Louise Thompson ‘couldn’t think of anything worse’ than being pregnant again


Louise Thompson has detailed her thoughts on having more children after battling PTSD and anxiety following her son’s birth in December 2021. 

The former Made In Chelsea star, 32, said she ‘couldn’t think of anything worse’ than the prospect of being pregnant again and having to give birth as she works on herself and focuses on raising two-year-old Leo. 

Although she admitted that things can change, Louise candidly listed some ‘physical’ reasons why she wouldn’t have anymore children, as she suffers from a scarred uterus, lupus and hasn’t had a period for two years, amongst other issues.

Candid: Louise Thompson, 32, has detailed her thoughts on having more children after battling PTSD and anxiety following her son’s birth in December 2021

Louise bravely stated that ‘on top of her mental stuff’ she also struggles with physical intimacy and is worried about the effects of her medication and pregnancy. 

Alongside some adorable snaps of herself and her son Leo, the TV personality openly shared her feelings with her followers in a lengthy post.

She penned: ‘Recently I’ve had quite a few people ask me whether I want to have more children. This isn’t the kind of post where I say “oh for the love of god please STOP asking me”, because every time I’ve encountered this type of question it has always come from a really kind and compassionate place.’

Cute: The former Made In Chelsea star said she 'couldn't think of anything worse' than the prospect of being pregnant again and having to give birth as she works on herself

Cute: The former Made In Chelsea star said she ‘couldn’t think of anything worse’ than the prospect of being pregnant again and having to give birth as she works on herself

Louise continued: ‘I’ve never felt caught off guard…or offended… In fact it’s not a question I find upsetting or triggering at all. Perhaps that’s because I’m lucky enough to have one beautiful baby boy. He’s a huge blessing. 

‘And I think in light of everything that has happened I’ve become pretty desensitised to people’s nosey interrogations. I do, however, know quite a few people that find it upsetting, rude and bothersome, especially when they’re struggling to fall pregnant. I totally get it because I’ve worn those shoes too.

‘The fear of the unknown, the lack of control, the miscarriages, it’s totally overwhelming at the best of times… and that’s without the mental health issues.’

Tough: Louise candidly listed some 'physical' reasons why she wouldn't have anymore children, as she suffers from a scarred uterus, lupus and hasn't had a period for two years

Tough: Louise candidly listed some ‘physical’ reasons why she wouldn’t have anymore children, as she suffers from a scarred uterus, lupus and hasn’t had a period for two years

Louise added: ‘So I thought I might as well use this opportunity to respond to a question on many people’s lips and given that I had a gynae appointment this week I guess it’s pretty relevant.

‘Here are my feelings: I honestly couldn’t think of anything worse than being pregnant again… and worse yet the idea of going through childbirth. I am still trying to get to grips with what has happened to me (a slow and gruelling process) and i’m working on being the absolute best mother I can be to my one baby boy. 

‘I certainly don’t want to pile any additional stress on my plate. I’ve also only just started sinking my teeth into some work and i’m quite enjoying engaging my brain again.

‘That’s not to say that it will NEVER happen again, because i’ve been told by many people that things can change, but I just can’t imagine it for me…ever again…’

She wrote: I am still trying to get to grips with what has happened to me (a slow and gruelling process) and i’m working on being the absolute best mother I can be to my one baby boy'

She wrote: I am still trying to get to grips with what has happened to me (a slow and gruelling process) and i’m working on being the absolute best mother I can be to my one baby boy’

She began to list her reasons why, as she penned: ‘On top of the mental stuff, there is another glaringly obvious reason why I won’t be conceiving in the next few months. My physical state…

‘1. I haven’t had a period in 2 years (since falling pregnant with Leo). And this might sound strange to many, but I desperately miss that part of womanhood. That monthly cycle. That big release. The ability to track my hormones. I need to get this back before I can feasibly fall pregnant.⁣

‘2. My uterus has adhesions (**scar tissue) between the inner walls of the uterus where the walls abnormally adhere or stick to each other.** I don’t think it would be a safe environment for a foetus. It is fixable though (hooray). I’ll keep you posted.⁣

‘3. I currently have drug induced lupus and from what I know about lupus (which i’ll admit isn’t a lot) it comes with it’s own pregnancy complications. Anyone out there wanna elaborate on this in the comments…⁣’

She began to list her reasons why, as she penned: 'On top of the mental stuff, there is another glaringly obvious reason why I won’t be conceiving in the next few months'

She began to list her reasons why, as she penned: ‘On top of the mental stuff, there is another glaringly obvious reason why I won’t be conceiving in the next few months’

Finally, Louise explained: ‘4. Still a bit triggered around physical intimacy. You can do the maths.⁣ 5. I don’t know what the implications of certain medications might be on a baby.⁣⁣ The list goes on.⁣⁣

‘I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel sad about it all, especially since I don’t know what my situation could have been if my childbirth experience had been different. Who knows maybe I would have had 2 kids under 2. 

‘I have a lot of friends who are pregnant with or have just had their second and i’m so happy for them. When I was younger I wanted to have 5 children because I loved big families and I always had the attitude of “the more the merrier”. 

‘Lots of different personalities, lots of different challenges, lots of opportunities for friendships and support. They could all muck in.’

Motherhood: 'I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel sad about it, especially since I don’t know what my situation could have been if my childbirth experience had been different,' Louise explained

Motherhood: ‘I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel sad about it, especially since I don’t know what my situation could have been if my childbirth experience had been different,’ Louise explained

She added: ‘It’s a bit pants because me and my brother are incredibly close friends and our age gap is fairly tight…. Yes i’ve already worked out when I would need to be pregnant by to have a similar age gap but then I have to check myself and realise how incredibly grateful I am to have one perfectly healthy child. 

‘I know i’m not the only one who has done this? I also remember that Leo has really good friends, lots of them, and he also has cousins (and a cousin to be) that will sandwich him age wise. He definitely won’t be lonely. He also has the dogs as his honorary brothers.⁣

‘If it were easier to have a surrogate in this country I would definitely consider that option. Has anyone ever done that in the UK?⁣’⁣

Family: She added: 'It’s a bit pants because me and my brother are incredibly close friends and our age gap is fairly tight…. (Her brother Sam pictured)

Family: She added: ‘It’s a bit pants because me and my brother are incredibly close friends and our age gap is fairly tight…. (Her brother Sam pictured)

‘When I talk about these more serious topics I’m mindful that I don’t just sit here and spread fear to those reading… especially pregnant ladies who are expecting their first. 

‘Look, it’s not necessarily the childbirth that scares me THAT much as I’m sure there would be many more options for a high risk pregnancy, and there is NO WAY that what happened to me would ever happen again. 

Louise concluded: ‘Being informed is key. I also know buckets of people who have had really easy pregnancies and births, and i’m sure that is possible for me too. For me it’s more than that… it just doesn’t seem fair on the future ‘desired’ baby or on my little Leo right now.’ 

Feelings: Louise concluded: 'For me it’s more than that… it just doesn’t seem fair on the future ‘desired’ baby or on my little Leo right now'

Feelings: Louise concluded: ‘For me it’s more than that… it just doesn’t seem fair on the future ‘desired’ baby or on my little Leo right now’

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