So, my sister gave birth 7 days ago to an absolutely beautiful little boy. The last few days have been really rough for her. She's experiencing anxiety, nausea, & the shakes which makes it really hard for her to sleep, which makes the other symptoms worse. She had a Dr. appt. yesterday & they diagnosed her with PPA and prescribed Zoloft. They also had her see a counselor who informed her that the Zoloft may not start working for several weeks. So, they are trying some different sleep medications to at least help her get some sleep.
My question is what can I do to help? I've been texting or calling her just about everyday just to let her know I'm thinking of her. I've been offering to bring her food or watch the baby or run errands. Sometimes she opens up and tells me how she's feeling and accepts my help & other times she just says she's tired & wants to get off the phone. I definitely don't want to add more stess on her, so I'm trying to just back off and let her come to me. But I'm scared. I really want her to know how much we love her & I don't want her to feel ashamed or embarrassed about how she's feeling.
Any advice you can give about how to ensure she gets help & just how to be a good sister to her during this would be greatly appreciated!