COVID-19 Perinatal Resources

Evidence-Based Mental Health Guidance & Resources

On behalf of the leadership of the International Marcé Society, we are very conscious of the need to support clinicians and families in this challenging time. We strive to use our platform to share high quality information in an organized and accessible way. Please find evidence-based mental health guidance and resources for clinicians and researchers by clicking on the categories below:

Additional resources for families are available through our partner, Perinatal Mental Health Treatment

Academic Articles Resources for Clinicians

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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal mental health
BJPsych Advances
Published March 1, 2021

Pregnant women’s well-being and worry during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study.
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Published January 15, 2020

Elevated depression and anxiety symptoms among pregnant individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic
Journal of Affective Disorders
Published December 1, 2020

Risk factors for depression, anxiety, and PTSD symptoms in perinatal women during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Psychiatry Research
Published November 4, 2020

Good practices in perinatal mental health during COVID pandemic: A Report from Task-Force RISEUP-PPD COVID-19
Clinica y Salud Investigación Empírica en Psicología
Published November 3, 2020

Women’s perceptions of COVID-19 and their healthcare experiences: a qualitative thematic analysis of a national survey of pregnant women in the United Kingdom
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth
Published October 7, 2020

Challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 pandemic for perinatal mental health care: a mixed methods study of mental health care staff
Pre-print, published October 2020

Experiences of lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic: descriptive findings from a survey of families in the Born in Bradford [version 1]
Wellcome Open Research
Published October 2, 2020

Parental depressive and anxiety symptoms as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic: a birth cohort follow-up study
Published September 22, 2020

Depression, stress, anxiety and their predictors in Iranian pregnant women during the outbreak of COVID-19
BMC Psychology
Published September 22, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak increases maternal stress during pregnancy, but not the incidence of postpartum depression
Pre-print, September 2020

COVID-19-related anxiety and concerns expressed by pregnant and postpartum women—a survey among obstetricians
Archives of Women’s Mental Health
Published August 25, 2020

Evaluation for SARS-CoV-2 in Breast Milk From 18 Infected Women
JAMA Network
Published August 19, 2020

Prenatal anxiety and obstetric decisions among pregnant women in Wuhan and Chongqing during the COVID-19 outbreak: a cross-sectional study.
BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Published August 2, 2020

COVID 19 related Psychosis as an interface of fears, socio-cultural issues and vulnerability- case report of two women from India
Psychiatry Research
Published August 2020

Rapid report: Learning from SARS-CoV-2-related and associated maternal deaths in the UK
Published August 2020

Effect of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on maternal, perinatal and neonatal outcome: systematic review
Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Published July 2020

Maternal psychological distress & mental health service use during the COVID-19 pandemic
Journal of Affective Disorders
Published July 20, 2020

Meeting Maternal Mental Health Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic
JAMA Network
Published July 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and perinatal mental health
Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
Published July 2, 2020

Uptrend in distress and psychiatric symptomatology in pregnant women during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic
Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Published July 2020

Perinatal depressive and anxiety symptoms of pregnant women during the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak in China
American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Published May 11, 2020

Psychological impact of coronavirus disease 2019 in pregnant women.
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Published May 7, 2020

Perinatal mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Women Birth
Published May, 7 2020

Response to SARS-Covid-19-related visitor restrictions on labor and delivery wards in New York City
Archives of Women’s Mental Health
Published April 15, 2020

COVID-19: learning from experience
The Lancet
Published March 28, 2020

COVID-19: risk factors for severe disease and death
BMJ (British Medical Journal)
Published March 26, 2020

Managing mental health challenges faced by healthcare workers during covid-19 pandemic
BMJ (British Medical Journal)
Published March 26, 2020

Can SARS-CoV-2 Infection Be Acquired In Utero? More Definitive Evidence Is Needed
JAMA Network
Published March 26, 2020

Coronavirus: Recognising disenfranchised grief amid COVID-19
MONASH University
Published March 26, 2020

Management of pregnant women infected with COVID-19
The Lancet, Infectious Diseases
Published March 24, 2020

Communicating the coronavirus crisis
David Spiegelhalter/University of Cambridge
Published March 23, 2020

COVID-19: protecting health-care workers
The Lancet
Published March 21, 2020

Resources for Clinicians


Quando a vida não escolhe tempo para nascer
Grupo de Língua Portuguesa da Sociedade Marcé Internacional para a Saúde Mental Perinatal


COVID-19 Ressources en ligne pour les professionnels
Reseau Perinat Nouvelle-Aquitane, France


Schwangerschaft und COVID-19
Schwank Individuallized Psychotherapy


CBT Strategies to Improve Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic
World Confederation of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies

FAQs: Breastfeeding and COVID-19 for health care workers
World Health Organization


COVID-19 Ressources en ligne pour les professionnels
Reseau Perinat Nouvelle-Aquitane, France


Psicopatologia in gravidanza e nel post partum durante la pandemia di Covid-19: una piccola guida (Italian) /
Psychopathology of pregnancy and postpartum during the Covid-19 pandemic: a small guide (English) /
Psicopatología en el embarazo y posparto durante la pandemia de Covid-19: una mini guía (Spanish)
Società Italiana per la Salute Mentale Perinatale e altri


Resources for Your Patients


Resources for coping during COVID-19
Antenatal & Postnatal Psychology Network

COVID-19 Resources
Centre for Perinatal Psychology

Birdie and the Virus (multiple translations: Chinese. Farsi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese)
Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service

COVID-19 support
Gidget Foundation

Letter to new or soon-to-be fathers (multiple translations)
SMS Dads, University of Newcastle


Pregnancy, childbirth and caring for newborns: Advice for mothers during COVID-19
Government of Canada

Pandemic Pregnancy Guide via social media
University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Jarosław Jóźwiak

South Africa
United States

Coronavirus FAQs
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

COVID-19: Questions Your Patients May Have
American Society for Reproductive Medicine

If You Are Pregnant, Breastfeeding, or Caring for Young Children
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Supporting Families During COVID-19
Child Mind Institute

Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Child Trends

COVID-19 Fact Sheet / COVID-19 in Pregnancy and Breast-feeding: Podcast
Mother to Baby, US

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

COVID Resources for Families
Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health

Helping Families in Time of Crisis
Zero to Thrive