Hayden Panettiere: Life After Postpartum Depression

Posted on March 7th, 2016 at 1:11 pm
True Life After Postpartum DespressionHayden Panettiere is one strong mama! The actress had a rough 2015 after struggling with postpartum depression shortly after welcoming her daughter Kaya with Wladimir Klitschko. Late last year Panettiere released a statement revealing she had entered rehab to help deal with the condition. But now the star is back to her old self and is opening up Yahoo Style about her struggles and why she decided to go public with such a personal matter. "I was always so terrified that people weren’t going to accept me," she reveals. "I finally just went I’m tired of living afraid. I’m tired of living in fear of what people are going to think, so you know I’m just going to put it all out there on the table and I’m not going to worry about the judgment." "The more open I was, the more acceptance I got from people," she says. "I got so much support and so much love. I was floored. I feel much more exposed yes, but in a great way." Hayden also has a message for those who might question mothers suffering from postpartum depression. "If you think for one second that a mother wants to feel that way towards her child, you’re outta your mind. It is one of the most debilitating, scary, guilty feelings that you can ever feel," she admits. "That a mother would not be able to connect with their child, would not be able to get a grip, or would not know what’s going on, for anybody to say that it’s false or created by us, you must have your head examined." We're proud of you, Hay!