Amy Schumer shares incredible photo of baby Gene’s c-section delivery

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“It was a very good year,” comedian and new mum Amy Schumer has just captioned a collage of her ‘best nine‘ photos on Instagram.

A first photo of Gene

Amy’s grid of nine favourite shots included some we had never seen before. (We are wondering if she perhaps shared the ‘best nine’ from a private Instagram account?)

One image in particular has captured fans’ attention.

Surprisingly it’s not the one where Amy bares her bottom, although that one is very compelling.

And it’s not the one where she flashes her excellent baby bump, as good as that is.

Nor is it the one where Amy highlights her very comfy giant granny pants. Nope.

Rather it’s the one of her baby boy Gene, freshly emerged from his mama’s belly and protesting this sudden entry.

Amy and husband Chris Fischer welcomed wee Gene — their first child — back in early May. Prior to that poor Amy endured what she herself describes as an “awful” pregnancy. It was plagued by hyperemesis gravidarum (HG).

HG causes chronic all-day vomiting. It’s the same condition Duchess Kate battled, and was hospitalised for, during each of her three pregnancies.

Amy too spent time in hospital with HG, and in an interview earlier this year she revealed she’d thrown up over 1,000 times during her pregnancy with Gene. Ugh.

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“Completely worth it”

It’s fair to say that Gene’s safe arrival was very hard won and couldn’t come soon enough. 

“It’s all terrifying. Giving birth is the most terrifying thing you’ll ever do that’s completely worth it. Having a c-section was,” Amy told People magazine in October. “My pregnancy was so hard, I was just very ready to meet my son.”

Meet her son she of course did, and the never-before-seen image on Instagram shows that very big moment.

Thankfully once Gene arrived, Amy’s HG vanished and she set about embracing new motherhood in the most wholehearted and accepting way.

Her Instagram account is full of photos of young Gene and also celebrates all the changes that come with parenting.

Whether it’s learning to bath a newborn or adapting to the ever-changing postpartum body, Amy is ALL IN and it’s a delight to witness.


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