Amanda Seyfried blasts US healthcare system for ignoring new mothers' needs ...

Amanda Seyfried blasts US healthcare system for ignoring new mothers' needs ...
Amanda Seyfried blasts US healthcare system for ignoring new mothers' needs ...

Oscar nominee Amanda Seyfried blasted the US healthcare system for ignoring new mothers' needs beyond childbirth while on Tuesday's episode of "Late Night with Seth Meyers.

The 35-year-old mother-of-two was promoting her role as Julie Davis in A Mouthful of Air author Amy Koppelman's big-screen adaptation of her own 2013 novel, which hits US theaters exclusively this Friday.

The postpartum depression indie drama - critically panned by THR, LA Times, and Yahoo - also features Finn Wittrock, Jennifer Carpenter, Michael Gaston, Amy Irving, and Paul Giamatti.  

Learned from experience: Oscar nominee Amanda Seyfried blasted the US healthcare system for ignoring new mothers' needs beyond childbirth while on Tuesday's episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers

Learned from experience: Oscar nominee Amanda Seyfried blasted the US healthcare system for ignoring new mothers' needs beyond childbirth while on Tuesday's episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers

'It reflects, really, how we talk about mental health in general and also how we treat mothers in the health care system, which is... we don't,' Amanda noted.

'As soon as you have a baby, you go home. And that's it. There's no fourth trimester check-ins. There's no, "Hey are you feeling okay?"'

Seyfried continued: 'We can't be forgotten as women, especially leaving the hospital and getting those $20K bills even after insurance and no help. Lactation consultants are not free as far as I know. And psychological help is not affordable.'

The Mean Girls alum admitted she's 'lucky' to have her mother Ann living with her and husband Thomas Sadoski in order to help raise their two children. 

Postpartum depression drama: The 35-year-old mother-of-two was promoting her role as Julie Davis in Amy Koppelman's directorial debut A Mouthful of Air, which hits US theaters Friday

Postpartum depression drama: The 35-year-old mother-of-two was promoting her role as Julie Davis in Amy Koppelman's directorial debut A Mouthful of Air, which hits US theaters Friday

Amanda noted: 'It reflects, really, how we talk about mental health in general and also how we treat mothers in the health care system, which is... we don't. As soon as you have a baby, you go home. And that's it. There's no fourth trimester check-ins. There's no,

Amanda noted: 'It reflects, really, how we talk about mental health in general and also how we treat mothers in the health care system, which is... we don't. As soon as you have a baby, you go home. And that's it. There's no fourth trimester check-ins. There's no, "Hey are you feeling okay?"'

'I can pass the baby off with her when I'm working and I know that they're safe,' Amanda said.

'If you're a single mother, you know, you're made to feel you have to do it alone, which is crazy. It used to be a tribe thing.'

Seyfried - who's taken Lexapro for OCD since age 19 - added: 'It's so traumatic to

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