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

The Risk of Relapse of Depression During Pregnancy After Discontinuation of Antidepressants: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
The Journal of clinical psychiatry
Bayrampour, H. and Kapoor, A. and Bunka, M. and Ryan, D.
DOI: 10.4088/JCP.19r13134
2020

Effectiveness of eHealth Interventions to Reduce Perinatal Anxiety: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
The Journal of clinical psychiatry
Bayrampour H and Trieu J and Tharmaratnam T
DOI: 10.4088/jcp.18r12386
PubMed: 30688418
01/2019

Association between gestational weight gain and severe adverse birth outcomes in Washington State, US: A population-based retrospective cohort study, 2004-2013
PLoS Medicine
Vivian Ukah, U. and Bayrampour, H. and Sabr, Y. and Razaz, N. and Chan, W.-S. and Lim, K.I. and Lisonkova, S.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003009
2019

Women's perspectives about cannabis use during pregnancy and the postpartum period: An integrative review
Preventive Medicine
Bayrampour, H. and Zahradnik, M. and Lisonkova, S. and Janssen, P.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.12.002
2019

Effectiveness of eHealth interventions to reduce perinatal anxiety: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Bayrampour, H. and Trieu, J. and Tharmaratnam, T.
DOI: 10.4088/JCP.18r12386
2019

Vulnerable Women's Perceptions of Individual Versus Group Prenatal Care: Results of a Cross-Sectional Survey.
Maternal and child health journal
Hetherington E and Tough S and McNeil D and Bayrampour H and Metcalfe A
DOI: 10.1007/s10995-018-2559-1
PubMed: 29934926
11/2018

Risk factors for antenatal anxiety: A systematic review of the literature.
Journal of reproductive and infant psychology
Bayrampour H and Vinturache A and Hetherington E and Lorenzetti DL and Tough S
DOI: 10.1080/02646838.2018.1492097
PubMed: 30293441
10/2018

Barriers to addressing perinatal mental health issues in midwifery settings.
Midwifery
Bayrampour H and Hapsari AP and Pavlovic J
DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2017.12.020
PubMed: 29353691
01/2018

A qualitative inquiry on pregnant women’s preferences for mental health screening
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Hamideh Bayrampour and Deborah A. McNeil and Karen Benzies and Charleen Salmon and Karen Gelb and 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
DOI: 10.1007/s10995-016-2236-1
PubMed: 28083727
06/2017

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

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
Pujadas Botey, A. and Vinturache, A. and Bayrampour, H. and Breitkreuz, R. and Bukutu, C. and Gibbard, B. and Tough, S.
DOI: 10.1080/13575279.2016.1215292
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 and Lianne Tomfohr and Suzanne Tough
DOI: 10.4088/jcp.15m10176
11/2016

Maternal History of Childhood Abuse and Risk of Asthma and Allergy in 2-Year-Old Children.
Psychosomatic medicine
DOI: 10.1097/psy.0000000000000419
PubMed: 27763990
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 and Heather Kehler and Hamideh Bayrampour and Nonie Fraser-Lee and 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 and Hamideh Bayrampour and Valerie Carson and Angela Vinturache and 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 and Elena Ali and Deborah A. McNeil and Karen Benzies and Glenda MacQueen and Suzanne Tough
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.10.023
03/2016

Trajectories of perinatal depressive and anxiety symptoms in a community cohort
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Bayrampour, H. and Tomfohr, L. and Tough, S.
DOI: 10.4088/JCP.15m10176
2016

Maternal history of childhood abuse and risk of asthma and allergy in 2-year-old children
Psychosomatic Medicine
Tomfohr-Madsen, L.M. and Bayrampour, H. and Tough, S.
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 and Nikki Stephenson and Sheila McDonald and Muci Wu and Hamideh Bayrampour and Suzanne Tough
DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2015.04.012
07/2015

Risk factors of transient and persistent anxiety during pregnancy
Midwifery
Hamideh Bayrampour and Sheila McDonald and 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 and Dawn Kingston and Hamideh Bayrampour and Suzanne Tough
DOI: 10.18103/mra.v0i3.142
06/2015

Effect of depressive and anxiety symptoms during pregnancy on risk of obstetric interventions
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Hamideh Bayrampour and Charleen Salmon and Angela Vinturache and 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 and Susan McClement and Maureen Rigney and Amy Copeland and Hamideh Bayrampour
DOI: 10.1097/ncc.0000000000000207
2015

A Qualitative Analysis of "naturalistic" Conversations in a Peer-Led Online Support Community for Lung Cancer
Cancer Nursing
Lobchuk, M. and McClement, S. and Rigney, M. and Copeland, A. and Bayrampour, H.
DOI: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000207
2015

The effectiveness of interventions to improve access to and utilization of prenatal care: a systematic review protocol
JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports
Lennon, S. and Londono, Y. and Heaman, M. and Kingston, D. and Bayrampour, H.
DOI: 10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2067
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 and Sheila McDonald and Tak Fung and 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 and Dawn Kingston and Hamideh Bayrampour and Siobhan M. Dolan and 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

Reliability and validity of three shortened versions of the State Anxiety Inventory scale during the perinatal period
Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bayrampour, H. and McDonald, S. and Fung, T. and Tough, S.
DOI: 10.3109/0167482X.2014.950218
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

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

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

Migrant women's utilization of prenatal care: A systematic review
Maternal and Child Health Journal
Heaman, M. and Bayrampour, H. and Kingston, D. and Blondel, B. and Gissler, M. and Roth, C. and Alexander, S. and Gagnon, A.
DOI: 10.1007/s10995-012-1058-z
2013

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

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

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 and Maureen Heaman
DOI: 10.1016/s1701-2163(16)34985-4
08/2011

Comparison of Demographic and Obstetric Characteristics of Canadian Primiparous Women of Advanced Maternal Age and Younger Age
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
Bayrampour, H. and Heaman, M.
DOI: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)34985-4
2011

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

Advanced maternal age and the risk of cesarean birth: A systematic review
Birth
Bayrampour, H. and Heaman, M.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-536X.2010.00409.x
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
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)

Research Group Members

Sukhpreet Tamana, Research Associate