easy pregnancy journey for the couple 

Martha Suffered From Severe Hyperemesis Gravidarum - A Condition That Causes Persistent And Excessive Vomiting During Pregnancy

Martha suffered from severe hyperemesis gravidarum – a condition that causes persistent and excessive vomiting during pregnancy 

Michael explained that at first he thought her symptoms were normal, but as the weeks went on her discomfort became ‘extreme’.

‘She was vomiting, refused to eat, couldn’t tolerate drinking water, was nauseous 24 hours a day and unable to get out of bed,’ he added.

Michael stopped working as a personal trainer to look after his future wife – but saw his mental and physical health decline too.

‘I stopped exercising, lost the care for what I was eating, I was stuck in my own head and not present. I had zero motivation, zero willpower, zero self-care and zero energy. I lost a lot of muscle, gained weight, slept poorly and my overall health declined,’ he added.

Fortunately, Martha’s illness subsided at 22 weeks, and is now able to return to daily activities and Michael has returned to work. 

Martha Is Due To Give Birth To Her First Child In February

Martha is due to give birth to her first child in February  

What is hyperemesis gravidarum? 

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a condition that causes persistent and excessive vomiting during pregnancy.

Sufferers can be sick lots of times every day and be unable to keep food or water down, impacting their daily life. 

It is unlikely to harm the baby, but if it causes a women to lose weight during pregnancy there is an increased risk their baby will have a low birth weight. 

It is different to sickness during pregnancy — often called morning sickness — which is normal and affects eight in 10 pregnant women. For most, this stops or improves around weeks 16 to 20.

Meanwhile, HG may not get better by this point and can last until the baby is born. 

Symptoms of HG include prolonged and severe nausea and vomiting, being dehydrated, weight loss and low blood pressure.

Being dehydrated raises the risk of having a blood clot — deep vein thrombosis — but this is rare. 

It is not clear what causes the condition, or why some women get it and others don’t. 

Some experts think it may be linked to the changing hormones in the body that occurs during pregnancy. 

And there is some evidence that it runs in families and women who suffered it during their first pregnancy are more likely to have in any subsequent pregnancies.

Women suffering from HG can be given medicine to improve their symptoms, such as anti-sickness drugs, vitamins B6 and B12 and steroids.

Some women have to be admitted to hospital if their nausea cannot be controlled with medicines at home.

They may require fluids and anti-sickness drugs to be administered through an IV. 

Source: NHS

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