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An Insight into PTSD (in connection with @ailaandlior)

After twelve weeks of panic attacks, flashbacks and persistent anxiety I was eventually diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Very clearly this had found me after the traumatic last weeks of my pregnancy and experiencing a stillbirth. People have often asked me what it is like to live with, what its intensity is like and how I handle it. Today, I wanted to give you a small insight into this all too common condition after experiencing baby loss. This article is written in connection with @ailaandlior after they posted awareness about this issue.

In short, PTSD is when someone relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks, it also instils feelings of anxiety, guilt and isolation. In addition, it affects sleep and makes it difficult to concentrate. The symptoms are severe and tenacious enough to have a significant impact on a persons day-to-day-life.

I was sitting at my desk, it was a normal day, I was struggling but it wasn't anything out of the o…

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