Postpartum anxiety can happen anytime from birth to the first year of life. If you are experiencing postpartum anxiety, you may feel worried often, to the point where it may interfere with daily life. Worries are usually related to the baby, but can also be about other parent related aspects (breastfeeding, feeding, social interactions, going back to work, or am I a good enough mom?”)
Postpartum OCD- afterbirth, worrying thoughts may begin to creep in. These thoughts may become more frequent or progressively more intense. You may worry about your baby catching a virus. Or maybe finding yourself washing and rewashing baby bottles trying to prevent germ exposure. These feelings may be related to postpartum OCD.
most common OCD thoughts include:
If these symptoms feel severe and last longer than two weeks, you may be experiencing postpartum depression.
The Unfiltered Therapy team has specialized training in treating postpartum depression. Patients can benefit from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Couples Therapy.
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