Haley Palve is updating fans on her pregnancy journey.
The wife of former Pittsburgh Penguins player Oula Palve recently took to Instagram with an update on her first 15 weeks of pregnancy after a challenging IVF process.
Palve, also a "The Bachelor" alum who appeared on the 20th season with her twin sister Emily Karlsson, shared a series of stunning maternity photos. She showcased herself cradling her growing baby bump in a black, long-sleeve square-neck maxi dress.
In a heartfelt caption, Palve reflected on the emotional rollercoaster of the first trimester, expressing the mix of anxiety and hope that accompanied the initial weeks after the embryo transfer. She revealed, "When we transferred our first little embryo I was anxious but full of hope."
"Every little thing I felt worried me, and the first 10 weeks were mixed with a lot of different emotions."
As the weeks progressed, Palve found herself gradually transitioning from anxiety to a growing sense of joy and anticipation. She shared her thoughts, saying, "I’m not sure it has totally hit me yet that I get to have my baby that I've dreamt of for so long, and maybe I won’t believe it until I get to hold that dream in my arms in 25 weeks."
In the comments, fans shared warm and supportive messages for the soon-to-be parents.
"Motherhood looks beautiful on you!" an Instagram user wrote.
Another shared: "You sum up the emotions of carrying an IVF baby to a tee. Congrats, mama."
"Beautiful glowing mama!" someone chimed in.
"Thank you so much for sharing your IVF journey. Congratulations, you look stunning and you're glowing!" another commenter penned.
Back in July, Palve shared a message with her Instagram followers announcing the start of her IVF journey after "two failed IUIs [Intrauterine inseminations]."
"We've made the tough choice to start IVF. It wasn't an easy decision to make but with a blocked fallopian tube and low ovarian reserve this is the safest/best choice for us," she explained. "Thankful that IVF is an option and I’m manifesting motherhood!"
The influencer admitted infertility has been the "toughest thing" she has gone through, adding that at times she felt angry at her own body and wanted "to give up."
"But I know we will get through this and our time is coming," Palve wrote.