Comedian Amy Schumer has shared a naked selfie on Instagram, in a bid to normalise C-section scarring left by the birth of her first child.
The Trainwreck star posted the photo taken in front of her bathroom mirror along with the message: “Feeling like my c section looks cute today! #hotgirlwinter #csection.”
Covering her chest with her arms, she exposed the caesarean section scar just below her bikini line.
The post was liked more than 400,000 times in less than 24 hours and received comments from fellow celebrities including Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie.
A C-section scar is usually a thin horizontal line of scar tissue left after surgeons cut across a woman’s stomach and womb to deliver a baby.
Around one-in-four pregnant women in the UK has a caesarean birth, according the NHS website.
Schumer, 39, gave birth to son Gene in May 2019, after battling severe morning sickness – a condition officially known as hyperemesis gravidarum – throughout her pregnancy.
The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, suffered with the same condition throughout each of her three pregnancies.
Schumer has said that while she and husband chef Chris Fischer hope to have more children, she will not be able to go through pregnancy again due to the rare condition.
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She has said any plans to expand their family, by surrogacy or other means, have now been put on hold due to coronavirus.
Last year, Schumer also revealed she had been suffering from Lyme’s Disease for years – a bacterial infection that can be spread to humans by infected ticks.
Source : Sky News