Mother uses doll that resemblesstillborn son to help deal with PTSD | Meaning Of Life



A heartbroken mother who suffered a miscarriage and gave birth to a stillborn baby says she has finally found solace thanks to a ‘reborn doll’ – made to look like her son.YouTube star Taylor Kellie, of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada, who has posttraumatic stress disorder and extreme anxiety, was filmed breaking down in tears when she received the gift. Collector Aliyah’s Reborn World sent the doll to vlogger Kellie, who is in her twenties and currently pregnant with her third child, after seeing her heartbreaking video about her stillborn birth in December. Share this article Share The vlogger, who has 55,000 subscribers and who is currently 18 weeks pregnant, shared an emotional clip, unwrapping the reborn doll for the first time.The video has a million views, making it the most watched on her channel – after the footage of her announcing her miscarriage, which drew 1.2 million viewers.  Breaking down in tears, she held the figure that resembled her stillborn son Jaxx – seven months after the traumatic experience.During her battle with PTSD and anxiety, which started following the birth, Kellie, who is married to Austin, would walk around her house holding a teddy bear wrapped up in a blanket.She now keeps the doll in Jaxx’s nursery and goes into the room every day or two to hold him as a way of calming her anxiety.She said: ‘I didn’t see the message for about four months after she had sent it, but when I opened it I couldn’t contain my excitement. I couldn’t believe someone would do something so kind and selfless.’They had seen photos of Jaxx from my YouTube videos and chose a doll that looked similar to him.’I made the video to help spread awareness for other parents who have lost a child, whether it be through miscarriage, stillbirth or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.’Many people think the dolls are ‘creepy,’ but they need to realize that there are some incredible therapeutic benefits from them.’I go into the nursery by myself and just hold the doll. I’ll walk around the room with him in my arms, looking through my son’s things and it just brings me absolute joy and serenity.’The doll is not a replacement for my son whatsoever. ‘It is still just a doll. ‘The weight of it is the biggest therapeutic benefit for me.’  What is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events.People with PTSD often suffer nightmares and flashbacks to the traumatic event and can experience insomnia and an inability to concentrate.    Symptoms are often severe enough to have a serious impact on the person’s day-to-day life, and can emerge straight after the traumatic event or years later. PTSD is thought to affect about one in every three people who have a traumatic experience, and was first documented in the First World War in soldiers with shell shock.People who are worried they have PTSD should visit their GP, who could recommend a course of

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