Like a Newborn, Postpartum OCD Doesn’t Let You Rest
We recognize that postpartum OCD is painful and constant, and there is little rest when it stirs. While you’re caring for your baby, you’re likely not getting enough care yourself. Intrusive thoughts and compulsions can be alarming, and postpartum OCD can make you feel out of control. At Tribeca Maternity, we’ll help you get that control back.
We’ll Help You Maintain a Sense of Self Outside of Intrusive Thoughts and Compulsions
Your relationship with your baby may be filtered through obsessive thoughts, and it may feel like compulsions are taking over. We understand that you are more than your thoughts and compulsions. In therapy, whether in-person therapy or online therapy, we’ll help you maintain a sense of self outside of them by:
- Identifying intrusive thoughts and understanding how they function
- Helping you maintain a sense of self by talking about who you are beyond the OCD
- Talking through the transition to motherhood in relation to OCD and outside of it
- Connecting with close friends and family so you don’t feel alone in your experience
- Finding ways to get your partner, family, and friends to rally around you
We’ll Help You Find the Right Way to Relieve Postpartum OCD
At Tribeca Maternity, we are concerned with your immediate relief from postpartum OCD. Sometimes that means medication in combination with therapy. While we’re not psychiatrists, we will talk through the possibility of medication and provide referrals to providers. In therapy, we’ll explore intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors, as well as introduce new behaviors that can better calm you without the pain and frustration of OCD.
Couples Can Come Together Around the Needs of the Family, Not the Compulsions
Postpartum OCD is a family issue. Often the partner not experiencing OCD may need to take the lead in a loving way. In couples therapy, rather than focusing on the compulsion, we focus on what the family system needs—structure, care, and connection—in order to calm the anxiety and intrusive thoughts.