*** I should just state at the start of this that even if your OCD does not involve the perinatal period - this should still be helpful for you. OCD is OCD. 😊 ***
I recently wrote a piece on Perinatal OCD for the British Journal of Midwifery. Originally a subscription piece, they have kindly made it completely free for everyone to access and read.
Last weeks BBC article was a fantastic awareness piece for the public and I'm so grateful for the opportunity to get my story out to the general population but it doesn't cover everything about the condition.
It took weeks to research, fact check, write and then edit. Thank you so much to the wonderful ladies at Maternal OCD for their help with the editing process. We knew what a big piece this would be and how important it was to get it right and thankfully we seem to have done it justice.
According to copyright, everyone is now allowed to share this so please, if you can, share it with anyone you think may benefit. I've sent it to my local GP and hospital. I know that someone else is taking it to their GP to help get a diagnosis and someone else using it to help explain to their family that they have the condition. I even heard this morning that a perinatal mental health team has recommended the article and blog to their patients - I was truly blown away by that - so incedible!
Let's get this out there!
And if you ever get the chance, please say a huge thanks to the BJM for making this free - it's brilliant to have them on our side. 😊
Here it is - BJM article.
I hope this finds you well.