"I am so grateful for our son and that we have the resources to get help in this way."
Amy Schumer has opened up about going through IVF treatment, telling fans she’s feeling “lucky” with the results of her first round.
The comedian gave birth to her son Gene last year after a difficult pregnancy that included bouts of severe morning sickness, and has been open since then about the difficulties she and husband Chris have encountered in trying for baby number two.
In January, she told her Instagram followers that they were trying IVF, asking anyone with advice or experience to text her.
After completing her first round of treatment last week, Amy has shared a joyful update, saying they were able to get one ‘normal embryo’ from the process.
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“They retrieved 35 eggs from me. Not bad for the old gal, right? Then 26 fertilised!” she wrote.
“For all of those we got one normal embryo from that and two low level mosaic (mosaic means there are some abnormal cells but can still lead to a healthy baby). So we feel lucky we got one! But what a drop off, right?”
Anyway, I have so appreciated everyone sharing their IVF stories with me. They made me feel empowered and supported… So many women go through many rounds of IVF which is painful and mentally gruelling. I heard from hundreds of women about their miscarriages and struggles and also many hopeful stories about how after rounds and rounds of IVF it worked!
“It has been really encouraging,” Amy continued.”I am so grateful for our son and that we have the resources to get help in this way. I just wanted to share and send love and strength to all of the warrior women who go through this process.”
Too right. Best of luck, Amy and Chris!