Amy Schumer Posts Photo About Undergoing IVF and Says She's 'Figuring Out' How to Have Another Child
By Antoinette Bueno
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Amy Schumer is opening up about her fertility struggles.
The 38-year-old comedian shared a photo of her bruised stomach on Instagram on Thursday, and said she was undergoing in vitro fertilization. Schumer acknowledged that she was feeling "run down" and said she was trying to give her 8-month-old son, Gene, a brother or sister.
"I'm a week into IVF and feeling really run down and emotional," she wrote. "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. ❤️."
A number of celebrities showed their support for her by commenting on the post. Selena Gomez wrote, "I'm praying for you and Chris. I'm sorry!," while Katie Couric commented, "You got this mama❤️❤️ Sending you lots of love! ?."
"The baby and I are healthy and everything looks good," Schumer reassured her fans, adding, "But I am in my 3rd trimester and I am still nauseous all the time and vomiting. I vomit mostly every time I ride in a car even for 5 minutes."
Her struggles continued when she gave birth to Gene. Schumer appeared on the Informed Pregnancy and Parenting Podcast in December and talked about getting a c-section, which wasn't her original plan. Schumer also said that doctors were "amazed" that she was able to carry a baby considering the severity of her endometriosis.
"I was throwing up through the first hour of my c-section," she recalled. "It's supposed to take about an hour and a half -- mine took over three hours because of my endometriosis, and that was really scary. ... It was kind of brutal."
Though clearly, Schumer loves being a mother, and has shared adorable videos of her son with fans.