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Women's health in pregnancy​
  • 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 SJ, Donath S, Macarthur C, McDonald EA, Krastev AH. Urinary incontinence in nulliparous women before and during pregnancy: prevalence, incidence, and associated risk factors. Int Urogynecol J 2010; 21(2):193-202.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 mental and physical health after childbirth
  • 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.

  • Giallo R, Gartland D, Woolhouse H, Brown SJ. “I didn’t know it was possible to feel that tired”: Exploring complex bidirectional associations between maternal depressive symptoms and fatigue in a prospective pregnancy cohort study. Arch Women’s Mental Health 2016; 19(1):25-34.

  • Giallo R, Gartland D, Woolhouse H, Brown SJ. Differentiating maternal fatigue and depressive symptoms at six months and four years postpartum: considerations for assessment, diagnosis and intervention. Midwifery 2014;31(2):316-322.

  • Woolhouse H, Miller K, Small R, Brown SJ. Frequency of 'time to self' is a significant predictor of postnatal depressive symptoms: results from a prospective pregnancy cohort study. Birth 2015;43(1):58-67.

  • 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 2012; 39(3):221-9.

  • 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.

  • Navodani T, Gartland D, Brown SJ, Riggs E, Yelland J. Common maternal health problems among Australian-born and migrant women: a prospective cohort study. PLoS One 2019;14(2):e0211685

  • Woolhouse H, Gartland D, Mensah F, Brown SJ. Maternal depression from early pregnancy to four years postpartum in a prospective pregnancy cohort study: implications for primary health care.  Br J Obstet Gynaecol 2015;122(3):312-321.

  • 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, 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.

  • Giallo R, Pilkington P, McDonald E, Gartland D, Woolhouse H, Brown S. Physical, sexual and social health factors associated with the trajectories of maternal depressive symptoms from pregnancy to 4 years postpartum. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2017; 52(7): 815-828.

  • Woolhouse H, James J, Gartland D, McDonald E, Brown SJ. Maternal depressive symptoms at three months postpartum and breastfeeding rates at six months postpartum: implications for primary care in a prospective cohort of primiparous women in Australia. Women and Birth 2016; 29(4):381-7.

  • Woolhouse H, Gartland D, Papadopoullos S, Mensah F, Hegarty K, Giallo R, Brown S. Psychotropic medication use and intimate partner violence at 4 years postpartum: results from an Australian pregnancy cohort study. Journal of Affective Disorders 2019;251:71-77.

  • Brown S, Mensah F, Giallo R, Woolhouse H, Hegarty K, Nicholson JM, Gartland D.  Intimate partner violence and maternal mental health ten years after a first birth: An Australian prospective cohort study of first-time mothers. Journal of Affective Disorders 2020;262:247-257.

Women's sexual health
  • 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, McDonald E, Brown S. Changes to sexual and intimate relationships in the postnatal period: women's experiences with health professionals. Aust J Primary Health 2013;20(3):298-304.

  • 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.

  • McDonald E, Woolhouse H, Brown, SJ. Sexual pleasure and emotional satisfaction in the first 18 months after childbirth. Midwifery, 2017;55:60-66.

  • McDonald EA, Gartland D, Small R, Brown SJ. Dyspareunia and childbirth: a prospective cohort study. Br J Obstet Gynaecol 2015;122(5):672-79.

  • McDonald EA, Gartland D, Small R, Brown SJ. Frequency, severity and persistence of postnatal dyspareunia to 18 months postpartum: a cohort study. Midwifery 2016;34:15-20.

  • McDonald E, Gartland D, Woolhouse H, Brown SJ. Resumption of sex after a second birth: An Australian prospective cohort. Birth 2019;46(1):173-181.

  • McDonald E, Small R, Brown SJ. Consultation about sexual health issues in the year after childbirth. A cohort study. Birth 2015;42(4):354-361.

 
Incontinence during and after pregnancy
  • 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. Int Urogynecol J 2010;21(2):193-202.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 2015;122(7):954-962.

Infant sleep, child mental health and resilience 
  • Cook F, Conway L, Gartland D, Giallo R, Keys E, Brown S. Profiles and predictors of infant sleep problems across the first year. J Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics 2020;41(2):104-116.

  • Cook F, Conway L, Giallo R, Gartland D, Sciberras E, Brown, S. Infant sleep and child mental health: a longitudinal investigation. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2020;105(7):665-660.

  • Woolhouse H, Gartland D. Mensah F, Giallo R, Brown SJ. Maternal depression from pregnancy to 4 years postpartum and emotional/behavioural difficulties in children: results from a prospective pregnancy cohort study. Archives Women’s Mental Health 2016;19(1):141-151. 

  • Giallo R, Woolhouse H, Gartland D, Hiscock H, Brown SJ. The emotional-behavioural functioning of children exposed to maternal depressive symptoms across pregnancy and early childhood: A prospective Australian pregnancy cohort study. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2015;24(10):1233-1244. 

  • Giallo R, Gartland D, Woolhouse H, Mensah F, Westrupp E, Nicholson J, Brown SJ. Emotional-behavioural resilience among children of first-time mothers with and without depression across the early childhood period. Int J Behavioural Development 2018;42(2):214-224.

  • Skinner L, Giallo R, Gavidea-Payne S, Brown SJ. Mechanisms underlying exposure to partner violence and children’s emotional-behavioural difficulties. J Family Psychology 2019;33(6):730-741

  • Fogarty A, Giallo R, Wood C, Kaufman, Brown SJ. Emotional-behavioural resilience and competence in preschool children exposed and not exposed to intimate partner violence in early life. Int J Behavioural Development. 2019

  • Fogarty A, Woolhouse H, Giallo R, Wood C, Kaufman J, Brown SJ. Promoting Resilience and Wellbeing in Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence: A Qualitative Study with Mothers. Child Abuse and Neglect 2019; 95:104039.

Intergenerational cycles of trauma and family violence 
  • 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 2014;41(4):374-383.

  • Gartland D, Woolhouse H, Giallo R, McDonald E, Hegarty K, Mensah F, Herrman H, Brown SJ. Vulnerability to intimate partner violence and poor mental health in the first 4-year postpartum among mothers reporting childhood abuse: an Australian pregnancy cohort study. Archives Women’s Mental Health 2016; 19(6):1091-110.

  • Gartland D, Giallo R, Woolhouse H, Mensah F, Brown SJ.  Intergenerational impacts of family violence - mothers and children in a large prospective pregnancy cohort study. EClinicalMedicine 2019.08.008

  • Fogarty A, Woolhouse H, Giallo R, Wood K, Kaufman J, Brown S. Mothers’ experiences of parenting within the context of intimate partner violence: unique challenges and resilience. J Interpersonal Violence 2019 online ahead of print

  • Giallo R, Gartland D, Seymour M, Conway L, Mensah F, Skinner L, Fogarty A, Brown S. Maternal childhood abuse and children's emotional-behavioral difficulties: intergenerational transmission via birth outcomes and psychosocial health. J Family Psychology 2020;34(1):112-121.

Study methods
  • 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.

  • 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.