Amy Schumer is opening up about her experience with In vitro fertilization. The 38-year-old actress and husband, Chris Fischer, are trying for baby number 2 and are excited to share that through their efforts, they’ve been fortunate to get one embryo.
"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?" Schumer captioned a smiling photo on Instagram. "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?"
She then went on to thank others for sharing their experiences with IVF with her.
"Anyway I have so appreciated everyone sharing their Ivf stories with me. They made me feel empowered and supported. So I wanted to tell you how mine went down," she explained. "So many women go through many rounds of ivf which is painful and mentally grueling. 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. Thank you."
Schumer revealed earlier this year that she hoped to give her 9-month son a sibling. In her Instagram post, she concluded by acknowledging how fortunate she is to have the resources to do so.
“Anyway 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. 🎸💪🏾 my number is in my bio if you are open to text me your experience or whatever you feel like. I read them when I can’t sleep or have time 👻”