Comedienne Amy Schumer shared an “emotional” struggle with her followers on Instagram as the actress revealed she is one week into IVF treatments in her attempt to give her son Gene a sibling. She shared a shocking photo of her bruised stomach along with a caption asking for help.
Amy noted she was “run down” and asked for advice from her followers who have gone through IVF. The photo showed what the comedienne has gone through as she attempts to add another child to her and her husband Chris Fischer’s loving family.
While Amy did not personally share the reason for the discoloration on her midsection, most women who participate in an IVF treatment take fertility drugs via injections in their stomach in an attempt to stimulate their ovaries for 8-14 days.
The website Arc Fertility explained that ovarian stimulation is used to mature multiple eggs for later egg retrieval. In the caption, Amy revealed that she would be freezing her eggs.
Fans and celebrity friends rallied around Amy’s honest image, liking it over 580,000 times and counting. They shared their own sentiments in the photo’s comments section. They told the actress that they would be there for her and her family as they embarked on this challenging journey.
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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. ❤️
Katie Couric, Mary McCartney, Selena Gomez, Samantha Ronson, Guy Oseary, Rosanna Arquette, and Wendy Williams were just a few of the celebrities who sent their prayers, love, and advice for Amy, Chris, and Gene on their journey.
“You’re the real MVP putting a real face on IVF and everyone with fertility issues, thank you,” wrote one fan of the comedienne on Instagram.
“My biggest advice would be to relax and trust in the process. Also, be positive and trust your gut instinct. This is hard on your body to treat your self during and after. Pamper yourself. And don’t forget about your husband. This is taxing on him also. Don’t forget that he has feelings too. Good luck,” advised a second concerned fan, who seemingly took Amy’s call for help to heart.
This post comes just one day after the comedienne and star of the Netflix special Growing shared an image of herself, Chris, and their dog as he pushed her in a sand wheelchair. She jokingly wrote in the pic’s accompanying caption that she and her husband would be stepping down from their royal duties. This was a nod to the same announcement former Suits star Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry made one day earlier.