My daughter in law was diagnosed with PPP almost three weeks ago, just after the birth of our first granddaughter.
We are in the U.K.and they are in Australia. It's been such an emotional 3 weeks for us all. My son is just about coping with being a single parent and carer (his words) and is so missing his wife, who is still in hospital. We have managed to get flights out there in 2 weeks time. In the meantime we are working together via text messages to our daughter in law and 'phone calls with our son, usually to help calm and support him in the early hours of the morning when he's struggling to find ways to get the baby to sleep.
Our daughter in law is improving, but it's all very worrying and quite scary.
Any advise for when we do get out there. We have booked our own accommodation so that we aren't just another worry for them staying with them, but close enough to help.
I just want to make sure we get it right. I love my son and my daughter in law and want to help, but not interfere. I also don't want it to seem like we don't care or understand. It's feels like such a tight rope walk.
I just keep telling my daughter in law to take little steps, be kind to herself and how much we love her. It seems so little, but I don't know what else to do!!
They are such a wonderful little family going through the darkest time. Any advice for a struggling first time Nanna 👵 Thank you