Amy Schumer Reveals IVF Struggle and Reaches Out to Fans for Support
January 10, 2020
For some, the journey to motherhood is far from easy—after all, motherhood comes in many different forms. For those struggling with infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF) is an option, but it can often involve its own set of challenges. Amy Schumer is experiencing this firsthand, and she recently took to her social media to open up about it.
In a recent Instagram post, Schumer posted an image of her bruised stomach, along with a caption stating, “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.”
She’s not kidding either—if you take a look at her Instagram bio, it actually lists her personal phone number. The comedian has a history of being candid and open in both her pregnancy and postpartum journeys. She was undoubtedly the queen of pregnancy and kept it real with both a hilarious maternity photoshoot and a high-relatable tutorial on how to put your socks on with a bump. But she’s also faced some struggles along the way—like experiencing hyperemesis gravidarum, a serious and painful type of morning sickness condition. She used her platforms to raise awareness for the condition and continues to be a constant advocate for women, frequently vocalizing struggles many women face.
While moms around the internet certainly appreciate Schumer’s realness, right now it appears as if she could use a friend and a shoulder. Going through IVF can be incredibly painful, both physically and emotionally—not to mention how much it can cost. While more and more people are opening up about their experiences (including other celebrities), for those struggling with infertility, it can be a hard topic to discuss. If you, or anyone you know, is struggling with infertility, remember that you’re not alone and that there are support systems out there that can help.
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