Married At First Sight Australia's Martha Kalifatidis is pregnant with her first child

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Married At First Sight Australia star Martha Kalifatidis has announced she's expecting her first child with fiancé Michael Brunelli.

The couple, who met on the sixth season of the Aussie reality TV show, took to Instagram to share the news with their followers having been quiet on their social media.

"We wanted to explain our situation and make a little bit of an announcement. Martha is pregnant," Michael said.

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Martha then explained that, though she is elated, it has been a challenging time for her since she was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition causing severe nausea and excessive vomiting during pregnancy.

"We are so excited, we are so happy, it was a complete surprise. But at five weeks I was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum," the makeup artist said.

"Which is severe chronic nausea and vomiting with no relief. It is 24-7. I literally didn't get out of bed for two months. I was so sick. I could not eat or drink anything. There were days I didn't even get up to pee. I lost ten kilos in five weeks."

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Martha's situation has improved since she's started seeing a doctor in Melbourne.

"She has given me some medication which has literally been life-changing. It is helping me feel human again," she said.

Over the past few months, Martha had been less active on her Instagram. As the pair weren't ready to share the happy news, Michael took to his profile to tell fans that his fiancée had caught a viral infection in Europe. Now the cat is out of the bag, the couple thanked friends and followers for their messages and support.

Married at First Sight UK airs on E4 in the UK. Married at First Sight Australia airs on Nine Network in Australia and E4 in the UK.

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