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Louise Thompson on why it took 'so long' to feel love for son, 3

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Former Made In Chelsea star, Louise Thompson, has revealed that attacks of post-traumatic stress disorder after a traumatic childbirth often left her “screaming in bed” and paralysed. “I was completely unable to move.

It was so awful. I would be kind of OK, and then suddenly out of nowhere I would be screaming, going, ‘What’s happening? What’s happening?

I’m dying’, having no idea where I was or how I was alive.” The star nearly lost her life while delivering her son Leo in November 2021.The PTSD episodes – which still happen today, although less frequently and less severely – can leave her unable to move or speak for 30 minutes at a time, with the same recurring thoughts.The belief that she wouldn’t survive has been so vivid, at one point she even wrote goodbye letters to her loved ones.

Her mental health deteriorated immediately after the birth, noting in her book, Lucky: Learning To Live Again, that most of the time she was ‘sat upright in bed, staring into space.

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