MHS Publications and Presentations

Publications

Women's health in pregnancy

  • Perlen S, Woolhouse H, Gartland D, Brown SJ. Maternal depression and physical health problems in early pregnancy: findings of an Australian nulliparous pregnancy cohort study. Midwifery 2013;29 (3):233 - 9
  • Brown SJ, Donath S, Macarthur C, McDonald EA, Krastev AH. Urinary incontinence in nulliparous women before and during pregnancy: prevalence, incidence, and associated risk factors. International Urogynecology Journal. 2010; 21(2):193-202.
  • Gartland D, Brown S, Donath S, Perlen S. Women's health in early pregnancy: findings from an Australian nulliparous cohort study. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2010; 50(5):413-8.
  • Brown S, Donath S, MacArthur C, McDonald E, Krastev A. Urinary incontinence in nulliparous women: Incidence and associated risk factors. Neurology and Urodynamics. 2009; 28(7):895-6.
  • Brown S, McDonald E, Krastev A. Fear of an Intimate Partner and Women's Health in Early Pregnancy: Findings from the Maternal Health Study. Birth. 2008; 35(4):293-302.

Women's health after childbirth

  • Brown S., Gartland D., Perlen S., McDonald E., MacArthur C. Consultation about urinary and faecal incontinence in the year after childbirth: a cohort study. Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 2014; Jul 9. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12963.
  • Woolhouse H, Gartland D, Mensah FK, Brown S. Maternal depression from early pregnancy to four years postpartum in a prospective pregnancy cohort study: implications for primary health care. Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 2014; early online: DOI: 10.1111/1471-0528.12837
  • Gartland D, Woolhouse H, Mensah F, Hegarty K, Hiscock H, Brown SJ. The case for early intervention to reduce the impact of intimate partner abuse on child outcomes: results of an Australian cohort of first time mothers. Birth – Issues in Perinatal Care 2014. Jul 4. doi: 10.1111/birt.12123.
  • Woolhouse H, Gartland D, Perlen S, Donath S, Brown SJ. Physical health after childbirth and maternal depression in the first 12 months postpartum: Results of an Australian nulliparous pregnancy cohort study. Midwifery. 2014; 30(3):378-84.
  • McDonald EA, Brown SJ. Does method of birth make a difference to when women resume sex after childbirth? Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 2013; 120(7):823-30.
  • Woolhouse H, Gartland D, Hegarty K, Donath S, Brown SJ. Depressive symptoms and intimate partner violence in the 12 months after childbirth: a prospective pregnancy cohort study. Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 2012; 119(3):315-23.
  • Woolhouse H, Perlen S, Gartland D, Brown SJ. Physical health and recovery in the first 18 months postpartum: does cesarean section reduce long-term morbidity? Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care. 2012; 39(3):221-9.
  • Woolhouse H, McDonald E, Brown S. Changes to sexual and intimate relationships in the postnatal period: women's experiences with health professionals. Australian Journal of Primary Health. 2013 Jul 1. doi: 10.1071/PY13001.
  • Woolhouse H, McDonald E, Brown SJ. Women's experiences of sex and intimacy after childbirth: making the adjustment to motherhood. J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2012; 33 (4):185-90.
  • Gartland D, Donath S, Macarthur C, Brown S. The onset, recurrence and associated obstetric risk factors for urinary incontinence in the first 18 months after a first birth: an Australian nulliparous cohort study. Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 2012; 119(11):1361-9.
  • Brown SJ, Gartland D, Donath S, MacArthur C. Fecal incontinence during the first 12 months postpartum: complex causal pathways and implications for clinical practice. Obstet Gynecol. 2012; 119(2 Pt 1):240-9.
  • Brown SJ, Gartland D, Donath S, MacArthur C. Effects of prolonged second stage, method of birth, timing of caesarean section and other obstetric risk factors on postnatal urinary incontinence: an Australian nulliparous cohort study. Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 2011; 118(8):991-1000.
  • Lansakara N, Brown SJ, Gartland D. Birth outcomes, postpartum health and primary care contacts of immigrant mothers in an Australian nulliparous pregnancy cohort study. Maternal & Child Health Journal. 2010; 14(5):807-16.
  • Gartland D, Hemphill SA, Hegarty K, Brown SJ. Intimate partner violence during pregnancy and the first year postpartum in an Australian pregnancy cohort study. Maternal & Child Health Journal. 2011; 15(5):570-8.
  • Woolhouse H, Brown S, Krastev A, Perlen S, Gunn J. Seeking help for anxiety and depression after childbirth: results of the Maternal Health Study. Archives of Women's Mental Health. 2009; 12(2):75-83.

Study methods

  • Gartland D, Lansakara N, Flood M, Brown SJ. Assessing obstetric risk factors for maternal morbidity: congruity between medical records and mothers' reports of obstetric exposures. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012; 206(2):152.e1-.10.
  • Brown S, Lumley J, McDonald E, Krastev A. Maternal health study: a prospective cohort study of nulliparous women recruited in early pregnancy. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2006; (1):12.

 

Policy briefs

Brown SJ, Gartland D, Woolhouse H, Giallo R. Maternal Health Study Policy Brief No 2: Health consequences of family violence. Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, 2015. 

For Policy Brief #2 references click here

Brown SJ, Woolhouse H. Maternal Health Study Policy Brief No. 1: Maternal depression. Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, 2014.

Technical papers and reports

Woolhouse H, McDonald E, Brown S. Sexual health and intimacy after childbirth. A report from the Maternal Health Study. Melbourne: Healthy Mothers Healthy Families, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, 2009.
Read the report here

Woolhouse H, McDonald E, Brown S. Sexual health and intimacy after childbirth. The impact of pregnancy, childbirth and parenting on sexual health and intimacy. Healthy Mothers Healthy Families, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, 2009.