How do women with established obsessive compulsive disorder experience pregnancy and the postpartum period?

Hollie Burton is a MSc Health Research student at the University of Warwick and she is doing  a qualitative study designed to investigate how women with OCD experience pregnancy and life after having a baby and how being pregnant and having a baby might affect their OCD. The study is being conducted because there is very little research evidence about OCD and pregnancy.

What will happen to me if I take part?

I will ask you to sign a consent form to take part in this study and to record our interview. I will email you to plan a date and time for you and to skype in a 1 to 1 interview, which will be recorded. During this interview, which will take no more than an hour, I will ask you a series of questions that I will send to you ahead of time if you would like to have a copy of them during the interview. These questions will be about how you experienced OCD ahead of becoming pregnant, during your pregnancy and what life and your OCD was like after you had given birth. Your answers will be anonymised, and they will be written up as part of my dissertation potentially using direct quotes.

To find out more information about this study please read the attached Information Sheet.

If you have any questions about any aspect of the study, or your participation in it, not answered by this participant information leaflet, please contact: 

Hollie Burton

Academic Supervisor: Professor Max Birchwood