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Amy Schumer Is Staying Positive Through Egg Retrieval Procedure

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ByNehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Published
Jan 2020
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Amy Schumer has been candidly sharing her journey through in vitro fertilization (IVF). Yesterday, the comedian shared two videos to her Instagram account, which captured her talking to her husband, Chris Fischer, after her egg retrieval procedure.

In the first video, Schumer, under the effects of anesthesia, asks Fischer where her hat is. She asks, “Am I still wearing my hat,” then “Well, where did it go?” When Fischer answers off camera, ““I don’t think you need to wear it anymore. Do you want to put it back on,” Schumer replies, “Yes. I want my hat back on.”

In the second video, she tells Fischer about their plans for the day. She says they’re going to “go to a bar, sit at the bar, get a couple of drinks—just have a blast today,” after which Fischer starts laughing.

The videos were posted days after Schumer revealed she was undergoing IVF. Last week, the comedian shared an image of her stomach covered in bruises, writing in the caption that she was struggling and felt “really run down” and “emotional.”

Her post quickly circulated the internet, with fans, friends and fellow moms reaching out to offer their advice and support. She subsequently, in another Instagram post, thanked her followers and shared an update. Along with a picture of herself at the doctor’s office, she shared in the caption, “Thank you ladies and a few gentlemen. We are gonna freeze embryos hopefully. I learned to eat salty food after and drink Gatorade. Ice the area. Take arnica and put arnica on the bruises. To be patient and kind to myself and that there are so many of us willing to be there for each other. 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!”

Schumer, who gave birth to her son Gene in May, is no stranger to challenges. In November of 2018, Schumer was hospitalized due to hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe type of morning sickness. But, even so, she’s managed to stay candid and positive throughout her motherhood journey thus far.

Looking back on 2019, she posted to Instagram a photo of herself, Fischer and Gene. In the caption she wrote, “This has been by far the best year of my life and I spent half of it vomiting everyday.”

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