Sarah Michelle Gellar: I Had Postpartum Depression

Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar posted a throwback photo with daughter Charlotte, now 7, via Instagram Tuesday.

In her powerful caption, the actress, 40, opened up about struggling with postpartum depression after her daughter’s birth in Sept. 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. 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 today, find your rep’s numbers and let them know. #NotAPreExistingCondition,” she wrote.

The Cruel Intentions star and husband, actor Freddie Prinze Jr., are also parents to nearly 5-year-old son Rocky.

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