Amy Schumer has given us the best snapshot of being pregnant we've seen all year.

Pregnancy isn’t always as glamorous as it looks on Instagram.

There is the involuntary weeing. There is… gas. There is swelling and frequent hospital visits.

And despite the whispers of a pregnancy glow, it ain’t always that pretty.

Luckily, Amy Schumer has shared the behind the scenes reality of pregnancy and we like it very, very much.

Lying at home on the couch, wearing trackies and a jumper, hooked up to an IV drip, Amy Schumer wrote three hilarious words: “Am I glowing?”


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Something tells us she doesn’t feel like she is.

Amy Schumer shared a photo with no filter. The signs of exhaustion and sickness are visible. And it’s incredibly refreshing.

It’s not the first time Amy Schumer has blown the lid off the idea that pregnancy is all glowing and smiles.

In mid November, the 37-year-old revealed that she is struggling with hyperemesis – severe morning sickness – but that her baby remains healthy.

“I am in the hospital. I’m fine. Baby’s fine but everyone who says the 2nd trimester is better is not telling the full story. I’ve been even more ill this trimester,” she wrote in an Instagram post.

“I have hyperemesis and it blows. Very lucky to be pregnant but this is some bullshit! Sending so much love to the doctors and nurses taking great care of me and Tati! They are cool as hell!” she added.

According to American Pregnancy, hyperemesis is severe morning sickness. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and electrolyte disturbance. Severe cases require hospitalisation so that the mother can receive fluids and nutrition through an IV drip.

Amy Schumer was forced to cancel shows on her comedy tour in the US following her hospitalisation, and continues to struggle with the morning sickness.

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