Amy Schumer gets real about undergoing IVF in Instagram post: 'Really hoping this works and staying positive'

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Amy Schumer is thanking fans for their support after opening up about her decision to undergo IVF in order to have a second child. (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project)
Amy Schumer is thanking fans for their support after opening up about her decision to undergo IVF in order to have a second child. (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project)

Amy Schumer is thanking fans for their support after sharing her decision to undergo IVF in order to have a second child with husband Chris Fischer.

On Saturday morning, the comedian and actress posted a photo of herself on Instagram that showed her lying down in the examination room of a doctor’s office, sans pants, and sporting sunglasses and socks.

“Thank you ladies and a few gentleman. We are gonna freeze embryos hopefully,” Schumer, 38, shared in the photo caption, adding details about her painful IVF process. “I learned to eat salty food after and drink Gatorade. Ice the area. Take arnica and put arnica on the bruises. To be patient and kind to myself and that there are sooooo many of us willing to be there for each other. Your stories helped me more than you can imagine. I feel incredibly lucky. I’m really hoping this works and staying positive. Much much love!”

On Thursday, Schumer shared a revealing Instagram photo of her bruised stomach, along with a caption that detailed how she and Fischer were hoping to have another baby, following the birth of Gene Attell, their now 8-month-old son.

"I'm a week into IVF and feeling really run down and emotional," Schumer said in the post. “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.”

Thousands of fans offered their support and advice to the new mom, sharing their own stories with IVF and sending praise to Schumer for her openness.

Schumer and Fischer married in 2018 and welcomed baby Gene in May after a particularly difficult pregnancy that included hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition that causes never-ending nausea. Even the baby’s delivery was a struggle, as it included a three-hour cesarean 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,” Schumer said on a recent episode of the Informed Pregnancy and Parenting Podcast. “And that was really scary.”

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