‘I used my suffering as transformation’: Malin Andersson shares heartbreaking baby bump throwback snap as she reflects on the ‘trauma’ of losing her newborn daughter Consy
Published:20:29 BST, 24 July 2019|Updated:20:32 BST, 24 July 2019
Malin Andersson took to Instagram earlier today to share a heartbreaking throwback snap of her baby bump, as she reflected on losing her daughter Consy seven months ago.
The formerLove Islandstar, 26, began by explaining that she had written the post to help any of her followers who might be in similar situations.
She explained: ‘So today on this hot day, I’m sat indoors reflecting on yesterday as my baby girl would have been 7 months old. I just want to share this with you, to anyone that’s lost anyone, or anyone that might benefit from reading this.’
Heartbreaking: Malin Andersson, 26, took to Instagram earlier today to share a throwback snap of her baby bump as she reflected on losing her daughter Consy seven months ago
Malin went on to explain how she had been feeling at the time that the picture was taken, as she prepared for life as a new mum.
She explained: ‘When this picture was taken I was full of happiness, excitement, scared for my new life as a mum and was embracing pregnancy like no other! I loved the way my body was changing, it was beautiful feeling her kick and move all the time.
‘Even when I was achey and full of sciatica it didn’t bother me one bit or put me off the idea of becoming a mum. Then all these feelings turned upside down and a huge cloud hung over my head and I saw no way out.’
The star continued to spread positivity among her followers as she encouraged them to find their inner strength in tough situations.
Heartfelt: The star continued to spread positivity among her followers as she encouraged them to find their inner strength in tough situations. Fans soon took to the comments to praise her
She said: ‘In life we go through trauma, everyone experiences different types of trauma. And I can honestly say it’s how you deal with it that matters the most. We can let it define us or dictate where our future goes and use it to let us grow.
‘When we feel like there’s no end to horrible experiences that we go through, just know that things do get better, life gets better. There have been plenty of times when I couldn’t look past tomorrow. But I picked myself up and said to myself I could do it, it’s easier said then done.. but we all have an inner strength inside us that pulls through each time.’
And Malin concluded by offering up her words of wisdom, which urged anyone in a similar situation to her to practice self love and find motivation.
She advised: ‘There is always someone out there going through worse.. use your suffering as a transformation and know that YOU CAN and do ANYTHING. Our minds are powerful. Put yourself first, practice self love, and remember we only have one life here on earth.. so make every second count.
Helping out: The former Love Island star began by explaining that she had written the post to help any of her followers who might be in similar situations
Missed: Malin tragically lost Consy after she was born premature in December. She was being treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital, but sadly passed away on 22 January
‘Trauma can also motivate us to develop in certain areas of our lives. Scientists call this phenomenon post-traumatic growth.. Just know there is a light, and it’s waiting for ya. ❤️’
Fans immediately took to the comment section to thank the star for her post.
One wrote: ‘Really needed this today… thank you ❤️’
While another praised: ‘You’re an inspiration and a very brave lady ❤️’
Malin and her ex boyfriend Tom Kemp tragically lost their baby daughter Consy after she was born seven weeks premature in December last year.
Consy was being treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital, but sadly passed away aged four weeks on 22 January.
Malin and Tom later split in March, with Malin admitting that as she and her partner struggled with their grief, it was better to end things between them.
The brunette beauty has had to face many hardships and been through such heartbreak in her time, losing both her parents as well as a close friend.
She named her daughter after her late mother, who passed in November 2017 after bravely battling cancer three times.
And tragically, her father died from skin cancer after battling the disease twice.
Malin first found fame in 2016, on the second series of Love Island.
Confessions: Malin first found fame on the second series of Love Island. She has recently spoken out about the show, claiming to The Ringer that bosses orchestrated the main events