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Reproductive Mental Health Research

Integration of research into clinical care offers countless benefits, which feed into one another in a positive feedback loop. The research benefits from an enhanced patient-centred focus and reflects real-world clinical needs. Clinical care benefits from a closer connection to the latest evidence, by narrowing the gap between new knowledge and its implementation; thus, elevating the overall quality of care. Overall, such integration highly supports our goal to improve perinatal mental health for people in BC. 

Current research

Check out an animated video of the Creating Comfort in Choice theory of perinatal antidepressant decision making created by Dr. Catriona Hippman and her team here:

To access a decision aid regarding antidepressant use in pregnancy as part of a research study led by Dr. Simone Vigod. visit:

For more information about decision-making research, connect with Dr. Catriona Hippman.

We explore mindfulness-based interventions as effective non-pharmacological treatment options for families affected with postpartum depression and anxiety. Dr. Katarina Tabi's work focuses on an innovative interpersonal mindfulness approach.

Read a summary of one of our ongoing studies here

Our work in digital health is part of our knowledge translation strategies and long-term vision to increase access to evidence-based care for more families across BC and beyond.

For more information about mindfulness research, connect with Dr. Katarina Tabi.

Current opportunities to participate in research:

1. Patient Decision Aid for Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy

You may be eligible if you are:

  • planning pregnancy or currently pregnant
  • currently using an antidepressant to treat your depression or are thinking of starting one
  • having trouble deciding what to do
Learn more about this study

2. Postpartum Anxiety in BC

You may be elligible if you:

  • gave birth in the past 4-8 weeks
  • are 19 years or older 

Learn more about this study

If you would like to learn more about Reproductive Mental Health or contribute to our research as a:

  • participant, 
  • patient partner/lived experience consultant, 
  • team member, 
  • collaborator, 
  • or donor,

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