Saturday 16 December 2017

Sarah Michelle Gellar opens up about struggle with postpartum depression

Sarah Michelle Gellar arrives at the My Little Pony Equestria Girls Friendship Games premiere September 17, 2015 at the Angelika Film Center in New York City. Hasbro celebrated the world premiere of My Little Pony Equestria Girls Friendship Games, a Hasbro Studios full-length animated feature film and the third installment in the beloved MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS franchise. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for My Little Pony Equestria Girls)
Sarah Michelle Gellar arrives at the My Little Pony Equestria Girls Friendship Games premiere September 17, 2015 at the Angelika Film Center in New York City. Hasbro celebrated the world premiere of My Little Pony Equestria Girls Friendship Games, a Hasbro Studios full-length animated feature film and the third installment in the beloved MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS franchise. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for My Little Pony Equestria Girls)
R is for Rocky Gellar - Sarah Michelle Gellar seen here with Charlotte Prinze and pregnant with her son who she has called Rocky.
Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar and husband Freddie Prinze Jr pose for a picture at the Hairspray Premiere at the Odeon Cinema Leicester Square on July 05, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr. and their daughter Charlotte meet Rapunzel at the all-new "Fantasy Faire" attraction at Disneyland
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Amy Mulvaney

Sarah Michelle has opened up about her struggle with postpartum depression.

Taking to Instagram, the Buffy star revealed that she suffered with postpartum depression when she welcomed her first baby, Charlotte, in 2009.

"Having kids is wonderful, and life changing, and rarely what you're prepared for. I love my children more than anything in the world. But like a lot of women, I too struggled with postpartum depression after my first baby was born," she wrote.

Gellar (40) went on to say that she sought help and "every day since has been the best gift."

Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr. and their daughter Charlotte meet Rapunzel at the all-new
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr. and their daughter Charlotte meet Rapunzel at the all-new "Fantasy Faire" attraction at Disneyland

"I got help, and made it through, and every day since has been the best gift I could ever have asked for. To those of you going through this, know that you're not alone and that it really does get better."

The actress, who welcomed son Rocky in 2012, voiced her political opinion following President Donald Trump's new health care bill that was welcomed last week, which gives states the power to waive health-care coverage for people with "pre-existing conditions."

"If you believe that postpartum depression should be covered by healthcare, please take a moment and go to callmecongress.com today, find your rep's numbers and let them know. #NotAPreExistingCondition."

Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar and husband Freddie Prinze Jr pose for a picture at the Hairspray Premiere at the Odeon Cinema Leicester Square on July 05, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar and husband Freddie Prinze Jr pose for a picture at the Hairspray Premiere at the Odeon Cinema Leicester Square on July 05, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)

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