Amy Schumer Gets Candid On The Ups And Downs Of Motherhood

Comedian Amy Schumer has made being candid with her fans part of her personality in the best way. From being open and honest about her struggles with anxiety, to her scary pregnancy moments and myriad health issues in the last few years, Schumer has become a font for both comedy and realness. Using a public platform to show that the life of a star isn't always Instagram perfect is important. At the top of 2022, she posted a selfie on Instagram about her current struggles with mental health.

"Hey everyone feels like someone is sitting on their chest all the time and is filled with crushing anxiety correct?" Schumer wrote. Now she's taken to Instagram with another topic that is still awkward for many folks to talk about: the struggles of parenthood. Especially for a woman like Schumer, who struggled to get pregnant, it can be hard to admit everything isn't puppy dogs and roses.

Amy Schumer grapples with the joy (and guilt) that comes with being a mom

Gene David is Amy Schumer's precocious 2-and-a-half-year-old who last year was obsessed with his tap shoes. Schumer and husband Chris Fischer went through a lot to bring their little guy into the world and Schumer hasn't been shy about sharing her struggles through pregnancy and now motherhood. She took to Instagram with a post highlighting the dueling dichotomy of motherhood to a chorus of understanding from other parents.

Pictured beside her son on a toy motorcycle, Schumer wrote: "Being his mom is heaven on earth and also means a constant feeling of guilt and vulnerability I will never get used to. Your heart feels like it's outside your body and you're too old to drink the feelings away like you used to. When you were in love and scared. Send help!!!"

Several celebs flocked to the comments to send their love, support, and most importantly, their validation. Tan France, who welcomed his first baby with husband Rob last summer, wrote: "Yep, that's exactly how it is and feels. It's beautiful and terrifying." And Debra Messing chimed in with, "There's no cure." Luckily, Elle King was there to provide a little levity: "Aww that's why there's cake." It's true, Elle, at least there's cake.

If you're dealing with serious anxiety, please reach out to a doctor or someone you trust. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741, call the National Alliance on Mental Illness helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), or visit the National Institute of Mental Health website.