Comedy icon Amy Schumer has shared a deeply honest social media post revealing her difficult experiences with in vitro fertilisation (IVF).
Amy, who gave birth eight months ago to son Gene, is looking to grow her family with husband Chris Fischer.
Now, she’s decided to undergo IVF after a tough pregnancy with Gene.
The 38 year old shared a photo of her bruised stomach, penning a heartfelt message about how the treatment is affecting her mood and urging fans to reach out if they’ve had similar experiences.
“I’m a week into IVF,” she wrote, “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.”
Amy was flooded with messages of support and words of kindness, even from fellow stars.
Music sensation Selena Gomez penned: “I’m praying for you and chris. I’m sorry!”
American model Tess Holliday also offered her wisdom, commenting: “I appreciate you as a mother, a woman, a public figure, your vulnerability is so powerful.”
Fans were similarly taken with her candour, one gushing: “@amyschumer So amazing of you to share this you are helping countless people by posting this photo. Hang in there!!”
It’s not the first time Amy’s got real about motherhood.
Another post shows husband Chris planting a smacker on her cheek as she cradles Gene.
Amy wrote: “This has been by far the best year of my life and I spent half of it vomiting everyday.”
Another showed her holding a sleeping five month old Gene closely, telling fans: “It’s felt good to be back at work. I was so worried about it and was afraid to go back after he was 3 months old.
“A couple days I cried from missing him. But it’s mostly good to be back and the breaks energize me to to be a better mom and appreciate our time even more.
“I have it a lot easier than many people but I wanted to share my experience.”
She signed off by inviting fans to post similarly: “What was your going back to work experience?”