Hayden Panettiere talks postpartum depression: ‘It needs to be talked about’

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Hayden Panettiere talks post-partum depression: 'It needs to be talked about'

Hayden Panettiere says that she and her Nashville character Juliette have something in common – they both have experienced postpartum depression. She said in a new interview with Live! With Kelly and Michael, “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 toward 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 went on to say, “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. Women are amazing. We do something that no man can do on this planet. I mean, we grow a human being in our body!”

She also joked that she wishes her fiancee Wladimir Klitschko could “figure out a way to get pregnant” and said that he would “absolutely” go through with it.

She said, “When I was pregnant, he would do this thing where he would suck in his stomach and then I would put my stomach to his so that he could feel when she was moving, almost like she was in his stomach. He wanted to feel what it was like to have a baby as close to him as it was to me.”

How sweet!

Source, Photo Credit: Fame/Flynet


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Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 at 12:12pm
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