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Want to know what life with a newborn is really like? Take a look at Amy Schumer's Instagram.

As countless perfectly-angled photos on Instagram would have us believe, pregnant bellies simply… evaporate once a baby is born.

And days spent with newborns are all naps in sun rays and cheery morning walks in the park, because what stitches, right?

Amy Schumer is here to call bullsh*t.

And we consider it a public service for all new mums out there.

Watch the official trailer for her recent Netflix comedy special, Growing.

The comedian and mum to baby Gene Attell Fischer has shared a series of photos on Instagram that give a real, bonafide glimpse into life as a new mum, where comfort is obviously key after just, you know, squeezing an entire human baby out of your vagina.

Comfort in the form of a pair of high-waisted hospital knickers that she vows to rock for life.

 

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5 weeks. Hospital underwear for life!

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The 38-year-old has shared how she is still living in her pair of very glamorous hospital lingerie — even while out strolling with her 6-week old son (complemented by a pair of running shoes and black bra, of course).

And in a second post this week, she wants you to know she frankly doesn’t give a damn if you don’t like it.

 

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I’m really sorry if I offended anyone with my hospital underwear. Except I’m just kidding.#csection #balmain

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Not only are her posts hilarious and bold and undeniably Amy, it’s a side of motherhood often missing from our feeds.

With Instagram so often plagued with #blessed images of smiling new mums out wheeling strollers in expensive active wear, or worse yet… white, Amy’s feed is a refreshing addition to the social media sphere that new mums should get their eyeballs on stat.

 

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Oh ok so I can’t watch handmaids anymore. #filledwithregret

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Judging by the flood of comments on her posts, we’re not the only ones loving it sick.

Her followers were full of praise for her realistic approach to documenting life as a new mum, with many thanking her for her candour.

“Thanks for being so raw and vulnerable about the realities of post partum life,” model Tess Holliday said.

“There is so much pressure placed on new moms to “bounce back” & it’s not real life. You’re doing amazing & you’re amazing & those hospital undies are COMFYYYYY,” she added.

Others simply chimed in to express their own ode to hospital undies.

 

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This shit is ????

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“Long live the mesh,” one said.

YouTube star Colleen Ballinger said she was “more of a diaper gal [herself], but the hospital underwear was glorious too.”

Duly noted.

We now have something to look forward to after we give birth (as well as the actual baby of course).

It certainly isn’t the first time Amy has kept it real on her feed.

Last month, the comedian was brutally honest about her pregnancy, telling her 8.7 million followers on Instagram that her “takeaway” from the nine month experience is that “women are the sh*t”.

 

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Ok here’s my post baby annoying post and my takeaway from pregnancy. Women are the shit. Men are cool and whatever but women are fucking warriors and capable of anything. I was lucky enough to get to have a doula. Her name @domino_kirke @carriagehousebirth 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. 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. I did Pilates with strong women and went for walks. I threw up violently and felt sick mostly every day of my pregnancy. Hyperemesis is real and it’s awful. But fuck, what they say is true. The second you give birth it’s gone. @hgmoms has the best research I found on the condition The only thing that helped me with my nausea was products from @thelordjones I learned that globally 1 in 5 births take place without the assistance of a skilled birth attendant. @everymomcounts is a great place to donate $250 equips a midwife with a bag of medical equipment needed to provide care to hundreds of women and babies in Guatemala. All my friends. 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. Every woman I encountered is so willing to help and advise you and I felt all their strength. And you were right. Thank you ladies from my family. Chris, Gene and of course Tatiana #titsleaking #wearingadiaper

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Amy posted a sweet photo of herself cradling Gene to her Instagram, accompanied with a caption praising women and thanking those who helped her through her difficult pregnancy.

“I was lucky enough to get to have a doula,” Schumer told her fans.  “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.

“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 went on to explain that her pregnancy came with many challenges, saying, “I threw up violently and felt sick mostly every day of my pregnancy.”

“Hyperemesis is real and it’s awful. But f**k, what they say is true. The second you give birth it’s gone,” she added.

Before the birth, Amy also posted about the “pregnancy glow” we hear so much about.

Her post saw her sitting at home on the couch, wearing trackies and a jumper, hooked up to an IV drip, with three little words: “Am I glowing?”

Genius.

 

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Am I glowing? #hyperemesisgravidarum

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Her latest post proves but one thing: real heroes don’t wear capes. They wear hospital undies on Instagram.

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