Amy Schumer wants you to text her IVF advice, so let's all band together
Comedian Amy Schumer may have just recently begun her motherhood journey after welcoming baby Gene into the world in May 2019, but she’s working toward giving Gene a sibling. Schumer shared that she has begun IVF treatment to make baby number two happen, and the entire process has made her feel “run down and emotional.” Luckily, her friends and followers are happy to build her back up and share their own experiences with undergoing fertility treatment.
She even gave her followers a cell phone number to share their experiences with her privately.
“We are freezing my eggs and figuring out what to do to give Gene a sibling,” Schumer added.
Another commented, “Went through IVF. Best decision we ever made. Have a beautiful four year old and another on the way. Brings up a lot of pat twins though. Very important to get therapy support. Essential really. I don’t regret any of the struggle. It was worth it all!!!”
“It helps that you realize it is the drugs making you emotional,” one follower wrote. “We did IUI nine times and IVF once and had twins. During that time, I felt like everything was falling apart and that I was crazy. I didn’t give the medicine the credit it deserved and blamed myself and everyone around me.”
Others agreed that emotions were (or still are) extremely high during the IVF process, and reminded Schumer that she is definitely not alone.
That’s more than evident in the comments section of Schumer’s post. Even if followers couldn’t share their own personal experiences, many gave Schumer words of wisdom and encouragement.
Selena Gomez wrote, “I’m praying for you and chris. I’m sorry!” Katie Couric said, “You got this mama. Sending you lots of love !”
Fellow comedian Colleen Ballinger, who also recently became a first-time mom, commented, “you are amazing. can’t even imagine what you’re going through. sending you all the love and support in the world.” Model Tess Holliday wrote, “I appreciate you as a mother, a woman, a public figure, your vulnerability is so powerful.”
We hope the resounding “it was all worth it” from the moms in the comments helps Schumer stay strong through this IVF journey. We can only imagine how difficult the process can be, and we’re so encouraged by everyone sharing their stories in motherhood struggles solidarity.