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Louise Thompson Says Partner Has PTSD Following Her Traumatic Childbirth

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Louise Thompson Says Partner Has PTSD Following Her Traumatic Childbirth

Louise Thompson has opened up on her and her fiancé Ryan Libbey's battle with PTSD following her son's traumatic birth.

Louise, 32, has been struggling with PTSD since her traumatic birth last year, when she welcomed her little boy, Leo-Hunter Libbey.

Louise was kept in hospital for a month after she 'died and came back to life' following serious complications during her little one's birth.

Louise shared how she was feeling on Instagram. Credit: @louise.thompson/Instagram
Louise shared how she was feeling on Instagram. Credit: @louise.thompson/Instagram
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As a result of the traumatic experience, Louise has been fighting depression, anxiety and PTSD. And now, updating followers about her progress, Louise explained Ryan has also been struggling.

In a post on Instagram, she explained: "When I feel good I spend all my time with my Leo because I want to take the pressure off of Ryan because he is really struggling with his own PTSD etc. (which he has FINALLY admitted to me).

"His has manifested in very different ways and he hasn’t started any treatment yet, but I hope when he starts it works a dream because I hate seeing him suffer. The amount of hurdles we’ve had to leap over just to get him seen, even privately, is MAD."

Louise said she wanted to help take the pressure off her fiancé Ryan Libbey. Credit: @louise.thompson/Instagram
Louise said she wanted to help take the pressure off her fiancé Ryan Libbey. Credit: @louise.thompson/Instagram
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Last week, we told you how Louise was rushed to hospital after receiving some alarming test results.

At the time, Ryan posted an update from hospital on his Instagram Stories.

He shared a selfie, showing himself sat in a corridor while wearing a face mask and a baseball cap.

"Just as I thought I was approaching a time period where I could focus some energy into my own therapy and healing, Louise unfortunately still struggles with various things every single day and some of those symptoms are worsening," he wrote.

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Ryan shared an update on Instagram. Credit: @ryan.libbey/Instagram
Ryan shared an update on Instagram. Credit: @ryan.libbey/Instagram

"We're now back at the hospital (this time private as we've been so let down by the NHS) because Louise has received some alarming blood test results.

"At this moment I don't know how serious this is, but it feels devastating to be sat outside a hospital waiting room, seven months on from Louise giving birth.

"I'm holding on by a thread, trying to work, keep business alive, earn money to support Louise and Leo, trying to keep up with my own ambitions (and failing).

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"'It's not like me to share stories like this but I feel so s**t at the moment. Maybe this unload will help."

Our thoughts are with Louise and Ryan.

If you've been affected by any of the issues discussed in this article, help is available through Mind.

Featured Image Credit: @louise.thompson/Instagram

Topics: Celebrity, Health

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