Hayden Panettiere seeking treatment for postpartum depression

Hayden Panettiere is getting some help following the birth of her first child, Kaya, with fiance Wladimir Klitschko in December 2014.

The actress has checked herself into a treatment facicility as she continues to battle postpartum depression.

“Hayden Panettiere is voluntarily seeking professional help at a treatment center as she is currently battling postpartum depression. She asks that the media respect her privacy during this time,” her rep said in a statement.


During an appearance on Live! With Kelly and Michael last month, the 26-year-old was very open about battling postpartum depression since becoming a first-time mom. “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.”