Sharing the latest update on her ongoing journey to conceive second child, the ‘I Feel Pretty’ actress credits other women’s experiences for making her feel ’empowered and supported.’
Amy Schumer has confessed she feels “lucky” to have one healthy embryo as she discussed her IVF journey with fans online.
The “I Feel Pretty” star announced she was undergoing in vitro fertilisation treatment last month (January 2020), and has been sharing updates on the process on her social media channels.
In a recent post, the 38-year-old comic shared the happy news that she and husband, chef Chris Fischer, were able to get one healthy embryo to use in their fertility journey.
“Hey! So ivf went like this for us. They retrieved 35 eggs from me. Not bad for the old gal right? Then 26 fertilized! Whoah right?” she wrote. “For all of those we got 1 normal embryo from that and 2 low level mosaic (mosaic means there are some abnormal cells but can still lead to a healthy baby) So we feel lucky we got 1! But what a drop off right? Anyway I have so appreciated everyone sharing their Ivf stories with me.”
Admitting the process has been “mentally gruelling”, Amy said she wanted to share her journey as reading about other women’s experiences, “made me feel empowered and supported.”
“I heard from hundreds of women about my their miscarriages and struggles and also many hopeful stories about how after rounds and rounds of ivf it worked!! It has been really encouraging,” she added.
The couple became parents to a son, Gene, last May (2019).