Amy Schumer Asks Fans For How To Cope With "Emotional" IVF Process

Amy Schumer Asks Fans For How To Cope With “Emotional” IVF Process

by | Aug 27, 2020

A week into the IVF process, the comedian shared an image of her bruised and needle-marked stomach and asked her followers for their advice on the experience. 

“…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.”

The 38-year-old posted her personal mobile number for fans to get in touch and many women shared their stories in the comments. 

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“Hang in there mama!” one wrote. “It’s a journey that will have you up and down – have ice cream ready for the downs and more ice cream ready for the ups. A frozen chicken cutlet works great for numbing the cheeks for progesterone shots! We used the same cutlet for weeks (we put back in freezer every time with a giant “x” on it. When we moved houses I got sad when I found that cutlet in the freezer, lol. It’s not an easy journey but every woman who has experienced it will be here to support you.”

“Did IVF and it was DRAINING,” another commented. “It was not easy physically or emotionally but having a great sense of humour and a supportive partner helped. It’s such a bizarre experience though and the bloating is so real! Find support in us IVFers.. we are out there and ready to chat!”

“Amy I went through the same as well as several other types of medical intervention to have a child but had no success,” a user shared. “Stay as healthy and positive as possible but most important, as hard as it is, don’t let it become an obsessive focus. I’m sure Gene will make that easier.”

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The revelation is a continuation of Schumer’s brutal and beloved honesty about procreating. The star gave birth to her first child with husband Chris Fischer in May 2019 after a well documented pregnancy suffering through Hyperemisis Gravidarum.

The star has also recently opened up about how her endometriosis caused complications during child birth.

“I was throwing up through the first hour of my C-section,” she revealed on the Informed Pregnancy and Parenting podcast. “It’s supposed to take about an hour and a half—mine took over three hours because of my endometriosis.”

Despite the anguish, it’s clearly all been worth it. 

“This has been by far the best year of my life and I spent half of it vomiting everyday,” she wrote in a touching Instagram post reflecting on 2019.

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