Even after birth, doulas can also be great support. They can come to your home and help you deal with the emotional and physical parts of becoming a new mom, from breastfeeding to postpartum depression. They help make sure you’re talking to the right people and have the support you need. They’ll even assist you after a miscarriage or stillbirth, which is a wonderful service that most women don’t even realize is available.
Schumer thanked Kirke in her post and said, “What do doulas do? I don’t totally know but what she did [do] was make me and Chris [Schumer's husband] feel totally secure and supported throughout my pregnancy and the birth process. I really recommend getting one if you can."
Schumer checked her privilege, acknowledging how lucky she was to be able to hire a doula. Those who practice in New York City will run you about $2,000 for labor assistance. Schumer recommended her Instagram followers donate to Every Mom Counts since “1 in 5 births take place without the assistance of a skilled birth attendant.” A donation of $250 will cover supplies and a midwife for many women and their babies in Guatemala. What an awesome way to honor moms all year long!
And then Schumer posted this hilarious yet truthful bathroom selfie, to remind us that even though she’s a mom now, she’s still the Amy we know and love.