Hello everyone ,
I am almost three months postpartum and I believe I have Postpartum OCD and struggled with repetitive intrusive thoughts . I had it with my first baby and have been able to manage my symptoms ever since with psychotherapy. I was on medication for about 1.5 months and felt better until I found out I was pregnant once again and stopped medication. Id say I’ve worked hard on not letting my mind spiral out of control again without meds and do feel that reframing my thoughts have helped me this far. My goal is to completely heal and I feel that my current Therpist cannot get me to that point. I noticed that Sleep deprivation was more of the reason why my postpartum mood disorder came about. I looked for a therapist for a long time that specialized in postpartum mood disorders and gave in to the one I was referred to by postpartum international. I still feel that I need more answers and possibly other suggestions rather than reframing my thoughts, self care and asking for help when I’m overwhelmed with my 2 babies under the age of 2. I’m hoping that NOCD can help me fully heal one day therefore decided to give it a try. Thanks for listening everyone. Hope that I am able to relate to this community and have some support and to also provide support.