Hayden Panettiere recently appeared on Live with Kelly & Michael show in the US and really opened up about her experience with post natal depression after the birth of her daughter, now 9 month old Kaya.
The 26 year old Nashville actress said:
“I can very much relate. It’s something a lot of women experience. When [you’re told] about postpartum depression you think it’s, ‘I feel negative feelings towards my child, I want to injure or hurt my child’ — I’ve never, ever had those feelings. Some women do. But you don’t realize how broad of a spectrum you can really experience that on. It’s something that needs to be talked about. Women need to know that they’re not alone, and that it does heal,”
“There’s a lot of misunderstanding — there’s a lot of people out there that think that it’s not real, that it’s not true, that it’s something that’s made up in their minds, that ‘Oh, it’s hormones.’ They brush it off. It’s something that’s completely uncontrollable. It’s really painful and it’s really scary and women need a lot of support.”
She finishes off the conversation with “Women are amazing. We do something that no man can do on this planet. I mean, we grow a human being in our body!”
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