Comedian Amy Schumer is known for throwing all of her thoughts into a caption on social media. So, naturally, we were really excited to read her feelings on pregnancy and her struggles when she posted to Instagram on May 11 in honor of her first Mother’s Day as a mom.
“OK here’s my post-baby annoying post and my takeaway from pregnancy,” the 37-year-old began her lengthy caption. “Women are the s—t. Men are cool and whatever but women are f—king warriors and capable of anything.”
She also touched on her preparation for baby Gene, where she worked with a doula. “I was lucky enough to get to have a doula. Her name @domino_kirke @carriagehousebirth,” she explained about her birthing process. “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.”
“I did Pilates with strong women and went for walks. I threw up violently and felt sick mostly every day of my pregnancy,” she touched on her immense struggle with pregnancy complications that kept her from performing. “Hyperemesis is real and it’s awful. But f—k, what they say is true. The second you give birth it’s gone.”
Plus, the new mom shouted out an organization helping moms with safer birthing environments. “I learned that globally [one] in [five] 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,” she wrote.
Finally, she gave love to her friends for being there for her throughout the whole nine months. “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,” she concluded. “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.”
She even added a few hilarious hashtags that any brand new mom could relate to: “#titsleaking” and “#wearingadiaper.” Congrats Amy, hope this first Mother’s Day is your best yet.