Perinatal Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Perinatal women have a 1.5 to 2 times greater risk for OCD and 70% of women with a history of OCD will experience a return of symptoms in pregnancy.

 

Symptoms include:

  • intrusive, repetitive thoughts (usually involving harm coming to the baby)

  • extreme guilt & shame

  • hypervigilance

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