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Reproductive Mental Health Research

The BC Reproductive Mental Health Program (RMH) is committed to providing specialized services and resources to perinatal people experiencing mental health challenges.

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-centered 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

1) We are working to improve support for treatment decision-making in the perinatal period.

 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:

2. Mindfulness for families during the perinatal period

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

Read the report 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. 

Get Involved

If you would like to learn more or contribute to our research as a participant, patient partner/lived experience consultant, team member, or collaborator please email us at and

Visit the BC Reproductive Mental Health page for more information about our services.
Reproductive Mental Health 

For health professional resources, please visit our Reproductive Mental Health for Health Professionals page. 

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