Comedian and new mama Amy Schumer recently got real about her pregnancy and c-section delivery. While on an episode of the Informed Pregnancy and Parenting Podcast, the actress opened up about hyperemesis gravidarum, having a c-section and endometriosis.
After a pregnancy filled with more than just morning sickness (hyperemesis gravidarum), the vomiting didn’t end at labor. According to Schumer, she threw up for the first hour of her c-section.
The actress revealed, “I was throwing up through the first hour of my c-section. It’s supposed to take about an hour and a half—mine took over three hours because of my endometriosis.” She went on to add, “And that was really scary.”
Even though Schumer initially planned to deliver in a birthing center with the assistance of a doula, the actress eventually realized a hospital birth was in the cards. “It was a rainy Sunday and I woke up vomiting and was like the sickest I’d been the whole time,” she said of the big day. “And I was like, ‘I can’t do this anymore.’ I was so big and I was so miserable and couldn’t keep anything down.”
Schumer also shared the pivotal role her husband, Chris Fischer, played in the birth saying, “It was kind of brutal,” she said. “… But Chris was so great—we just stared in each other’s eyes and he just held me there. Then they let me hold Gene for a good amount of time. I got to see him and hold him.”
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