Amy Schumer opens up about 'violent' and 'awful' pregnancy, but says 'the second you give birth it’s gone'
The actress also thanked everyone involved in the pregnancy and birth, with a special shoutout to doula Domino Kirke, the sister of actress Jemima Kirke and wife of actor Penn Badgley.
Comedian and actor Amy Schumer, who gave birth to her first child on May 5, is back on social media, getting candid about the last nine months including her 'violent' and 'awful' pregnancy, while also thanking her birthing team. In an Instagram post, the 37-year-old was seen cradling son Gene Attell Fischer and praising doula Domino Kirke, the sister of actress Jemima Kirke and wife of actor Penn Badgley.
"Ok here’s my post baby annoying post and my takeaway from pregnancy. Women are the s**t. Men are cool and whatever but women are f***ing warriors and capable of anything," began Schumer's post. She said she 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."
"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," Schumer added, recommending that all pregnant women get doulas if they can. Schumer's doula happened to be none other than the sister of 'Girls' actress Kirke, and the wife of 'Gossip Girl' and 'You' star, Badgley. Apart from being a doula, Kirke is also a musician who has toured with Lily Allen and recorded an EP with Mark Ronson.
Schumer detailed her tough pregnancy: "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 f**k, what they say is true. The second you give birth it’s gone." She added that she is thankful to her friends who kept her going through her tough pregnancy. "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," Schumer wrote at the end of the lengthy post.
Schumer has been vocal about her difficult pregnancy, giving updates about her difficult pregnancy with timely social media posts. Schumer had announced her pregnancy in October 2018 and was been open about the struggles she's faced throughout since she was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum.