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
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