Amy Schumer: ‘Men are cool…but women are f–king warriors & capable of anything’

Before her pregnancy, Amy Schumer had already started making me reconsider my “I’m so over her” position. She was committed to learning, and she was committed to being less of a Lena Dunham-esque LOOK AT ME a–hole. Amy was maturing and becoming much more political in a smart way. So, I was already softening on her. But I felt genuine sympathy for her and I never liked her more than during her difficult, miserable pregnancy. She went through the wringer the entire nine months. It wasn’t a joke – she was sick as a dog from Day 1. You can really tell that she’s feeling a lot better since she gave birth to Gene Attell – she’s been posting lots of photos, and now she’s using one of her baby Instagrams to encourage people to donate to charity. She’s also talking about how lucky she was to have a great doctor and a great doula. (I only made some minor edits to this.)

Ok here’s my post baby annoying post and my takeaway from pregnancy. Women are the sh-t. Men are cool and whatever but women are f–king 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 f–k, 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.

[From Amy’s Instagram]

Interesting little celebrity connection: Amy’s doula, Domino Kirke, is married to Penn Badgley and Domino is also Jemima Kirke’s sister. I remembered that Domino was a doula, but it feels like she might be “doula to the stars” or something. Anyway, It’s crazy that so many women feel absolutely miserable throughout their pregnancies and then the second they give birth, it’s all gone. The human body, man. It’s crazy. Anyway, I’m glad that Amy is feeling better and enjoying her “royal baby.”

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  1. Jay says:

    I read her comments about Chance the Rapper the other day and I’m done. She’s shown us over and over she can’t learn her lesson. Even this fawning click baity stuff she says is useless. I wish she’d go away.

  2. T says:

    I had a very similar pregnancy to Amy. In all, I was SO sick, I was only able to gain 18lbs total. I was very lucky my daughter was very healthy and happy from birth! It’s crazy, but the second she was born, my symptoms just disappeared. I remember immediately asking for a grilled cheese, bacon and chips. I have a newfound respect for Amy and think she’s using her platform well these days.

  3. JanetFerber says:

    I don’t understand why/how Amy is a racist? I never got that vibe from her. Her “royal” baby is adorable, though.

    • Alishab says:

      @janet She has a history of saying stuff in her stand ups like that she stopped dating Mexicans because she prefers consensual sex, and things like that. And she defended the existence of using racism in comedy saying that it’s not wrong because people think it’s funny. She is an idiot and I really cannot believe people are buying her “woke” act.

  4. BchyYogi says:

    Pregger, I wasn’t sick at all, but couldn’t tolerate the smell of my lover—coffee. Also couldn’t smell or eat “food like” substances, so it was all “clean” paleo food for me, nothing else. My midwife was annoyed w/me for whatever reason. I didn’t trust the home birth process and at the end birthed at hospital for some drugs, TBH. Some of us just want to NOT feel excruciating pain (back labour),and kiddo (no Cesarean) now a teen, is on track to be an Olympic athlete (NOT all drugged births are damaging to the baby atall like the wokeTopians would claim) I agree that Men are Cool & Women are Warriors, but as women, we have to be strong & weed out non-supportive men. My 1st husband, (not baby daddy) reminded kiddo @ Mother’s day yesterday, and they both surprised me w a favorite dinner. So the Women Warriors have to create that Warrior Team!

    • Emily says:

      I had back labour and thank God for the epidural and my anesthesiologist.

      • Chloe says:

        Back labor is the worst! I had it with both and the second time, my platelets were too low for an epidural. It wasn’t fun, but it was so worth it.

  5. Soup2Nuts says:

    She named her baby genital fissure. Like. For real. Gene Attell Fischer. A real live human person with a name like that because this idiot thinks she’s funny?

    Continues to be a super hard pass from me.

  6. Chloe says:

    No, she isn’t a doula to the stars.. she is a doula to anyone, but is open to famous peeps as well.

  7. tw says:

    Every Mother Counts is Christy Turlington’s maternal health charity. They do incredible work. Please consider donating or running for one of their marathon teams to raise money.