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Amy Schumer Explains Why She Let Go Her Doula, Penn Badgley’s Wife, While Recovering Postpartum

Amy Schumer is getting candid about her postpartum expertise and sharing why she let go her doula following her son’s supply.

On Wednesday’s episode of Penn Badgley‘s Stitcher podcast Podcrushed, the comic explains that her insecurities after welcoming son Gene David performed an enormous function in why she let go Badgley’s spouse Domino Kirke, who was Schumer’s doula via her being pregnant.

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“The truth was, and this is pretty unfair to [Domino], after I had Gene, I was recovering from a c-section,” Schumer begins. “Domino is like a goddess. She’s an actual floating siren around the house. And she’s so just lovely, and when she touches you, like you just kind of melt. She was really a family member.”

“And, I just felt so vulnerable. I was like, I can’t have this Botticelli goddess floating around my home when I am, like, bleeding out,” she tells Badgley. “I just didn’t have the strength to allow myself the luxury of having her around our home. I was like, I think you can’t come anymore.”

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Schumer, 41, welcomed her first little one in May 2019 with husband Chris Fischer, 42, whom she married in February 2018.

Shortly after welcoming son Gene, now 3, Schumer opened up on Instagram about how “lucky” she was to have Kirke by her aspect each step of the best way.

“Ok here’s my post baby annoying post and my takeaway from pregnancy. Women are the sh—,” she wrote on Instagram, alongside an lovable photograph that confirmed the brand new mother cradling her new child in her arms.

“Men are cool and whatever but women are f— warriors and capable of anything. I was lucky enough to get to have a doula. Her name @domino_kirke @carriagehousebirth,” she wrote, earlier than shedding some gentle on the function doulas can play all through the being pregnant expertise.

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Continuing, the mom of 1 wrote: “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.”

Schumer, who struggled with hyperemesis gravidarum — a situation which is marked by persistent illness usually resulting in dehydration and weight reduction — all through her being pregnant, went on to thank all the docs and nurses she met with throughout all her journeys to the hospital.

“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,” she added.


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