Anonymous

Advice on how to be there for someone?

My cousin in law has post partum depression. We are gonna visit her weekly now. Any advice on how to be there for her? Today we started off with walks and a take out lunch, and simply be there.

  • Marylissa
    Oct 30

    What you’re doing sounds great. Also giving her time away from the baby.

  • Catharine
    Oct 30

    Agreed. Give her a chance to decide what she would like to do for herself (nap, shower, clean, go to the store..etc).

  • mary
    Oct 30

    I have had postpartum depression too and having a baby in the next couple months again! My case is different though because I have no family or friends so all I have to do is deal with the baby and cross fingers everything will be ok .

  • Anonymous
    Oct 30

    Mary the winnie community is here for you!!!!!

  • Bri
    Oct 31

    Spend time with the baby, give her time to find things that lift her spirit. If someone could commit to a set schedule for babysitting then maybe she’ll feel more comfortable getting out of the house for a bit. Hope she gets better and good for you for helping her out!

  • Anonymous
    Oct 31

    She just texted saying she wants to talk. Then she never called and have been reading but not responding. Should i be worried?

  • Anonymous
    Oct 31

    And she used to do beauty stuff. Would it be bad if i asked her to do stuff like that again? Like dye my hair so she can start that hobby again? Or will it show off as me not caring?

  • Bri
    Oct 31

    Call her, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with asking her if she could help you with your hair or any beauty advice. That might actually help her get her mind off of things.

  • Anonymous
    Oct 31

    Thanks!