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Postpartum OCD could affect more new moms amid pandemic

Perinatal and postpartum OCD affect 11 percent of new moms, although it’s very likely that the numbers are underreported. But the pandemic might push those numbers upwards. Not only has anxiety in new moms tripled during the pandemic (a risk factor for postpartum OCD), our societal fixation on cleanliness and sanitation might trigger some people’s existing OCD symptoms. And with social distancing measures still in place in many areas, new moms are more isolated than before, making an already lonely experience even lonelier.

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