HOPE: Healthy Outcomes for Pregnancy & Postpartum Experiences
The HOPE research project grew from a desire to improve the perinatal mental health and health care of women and their families through research, education, and advocacy so that every woman and family will have access to support, information, and compassionate healthcare to deal with perinatal mental health problems.
Together with her team, Dr. Dawn Kingston’s HOPE project focuses on improving perinatal mental health care by developing and evaluating approaches for screening and supporting women who struggle with depression and anxiety during pregnancy. She and her team are leading the field in using e-technology for screening and therapy in pregnant women so that women can get help whenever they need it, wherever they are.
Currently, the HOPE team is developing an app to screen and support women’s emotional health during their pregnancy via online therapy and coaching.