"Run down and emotional" Amy Schumer shares Instagram post about starting IVF
"Run down and emotional"
Amy Schumer's honest approach has won over other mums - she doesn't beat around the bush when it comes to mammy nappies, breastfeeding struggles and fertility issues.
However, her latest post is deeply personal and sure to resonate with anyone who has experienced IVF.
Most recently Schumer posted to Instagram to share with her fans that she has taken her first steps on her IVF journey and it makes for emotional reading.
Schumer gave birth to her son Gene last year and has said that she and her husband Chris Fischer plan to freeze her eggs in the hopes of having a second child in the future.
The actress and comedian spoke openly about being one week into her IVF treatment:
"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."
The 38-year-old mum also asked that if anyone had any advice about IVF having gone through the same process that they give her a phone call. Schumer even shared her number on her Instagram profile.
Many fans and colleagues of the Trainwreck star shared their love and support on her post;
"I appreciate you as a mother, a woman, a public figure, your vulnerability is so powerful."
"You got this mama. Sending you lots of love!"
Hundreds of couples across Ireland begin their IVF journey like Amy every year.
Approximately one in six couples have problems conceiving and recent studies in the USA have shown that at least of third of parents seek out fertility treatments.