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Louise Thompson Opens Up On 'Small Miracle' After Traumatic Birth

Louise Thompson Opens Up On 'Small Miracle' After Traumatic Birth

Louise and baby Leo are taking it one day at a time.

Made In Chelsea star Louise Thompson got to celebrate a small miracle on Tuesday as she slowly recovers from the traumatic birth of her newborn son Leo-Hunter five weeks ago.

The new mum announced last week that she had been recovering in hospital for five weeks after giving birth to baby Leo and finding herself in the ICU with serious complications.

Thankfully, after a brief stint in the NICU, Louise confirmed that baby Leo had a speedy recovery, but the reality star is still on the mend for now.

Louise and baby Leo are slowly recovering after a difficult birth. (
Instagram/ @louise.thompson)

After finally making it home from the hospital in time for Christmas, Louise mustered up the energy to post a photo with her beautiful baby boy and update her 1.3 million Instagram followers on their progress.

She wrote: "LH, you are our little miracle baby 🌈 🕊.

"You are blessed with daddy’s beautiful blue eyes and I love you to pieces. Despite the daily struggles, you my proudest achievement."

Louise joked: "It is also a small miracle that I was able to roll out of bed to throw on a frock and a smudge of makeup, but it was your first Christmas and we had lots to be grateful for."

Just a few days earlier, the 31-year-old shared that, despite making it home in time for the holidays, she didn't get to celebrate Christmas as she had originally planned.

Lousie welcomed her son back in November, but the two stayed in hospital for five weeks. (
Louise Thompson/instagram)

Posting a photo of herself on Sunday, taken from her hospital stint, Louise explained that when two members of her family tested positive for Covid-19, they had to scrap their original festive plans.

She wrote: "We all did Covid tests ahead of Christmas Day because a few of our family members are particularly vulnerable (myself included) and it turns out that two people were positive so our plans have been scuppered.

"It certainly wasn’t the Christmas that we had planned, but then again neither were the last three and I’m still feeling overwhelmingly blessed to be at home and in my little bubble."

While it wasn't the Christmas she had planned, Louise did get to come home to celebrate with baby Leo. (

The Made In Chelsea star added that she couldn't thank the NHS staff enough - especially those who "worked through the night to save [her] life", as well as all those who worked through the Christmas holidays.

We're wishing Louise and Leo a speedy recovery for 2022.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/ @louise.thompson

Topics: Celebrity, Made In Chelsea