Transcript for Amy Schumer reveals her IVF results
We move on now to our "Gma" cover story. Amy Schumer has always been candid about her fertility journey, even reaching out to her Instagram followers for advice. Now she is sharing new details about her ivf treatment and the struggles she is facing. Kaylee Hartung has the latest and joins us this morning. Good morning, Kaylee. Reporter: Good morning, robin. The difficulties that Amy Schumer inspired in her first pregnancy, inspired her comedy special. Her willingness to show herself is her trademark, so Amy once again is keeping it real. 38-year-old Amy Schumer is now sharing new details about the journey she's on to conceive a second child. The comedienne revealing on Instagram that she's completed a successful round of ivf, and she Ander had husband feel lucky to have one healthy embryo. She broke down the numbers of her process, writing, quote, they retrieved 35 eggs from me. Not bad for the old gal, right? Then 26 fertilized. Whoa, right? From all of those, we got one normal embryo from that. The comedienne who has a 9-month-old son with husband Chris fisher has been candid about the challenges they have faced as they try to expand their family. Last month, describing the physical pain of ivf to Oprah. I don't want to discourage anyone, but it hurts. Those shots hurt, and then -- and then you get -- you have the egg retrieval, and then after, you know, your ovaries are filling up with fluid. Ivf, guys. Woo! Reporter: Schumer admitted she was worried about the toll the treatment was taking on her mind and body. Reaching out the her followers for advice writing, I'm a weakened ivf, and feeling run down and emotional. She received over 35,000 comments of men and women sharing their stories. Women were just really down to reach out and share and help me and, like, hold my hand through it. Reporter: The superstar hoping her transparency inspires others to be open about their own fertility battles so they don't suffer in silence. We are warriors. All of us. I mean for real. That is what I learned. I didn't just learn how strong I I really learned as a whole how strong women are. Reporter: Amy says the stories others have shared with her have helped her more than you could imagine, and with that support, she's learned to be more patient and kind to robin? Good to hear that, Kaylee. Thank you. Dr. Jen is back because she gave us a lot of numbers here. Yeah. She said 35 eggs retrieved, 28 fertilized and one normal embryo. Can you put that into context? I want to be clear. The number of eggs or embryos, if you even choose to use them is not a reflection of a woman as a human being. Don't get bogged down on numbers. When we go through an ivf process, we take as many eggs out of the ovaries as possible, and when those get fertilized, we have to look at which of those are high enough quality to be transferred to the uterus, and we say it all the time because it is true. You only need one. Only need one. She said something that I was not familiar with. Mosaic. What's that? That refers to the percentage of abnormal cells to normal cell when is the embryo is about to be transferred into a woman's uterus. Higher levels of mosaicism is more cells. We're able to look at them, and we don't know -- you or I might have had a certain percentage of abnormal cells. There's a lot of research ongoing, but it can be stressful for the doctor and couple. Stressful, the emotional toll that Amy talked about. That's what's so important here, and it affects both parents here. It's not just a financial and physical toll. It's emotional, psychological, and social. We tend to think of ourselves as a failure or have doubt, anxiety, fear, shame. Talking about this is the first step in bashing all of that, and whichever route team decide to take if they become parent IFS they make that decision, there's fear and anxiety across the That is universal. All right, Jen. Thanks so much.
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