Pregnancy is not the same for everyone and for some expectant moms it can be downright miserable. Amy Schumer has been completely and hilariously open about how difficult her pregnancy was, but now that her baby has arrived she’s come to an important revelation.

Throughout her pregnancy Schumer suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition that causes extreme nausea and vomiting. As a comedian, she couldn’t help but make jokes about her challenging pregnancy both on social media and in her stand-up tour, which she was forced to cut short due to her condition. Schumer took to Instagram right before Mother’s Day to reflect on her pregnancy and share that it was all worth it.

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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

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In the lengthy post, Schumer recaps her experience with pregnancy and giving birth, sharing how thankful she is to her friends that encouraged her and supported her along the way. “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.”

From difficult pregnancies to terrible twos and those challenging teen years, motherhood is filled with moments that aren’t easy and that can be overwhelming, but no matter how hard it gets, it’s all worth it.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Amy Schumer via Instagram

 

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