While postpartum depression is real and new parents commonly go through it, Amy Schumer has taken a humorous approach to it.
Amy Schumer welcomed baby Gene Atwell Fischer on May 5 with her hubby Chris Fischer. And like many parents, she admits that the challenges of pregnancy don't end with giving birth to a child. In fact, parenting itself is a big challenge. Giving birth to a child opens up the doors of a new beginning.
Two weeks after giving birth to her child, the comedian has returned to the stand-up circuit. The new mummy took the stage the Comedy Cellar in New York City on Monday night. Later on, she posted a pic from her set and announced to her fans’ delight, “I’m back.”
However, not everyone has accepted her decision to go back to work so soon. Some felt that she should have taken more rest before getting back in the limelight. Her Instagram has been flooded with different opinions.
"Already???? That's insane!!! And inhumane. Contract or not, you need to be allowed at least six weeks for maternity," wrote one concerned fan.
“How are you back at work? Are you human?” another commented.
Some who supported her decision said that it would help her to deal with the stress of being a first-time mom.
“What rest? Are you kidding me? I had nobody to clean and cook for me, go grocery shopping, to take my kids to school, to activities, etc., “ a fellow mom chimed in. “Three kids, one of them a newborn. That's life. You just put on your cape and do what you have to do. Besides, work helps with postpartum depression, too. Amy, you're amazing. Rock on.”
The comedian, on the other hand, is calm to all the mom shaming and replied in her unique style, “I’ve always wanted to be mom-shamed!!!!!”
Her Instagram posts speak volumes and are the best response that any mom can give.
Every parent deals with their lives and kids in their own way- commenting on their approach is not fair or necessary. Amy is not only an excellent stand-up comedian, but she is an inspiration to numerous new mom suffering from postpartum depression.
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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
Postpartum life is a hush-hush thing, and no one likes to speak about it. Whereas, it's perfectly 'ok' to look tired when you spend sleepless days and nights taking care of a new life. Trying to give a false notion of "snapping back" and trying to look "glam" are just as fake as the filters used to share such images online, and new every mom out there needs to know it's perfectly ok to look the way you feel.