Hayden Panettiere Opens Up About Postpartum Depression

Hayden Panettiere gave birth to her daughter Kaya nine months ago and is already back to work! She visited The Kelly and Michael show to talk about her return and a huge issue that affects women: Postpartum Depression. She says: 

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.

She says that she experienced PPD after giving birth to her daughter so she understands first hand.

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.

But mostly she wants you to know: 

Women are amazing. We do something that no man can do on this planet. I mean, we grow a human being in our body!

Yes we do and yes we can! 💪