Mums Are Cheering On Amy Schumer For Embracing Her ‘Soft Post-Baby Body’

Like the comedian that she is, Amy Schumer has found humour in the ups and downs of pregnancy—morning sickness, postpartum baby weight, hospital underwear, and all. If you scroll through the 38-year-old’s Instagram, you’ll find multiple pics of the new mum unapologetically reminding the world that “women are the sh—” and “warriors” for going through all […]

by | Aug 2, 2019

Like the comedian that she is, Amy Schumer has found humour in the ups and downs of pregnancy—morning sickness, postpartum baby weight, hospital underwear, and all.

If you scroll through the 38-year-old’s Instagram, you’ll find multiple pics of the new mum unapologetically reminding the world that “women are the sh—” and “warriors” for going through all that comes with bringing a child into the world.

Schumer, who gave birth to her son Gene via c-section in May, shared a few photos of her family’s recent trip to the beach, and she looks absolutely amazing. In the first pic, Schumer is walking alongside her husband Chris Fischer while rocking a black one-piece swimsuit.

Fischer is holding onto Gene, who is protected with a sun hat, as Schumer smiles at the camera. Of course, the family’s dog Tati joined them at the beach, trailing behind mum and dad. “We’re good,” Schumer captioned the post. In their vacation photo, Fischer is pushing Schumer and their dog in a wheelchair as they trek through the sand.

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Fans flooded the post with support and love. “So beautiful, a normal woman’s body you look great!!” one fan commented, to which Schumer responded, “I am loving my warm soft post baby body. Grateful to be feeling so strong again!”

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Another fan told Schumer that she’s “swimsuit goals,”—and we’re totally here for it! But as she’s made clear in the past, Schumer is embracing her post-baby body in the realest way possible.

In a candid post of the star pumping breast milk, she called out trolls who had shamed her for performing at Comedy Cellar a few weeks out from giving birth. “Sending out love to the mums shaming me for doing standup last night!” she captioned the post from May.

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Schumer also shared a few shots of her walking newborn Gene in her hospital underwear and bra. “5 weeks. Hospital underwear for life!” the caption read.

Of course, the post attracted another round of mum-shamers, which Schumer had no problem addressing. “I’m really sorry if I offended anyone with my hospital underwear. Except I’m just kidding,” she wrote in a follow-up post. Comments flooded in from moms offering support and thanking Schumer for her openness about the realities of pregnancy and life after giving birth.

“I’m trying to be happy as much as possible. Aren’t you!” Schumer shared in an Instagram post from last week, as she relaxed in the ocean with her husband and dog, so it looks like we can expect more relatable mom content from Schumer as she updates us on her postpartum experience.

This article originally appeared on Prevention US.

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It’s been labelled the shadow pandemic and the fact remains that for many women across Australia, domestic violence is a lived reality that doesn’t discriminate by age, occupation, or socio-economic status. Researchers have found that during Covid-19 lockdowns, there was a surge in family and domestic violence, with agencies experiencing a surge in demand as nearly half their clients reported an increase in controlling behaviours. 

As many who have lived through such turmoil and trauma can attest, the roadmap to fleeing such situations at home can be fraught with challenges and extremely difficult to navigate, particularly when such bureaucracy makes it even harder. Now, it’s been announced that women fleeing a violent relationship will be given a one-off $5,000 payment as part of a federal government trial scheme. 

Known as the “escaping violence payment scheme,” the government has set aside $144.5 million over the next two years to give women $1,500 cash, with the remainder to pay for goods and services, bond, school fees and other necessaries to establish a new safe home. UnitingCare Network will be tasked with delivering the payments while helping link women and their children with relevant community services. 

As the Daily Telegraph reports, “An analysis of domestic violence data by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that while it is more common for women from poorer areas, women from high socio-economic areas are not immune from experiencing partner violence.”

As Women’s Safety Minister Anne Ruston explained, the trial has been introduced with the aim to help women overcome the financial barriers that might deter them from leaving a violent relationship. “We know that financial hardship as well as economic abuse - which may involve interfering with work or controlling or withholding money - reduces women’s ability to acquire and use money and makes it difficult to leave violent relationships,” she said. 

“The payments will assist people who need financial support to leave. We know the size of the house a woman is fleeing doesn’t matter. Often she bundles the kids into the car, maybe the dog too and they leave with nothing more than the clothes on their backs.”

To be eligible for a payment, women must be facing financial stress and have some evidence of domestic violence such as a referral from a family and domestic violence service provider with a risk assessment and safety plan, or an AVO, court order or police report. As UnitingCare Australia National Director Claerwen Little said, “We believe that all people, especially women and their children, have the right to live freely and without fear, and this payment is an important step forward to ending violence against women and children.”

If you require immediate assistance, please call 000.

If you’d like to speak to someone about domestic violence, please call the 1800 

Respect hotline on 1800 737 732 or chat online. 

Under 25? You can reach Kids Helpline at 1800 55 1800 or chat online.