Louise Thompson reveals how journaling is helping her cope with PTSD following traumatic birth

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Louise Thompson gave birth to her son Leo late last year. (Getty Images)
Louise Thompson gave birth to her son Leo late last year. (Getty Images)

Louise Thompson has revealed that she is enlisting journaling to help with her recovery from PTSD after experiencing a traumatic birth.

The star, 31, welcomed her baby son Leo with partner Ryan Libbey in November – but she shared late last month that she had suffered "various serious complications" with his arrival and was in hospital for several weeks after the delivery.

In a post on Instagram this weekend, Thompson explained how noting down her feelings, through journaling, has been helpful as she battles with "inexplicable" anxiety.

Captioning a photo of herself beside her little boy's pram, she wrote: "Every day I write down some positives (yes I’ve been journaling like mad)."

Thompson's post has received 116,000 'likes', with many fans praising on her strength and bravery.

Her Made In Chelsea co-star Millie Mackintosh wrote: "You are incredibly brave, sending so much love."

Love Island star Zara McDermott, the girlfriend of her brother Sam, shared: "Proud of u everyday."

And This Morning's Dr Zoe Williams added: "Sending so much love your way Louise. You are doing fantastic."

Announcing the birth of her son last month, Thompson said: "The reality is that I am in a bit of a strange place mentally and physically and I might be for a while, but that’s just part of the me now and part of my recovery.

"It's not going to be easy or linear but thankfully I am being offered some very valuable psychological help and the good news is that I’m starting to experience some good hours as well as bad ones."

Shortly afterwards, the new mother shared another photo to Instagram of herself in a hospital gown sat in a wheelchair.

Without detailing exactly what happened, she revealed that medics had "worked through the night" to save her life.

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