MAFS star Martha Kalifatidis "sick with fear" as she rushes baby to hospital

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Married at First Sight Australia star Martha Kalifatidis has revealed she was “sick with fear” as she rushed her baby to hospital.

The star appeared in the sixth season of the reality show, coupling up with Michael Brunelli during the experiment, with the pair opting to stay together when it came to the final decision.

The pair have subsequently become engaged, and welcomed their first child into the world earlier this year, but Martha revealed via her Instagram Story that she was panic-stricken as her baby boy Lucius came down with a virus.

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“Hi everyone, we just had the scariest 48 hours of our lives,” she began, with the text accompanying a photo of her son. “Looch's temperature hit 39.8. His whole body was completely limp. I've never been so sick with fear.

“We rushed to the ER. He had a huge spew (down my sleeve). Turns out he had a virus. We're not sure exactly what it was. Within a few hours of being seen by the doctor he was back. Feel so lucky to have such amazing care. Our docs and nurses are amazing,” she continued.

In follow-up posts, Martha added that Lucius had fully recovered from the virus, with the photos showing the toddler with raised spirits.

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Following Martha and Michael’s baby arriving earlier this year, MAFS’ Mel Schilling expressed her joy at the couple continuing to thrive following their time on the show, with the dating expert saying producers love happy stories.

“We do have a lot of babies. We’ve just had a new one with Martha and Michael which is gorgeous,” she said. “Oh yes, we love the babies! [We] love the MAFS babies.”

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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