Pregnancy & Postpartum Anxiety & OCD

Whether you’re currently expecting or you’ve delivered a baby within the past 12 months, you may have pregnancy or postpartum anxiety or obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) if you can identify with any of the following:

Feeling…

  • On edge or panicky with racing thoughts that you can’t seem to slow down
  • Unproductive as if your to-do list is never done or your work is never good enough
  • Worried constantly, no matter what others say to reassure you
  • Disturbed by dark thoughts you wish would go away—possibly about harm coming to your baby
  • Afraid to be left alone with your baby
  • Fixated on potentially harmful things such as the stove, knives, stairs, bathtub, and you avoid them—you can’t get these scary thoughts out of your head
  • Obsessed with checking things such as locked doors and your baby’s breathing
  • Physically ill with nausea, headaches, or diarrhea
  • Like you have little to no appetite
  • Restless at night and unable to sleep when your baby is sleeping
  • Fear that you will never be yourself again and things will never get better
  • Afraid that if you reach out to loved ones or doctors, they’ll judge you or take away your baby