Integrated Maternal Psychosocial Assessment to Care Trial (IMPACT)


Emotional health problems are the most common complication in pregnancy.
However, in Canada, emotional health care is not part of routine prenatal care. As a result, only 1 in 10 pregnant Canadian women get help when they need it. 80% of women who develop postpartum depression or anxiety had symptoms when they were pregnant. But, usually they are not identified and helped.

This study trials a model of perinatal care: screening, referral and 6 online CBT learning modules.
We want to know if this type of care:
 Reduces stress, depression, anxiety symptoms in pregnancy.
 Improves infant health and development.
 Reduces the risk of postpartum depression.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Female

Eligible ages: 18 to 60

Accepts healthy participants: Yes

Inclusion criteria:

-Any pregnant or postpartum woman
-Over 18 years of age
-Able to read and write English.


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Recruitment occurs through various prenatal classes, maternity centres and ob/gyn office in Calgary and Edmonton and parts of Ontario; however, any pregnant woman who meets the criteria may join the study by contacting our Research Assistant at

Principal investigator:

Dawn Kingston

Clinical trial: