Amy Schumer is no stranger to sharing personal details about her private life on social media, in interviews, and in her autobiography “The Girl with the Back Tattoo.”
She has now applied this trademark honesty and candid nature to her recent IVF journey
Schumer, 38, took to Instagram last week to post about freezing her eggs to prepare for an upcoming round of IVF. She posted a photo of her bruised and sore-looking abdomen, saying “I’m a week into IVF and feeling really run down and emotional. If anyone went through it and if you have any advice or wouldn’t mind sharing your experience with me please do. My number is in my bio. We are freezing my eggs and figuring out what to do to give Gene a sibling.”
The actress and comedian gave birth to her first child, a son called Gene, in May 2019. She was similarly candid during her pregnancy (which included severe morning sickness that caused her to cancel a tour) and in the early days of motherhood.
Her most recent posts, about her desire to have another child at the age of 38, has clearly resonated with her followers
Hundreds of people responded to her call for advice, offering suggestions to use arnica to prevent bruises and to drink plenty of Gatorade to prevent dehydration.
Countless couples suffer with secondary infertility, and often have to deal with comments that belittle their experiences. Schumer’s openness might be able to help change this, as it demonstrates the struggles and pain (both mental and physical) that many women go through as they start IVF.
Hopefully her posts will also be able to show other women suffering with infertility that they are not alone
In a follow-up post she thanked all of the followers who shared their stories, advice, and experience. She captioned the photo of her in her doctor’s office, “Thank you ladies and a few gentlemen. Your stories helped me more than you can imagine. I feel incredibly lucky. I’m really hoping this works and staying positive. Much much love.”
Even more recently, Amy posted a video in which she wakes up from anaesthetic and begins to spout nonsense to the camera. In the hilarious video, she asks, “am I still wearing my hat?”
We wish Amy and her husband Chris (and little Gene) all of the luck and love in the world.
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