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Prenatal and Postpartum Anxiety

Prenatal and Postpartum Anxiety Most new pregnant and/or new mothers/birthing people feel as though they have a thousand things to worry about after having a baby. However, if your feelings of anxiety are interfering with your overall functioning, you may…

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Prenatal and Postpartum OCD

Prenatal and Postpartum OCD Many mothers experience perinatal OCD without ever having any previous diagnosis of an anxiety disorder. You may be experiencing perinatal OCD if you encounter any of the following symptoms during the pregnancy or postpartum period:

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Prenatal and Postpartum PTSD

Prenatal and Postpartum PTSD Many pregnant/postpartum women and birthing people experience perinatal PTSD as a result of previous trauma, including physical or sexual abuse or due to a traumatic birth. These symptoms can include:  

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Perinatal OCD 2

Symptoms include: Obsessions also called intrusive thoughts, which are persistent, repetitive thoughts or mental images regarding the baby. These thoughts are very upsetting.

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Perinatal OCD 3

Compulsions, where the mom may do certain things over and over again to try to reduce her fears and obsessions. This may include things like needing to clean constantly, checking things many times, and counting or reordering things.

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Perinatal OCD 5

It’s important to know that mothers/birthing people with postpartum OCD understand the strange nature of their thoughts and are disturbed by them. Therefore the likelihood of ever acting upon these intrusions is very low.

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