Made In Chelsea’s Louise Thompson reveals she has just been discharged from hospital after complicated birth

We are sending mother and baby lots of love!

The Made In Chelsea star Louise Thompson has shared the birth of her first child, although Louise was unfortunately hospitalised for a month after her son Leo was born.

Posting an adorable snap of the baby on Instagram today Louise shared her heartbreaking story in the caption;

“This post isn’t an easy one for me to write. I have so many things that I want to say but at the same time I’m struggling to find the words to explain what has happened to me and my family so for now I will keep it quite simple. The reason I have been absent for weeks is because I have been very unwell.”

“Five weeks ago I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy Leo-Hunter Libbey weighing in at 7lbs. Unfortunately it wasn’t the easiest start for either of us. One ended up in NICU and the other ended up in ICU. Whilst Leo made a fairly quick recovery ❤️‍🩹🙏🏼 I have been recovering in hospital for a month with various serious complications.


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“In all honesty I never imagined that so many bad things could happen to me, but to dance with death twice brings a whole new view of the world – a stark reminder of how short and sacred life really is.

“We need to start living, we need to start loving, we need to start enjoying every minute detail in life (certainly easier said than done when you’re stuck in mental and/or physical purgatory or dealing with serious illness, depression or the fear of the unknown), but if you DO have the capacity, then try and cling onto any nuggets of good… and please please please be grateful for good health. The hard truth is that you don’t know how lucky you are to have it until it’s too late.


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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. (Sometimes living hour by hour is your only option).”

Luckily Louise has been given the go ahead to discharge from hospital and recover at home for Christmas.

“For the first time in a month I actually see a future where I get to live peacefully on this earth with my son. I can’t wait to start our new journey together as a family of 3 and to start bonding little baby Leo. A massive thank you to everyone who has kept us in their thoughts and prayers. It is working.


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“More thank yous to follow. I’m too overwhelmed and a bit scared right now. But I did want to send a prayer out to anyone who is also suffering and who might need love too. Life can be cruel and Christmas can be hard. It’s a good time to remember those less fortunate…there are a lot of them. I’ve seen it,” she concluded.

Friends rushed to the comments to send love to the reality star, her brother Sam Thompson wrote, “To see what you’ve gone through, and to now see you battling through makes me so proud to be your brother. Love you dude. So much.”

While fellow former MIC star Proudlock wrote, “Baby Leo! Sending you love and positive vibes, and wishing you a strong recovery. Together you guys have got this.”

We are sending Louise lots of positive vibes for the rest of her recovery, welcome, baby Leo.

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