Amy Schumer shares brutally honest picture from her tough pregnancy
Pregnancy can be pretty damn rough. Your hormones are in a state of flux, your mood can change instantly, and you can go from ravenously hungry to utterly nauseous at any time. Then you have to deal with the added stress of carrying that extra weight about, and the inevitable kicking from inside the womb. That's not even getting to the subject of the labour and birth itself, which is a whole other nightmare that we'll discuss another time.
One person who's not ashamed to talk about how much being pregnant can suck is actress and comedian Amy Schumer.
Amy's never been someone who shies away from speaking her mind, or a person who hides the less-than-glamourous sides of herself. Recently she went so far as to share a graphic video of herself vomiting after stand-up show on Instagram - and now she's taken to social media again, after being hospitalised due to a medical condition.
In a recent Instagram post, Schumer posted a picture of herself bedridden in hospital on an IV drip. In the caption, she explained she'd had to cancel her newest stand-up show for the time being, during which she was supposed to tour Texas.
The comedian has allegedly been suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a pregnancy complication characterized by severe nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and dehydration.
The Trainwreck star wrote: "Texas I am so deeply sorry. I have been really looking forward to these shows. I have to reschedule. I am in the hospital. I'm fine. Baby's fine but everyone who says the 2nd trimester is better is nor telling the full story. I have been even more ill this trimester. I have hyperemesis and it blows. Very lucky to be pregnant but this is some bullsh*t! Sending so much love to the doctors and nurses taking great care of me and Tati! They are cool as hell! And Texas I am really really sorry and I'll be out of there as soon as I'm better."
Schumer first announced that she was pregnant with her husband, chef and farmer Chris Fischer, back in October 2018. She later took to Instagram again to post a photo of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which she'd edited by superimposing the heads of her husband and herself on the royal's bodies.
It's a shame that she's been suffering so much throughout her pregnancy, but we can take solace in the fact that she's being looked after by medical professionals. We can also thank her for drawing attention to how, sometimes, being pregnant is a grim and unpleasant experience.
All I can say is that I hope that her baby is delivered safe and sound, and that her little bundle of joy is worth all the pain. Get well soon Amy!