Perinatal OCD is OCD that you experience during pregnancy or after giving birth (postnatal OCD). It is a type of anxiety disorder that is made up of two parts:
- Obsessions are unwanted thoughts, images, urges or worries that constantly appear in your mind, no matter how much you try and ignore them. They can cause feelings of anxiety.
- Compulsions are repetitive activities you do to reduce the anxiety that has been caused by the obsession.