Meghan Trainor left her fans devastated after she revealed that she was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after her son was born.
The 29-year-old singer reportedly needed help from mental health experts after experiencing frequent flashbacks of her and her baby in the hospital.
Her newborn Riley, who she shares with husband Daryl Sabara, was rushed to the neonatal intensive care unit due to breathing problems.
The ‘Made You Look’ hitmaker opened up about her diagnosis in her book titled ‘Dear Future Mama: A TMI Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, and Motherhood from Your Bestie.’
Her son Riley was born via c-section as he was in breech position.
“After a few minutes I realized that I hadn’t heard [Riley] cry,” she wrote in her book.
“I saw Daryl’s face change as he looked over to where our baby was being worked on by the doctors.
“Daryl’s face was panicked, but as freaked out as I felt inside, the drugs I’d been given for the surgery wouldn’t let me panic.”
Trainor continued: “Good thing I was drugged, or I’d have jumped up with a gaping hole in my belly and run right after them.
“I was alone, without Daryl or Riley, and I wasn’t sure if my baby could even breathe.
“Would he be okay? Would Daryl be okay, up there on his own with this crisis? The drugs and the stress made it seem like everything was happening in slow motion.”
The singer said she tried to take a nap to speed up the time but she was too scared to sleep.
She was then able to FaceTime her son and Sabara in the NICU.
“I cried when I saw all the tubes and cords connected to him. He felt so far away. But I was also distracted by his beauty and by the fact that he was a real person out in the world. I couldn’t wait to hold him, rock him, nurse him, kiss him,” she added.
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