mental illness! say it out loud. so many people think it is a 4 letter word and avoid it. they dont wanna talk about it. such B.S.! so i ask if you had someone in your area who just had a baby. she seems over whelmed. she doesnt seem to want friend or fam over. her d/h is spacing out on her behavior and is thrilled over his new beautiful baby. depression, what is that? what would you do for her? offer to do a load of wash for her? invite yourself over? make a meal and pack it up and bring it over? if you know a mom who seems depressed please get over there.
Answer by jeanclaudia at 11:39 PM on Apr. 5, 2011
Answer by lola760 at 11:41 PM on Apr. 5, 2011
Sometimes when you're depressed, You may not even know what to ask for. And there is so much guilt around postpartum depression. In the past I would just show up with a meal for the family for later, and a sweet treat to share right then. Then just talking and letting the new mom know that what she is going through is nothing to be ashamed of. If there are dishes that need to be done,the carpets need to be swept, or laundry that need to be done, I would send mom to bed for a nap and get busy. The follow up is important too. Mommies shouldn't have to suffer in silence anymore!!
Answer by jspencer1014 at 12:16 AM on Apr. 6, 2011
Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:05 PM on Apr. 6, 2011
Answer by asil at 6:18 PM on Apr. 6, 2011
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