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Amy Schumer's Ongoing Struggle With Hyperemesis Gravidarum Proves the Severity of the Condition

PSA: It’s way more than just morning sickness.
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By Stephanie Grassullo, Contributing Writer
Published February 25, 2019
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Throughout her pregnancy, Amy Schumer has unintentionally become an advocate for raising awareness on hyperemesis gravidarum. Now in her third trimester, the mom-to-be continues to struggle with the condition, forcing her to cancel the remainder of her comedy tour.

Schumer broke the news via Instagram this weekend.

“Due to complications with hyperemesis, I am not cleared to fly for the next couple of weeks. I am going to cancel the remainder of my tour,” she explains.

Hyperemesis gravidarum is an extremely uncomfortable and severe form of morning sickness. Many times, the nausea and vomiting are so severe, you can become dehydrated and may even lose some body weight while baby increases theirs. Other signs include extreme fatigue, fainting, headaches, decrease in urination, low blood pressure and rapid heart rate.

Despite her discomfort, the comedian ensures fans she and baby are healthy. But even with a positive outlook, Schumer remains 100 percent honest on how uncomfortable her pregnancy journey has been. The Trainwreck star first opened up about her struggle back in November, when the condition landed her in the hospital. Only those who’ve experienced it will truly understand the reality behind her words.

“I am in my third trimester and I am still nauseous all the time and vomiting. I vomit mostly every time I ride in a car, even for five minutes,” she admits. “I have a pretty good attitude about it, and some days I feel good for a couple of hours. But mostly, it sucks.”

Channeling her inner mom mode, the star has her priorities in check.

“I wanted to push through and do my shows…But more than that, I have to think about my health and the baby.”

Spoken like a true mom.

Hyperemesis is an awful condition some women have to endure during pregnancy. While there’s unfortunately not much you can do to prevent it, take comfort in knowing once baby arrives, you’ll be able to put the whole thing behind you once and for all.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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