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Perinatal Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Perinatal OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) affects 2-3% of women with repeated, unwanted thoughts - obsessions – about their baby’s or others’ safety. This causes anxiety leading to
compulsive behaviours, like performing rituals or checking things, which ‘have’ to be done to feel better, if only in the short term.
The right treatment of OCD can make a huge difference.

Click on the links below for more information about symptoms, care and treatment.


Did you know....
12% of women who accessed Menucha in the last year experienced Maternal OCD

The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Maternal OCD

Baby Buddy

OCD Action

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