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Amy Schumer on being a working mum: ‘I was afraid to go back to work’

Amy Schumer has been very honest throughout her journey to motherhood and now the comedian has opened up about her return to work.

In a post on her Instagram, the Trainwreck star shared a snap of herself with her son Gene and admitted she felt “afraid” to return to her career.

Amy Schumer was ‘afraid’ to return to work after giving birth

“5 months today and like all moms I love him so much it hurts,” Amy, 38, captioned the sweet snap.

“Im feeling strong and good and like I’m still a human being with interests and ambitions and goals I’m excited to reach.”

“It’s felt good to be back at work. I was so worried about it and was afraid to go back after he was 3 months old.”


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However, Amy admits the decision to return to her job wasn’t easy.

“A couple days I’ve cried from missing him,” she said.

“But it’s mostly good to be back and the breaks energize me to be a better mom and appreciate our time even more.”

Amy acknowledged that she and her husband Chris Fischer have it easier than others when it comes to returning to work.

“I have it a lot easier than many people but I wanted to share my experience,” she added. “What was your experience going back to work?”

Celebrities respond to Amy’s post

Amy’s post prompted a string of celebrities to share their experience returning to the work force.

Will & Grace star Debra Messing wrote: “I went back to W&G but was lucky I could bring him everyday.

“Every bathroom break I’d hold him and I was able to breastfeed. But on show night? Omg, my body hurt from his absence.

“I felt a physical yearning, and I questioned myself, and felt guilty, and would cry.

“It was hard. I’d feel such moments of joy making people laugh. I’d get lost in the work and it energized me and empowered me.

“And then I’d get home and literally sprint to his crib and rock him, feeling like I was HOME.

“It’s hard, being a working mom. But I believe that we are better mom’s when we are able to do what fulfills us.”

Drew Barrymore wrote: “I didn’t care about anything. Everything seemed trivial if it wasn’t about my kids.

“But after time, things fall into the new place. Not the old. Old is gone. Forever changed by a love that is indescribable!

“And it just seems to get better and better every day! I am no longer interested in myself as me.

“It’s being their mom. That’s who I am now.”

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