Love Island star reveals battle with PTSD after losing month-old daughter
Malin Andersson has revealed her battle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) three years after her one-month-old daughter died in hospital.
the the island of love star, 29, marked the loss of her baby girl in 2019 with a touching Instagram post, in which she shared a photo of the newborn in an incubator.
Captioning the image, she wrote: “The loss of a baby is also about the JOURNEY to loss. The trauma. The pain.
“PTSD from living in the hospital pretty much every day, hearing the heart rate monitor beeping. Being next to them every second. Looking for hope.”
Andersson, who is pregnant again, wrote: “She wasn’t just born, then slowly passed away…She was alive for a month, struggling to live – and that’s what you don’t. don’t see.
“This little human has more strength in her than me. A long painful fight to survive.
She added: “It lives with you forever, along with the loss…so today I celebrate the fight that she had inside her. The courage you don’t see…her precious little soul – to fight for be free.
“Sending love to those who have lost – I hope your healing journey to find yourself is imminent. I pray that you release the trauma and heavy sadness that leaves you with an empty heart.”
Andersson’s post received more than 63,000 likes, with more than 1,400 comments with words of support.
She rose to fame after appearing in the second series of the hit reality show in 2016.
Last April, the star revealed that she had had a miscarriage, then in August, she announced that she was expecting a child.
In an Instagram post, showing a black and white image of her and her partner’s hands resting on her budding belly, she wrote, “Everything I ever wanted, everything I visualized.
“A strong partner in my life, who has been there in the background – witnessed my life for the past four years and has stood by my side as a friend…and now as a lover. That couldn’t seem right to me anymore – and we now bring a beautiful soul into this world.”
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