New mum Louise Thompson reveals she is struggling to leave the house due to PTSD

New mum Louise Thompson reveals she is struggling to leave the house due to PTSD
New mum Louise Thompson reveals she is struggling to leave the house due to PTSD

Louise Thompson has revealed she is struggling to leave the house as she battles Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after nearly dying giving birth to her son Leo Hunter. 

The former Made In Chelsea star, 31, took to Instagram on Wednesday evening to say she has 'had a few hard days' as she continues to recover from her five week stay in intensive care. 

Louise, who welcomed her first child with fiancé Ryan Libbey in November, said she has found some comfort in flower arranging as she shared a variety of bouquets and talked about her hopes to 'push for normality', however hard that might be. 

Tough: Louise Thompson has revealed she is struggling to leave the house as she battles Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after nearly dying giving birth to her son Leo Hunter

Tough: Louise Thompson has revealed she is struggling to leave the house as she battles Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after nearly dying giving birth to her son Leo Hunter

The television personality penned: 'Gosh it's been a hard few days, but we're still here and we're still putting one foot in front of the other not giving up hope for a better and brighter future… mental health is so strange because it's invisible, so only words can make sense of it to others.

'Anyway, yesterday there were a few beautiful hours including bath time with Leo and a big roast chicken for dinner. I keep pushing for more 'normality' even though it feels really really hard. Right now I don't even want to leave the house.

'I haven't actually worn makeup or snazzy clothes for a while (very unlike me) so instead I thought I'd post some pictures of some of the beautiful flowers that I've received or bought and have enjoyed arranging. One of my favourite past times.' 

Positives: Louise said she has found small comfort in flower arranging as she shared a variety of bouquets and talked about her hopes to 'push for normality', however hard that might be

Positives: Louise said she has found small comfort in flower arranging as she shared a variety of bouquets and talked about her hopes to 'push for normality', however hard that might be

Strong: The television personality penned: 'Gosh it's been a hard few days, but we're still here and we're still putting one foot in front of the other not giving up hope'

Strong: The television personality penned: 'Gosh it's been a hard few days, but we're still here and we're still putting one foot in front of the other not giving up hope'

Former MIC star Ashley James took to the comment section of the post to write: 'Sending you so much love. Always here to chat'.

TOWIE's Georgia Kousoulou, who also welcomed a baby boy last year, added: 'Sending you love'. 

Louise gave birth to her first child back in November and spent five weeks in hospital suffering from complications after nearly dying during labour. 

Gorgeous: The reality star shared a photo of a spring bouquet filled with freesias, tulips and hyacinths

Gorgeous: The reality star shared a photo of a spring bouquet filled with freesias, tulips and hyacinths 

Small steps: Louise also headed out to the flower stall to pick up a bunch of purple roses and a berry juice

Small steps: Louise also headed out to the flower stall to pick up a bunch of purple roses and a berry juice 

Mum: Louise gave birth to her first child Leo Hunter with fiancé Ryan Libbey back in November and spent five weeks in hospital suffering from complications after nearly dying during labour

Mum: Louise gave birth to her first child Leo Hunter with fiancé Ryan Libbey back in November and spent five weeks in hospital suffering from complications after nearly dying during labour

On December 23, in a lengthy post, Louise

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