Mother's Day 2013

The Ups & Downs on the Road to Motherhood: In Their Own Words

From Hayden Panettiere's postpartum to Gwyneth Paltrow's miscarriage reveal, celebs open up about the struggles of becoming a mom


Her challenge: Postpartum depression 
The Nashville star, 26, struggled with postpartum depression after the birth of her 10-month-old daughter, Kaya, with her fiancé, professional boxer Wladimir Klitschko. "[She] is voluntarily seeking professional help at a treatment center as she is currently battling postpartum depression," her rep told PEOPLE. On Live! with Kelly and Michael in September, Panettiere opened up about the struggle, saying, "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. It's something that's completely uncontrollable. It's really painful and it's really scary, and women need a lot of support."