Overview

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.

Publications

A qualitative inquiry on pregnant women’s preferences for mental health screening
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Hamideh Bayrampour, Deborah A. McNeil, Karen Benzies, Charleen Salmon, Karen Gelb, Suzanne Tough
DOI: 10.1186/s12884-017-1512-4
12/2017

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
Maternal and Child Health Journal
Ania Kania-Richmond, Erin Hetherington, Deborah McNeil, Hamideh Bayrampour, Suzanne Tough, Amy Metcalfe
DOI: 10.1007/s10995-016-2236-1
01/2017

Risk Factors of Antenatal Anxiety: A systematic review
Journal of Infant and Reproductive Psychology
2017

Barriers to addressing perinatal mental health issues in midwifery settings
Midwifery
2017

Trajectories of Perinatal Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms in a Community Cohort
The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Hamideh Bayrampour, Lianne Tomfohr, Suzanne Tough
DOI: 10.4088/jcp.15m10176
11/2016

Adults’ Knowledge of Child Development in Alberta, Canada: Comparing the Level of Knowledge of Adults in Two Samples in 2007 and 2013
Child Care in Practice
Anna Pujadas Botey, Angela Vinturache, Hamideh Bayrampour, Rhonda Breitkreuz, Cecilia Bukutu, Ben Gibbard, Suzanne Tough
DOI: 10.1080/13575279.2016.1215292
11/2016

Risk and protective factors in early child development: Results from the All Our Babies (AOB) pregnancy cohort
Research in Developmental Disabilities
Sheila McDonald, Heather Kehler, Hamideh Bayrampour, Nonie Fraser-Lee, Suzanne Tough
DOI: 10.1016/j.ridd.2016.08.010
11/2016

Adherence to Canadian physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines among children 2 to 13 years of age
Preventive Medicine Reports
Anna Pujadas Botey, Hamideh Bayrampour, Valerie Carson, Angela Vinturache, Suzanne Tough
DOI: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2015.11.012
06/2016

Pregnancy-related anxiety: A concept analysis
International Journal of Nursing Studies
Hamideh Bayrampour, Elena Ali, Deborah A. McNeil, Karen Benzies, Glenda MacQueen, Suzanne Tough
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.10.023
03/2016

Maternal History of Childhood Abuse and Risk of Asthma and Allergy in 2-Year-Old Children
Psychosomatic Medicine
Lianne M. Tomfohr-Madsen, Hamideh Bayrampour, Suzanne Tough
DOI: 10.1097/psy.0000000000000419
2016

Health-related quality of life in pregnancy and postpartum among women with assisted conception in Canada
Fertility and Sterility
Angela Vinturache, Nikki Stephenson, Sheila McDonald, Muci Wu, Hamideh Bayrampour, Suzanne Tough
DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2015.04.012
07/2015

Risk factors of transient and persistent anxiety during pregnancy
Midwifery
Hamideh Bayrampour, Sheila McDonald, Suzanne Tough
DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2015.02.009
06/2015

Adverse Childhood Experiences in Alberta, Canada: a population based study
Medical Research Archives
Sheila McDonald, Dawn Kingston, Hamideh Bayrampour, Suzanne Tough
DOI: 10.18103/mra.v0i3.142
06/2015

Effect of depressive and anxiety symptoms during pregnancy on risk of obstetric interventionsMental health & obstetric interventions
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Hamideh Bayrampour, Charleen Salmon, Angela Vinturache, Suzanne Tough
DOI: 10.1111/jog.12683
03/2015

A Qualitative Analysis of “Naturalistic” Conversations in a Peer-Led Online Support Community for Lung Cancer
Cancer Nursing
Michelle Lobchuk, Susan McClement, Maureen Rigney, Amy Copeland, Hamideh Bayrampour
DOI: 10.1097/ncc.0000000000000207
2015

Reliability and validity of three shortened versions of the State Anxiety Inventory scale during the perinatal period
Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology
Hamideh Bayrampour, Sheila McDonald, Tak Fung, Suzanne Tough
DOI: 10.3109/0167482x.2014.950218
08/2014

Cumulative psychosocial stress, coping resources, and preterm birth
Archives of Women's Mental Health
Sheila W. McDonald, Dawn Kingston, Hamideh Bayrampour, Siobhan M. Dolan, Suzanne C. Tough
DOI: 10.1007/s00737-014-0436-5
06/2014

What Albertans Know About Child Development: A Comparison of the Provincial Benchmark Surveys 2007 and 2013
Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research
2014

Physical activity and screen time guidelines for preschoolers: The relationship to information sources
Archives of Disease in Childhood
DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-307384.303
2014

What adults know about child development in Alberta, Canada: Implications for health services
Archives of Disease in Childhood
DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-307384.549
2014

Predictors of Perception of Pregnancy Risk among Nulliparous Women
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing
Hamideh Bayrampour, Maureen Heaman, Karen A. Duncan, Suzanne Tough
DOI: 10.1111/1552-6909.12215
07/2013

Comparison of Perception of Pregnancy Risk of Nulliparous Women of Advanced Maternal Age and Younger Age
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Hamideh Bayrampour, Maureen Heaman, Karen A. Duncan, Suzanne Tough
DOI: 10.1111/j.1542-2011.2012.00188.x
09/2012

Advanced maternal age and risk perception: A qualitative study
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Hamideh Bayrampour, Maureen Heaman, Karen A Duncan, Suzanne Tough
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2393-12-100
09/2012

Migrant Women’s Utilization of Prenatal Care: A Systematic Review
Maternal and Child Health Journal
M. Heaman, H. Bayrampour, D. Kingston, B. Blondel, M. Gissler, C. Roth, S. Alexander, A. Gagnon
DOI: 10.1007/s10995-012-1058-z
06/2012

Comparison of Demographic and Obstetric Characteristics of Canadian Primiparous Women of Advanced Maternal Age and Younger Age
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
Hamideh Bayrampour, Maureen Heaman
DOI: 10.1016/s1701-2163(16)34985-4
08/2011

Advanced Maternal Age and the Risk of Cesarean Birth: A Systematic Review
Birth
Hamideh Bayrampour, Maureen Heaman
DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-536x.2010.00409.x
09/2010

Body image during pregnancy among Iranian women
The Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
2008

Advanced maternal age and the risk of cesarean birth: A systematic review
The Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
2008

Body image during pregnancy
Isfahan Nursing and Midwifery Research Journal
Mahnaz Noroozi AND H Bayrampour AND Hossein Ali Abedi
2006

Research

Current Project
Maternal Mental Health Screening

Current Project
Maternal Mental Health and Child Outcomes

Current Project
Measurement of Pregnancy-related Anxiety

Grants

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

2008 - The University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF)

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

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

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

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

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

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