Postpartum intrusive thoughts can be distressing and disorienting for new mothers. These unwelcome thoughts often go against your core values, leaving you feeling scared and questioning your sanity. It’s important to recognize that these thoughts do not define you, and they are a temporary symptom of postpartum mood disorders.
Postpartum OCD, also known as perinatal OCD, is a lesser-known condition that affects some women after giving birth. In this blog post, we will explore what postpartum OCD is, delve into the nature of intrusive thoughts, and discuss the importance of breaking the stigma surrounding these experiences.