Amy Schumer Shares ‘Glamorous’ Photo That All Postpartum Moms Can Relate To
Those of us who are moms know that the job doesn’t come with a lot of glamour. Late-night feedings, early morning wake-ups, and lots of spit up, poopie diapers, and tantrums in between.
However, social media can sometimes off the illusion that being a mom is all fun and games. And no one will argue that it’s not fun—of course being a mom is the best thing in the world. But that doesn’t mean it’s not hard and that we’re not tired.
This especially rings true during the newborn stage when everything’s new and takes a lot of getting used to. The baby is probably crying a lot and you’re probably sleeping very little.
Comedian Amy Schumer has just given birth to her baby boy Gene on May 5, but instead of posting a sentimental, mushy post that most moms do, the funny woman had to make some jokes. And we couldn’t love it more.
Schumer first posted a photo of herself sitting on a hospital toilet while she’s in her hospital gown, hooked up to a bunch of IVs. Her face says it all: A total and complete frown, while another woman holds Gene in her arm. The caption reads, “”Milf alert 1 o’clock.”
She then posted another photo with a longer caption discussing how much of “f#cking warriors” women are for being able to go through childbirth.
“Women are the sh#t. Men are cool and whatever but women are f#cking warriors and capable of anything,” she wrote in her post with a photo of her holding Gene, with messy hair and no makeup, looking as real as ever. Now THAT’S what a new mom looks like.
In her post, she continues to talk about how she had a doula, and that she felt secure and comfortable through the entire birth process because of her. She also thanks her doctor, nurses and pediatricians at her hospital for doing everything they could to make the birth as seamless as possible.
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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
Then she delves into her struggle with hyperemesis, a rare pregnancy complication that is causes nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and feeling faint—not something that any new mom would enjoy going through. And yet still, Schumer says there’s nothing that can take away the joy once giving birth is all said and done with.
“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#ck, what they say is true. The second you give birth it’s gone,” she wrote in her post.
She then goes on to thank all her friends and family for helping her get through the complications.
“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,” she says. “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.”
We’ve never seen a more raw, real post-birth photo, and we admire Schumer’s strength and bravery! Can you relate to what she’s saying?