#misCOURAGE story, 08/03/2017, by Adele
At 6 weeks pregnant with my fourth child I suffered an ectopic pregnancy and under went surgery to save my life. I've suffered several miscarriages before but this was different.
After a year of feeling anxious, depressed and detached from my friends and family and leaving the doctors again with a handful of phone numbers that I was never going to call, I wasn't feeling any better.
It transpired that I was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.
I felt like a fraud, as surely only people who had suffered real traumas got this?! It was then that I realised I had to do something about it.
I didn't want to rely on pills. I've always been 'horsey' but had given up when I fell pregnant with my now nearly four year old.
There was only thing for it. I needed to get on a horse pronto!
In September 2016 I purchased a £500 gypsy cob and she single handedly saved my life!
Through my own experience I have realised how beneficial equine therapy can be for woman who have suffered a miscarriage.
I now have four horses and have managed to control the symptoms of ptsd without the aid of prescription drugs. I feel more awareness needs to be raised about this condition.
Horses literally saved my life. I hope they can do thus for others too.
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