Amy Schumer decides to pause IVF to consider surrogacy

 

Amy Schumer, star of Trainwreck, welcomed her son Gene into the world last year after having IVF with her husband Chris Fischer.

She says that the process took a great toll on her, physically and emotionally, as anyone who’s experienced it will testify.

The couple now want to have another child, and in January this year announced that they’d begun IVF once more in order to become pregnant

But then, when the world was hit by the coronavirus and many medical procedures, including IVF, were put on hold, she had the time to consider her options.

Her IVF was put on hold and she now says that she may not continue now that clinics are reopening after revealing that her severe morning sickness was too much to bear again.

Having suffered with the condition hyperemesis gravidarum, she became hospitalised and is told that she has a 90% chance of developing it again with a further pregnancy.

Amy filmed a TV series Expecting Amy detailing her journey to motherhood, during which she spoke to friend Christy Turlington Burns who has two children but would love to be pregnant one last time.

Seizing an opportunity, 39 year old Amy said, ““Great! I am looking for a surrogate, because I’m never doing it again.”

Later speaking to the Today show, Amy admitted it wasn’t entirely a joke, saying, “It is something we’ve absolutely explored.”

“I mean, it (pregnancy) is something that I can’t imagine putting myself through again, but it’s also something I can’t imagine not putting myself through. It’s so confusing.”

“We’ve put the expansion of our family plan on hold because of the (coronavirus) pandemic. Whether I try to carry again or there’s a surrogate, it’s all just on hold.”

We wish all the best, whatever you decide, Amy.

Did you go the surrogacy route? Or are you considering choosing surrogacy? We would love to hear from you at mystory@ivfbabble.com

If you are considering surrogacy, make sure you watch this episode on the Cope Talks.

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