Louise Thompson said her partner Ryan Libbey developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following her traumatic birthing experience.
The Chelsea star, 32, said the fitness coach, 31, “stayed up all night” to check on her and “probably feels guilty” he couldn’t be more help in the painful incident sad.
It comes after the reality TV star shared an update on her progress following her many health problems, which stemmed from the complicated birth of her son, Leo-Hunter, late in the day. last year.
She has previously been open about her recovery struggle and was back in hospital last week after an “alarming” blood test.
Writing in a lengthy Instagram post on Wednesday, she said: “Frankly I’m struggling to move on with a ‘normal’ life.
“Every day I feel very physically unwell and every day I seem to have an hour-long period (sometimes longer) where I feel a mess in my brain – I don’t know what it is, but it feels like brain damage or small strokes.
“It feels like I’m really REALLY low in some specific chemicals/hormones or too high.
“But either way, I couldn’t think properly or speak properly in those episodes.”
When asked by a fan about how Libbey is dealing with her own mental health issues, she wrote on her Instagram story: “He has to keep the fort.
“He was strong, strong, strong and then stronger and then BAM he got an almighty bump.”
She said it was difficult for Libbey to get help from the NHS and had to seek private care, as he is suffering from medical conditions including PTSD.
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“We never really talked about what happened between the two of us.
“One day, I want to work as a couples counselor to see how what happened shapes our experience and that it’s not my fault that things turn out the way they do. we.
She added: “He was very protective so he probably felt guilty that he wasn’t able to help me. Our experience is very different. My head had to deal with living through a horrible experience.
“He had to see everything with clear vision. He stayed up all night to check on me, he was worried I wouldn’t wake up.”
“(It) must be horrible to see what he has done and be so helpless. Nor was he prepared to take care of the baby alone.
“He had to bring him to me every day, which was very stressful for him. Not as much lovely family bonding time as I had imagined. “
Thompson appeared in the first series of Made in Chelsea in 2011, becoming one of the main characters of the E4 show, while partner Libbey joined the cast in 2016 while the series was filming in the West. South of France.
The couple got engaged in 2018 after he proposed during a hiking trip in Los Angeles.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/louise-thompson-partner-ryan-libbey-has-ptsd-following-traumatic-childbirth-41820380.html Louise Thompson: Partner Ryan Libbey Suffers PTSD After Traumatic Childbirth