All through her pregnancy Amy Schumer was open and honest about her struggles, most of all with crippling hyperemesis gravidarum, and now she's celebrated a new range of products which give postpartum women the gift of feeling human, too (which is pretty important when you're juggling keeping a new life alive and all of the inevitable judginess that comes with it...).
Now, our favourite comedian/actress/twitter-humour-queen has spoken out about Frida Mom's recently-launched range of brilliantly-thought out products for women who have just given birth including instant ice maxi pads, healing foam, witch hazel cooling pad liners and mesh underwear for support after vaginal births and caesarean sections. Speaking to People magazine about the partnership, Amy explained 'My pregnancy was so bad that my c-section almost felt like a breeze and I felt fine after, now I feel like I can do anything. I was gutted, literally.'
Amy and her husband Chris Fischer welcomed their new baby, Gene into their family on the 6th of May (Along with some excellent references to the 'royal baby' - Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed Archie Harrison the same day). Throughout her pregnancy and postpartum, Amy has been refreshingly open about the ups and downs of pregnancy and childbirth, posting pictures of her expressing milk with pumps hashtagged #schumerpumps rule.
She also wrote a candid Instagram post about experiencing acute morning sickness - otherwise known hyperemesis, writing that she was 'still pregnant and puking, because money rarely goes to medical studies for women such as hyperemesis or endometriosis and instead goes to things like dicks not getting hard enough or old guys who want harder dicks.' - did we mention we love her?
Think it can't get any better? It does! Frida Mom and Frida Baby are also donating their products to Jessica Seinfeld's nonprofit the GOOD+ foundation, which helps low-income fathers, mothers and caregivers by providing both necessary baby and mothercare products combined with services to help families struggling with poverty.
'Nothing can prepare you for childbirth and what comes after,' Amy said 'I’m grateful for women like Chelsea Hirschhorn, the Founder and CEO of Fridababy and Frida Mom, who is creating affordable tools to help postpartum women feel like humans while trying to raise humans.'
We couldn't have said it better ourselves.