Amy Schumer recently took to Instagram to open up about her journey with in vitro fertilization. The 38-year-old comedian is currently treating, and seeking advice and support from her followers.
Recently in May 2019, Amy and her husband Chris Fischer welcomed a baby boy Gene into her world, and are looking to make their family a little bigger.
“I’m a week into IVF and feeling really run down and emotional,” Schumer shared in her most recent post. “If any one 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.”-Amy Schumer, instagram: @amyschumer
The photo shows Schumer’s stomach, with some bruising that is a common result of IVF related injections. IVF treatments cover many different procedures, usually beginning with medications to boost fertility and stimulate egg production. These medications are typically through injection daily for 1-2 weeks. During that time, many blood tests, ultrasounds and other testing can help us measure hormone levels and the body’s reaction to medications.
Many other celebrities are offering help, with motivational messages from Katie Couric, Tess Holiday and Selena Gomez. This isn’t the first time that Amy has taken to social media to speak about fertility. When she was pregnant with Gene, she posted on instagram about a decision to take a break from her tour due to hyperemisis gravidarum, a pregnancy complication that causes severe nausea and vomiting. Schumer’s first birth with Gene led to a 3 hour C-section.
“I was throwing up through the first hour of my c-section. 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.”Amy Schumer, Informed Pregnancy and Parenting Podcast.
Every fertility journey is unique and comes with its own ups and downs. Acupuncture has been able to help many couples conceive through infertility issues. They are able to help through the stress of treatments, injections, and emotional strain it puts on our soul. Acupuncture can help the body boost blood circulation to the uterus, maintain hormonal balance, and help to achieve balance throughout the whole body.
There are so many stories when it comes to a family building journey, so many surprises, ups and downs. Be sure to surround yourself with a healthy support team of friends, family, and followers.
To Amy and Chris, we wish the best of luck in this new journey, hoping that they receive all the support that they need, and a new buddy for little Gene.