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Perinatal Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder which can affect women at any time of life. When this happens in pregnancy or after birth it is called Perinatal Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (or perinatal OCD).

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















The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Information about Perinatal OCD symptoms, care and treatment which I have co-authored

There is a separate leaflet about

perinatal OCD for carers

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Maternal OCD


  • Information about Perinatal OCD symptoms, care and treatment

  • Peer support by phone skype or email

  • Women's experiences


Baby Buddy


Videos of women's experiences of mental health problems in pregnancy and after birth including OCD

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OCD Action


  • Information about OCD symptoms, care and treatment

  • Helpline

  • Perinatal OCD support group

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