Love Island star reveals struggle with PTSD after losing month-old daughter

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Love Island star Malin Andersson has marked three years since her baby daughter passed away in hospital. (Getty Images)
Love Island star Malin Andersson has marked three years since her baby daughter passed away in hospital. (Getty Images)

Malin Andersson has revealed her struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) three years after her month-old daughter passed away in hospital.

The Love Island star, 29, marked the loss of her baby girl in 2019 with a moving post on Instagram, in which she shared a picture of the newborn in an incubator.

Captioning the image, she wrote: "Baby loss is also about the JOURNEY to losing. The trauma. The pain.

"The PTSD from pretty much living in the hospital every day, hearing the beeping sound of the heart rate monitor. From being next to them every second. Looking for hope."

Andersson, who is pregnant again, wrote: "She wasn’t just born, then slowly drifted away... She was alive for a month fighting to live – and that’s what you don’t see.

"This tiny human having more strength in her than me. A painful long fight to survive."

She added: "It lives with you forever, as well as the loss... so today I’m celebrating the fight she had in her. The courage you don’t get to see... her precious little soul – fighting to be free.

"Sending love to those that have lost – I hope your healing journey to finding yourself again is imminent. I pray that you release the trauma and heavy sadness that leaves you with with an empty heart."

Andersson's post has received more than 63,000 'likes', with more than 1,400 commenting with words of support.

She rose to fame after appearing in the second series of the hit reality TV show in 2016.

Last April, the star revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage, and then in August she announced that she was expecting a child.

In a post on Instagram, showing a black and white image of her and her partner's hands resting on her emerging baby bump, she wrote: "Everything I’ve ever wanted, everything I visualised.

"A solid partner in my life, who has been there in the background – witnessed my life over the past four years and has stuck by me as a friend... and now a lover. This couldn’t feel any more right – and we’re now bringing a beautiful soul into this world."

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