Amy Schumer recently gave birth to her first child, a healthy baby boy, Gene Attell Fischer.
The comedian, 37, was very open about the difficulties she faced throughout her pregnancy, including how she suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness.
She thanked those that helped her through it, like her husband Chris Fischer, in a lengthy Instagram post, in which she also reflected on what she took away from her first pregnancy.
These are some of Schumer's post-pregnancy thoughts.
Get a doula if you can
In her recent post, Schumer explained that her doula, Domino Kirke of Carriage House Birth, helped her tremendously during her pregnancy.
Doulas are non-medical professionals used by women for guidance and support through pregnancy and childbirth.
"What she did was make me and Chris feel totally secure and supported throughout my pregnancy and the birth process," Schumer captioned a photo.
Hyperemesis is extremely hard to deal with
Schumer wrote at length about suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum. In November 2018, she shared a post explaining she would have to miss some appearances because of the condition.
"Baby’s fine but everyone who says the 2nd trimester is better is not telling the full story," she wrote. "I’ve been even more ill this trimester. I have hyperemesis and it blows. Very lucky to be pregnant but this is some b------!"
ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton described the condition as "very, very serious."
"It's often described as severe morning sickness on that spectrum of severity, but I actually think that's very inaccurate, from a medical and obstetrics standpoint," she said on "Good Morning America" in September 2017.
"We're talking about the potential for severe malnutrition, electrolyte abnormalities, sodium, potassium [abnormalities] and in some cases organ failure," Ashton said.
Schumer reiterated how much the condition affected her in a recent post.
"I threw up violently and felt sick mostly every day of my pregnancy," she wrote on Instagram. "Hyperemesis is real and it’s awful. But f---, what they say is true. The second you give birth it’s gone."
Women need support throughout their pregnancies
The comedian shared that those who continually pushed her and lent a helping hand really made a difference.
"Friends I’ve had for 30 years or people who encouraged me to 'keep going' or telling me 'it will be worth it.' Thank you," she wrote on Instagram.
"Every woman I encountered is so willing to help and advise you and I felt all their strength. And you were right," she added. "Thank you ladies from my family."
She marveled at how her pregnancy reinforced her belief in how strong women are. "Women are the s---. Men are cool and whatever but women are f------ warriors and capable of anything," she wrote.
Schumer also mentioned the non-profit organization, Every Mother Counts, in her post, while expanding upon the need for all women around the globe to have access to medical care.
"$250 equips a midwife with a bag of medical equipment needed to provide care to hundreds of women and babies in Guatemala," she detailed.