Amy Schumer Opens Up About Her Intense Pregnancy Experience
In case you missed it, Amy Schumer has finally given birth to her first child, Gene. Now, she's taken to IG to give a full rundown of her intense experience with pregnancy.
In a lengthy Instagram post, Schumer first shouts out women for the strength and resilience.
"Women are the shit," she writes.
"Men are cool and whatever but women are fucking warriors and capable of anything."
She also revealed that she had a doula, which is someone who offers non-medical support during birth and the post-natal period, and explained how the help her doula gave her and her husband, Chris, was invaluable.
"...What she did was make me and Chris feel totally secure and supported throughout my pregnancy and the birth process."
On top of that, she also described that she suffered from hyperemesis, which is a pregnancy complication that can cause intense nausea and vomiting.
"I threw up violently and felt sick mostly every day of my pregnancy," she wrote.
"Hyperemesis is real and it’s awful. But fuck, what they say is true. The second you give birth it’s gone."
You can check out the full Instagram post below.
Ok here’s my post baby annoying post and my takeaway from pregnancy. Women are the shit. Men are cool and whatever but women are fucking warriors and capable of anything. I was lucky enough to get to have a doula. Her name @domino_kirke @carriagehousebirth what do doulas do? I don’t totally know But what she did was make me and Chris feel totally secure and supported throughout my pregnancy and the birth process. I really recommend getting one if you can. Doctor Brill and all the nurses and pediatricians at Lenox Hill and all the other hospitals i spent time in this year, thank you for everything. I did Pilates with strong women and went for walks. I threw up violently and felt sick mostly every day of my pregnancy. Hyperemesis is real and it’s awful. But fuck, what they say is true. The second you give birth it’s gone. @hgmoms has the best research I found on the condition The only thing that helped me with my nausea was products from @thelordjones I learned that globally 1 in 5 births take place without the assistance of a skilled birth attendant. @everymomcounts is a great place to donate $250 equips a midwife with a bag of medical equipment needed to provide care to hundreds of women and babies in Guatemala. All my friends. Friends I’ve had for 30 years or people who encouraged me to “keep going” or telling me “it will be worth it”. Thank you. Every woman I encountered is so willing to help and advise you and I felt all their strength. And you were right. Thank you ladies from my family. Chris, Gene and of course Tatiana #titsleaking #wearingadiaper