Sarah Michelle Gellar reveals her fight with postpartum depression after having her baby, Charlotte Grace, with Freddie Prinze Jr, her husband.
Her struggle came after the famous actor joined other celebrities speaking out against Anti-Trumpcare plea by Famous host Jimmy Kimmel.
“Having kids is wonderful, and life changing, and rarely what you’re prepared for,” Gellar said. “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.”
Charlotte is now 7 years old. After giving her birth, Gellar suffered a lot but eventually got out of depression.
“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. And 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,” Gellar added.
Other celebrities joined the fight against healthcare and talked about their fight with postpartum depression such as Courteney Cox, Brooke Shields, Drew Barrymore and many others.
“I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son, and it frightened me… I didn’t talk to anyone about it. I was very reluctant.” Adele spoke out.
“It’s something, I think, that needs to be talked about, and women need to know that they’re not alone.” Hayden Panettiere stated. “People think that it’s not real, that it’s not true, that it’s something that’s made up in their minds. That’s not true. It’s something that’s completely uncontrollable, and it’s really painful and it’s really scary, and women need a lot of support.”
The plea is a step against the new American Health Care Act that will allow insurers to charge patients more for pre-existing conditions. Insurers will then be able to decide what a pre-existing condition is and postpartum depression may be on the list.