US comedian Amy Schumer is expecting her first child with husband Chris Fischer, but her pregnancy is proving super challenging thanks to Hyperemesis gravidarum.
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“All I can say is nope!”
You might know a little about Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) because Duchess Kate suffered from the condition during all of her pregnancies.
Amy’s dealing with the same horrible illness and despite being into her second trimester, she’s continuing to vomit her way through each day and ended up in hospital in mid-November as a result.
“I am in the hospital,” she posted on November 16. “I’m fine. Baby’s fine but everyone who says the 2nd trimester is better is not telling the full story.”
“I’ve been even more ill this trimester. I have hyperemesis and it blows. Very lucky to be pregnant, but this is some bullshit!”
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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 not telling the full story. I’ve been even more ill this trimester. I have hyperemesis and it blows. Very lucky to be pregnant but this is some bullshit! 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 there as soon as I’m better.
Debilitating and discouraging
More recent updates to Amy’s Instagram show her trying to juggle work and growing a baby, all while dealing with these severe bouts of vomiting.
While this condition is sometimes referred to as ‘severe morning sickness’, it’s really so much more than that, with some sufferers avoiding ever falling pregnant again or even ending their pregnancies due to being so ill.
HG can result in dehydration, weight loss and low birth weight babies. While it often disappears around the 14-week mark, some women suffer from the condition all the way through their pregnancies.
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“Am I glowing?”
Over the weekend Amy shared a photo of herself on an IV drip, presumably taking in fluids and perhaps some anti-nausea medication, to counteract the effects of HG.
“Am I glowing?” she joked, but it’s plain to see that she feels like death warmed up.
Other updates show her en route to perform and after a show, throwing up like there’s no tomorrow.
Honestly, it’s horrendous and we imagine she’s feeling pretty ripped-off (as well as very sick.)
“Deep in my second trimester and all I can say is nope!” she posted on Instagram earlier this month alongside a video of herself vomiting. “Yesterday I did a show 90 minutes later … #soblessed #godsmiracle #lepainbathroom”
A week earlier Amy had shared a pregnancy update, writing “Turn sound off if you have a weak stomach. This was my ride to my show at Tarrytown Music Hall tonight and a picture from the end of my set.”
Sharing the reality of HG and telling fans that she was having to reschedule some gigs, Amy admitted she looked forward to feeling “human again”
“I love doing stand-up more than anything and I hate cancelling shows,” a depleted Amy explained. “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.”
We hope Amy’s HG passes sooner rather than later and wish her a SPEEDY pregnancy because she’s right. This is some bullsh*t.
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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 confederate ass campaign with her crack mouth said she would attend a public hanging. #crackmouth #tinyracistteeth #hyperemesisgravidarum