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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

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.

This document presents the evidence and process behind the BC recommendation to screen all women for depression at least twice during the perinatal period (once in the antenatal and once in the postpartum period).

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

Resources for professionals

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.

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. 

Other resources

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. 

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.