Undoubtedly ocd will spike. However what makes you afraid of facing it, you can handle it you have thus far. My two cents
Thank you- very good point! I’ve gotten through 100% of my hardest OCD days and I know what it is now and have tools. Good advice!!
I have 3 kids. I was able to get through all the pregnancies and new born stage okay. You can do it too. Ocd will spike but you have the tools to deal with it. Expect ocd to spike but also remember all ocd thoughts and fears are just rubbish.
Thank you this is so helpful to hear!
I think having an OCD therapist you can work with throughout pregnancy will be worth their weight in gold. DO NOT let OCD bully you into not doing something as important as starting your family, if that’s important to you. Look it dead in the eyes and say “look OCD, I see you’re concerned about this but it’s more important to me than your opinion.” But yeah get a therapy and keep them on the line. Having a baby is such a financial, physical, and emotional investment as it is that in my opinion (as a dad myself) you really want to do what you can to keep the mental health issues at bay.
Thank you this is such awesome advice!!