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Self care guides

A guide to emotional health in pregnancy and early motherhood for Aboriginal women and their families

A cognitive behaviour therapy-based self-management guide for women and health care providers.  

Factsheets

A guide to frequently asked questions when deciding to take SSRIs (antidepressants) during the perinatal period.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder is one of the most common anxiety disorders experienced by women in pregnancy and postpartum.
Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental health problem.

Practice guidelines

A guide to emotional health in pregnancy and early motherhood for Aboriginal women and their families

This is a manual for healthcare clinicians who care for women during their reproductive years. It describes best practices for the care of women with depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder and psychotic disorders, including postpartum psychosis during pregnancy or postpartum (up to one year) period.

Resources for professionals

A Healthcare provider making a referral should download, print and fax to the BC Reproductive Mental Health Program when completed.  The Program does not accept online referrals. 

Journey to Perinatal Well Being: e Tools and Resources to Identify and Support Women with Perinatal Depression and Anxiety is an online course and suite of practice support resources for public health nurses (and other health and social service providers who work with perinatal women and families) to build capacity to provide responsive support services for women and families experiencing perinatal depression and anxiety.

This program serves pregnant women and moms who have a history of trauma that may affect a mom’s ability to bond with her child. The purpose of the program is to help those moms repair attachment wounds. 

Other resources

At your first appointment, you will be seen by one of the program Psychiatrists. Our Psychiatrists are medical doctors specializing in the mental health of pregnant and postpartum women, women dealing with pregnancy loss, infertility, or mood changes related to their menstrual cycle.

A Healthcare provider making a referral should download, print and fax to the BC Reproductive Mental Health Program when completed.  The Program does not accept online referrals. 

This program serves pregnant women and moms who have a history of trauma that may affect a mom’s ability to bond with her child. The purpose of the program is to help those moms repair attachment wounds.