7 Most Common Types of Intrusive Thoughts in New Moms & Dads


In this video, learn the 7 categories of common obsessive, intrusive thoughts found in postpartum women and men. They are a common symptom of postpartum anxiety and postpartum OCD, and while they feel frightening and intense, are completely treatable.

They include thoughts of:

  1. suffocation/sudden infant death (SIDS)

  2. accidents

  3. ideas or urges of intentional harm

  4. losing the baby

  5. illness

  6. unacceptable sexual thoughts

  7. contamination