MUM WITH SEVERE OCD BATHED HER CHILDREN FOR 5 HOURS
Written by Lola Narawa on February 24, 2023
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a chronic mental health condition.
A new mum spent 5 hours cleaning and bathing her children after she heard a voice in her head telling her that they were dirty.
The mum-of-two began to suffer from intense low moods after the birth of her daughter Evelyn, now two, in February 2020.
Then following the birth of her second child, Jackson, now one, in May 2021, Angel began getting intense intrusive thoughts surrounding the cleanliness of her kids, herself and her home.
A few weeks after giving birth to her 2nd child Angel would spend 5 to 7 hours scrubbing and vaccuming their home.
The situation got so bad that she began to wish she ”hadn’t had kids at all” but finally managed to seek advice from her GP in June 2021.
Angel’s condition is now being managed with medication and she has set up an Instagram account to help her feel less alone and connect with other mums.