Hayden Panettiere On Postpartum and Rehab: "I'm a Better Mom Because Of It"

The actress is helping other moms by talkig about her struggles. 

Hayden Panettiere opens up about her struggle with postpartum depression since giving birth to baby girl Kaya two years ago.

The Nashville star said she felt “off” and not like” herself following the birth, so she sought help for how she was feeling.

The 27-year-old told Good Morning America, “You feel off. You don’t feel like yourself,” adding that she’s in a much better place now.

“But I think I'm all the stronger for it,” she added. “And I think I'm a better mom because of it. Women are so resilient and that’s the incredible thing about them.”

Hayden shares the baby with her fiancé, Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko, 40, and says coming out the other side has made her a better mother.

“I think I'm a better mom because of it,” she said.

It helped that her character on Nashville, country star Juliette Barnes, also suffered from postpartum.

“It absolutely helped me,” she said. ‘” think it helped me identify what was going on. And to let women know that it’s OK to ask for help and it’s OK to have a moment of weakness. It doesn’t make you a bad person, doesn’t make you a bad mother. It makes you a very strong, resilient woman. You’ve just got to let it make you stronger.”

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