Amy Schumer she becomes honest about her postpartum experience and talks about why she released her doula after giving birth to her son.
In Wednesday’s episode Penn Badgley‘s Stitcher podcast Podcrushed, the comedian explains that her insecurity is after the arrival of her son Gene David she played a big part in why she let go of Badgley’s wife Domino Kirke, who was Schumer’s doula through her pregnancy.
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“It was true, and this is quite unfair [Domino], after I got Gene, I was recovering from a cesarean section, ”Schumer begins.“ Domino is like a goddess. She is a real floating mermaid around the house. And it’s so beautiful, and when it touches you, it’s like melting a little. She really was a member of the family. “
“And, I just felt so vulnerable. I thought, I can’t let this Botticelli goddess hover around my home when I’m bleeding,” she tells Badgley. “I just didn’t have the strength to afford the luxury of having her in our house. I thought, I don’t think you can come anymore.”
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Shortly after welcoming his son Gene, who is now 3 years old, Schumer opened up on Instagram about it how “happy” she was to have Kirke by her side at every turn.
“Okay, this is my post, a boring post for honey and my pregnancy certificate. Women are bullshit …”, she wrote on Instagram, next to a cute photo showing a new mom holding a newborn in his arms.
“Men are cool and whatever, but women are warriors and capable of anything. I was lucky to have a doula. Her name is @domino_kirke @carriagehousebirth,” she wrote, before shedding some light on they can play the role of a doula throughout the pregnancy experience.
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Continuing, the mother of one wrote, “What do doulas do? I don’t know completely, but what she did was make Chris and I feel completely safe and supported throughout the pregnancy and delivery process. I really recommend getting one if you can.”
Sumer, who struggled with hyperemesis gravidarum – a condition characterized by persistent illness that often leads to dehydration and weight loss – during pregnancy, she thanked all the doctors and nurses she met during her trips to the hospital.
“Dr. Brill and all the nurses and pediatricians in Lenox Hill and all the other hospitals I’ve spent time in this year, thank you for everything,” she added.