Hayden Panettiere Shares What “Really Hurts” About Postpartum Struggle
Hayden Panettiere realizes her experience of postpartum depression.
In an exclusive interview with E! News’ The summaryTHE Cry 6 the star candidly shared how the emotional challenges she faced after welcoming her daughter kayaknow 8 years old, has affected her struggles with addiction.
“I wish I knew about postpartum depression. I wish I knew how to take care of it,” she told the host Erin Lim Rhodes. “I just thought there was something seriously wrong with me, so I thought, ‘Fireball will fix this, duh!’ And it didn’t. It did for a while, but then it makes it worse.”
For Hayden, her experience of postpartum depression felt particularly isolating because she hadn’t heard of it before her pregnancy.
“And then it hurts for you,” Hayden, who shares Kaya with her ex Wladimir Klitschko, has explained. “You’re like, ‘I should be able to get through this on my own.'”
Now, knowing that it’s common for new moms to experience postpartum depression – symptoms, according to the Mayo Clinic, include severe mood swings and difficulty bonding with your baby – Hayden thinks it’s important to share your story and let others know how they are doing not alone.