Fitness influencer Anna Victoria has recently announced her pregnancy, saying she can’t believe it’s finally real, after years of fertility problems
The 31 year old has always openly spoken about her struggles on social media, and now, after IVF, she’s expecting her first child with her husband Luca Ferretti this coming August.
Fans knew that she’d gone through an egg retrieval process in September last year after she documented it to her followers. But the couple had chosen to keep the next stage – embryo transfer – a secret. They underwent the process in November but were so prepared for “another negative” that they were in complete shock when they discovered it had worked.
Despite being given the chance to choose the sex of their unborn baby during the IVF process, they decided to transfer the strongest embryo
And the couple still don’t know if they’re having a boy or a girl – although Luca is apparently “itching to find out during another scan in March”.
Anna is understandably nervous, saying on her Instagram that the pregnancy hasn’t felt real the entire time, only when they’re having a scan
She says, “It’s been a little hard to really enjoy it because I’ve been just constantly been worried that it’s not going to continue, but I feel like announcing it is going to make it even more real. And I’m hoping to start to get to the excited phase, I think this is just a by-product of infertility and struggling”.
She also admits that the first three months have been hard
Anna says “I’m 12 weeks 5 days today, and my due date is August 7th. And the first trimester has NOT been easy,” she said. “I’ve actually been on light bedrest this entire time, so I have not been working out with the exception of a few sessions when I was temporarily cleared, then put back on bedrest again. But I just got cleared again on Monday!!”
But she added, she’s just thrilled to be pregnant saying, “I’d go through it all again!!”