“I’m a week into IVF” Amy Schumer shares a photo of her IVF ‘battle scars’

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Amy Schumer is almost singlehandedly rewriting the rule book on ‘sharenting’ – and it’s really good news for everyone.

The spectrum of parenting

Online parenting tends to be portrayed in extremes – it’s the perfect dust bowl-hued crunchy mums or the IDGAF potty-mouth parents.

But Amy Schumer’s approach to parenting shares is straddling more of a spectrum. She’s in both the ‘shit this is really freaking hard’ school of parenting along with the ‘god I am so glad I had kids my baby is so lovely’ gang. 

In fact, baby Gene is so super-special that Amy’s doing her darnedest to have a second bub.

She shared this news on Instagram a couple of hours ago, explaining that she’s undertaking fertility procedures at the moment — and that it’s really taking its toll.

Call me, maybe?

Amy also shared a PHONE NUMBER in her Instagram bio and asked other parents to call if they had advice and/or reflections on their own experience of egg freezing and IVF.

(We’re guessing it’s not actually her personal phone number, but perhaps a voicemail service?)

In her post, Amy admitted she was feeling pretty exhausted and on edge.

“I’m a week into IVF and feeling really run down and emotional,” she wrote under a photo of her bruised belly.

“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.”

“It’s a tough road”

Amy’s followers fell in love with her just a little bit more after reading this honest and very human post, and the comments began flowing thick and fast. 
“I appreciate you as a mother, a woman, a public figure, your vulnerability is so powerful,” model and blogger Tess Holliday wrote under the update. She echoed the thoughts of many.
Lots of Amy fans were keen to share their own IVF journey:

“I just went through the egg freezing process,” one wrote. “It was a hard emotional come down, but each day got better. You can do this!!”

“I was a surrogate and egg donor for three families and went through countless IVF cycles … it’s a lot mama, it’s normal to feel that way,” another woman posted.

“It’s a tough road,” someone else agreed. “I tried IVF with my own eggs and donor sperm and it did not work for me. But then I made the choice to use donor eggs and had the most beautiful twin girls who are my world. I’m always willing to talk about the road I traveled to motherhood and I wish for all the best for you.”

“You got this!” another fan encouraged. “Try to inject the meds slowly – It helps the meds not burn quite as much. It’s an emotional rollercoaster! Try to stay positive and know that it’s totally normal to feel overwhelmed… because it’s freaking intense.”

Tough cookie

This is not the only lovable update Amy’s posted on Instagram this week. Yesterday she shared a photo of herself and hubby Chris Fischer on the beach.

“Chris and I are formally stepping down from our royal duties,” she wrote beside the image. “We appreciate your support.”

The pair welcomed baby Gene in May of 2019 after a grim pregnancy plagued with the serious pregnancy illness hyperemesis gravidarum.

It’s a total testament to her mettle that she’s prepared to go again and we wish her the very best of health, whatever her IVF outcome.


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