Sarah Michelle Gellar is the latest celebrity to open up about her experience with postpartum depression. In a powerful Instagram post on Tuesday, the Buffy star revealed that she, too, struggled with PPD after her first child, now 7-year-old Charlotte Grace Prinze, was born.
“Having kids is wonderful, and life changing, and rarely what you’re prepared for,” she wrote alongside a gorgeous photo of her holding baby Charlotte. “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.”
“I got help, and made it through, and every single day since has been the best gift I could have ever 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 went on to have son Rocky James Prinze in September 2012 with husband Freddy Prinze Jr. The actress has already received an outpouring of praise on her emotional Instagram post, with fans thanking her for sharing her story.