Thoughts of harming baby a normal but unpleasant part of postpartum experience
Many new mothers experience unwanted and intrusive thoughts about intentionally harming their babies, but those thoughts don’t appear to increase the likelihood that they will actually harm their newborn, according to a new UBC study.
Mar 1, 2022
OCD among new mothers more prevalent than previously thought
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) among those who have recently given birth is more common than previously thought, and much of this can be attributed to thoughts of harm related to the baby, new UBC research has found.
Mar 23, 2021
Anxiety disorders during pregnancy and postpartum more prevalent than previously thought
Many mothers have likely heard about postpartum depression, but what about postpartum anxiety? According to UBC researcher Nichole Fairbrother, this type of anxiety is not well understood and deserves more attention.
Jul 23, 2019