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Amy Schumer 'Staying Positive' Following IVF Backlash

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By Whitney Vasquez

Amy Schumer is brushing off the haters who gave her flak after the actress revealed she was undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). The 38-year-old took to social media on Saturday and posted a photo of her at the doctor's office to thank her supporters who shared their own stories about going through IVF after she announced the news. “Thank you ladies and a few gentleman,” the comedian captioned the post while noting that she and her husband, Chris Fischer, are “gonna freeze embryos hopefully.”

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Showing Gratitude:

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Amy Schumer went on to list the lessons she's learned while going through treatment. "I learned to eat salty food after and drink Gatorade. Ice the area. Take arnica and put arnica on the bruises,” she wrote. “To be patient and kind to myself and that there are sooooo many of us willing to be there for each other.” The "Love, Beth" actress added, “Your stories helped me more than you can imagine. I feel incredibly lucky. I’m really hoping this works and staying positive. Much much love!"

IFV Controversy:

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After Amy Schumer announced her IFV journey, fans took it upon themselves to lecture the star about her decision, while others lashed out to defend her. "Adopt, we are not short on humans on this planet. siblings don’t need to be related," one follower wrote. "So unnecessary with so many children to be adopted or surrogate .. have you had the experience of gestating and giving birth, why submit to it?" added another. Several of Amy Schumer's loyal followers responded to the haters. "How many adopted children do you have? Do you like strangers telling you how to make your major life choices? Don’t like IVF, don’t do it," one of them stated. Others simply told them to "butt out" and "get lost."

Selena Gomez Attacked Over Comment:

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Poor Selena Gomez even got caught in the middle of the heated debate. The "Rare" singer, who is no stranger to medical issues, offered her support to the comedian. "I’m praying for you and chris. I’m sorry!" Gomez wrote. Fans who thought Selena was referring to the IVF treatment when she said "I'm sorry" immediately began attacking the star. Clarifying what she meant, Selena Gomez went back into Amy Schumer's comments and wrote, "let me clear that up. I said I’m sorry she’s feeling that way. My mom went through the same thing. It’s hard on women’s heart." Amy Schumer married her professional chef husband in February 2018. They welcomed their first child, son Gene Attell, in May 2019.

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