Hayden Panettiere checks into treatment facility for postpartum depression

Hayden Panettiere
Depression battle: Hayden Panettiere is seeking professional help

Actress Hayden Panettiere is seeking treatment for her postpartum depression.

The ‘Nashville’ star has checked into a facility to help her overcome depression following the birth of ten-month-old Kaya , her first child with fiancé Wladamir Klitschko.

Her spokesperson said: “Hayden is voluntarily seeking professional help at a treatment centre as she is currently battling postpartum depression. She asks that the media respect her privacy during this time.”

Hayden Panettiere/InstagramHayden Panettiere shows off baby for the first time
Family: Hayden and fiancé Wladamir Klitschko present baby Kaya

The 26-year-old beauty previously insisted postpartum depression should be “talked about” more .

She shared: “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 realise 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.

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