• Amy Schumer shares pregnancy struggles on Instagram in heartfelt post

    Amy Schumer posted a new video about her pregnancy on Instagram, which is as gross as it is unflinchingly real. The Trainwreck star announced the pregnancy last month.

    Since then, Schumer hasn’t been shy posting about her impending firstborn. She often shows off her bump in Instagram posts and tweets. The comedian seems to be excited about expecting her first child with husband Chris Fischer, but being a pregnant stand-up isn’t easy.

    Last night, Schumer uploaded a video taken on the way to a show at the Tarrytown Music Hall. In the video, she continuously vomits while struggling to be comfortable in the passenger seat of the car. The video is fairly graphic and even Schumer warns in the post’s caption, “Turn sound off if you have a weak stomach.” She pairs the video with a photo of her at the end of her set at the New York State hall. In the photo, she wears an oversized shirt with grey sweats, a trashcan also appears on stage as the crowd gives her a standing ovation.

    After she describes the harrowing ride to the venue, Schumer writes in the caption, “I love doing stand-up more than anything and I hate cancelling [sic] shows. I have to postpone some until I feel human again. But i [sic] will make up these dates and we will have a great time.” She continues, “I’m so proud of my stand up right now and can’t wait to share it. Thanks to the amazing crowd tonight for being so warm and such great laughers and for being cool with my sweatpants and slippers on stage.”

    In the caption, she also teases a documentary in the works which will feature her recent performances as well as the struggle she is currently facing on her way to motherhood. The Inside Amy Schumer creator’s pregnancy has been particularly rocky because of a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum. The condition is akin to extreme morning sickness and is categorized by severe nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and electrolyte disturbance. Rest and dietary changes are currently the only treatment for the condition that, if unchecked, can result in hospitalization and intravenous nutrition.

    She ends the post with a political message, not unlike her pregnancy announcement. She writes, “I’m grateful I have access to healthcare, as we all should have. But I guess what I’m really saying is Fuck Hyde-Smith and anyone who voted for her” in reference to Republican senator Cindy Hyde-Smith who kept her seat after last night’s runoff election in Mississippi. She ends by saying, “My feelings on her are best expressed by the above video. And I don’t usually agree with speaking ill of crackheads, but she has a crackhead looking mouth. Tiny racist teeth.”

     

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    Turn sound off if you have a weak stomach. This was my ride to my show at @tarrytownmusichall tonight and a picture from the end of my set. I love doing stand-up more than anything and I hate cancelling shows. I have to postpone some until I feel human again. But i will make up these dates and we will have a great time. I’m so proud of my stand up right now and can’t wait to share it. Thanks to the amazing crowd tonight for being so warm and such great laughers and for being cool with my sweatpants and slippers on stage. Shots by @marcusrussellprice we are shooting a doc of me these past few months leading up to a special Im filming and you will see that I’m strugglin right now. But I’m so grateful and excited to be a mom. I’m grateful I have access to healthcare, as we all should have. But I guess what I’m really saying is Fuck Hyde-Smith and anyone who voted for her. My feelings on her are best expressed by the above video. And I don’t usually agree with speaking ill of crackheads, but she has a crackhead looking mouth. Tiny racist teeth. Also the MLB commissioner donated the max he could to her confederate ass campaign and that was after her crack mouth said she would attend a public hanging. #crackmouth #tinyracistteeth #hyperemesisgravidarum

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    Editor’s Note: MLB commissioner Rob Manfred did not personally donate to her campaign. The MLB’s PAC donated to Hyde-Smith’s campaign and then asked for the donation to be returned following her controversial statement.

    Rosa Escandon

    I am a stand up comic and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. When I'm not on stage, I am Comedy Editor for The Tusk, sit on the board of the Cinder Block Comedy Festival, and writing my next project. I am passionate about writing about feminism and comedy as well as how women, LBGTQ people, and minorities are changing the face of comedy and entertainment. You may have seen me on Buzzfeed Video, Seriously.TV, aplus, or maybe just on twitter.

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