New mom Hayden Panettiere stopped by "Live with Kelly and Michael" on Monday, where she got real about life after welcoming her daughter Kaya Klitschko.  

While the actress is loving time with her baby, she revealed that things were difficult at first. Much like her "Nashville" character Juliette Barnes, the star opened up about suffering from postpartum depression.  

"I can very much relate. It's something a lot of women experience. When [you are 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," she explained. "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."

While there's still a stigma surrounding the condition, the 26-year-old got candid about how difficult it can be for women experiencing the symptoms.  


"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," she added. "It's something that's completely uncontrollable. It's really painful and it's really scary and women need a lot of support."

The actress did have support thanks to her fiance, boxer Wladimir Klitschko. The star isn't opposed to adding to their growing family, but revealed that she wishes her other half could help out when it comes to carrying the pregnancy!

"I would love it if Wlad figured out a way to get pregnant and he could have the baby. We would be going right now, no problem," she laughed.


"But when I was pregnant, he did 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." 

Later in the show Hayden shared a new photo of her adorable 9-month-old and opened up about the hilarious moment her little girl got baptized in the Ukraine.  

Watch the video to find out why Hayden's says Kaya could not stop crying!  

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