Amy Schumer announced Thursday on Instagram that she's trying to get pregnant again. She's freezing her eggs, and undergoing in-vitro fertilization. The "Trainwreck" star, who was refreshingly candid about the struggles she faced during her first pregnancy, asked fans for their best advice. Soon after posting, some A-list friends, including Selena Gomez, offered their support, and people who have gone through IVF shared practical tips. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
Amy Schumer wants to have another baby. This time she's asking her fans for advice on how to do it. The "Trainwreck" actress gave birth to her son, Gene, in May, after explicitly documenting her pregnancy experience in her Netflix special "Growing," during live shows, and on Instagram, where she even posted a video of herself throwing up during a severe bout of morning sickness. On Thursday, Schumer posted a photo of her bloated abdomen, punctuated with bruises, and a fresh C-section scar. The 38-year-old star announced to fans that she and her husband, Chris Fischer, want to give their son a sibling. To do so, Schumer is freezing her eggs and undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and she wants advice on it all. She shared a phone number in her bio on Instagram for supporters to contact her directly.
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. ❤️ A post shared by @ amyschumer on Jan 9, 2020 at 1:24pm PST on Jan 9, 2020 at 1:24pm PST
"I'm a week into IVF and feeling really run down and emotional," Schumer wrote on Instagram. "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." Her famous friends and fans who have been through IVF were quick to offer up support Within minutes, fans showed up to give Schumer some of their hard-earned knowledge on the topic, and her A-list friends rallied around her. "I'm praying for you and Chris," Selena Gomez wrote. "I'm so sorry," "I appreciate you as a mother, a woman, a public figure, your vulnerability is so powerful," said model Tess Holliday.
Some couldn't help but ask if the star is prepared to go through a tough pregnancy all over again. "You don't mind going through hyperemesis again?" said @kerbailey92. The user was referring to the medical condition, which led Schumer to develop severe nausea during her first pregnancy and landed her in the hospital. Helpful tips included heating the area of injection and hydrating Another commenter explained how to ease the discomfort involved with getting IVF injections. "Heat the area of the shot before and after," wrote @vitawoman212, "and switch sides every day." She added that injecting herself was more comfortable for her than having someone else do it. Others brought up common side effects associated with IVF and how to treat them. "Lots of water helps the headaches and tiredness," said @kellyplack. Along with taking a physical toll, IVF is also expensive. A single round of the treatment costs about $15,000 in the US, according to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. After 35, women have a lower chance of getting pregnant through IVF. Do you have advice for Schumer? Give her a call.
Read more: Cameron Diaz had a baby at 47, and she doesn't owe us an explanation of how she did it I had 4 miscarriages, saw 10 specialists, and nearly gave up on being a mother Fertility clinics are offering 'add-on' treatments to desperate couples that are expensive and potentially dangerous
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