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Amy Schumer became a mum to adorable son Gene, just seven months ago. Now the 38-year-old actor has revealed that she is already looking to give Gene a sibling.
Sharing a confronting image that shows her bruised abdomen and C-section scar on Instagram, the I Feel Pretty star admitted that she is one week into the IVF treatment necessary to make that happen..
Always one to keep things real, Amy Schumer is going into her IVF experience as an open book from the very beginning.
“I’m a week into IVF and feeling really run down and emotional,” confessed the Snatched star.
“If anyone went through it and if you have any advice or wouldn’t mind sharing your experience with me please do.”
While the bruises prove that IVF is well and truly underway, the comedian admitted that she and husband Chris Fischer had not quite decided when or how it will be that Gene will become a big brother.
“We are freezing my eggs and figuring out what to do to give Gene a sibling,” she penned.
No mention of surrogacy yet, however speculation is rife that Amy’s harrowing pregnancy experience with hyperemesis gravidarum the first time around might be cause for the couple to look at other options.
Debilitating hyperemesis gravidarum meant that Amy’s first pregnancy was not ideal.
Hyperemesis gravidarum is an extreme version of morning sickness, and in Amy’s case she suffered it terribly throughout her entire pregnancy.
Daily bouts of vomiting were so bad for the star that they often left her bedridden and dehydrated, and at times saw her hospitalised.
Amy’s long term battle with endometriosis also proved problematic for surgeons during her caesarean section delivery of Gene seven months ago adding to the speculation that childbirth might not be a viable option for the star again.
Amy Schumer has become the poster child for sharing the warts and all experience of pregnancy and motherhood.
The comedian, who openly shared her pregnancy battle with hyperemesis gravidarum via social media with fans has been honest from the very beginning about the pretty and not-so-pretty aspects of motherhood.
Speaking on Dr. Berlin’s Informed Pregnancy podcast, Amy shared: “I was throwing up through the whole first hour of my C-section. It’s supposed to take about an hour and a half or something but mine took over three hours because of my endometriosis.”
The Trainwreck star also spoke of her breastfeeding reality on the podcast, admitting that it just wasn’t for her.
“I wanted him to get the colostrum,” she said.
“We had a lactation expert come over. He didn’t latch and I just didn’t feel that push to make that happen. Then I pumped for like the first month. Then I was like, ‘Not for me.’ This is not for me and I didn’t want to do it.”
With so much pressure on new mums to breastfeed, Amy normalised that it might not be for everyone by confessing: “Some people just absolutely love it and I’m so happy for them, and it was just bumming me out.
“But then I was also kind of proud doing it and whatever and getting him the milk and stuff. Then once it occurred to me that I could stop. I was like, ‘I’m going to stop’ … And then, every week what I did was just took away one session of the pumping.”
If this form is anything to go by, it looks like we’ll be getting a real glimpse into the reality of IVF too from hereon in and we can not wait.