Check the baby! 1 in 10 new moms shows signs of OCD, study finds
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Dr. Dana Gossett still remembers the unsettling and obsessive thoughts that filled her brain after her first child was born.
She worried that the baby would roll out of bed. She fretted repeatedly that she’d fall down the stairs while carrying her daughter, now a healthy 13-year-old.
“These are thoughts that come unbidden into your mind. They just appear there and can be uncomfortable,” recalls Gossett, chief of the obstetrics and gynecology division at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
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