Amy Schumer is opening up about her IVF experience.
The comedian, 39, welcomed son Gene last year with husband Chris Fischer through IVF. But in a new interview with Willie Geist for “Sunday Today With Willie Geist”, Schumer admits she’ll never get pregnant, “ever again.”
“We did IVF and IVF was really tough on me,” Schumer explained. “I don’t think I could ever do IVF again.”
Adding, “I decided that I can’t be pregnant ever again… We thought about a surrogate. But I think we’re going to hold off for right now.”
According to Schumer, she and Fischer started a second round of IVF treatments in February.
The decision was hard at first but spending time as a family at home has helped.
“We’re all feeling a lot of grief but I’ve had some precious time with my family,” Schumer said.
“Chris and I were talking about it, we haven’t been apart for even a night, a dinner, for so long,” she said. “But it is not as hard as I thought it was gonna be. I like staying home a lot. I like also not seeing anyone at all. You know, it’s like hmm maybe, I’ll live like this forever.”
Schumer detailed her difficult pregnancy in HBO’s docuseries “Expecting Amy”, including her battle with hyperemesis gravidarum, which is the same morning sickness illness that Kate Middleton dealt with during her own pregnancies.
“It was really really hard,” she said about being on tour while pregnant but having to cancel the remaining date as she became too ill to travel.
“Going on stage and doing a show like that, even though it’s physical and everyone’s looking at you, it’s still my job,” she explained. “If you’re a teacher, or a nurse, or anything — if you are really sick and you’re pregnant and you still have to work, no one gives you any leeway. They really don’t.”
Season 2 of “Amy Schumer Learns To Cook” airs Tuesdays on the Food Network Canada.