Amy Schumer Halts IVF Treatment as She Considers Surrogacy for Baby No. 2

The 'Trainwreck' actress puts on hold her efforts to get pregnant as she's mulling over the possibility of looking for a surrogate mother for her second child.

AceShowbiz - Comedienne Amy Schumer is researching surrogacy to expand her family after pausing her in vitro fertilisation treatment.

The "Trainwreck" star welcomed son Gene with her husband Chris Fischer last year (19), and in January (20), she revealed they had started IVF in their efforts to give their son a sibling.

However, Schumer has since halted further procedures amid coronavirus concerns, and the actress admits she may not move forward with plans for a second pregnancy, after suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum while she was expecting Gene.

The intense morning sickness condition led the funnywoman to be hospitalised, and she's learned there's a "90 per cent chance" of her developing the illness again if she does fall pregnant - which has made Schumer seriously reconsider.

She details her journey to motherhood in new TV documentary series "Expecting Amy", in which she chats to her model friend and mother-of-two Christy Turlington Burns, who admits she would love to experience pregnancy for a third time.

"Great! I am looking for a surrogate, because I'm never doing it again," Schumer quipped on camera.

And in an interview with U.S. breakfast show "Today", she reveals she wasn't completely joking. "It is something we've absolutely explored," the 39 year old confessed of surrogacy.

"I mean, it (pregnancy) is something that I can't imagine putting myself through again, but it's also something I can't imagine not putting myself through. It's so confusing."

The global health crisis has given Schumer time to fully weigh her options. "We've put the expansion of our family plan on hold because of the (coronavirus) pandemic," she shared. "Whether I try to carry again or there's a surrogate, it's all just on hold."

But she suggests she is leaning towards surrogacy as IVF has been a rough ride.

"It was really hard on my body and really hard on me emotionally," she said.

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