After speaking out about postpartum depression, Hayden Panettiere is getting help.
"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 confirms to toofab.
The "Nashville" star and fiancee Wladimir Klitschko welcomed daughter Kaya in December 2014.
Just last month, Hayden appeared on "Live with Kelly and Michael," where she spoke openly about life after giving birth. At the time, she said she could relate to her character Juliette Barnes, who is also going through a similar battle this season on the ABC soap.
"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."
"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."
Over the weekend, Hayden took to Twitter to talk about getting back to her "own body" after giving birth, captioning the photo with the hashtags #daughter, #blessing and #wellworthit.