• Bayrampour, Hamideh


    Affiliate Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Assistant Professor, Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia

    Degrees / Designations


    Primary Area of Research
    Healthy Starts
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    Lab Phone
    Mailing Address
    320- 5950 University Blvd
    Vancouver, V6T 1Z3
    Research Areas
    • Maternal mental health
    • Pregnancy outcomes

    Poor mental health is common during pregnancy and is strongly associated with several adverse maternal and child outcomes with long term consequences such as postpartum depression, preterm birth, and developmental problems in offspring. Identification of pregnant women who have poor mental health or are at risk for developing these conditions is important, particularly as there is evidence that non-pharmacologic options are effective in their management during the antenatal period. My research has been focused on identifications of risk factors of transient and chronic maternal mental health as well as its trajectories over the perinatal period. I am also interested in conceptualization and measurement of maternal, screening and addressing poor maternal mental health. Pregnancy outcomes and labour interventions are other areas of my research interests.

    Current Projects
    • Measurement of Pregnancy-related Anxiety
    • Maternal Mental Health and Child Outcomes
    • Maternal Mental Health Screening
    Selected Publications

    Bayrampour, H., Salmon, C., Vinturache, A. Tough, S. (2015) The effect of depression and anxiety during pregnancy on the risk of obstetric interventions. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research. 41(7):1040-8. PMID: 25772686

    Vinturache, A., Stephenson, N., McDonald, S.W., Wu, M., Bayrampour, H., Tough, S.C. (2015) Health-related quality of life in pregnancy and postpartum among women with assisted conception. Fertility and Sterility. (Epub ahead of print). PMID: 25956365

    Bayrampour, H., McDonald, S., Tough, S. Risk factors of transient and persistent anxiety during pregnancy (2015). Midwifery. 31(6):582-9. PMID: 25823754

    McDonald SW, Kingston D, Bayrampour H, Dolan S, Tough, S. (2014) Cumulative psychosocial risk and preterm birth: the role of resilience factors. Archives of Women's Mental Health. 17(6):559-68.

    Bayrampour, H., McDonald, S., Fung, T., Tough, S. (2014) Reliability and Validity of Three Shortened Versions of the State Anxiety Inventory Scale during the Perinatal Period. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology. 35(3): 101–107. PMID: 25123986

    Bayrampour, H., Heaman, M., Duncan, K.A., & Tough, S. (2013) Predictors of perception of pregnancy risk among nulliparous women. JOGNN. 42 (4):416-27. PMID: 23773117

    Bayrampour, H., Heaman, M., Duncan, K.A., & Tough, S. (2012) Advanced maternal age and risk perception: A qualitative study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 12 (100) (Highly accessed). PMID: 22988825

    Heaman, M., Bayrampour, H., Kingston, D., Blondel, B., Gissler, M., Roth, C., Alexander, S., & Gagnon, A. (2012) Migrant women’s utilization of prenatal care: A systematic review. Maternal Child Health Journal. 17 (5), 816-36. PMID: 22714797

    Bayrampour, H., Heaman, M., Duncan, K.A., & Tough, S. (2012) Comparison of perception of pregnancy risk of nulliparous women of advanced maternal age and younger age. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health. 57 (5). 445-53. PMID: 22954075

    Bayrampour, H., & Heaman, M. (2011) Comparison of demographic and obstetric characteristics of Canadian primiparous women of advanced maternal age and younger women. JOGC. 33 (8), 820–829. PMID: 21846437

    Bayrampour, H., & Heaman, M. (2010). Advanced maternal age and the risk of cesarean birth: A systematic review. Birth. 37 (3), 219-226. PMID: 20887538

    Bayrampour H, Tomfohr L,Tough S. Trajectories of Perinatal Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms in a Community Cohort.J Clin Psychiatry. 2016 Nov. PMID: 28076674

    Kania-Richmond A, Hetherington E, McNeil D, Bayrampour H, Tough S, Metcalfe A. The Impact of Introducing Centering Pregnancy in a Community Health Setting: A Qualitative Study of Experiences and Perspectives of Health Center Clinical and Support Staff. Matern Child Health J. 2017 Jan 12. PMID: 28083727 



    2015-2016 - Principal Investigator with S. Tough for project, Developing a pregnancy-specific anxiety assessment tool: A one-day planning event. CIHR Planning and Dissemination Grant-IGH; $9,934

    2012-2015 - Co-Principal Investigator with S. Tough for project, Conceptualization of antenatal anxiety: A synthesis review and meta-analysis, Alberta Centre for Child, Family & Community Research, Small Grant; $39,072.

    2009-2011 - Co-Principal Investigator with M. Heaman for project, Advanced Maternal Age and Risk Perception, Manitoba Institute of Child Health, Small Grant, $3,530.

    Honours & Awards

    2014 - Steiner Young Investigator Award, North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics & Gynecology

    2013 - Postgraduate Fellowship Award, Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS)

    2012 - Travel Award, CIHR Training Program in Genetics, Child Development and Health

    2010 - CIHR-Institute of Gender and Health. Bursary Program for Innovations in Gender, Sex, and Health Research Conference

    2009 - Canadian Institutes of Health Research- Manitoba Health Research Council Regional Partnership Program (CIHR-MHRC RPP) Fellowship

    2009 - Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Maternal Fetal Newborn (CIHR-MFN)

    2008 - The University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF)

    Research Group Members