Amy Schumer is getting real about IVF

Fans are definitely getting behind this.
Published February 17, 2020 10:41 a.m. EST
Last Updated February 19, 2020 12:57 p.m. EST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 12: Amy Schumer attends the Africa Outreach Project Fundraiser hosted by Charlize Theron at The Africa Center on November 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 12: Amy Schumer attends the Africa Outreach Project Fundraiser hosted by Charlize Theron at The Africa Center on November 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)
Every woman’s journey to motherhood is different, and for some it’s a more difficult road to conception and delivery than others. But is there any celebrity more open and honest about those struggles than Amy Schumer?The Growing comedian is used to opening up to her fans about the very real struggles of pregnancy and motherhood, topics she’s tackled quite a bit both through her stand-up and on social media since before giving birth to her son, Gene, last May. Now, as Schumer announced in January, she and husband Chris Fisher are hoping to add another bundle of joy to their clan, and they’re going the IVF route to do it.[video_embed id='1893412']RELATED: An OB-GYN answers all of the most common pregnancy questions[/video_embed]But as many IVF warriors out there know, it can be a long, arduous and emotionally trying experience that people don’t always talk about. That’s probably why fans have been responding with so much love to Schumer’s posts on the subject, which have included everything from photos of her bruised belly following hormone injections to pictures of her awaiting procedures at the doctor’s office.On February 15 the 38-year-old shared some new updates on Instagram, acknowledging that she sees all of the supporters out there while bringing fans up to speed on her own journey. “Hey! So ivf went like this for us,” she wrote. “They retrieved 35 eggs from me. Not bad for the old gal right? Then 26 fertilized! Whoah right? For all of those we got 1 normal embryo from that and 2 low level mosaic (mosaic means there are some abnormal cells but can still lead to a healthy baby) So we feel lucky we got 1! But what a drop off right?”
 
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Hey! So ivf went like this for us. They retrieved 35 eggs from me. Not bad for the old gal right? Then 26 fertilized! Whoah right? For all of those we got 1 normal embryo from that and 2 low level mosaic (mosaic means there are some abnormal cells but can still lead to a healthy baby) So we feel lucky we got 1! But what a drop off right? Anyway I have so appreciated everyone sharing their Ivf stories with me. They made me feel empowered and supported. So I wanted to tell you how mine went down. So many women go through many rounds of ivf which is painful and mentally grueling. I heard from hundreds of women about my their miscarriages and struggles and also many hopeful stories about how after rounds and rounds of ivf it worked!! It has been really encouraging. Thank you. Anyway I am so grateful for our son and that we have the resources to get help in this way. I just wanted to share and send love and strength to all of the warrior women who go through this process. ??? my number is in my bio if you are open to text me your experience or whatever you feel like. I read them when I can’t sleep or have time ?

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“Anyway I have so appreciated everyone sharing their Ivf stories with me. They made me feel empowered and supported,” she continued. “So I wanted to tell you how mine went down. So many women go through many rounds of ivf which is painful and mentally grueling. I heard from hundreds of women about their miscarriages and struggles and also many hopeful stories about how after rounds and rounds of ivf it worked!! It has been really encouraging. Thank you.”The heartfelt post ended with Schumer reiterating how lucky she feels to have her son and family, and that she’s thankful to have the “resources” to get this kind of help. She also sent strength and love to the women going through infertility and the IVF journey, and reminded fans that she’s posted her phone number in her bio for them like the brave soul that she is.“Thank you Amy. I’m about to start the process and I’m nervous and scared but feel less alone when I read stories like yours,” one person wrote in the comments. “IVF is so hard. 7 rounds here. Thank you for your honesty and for sharing your story,” another shared.Schumer didn’t reveal when her medical team may try and implant the embryo, but given her past history with social media no one should be surprised if she posts an update soon. Until then fans will surely be happy to see Schumer’s other posts with Gene, who has recently taken up swimming and tongue-grabbing. What do they say? Like mother, like son. That definitely applies here.[video_embed id='5852459003001']THROWBACK: Amy Schumer uses Harry and Meghan image to help announce pregnancy[/video_embed]