Meghan Trainor, the Grammy-winning singer, and songwriter has revealed that she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after her son’s birth last year.
Trainor shares her traumatic experience in an exclusive excerpt from her upcoming book, Dear Future Mama, which is set to release on April 25.
In the book, Trainor discusses her cesarean section (C-section) delivery and the difficulties she faced during and after the birth.
Trainor welcomed her son, Riley, in 2021 via C-section with her husband, Daryl Sabara, who is best known for his role in Spy Kids.
However, things did not go as planned when Riley had difficulty breathing and had to spend several days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) before he could go home.
Trainor was diagnosed with PTSD after her delivery, when she was left alone on the surgical table while Riley and Sabara were rushed to the NICU.
In an interview with PEOPLE, Trainor described the experience as traumatic, and she could not stop thinking about it even after returning home with her husband and baby.
She started having nightmares and flashbacks to the C-section, and she realized something was wrong.
Inspiring New Book
Trainor sought help from her therapist, who explained that her symptoms were due to chemical reactions in her brain. With therapy,
Trainor was able to work through her PTSD and heal the wound. She said that time heals all, and she is now expecting her second child with Sabara this summer.
Dear Future Mama is a pregnancy, birth, and new motherhood guide inspired by Trainor’s experience bringing Riley into the world.
The book provides advice and tips for new moms, including stories about Trainor’s personal journey. It aims to help other moms-to-be navigate the challenges and joys of motherhood.