Amy Schumer is opening up about how vulnerable she felt in the months after giving birth.
The comedian, actress and activist who welcomed son Gene David in 2019 with husband Chris Fischer, shared her postpartum experience on Podcrushed, hosted by You star Penn Badgley along with friends Nava Kavelin and Sophie Ansari.
She spoke candidly about letting go of her doula, Domino Kirke – who also happens to be Penn’s wife – due to feelings of insecurity:
“The truth was, and this is pretty unfair to [Domino], after I had Gene, I was recovering from a c-section. Domino is like a goddess. She’s an actual floating siren around the house. And she’s so, just lovely, and when she touches you, like you just kind of melt. She was really a family member.”
“And I just felt so vulnerable. I was like, I can’t have this Botticelli goddess floating around my home when I am like, bleeding out!” Amy continues.
“I just didn’t have the strength to allow myself the luxury of having her around our home. I was like, I think you can’t come anymore.”
Domino had helped Amy throughout her pregnancy and her struggle with hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition causing constant sickness, which she also discussed on the show:
“I was so sick the whole time. I was violently ill. I was hospitalised all the time, I could not stop vomiting and I was just fully dependent on Chris in a way I had never been before. So my condition hyperemesis, the statistics on it are really crushing. 1 in 3 babies doesn’t make it. 1 in 3. The stats are crazy. 50 percent of marriages break up during it. And same for women losing their jobs.”
During the podcast – which is focused on middle school stories and the journey of self-discovery – Amy also dished on her first break up and read an entry out of her diary. You can listen to the full episode HERE.
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