Supporting Mental Health, Healthy Pregnancy & Birth

COVID-19: Evidence-based Resources for Pregnant and Postpartum Women in BC


The goal of this page is to support perinatal women in BC to find the resources they need to handle anxiety in these difficult times.

There is a lot to explore here! Start by picking and investigating just one or two items from an area of need.

The following information is also available as a PDF.

Perinatal specific resources

 

COVID-19 specific resources

Self Help


StarlingMinds: Self-directed, digital, free Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) course

 

BC Mental Health and Addiction Service: CBT self-management book for anxiety during pregnancy

 

Bay Psychology: A COVID-19 Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT) workbook.

 

McMaster University study: One-day CBT group therapy workshop for women experiencing postpartum depression

 

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: Expert tips and resources

Talk to an Expert


BC Psychological Association: Free psychological first-aid for COVID-19 anxiety

 

BounceBack BC: CBT coaching for anxiety and depression. Expanded COVID-19 service

 

Peer Support and Helplines


Pacific Post Partum Support Society: Peer support for moms through phone, video, and text message

 

Postpartum Support Services Vernon: Weekly online support groups for COVID-19, contact them on Facebook

 

VictimLinkBC: Telephone support for victims of family violence or sexual violence in BC, open 24 hours (1-800-563-0808)

Your Pregnancy and Birth during COVID-19


Prenatal Services BC: An infographic on breastfeeding if you have COVID-19

 

Best Start: A webinar by a Canadian midwife on having a baby during the COVID-19 pandemic

 

SmartMom: Learn through bite-sized text messages approved by the SOGC

Research Studies


University of Calgary: A study on mental health and having a baby during the COVID-19 pandemic

 

McMaster University: A study looking at the effects of CBT on women experiencing postpartum depression