Hugs!! I have anxiety OCD, the higher my stress the worse it gets. I
haven’t been public about it at all. My family and close friends know but
beyond that I also don’t want to be judged. There is such a stigma about it
and what people think it should be.
Funny you made a video about this I’ve noticed I repeat words or phrases in
my head since my baby was born.
I always have those thoughts and visualizations of what could possibly go
wrong! Ill be thinking “I’m going to do this” and then get a bunch of
situations that could happen to the point that i completety avoid that
thing i was going to do. I thought it was normal :/ Im a bit of a
Try gripe water…my little guy has gas all the time and it helps him so
much! You can give it to them very often and it’s very natural
I don’t necessarily feel like I have OCD, but I do feel like I’m for some
reason still nesting big time. Things have to be clean. I looked around the
other day and felt so stressed and overwhelmed by all the clutter because
we haven’t had time to really clean the house lately. Baby is 7.5 weeks old
now and I find myself constantly thinking about needing to clean the house
and it drives me nuts because I’m so tired that I just can’t get to it all
like I want to. I’ve actually started going on a selling frenzy, trying to
sell off all the clutter on various buy/sell/trade Facebook groups for my
city. I just want it out of my house.
I love your honesty and how real you are! This is something I had never
really heard or read about so thanks for sharing. I hope it gets better for
you. It’s crazy how much having a baby can affect you, and not just your
body but your mind as well!
Wow. Thanks for sharing. I had the same symptoms after I had my daughter.
The unsolicited thoughts was the major symptom for me. Those did calm down
as the years went by. I am 4 weeks away from having baby #2 and have seen a
slight uptick in the thoughts. I too thought this was normal mommy fears. I
will keep an eye on this for sure. It isn’t happening all the time but when
I do have the thoughts I get extremely scared. Thanks again for sharing!!
I’ve noticed this as well since having my son in August 2013 and it’s still
here. I’m due with #2 in about 3 weeks and I’m working very hard to keep
myself in check. I’ve never done anything to put my child or myself at
risk, but I definitely do the counting and get songs stuck on repeat in my
head. I like things done a certain way and in a certain order or I start to
get really stressed. I’ve been working hard on trying to let things go and
put my focus into something else constructive like painting furniture or
going swimming with my son. I totally get where you’re coming from and I
think it’s just a personality trait that evolves once you become a
mom…especially if you were a type A personality to begin with.
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