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Hayden Panettiere Reveals She Struggled With Postpartum Depression After Pregnancy — And She Wants People Talking About It!

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It's great Hayden Panettiere is so open about this!

The 26-year-old Nashville star and new mom went on Live! With Kelly And Michael on Monday, and spoke about pregnancy, birth, and postpartum depression in a very candid way.

Related: Time To Get Busy — Hayden Wants Three More Kids!

Talking about how postpartum depression affected her and might be more common than people realize, Panettiere 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."

The Remember The Titans star added that women are (obvi!) unique in this life:

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

What do U think about Hayden speaking out about postpartum depression??

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