• Women's Reproductive Mental Health

    Postpartum Anxiety and OCD

    Postpartum Anxiety and OCD

    We care for women experiencing a wide range of Postpartum Anxiety and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) issues. We know this is a difficult time for you and we are here to help. While some of these symptoms are very normal, some can be quite disturbing. We are here to support you and guide you to the happy woman you remember.

    Anxiety symptoms can be incredibly difficult. They can lead to problems sleeping and enjoying your baby. However, they can be treated effectively, using both counseling/behavioral techniques (usually cognitive behavioral therapy) and medication.

    Postpartum Anxiety and OCD

    Many women find postpartum anxiety and OCD symptoms disturbing, even frightening. These can include vivid images of harm coming to the baby, as well as obsessive thoughts about the baby or related issues. Again, treatment can help. Our specialists understand OCD and can help to resolve these symptoms.

    Our experienced clinicians are here to help you understand what is happening and guide you toward feeling better. We have seen Postpartum Anxiety and OCD symptoms many times before and know what to do to help resolve them.

    In addition to the Women’s Reproductive Mental Health and Wellness Program, St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute has many skilled therapists in COARD (Center for OCD and Anxiety Related Disorders). This Center provides internationally known, state of the art treatment for OCD and anxiety disorders. Our team can help you find connections with appropriate providers there if needed. You can consider us your team for better emotional health for all aspects of anxiety.

    Please mention the “Women’s Reproductive Program” when you call to make an appointment, so that we may schedule you with the appropriate providers.