Recommended links

Internet Resources

BC Reproductive Mental Health Program: Educational publications on perinatal mental health, including Coping with and Coping with Anxiety during Pregnancy and Following Birth.

Centre for Clinical Interventions: Self-help modules on a variety of mental health issues, including assertiveness, social anxiety, worry, panic disorder, procrastination, and perfectionism.

Dietitian Services at HealthlinkBC: Healthy Eating provides information on nutrition as well as you can email a dietitian with specific questions.

Simon Fraser University’s Health and Counselling Service: Media Library has audio and video resources on Mindfulness and Relaxation.

The Best Chance (BC): A website filled with up-to-date and practical information, useful tools and resources for women, expectant parents, and families with babies and toddlers up to 3 years of age.

UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center: Free Meditation Podcasts contain a selection of mindfulness exercises.

National Post Article: Severe anxiety is three to four times more common than depression during pregnancy and early motherhood, according to newly published research from the University of British Columbia.

 

Community Resources

BC Reproductive Mental Health Clinic (located in Vancouver): The BC Reproductive Mental Health Program helps women and their families dealing with emotional difficulties related to pregnancy, perinatal depression, infertility, pregnancy loss, premenstrual disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, menopause and perimenopause.

BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services: Provide a Comprehensive list of Resources available in BC for a variety of mental health issues.

Perinatal Services BC (PSBC): provides leadership, support, and coordination for the strategic planning of perinatal services in British Columbia and is the central source in the province for evidence-based perinatal information.

 

Healthcare Providers

Coping with Anxiety During Pregnancy and Following the Birth: This 2013 CBT-based Coping with Anxiety During Pregnancy and Following the Birth is a guide for healthcare providers working with women who are suffering from anxiety during pregnancy or following the birth. It contains educational material, handouts and worksheets for women to work through with their healthcare provider. It is a sister guide to the popular Coping with Depression During Pregnancy and Following the Birth (2011).