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Women and Babies Research

The obstetric and midwifery team at Sydney Local Health District are active participants in a number of research projects driven locally, nationally and internationally to improve pregnancy outcomes for mothers and babies. The team focus on clinical and translational research in the prediction, prevention and minimization of adverse obstetric outcomes (pre-eclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction, failure of labour to progress, preterm delivery and MCDA twin pregnancies). In addition we are committed to high quality research that will inform and improve care of women and babies.

We work closely with our neonatal colleagues to improve our understanding, detection and prevention of causes of stillbirth and neonatal death. We are involved in some innovative research looking at non-invasive methods of data collection during labour.

Selected Grants

Amount awarded Grant and project details
$4,800,000 MRFF, 2019-2023
PreGen: Filling the gap – Antenatal genomics and newborn care.
Investigators: Hyett J
$3,000,000 MRFF, 2019-2023
MRFF – Accelerated Research Initiative :The Safer Baby Bundle
Investigators: Gordon A (CID)
$2,500,000 NHMRC, 2021-2026
Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth
Investigators: Flenady, Ellwood, Middleton, Gordon, Homer, Morris, Kumar, Walker , Boyle, Davies-Tuck
$1,928,519 MRFF, 2020-2024
The ORIENT study: imprOving Rural and regIonal accEss to long acting reversible contraceptioN and medical abortion through nurse-led models of care, Tasksharing and telehealth.
Investigators: Black K (CID)
$1,922,127 NHMRC Project Grant, 2019-2025
siRNA in preclampsia: reversal of early onset preeclampsia with novel treatment of the placenta
Investigators: Hennessy A-M
$1,920,556 MRFF, 2020-2024
Can a pre-conception weight loss program improve maternal and infant outcomes for women with overweight or obesity? A pragmatic RCT
Investigators: Gordon A, Hyett J, De Vries B. Associate Investigator: Black K
$1,607,080 NHMRC, 2020-2024
PROTECT Me: Assessing Antenatal Maternal Melatonin Supplementation in Fetal Growth Restriction to Improve Neurodevelopmental Outcomes
Associate Investigator: Gordon A
$1,500,000 MRFF, 2020-2024
Stillbirth Research Education and Awareness Targeted Call
Investigators: Gordon A
$1,207,060 NHMRC Partnership Grant , 2020-2024
The AusCAPPS Network: A community of practice to support the provision of long acting reversible contraception and medical termination of pregnancy in primary care.
Investigators: Black K (CIC)
$497,000 Thrasher Foundation, 2021-2024
Topical coconut oil to prevent late onset sepsis in extremely preterm infants
Investigators: Strunk, Patole, Doherty, Berry, Jacobs, Gordon, Anderson, Lui, Geelhoed.
$300,000 MRFF, 2019-2023
Accelerated Research Initiative – The Safer Baby Bundle
Investigators: Gordon A
$47,858 Stillbirth Foundation Australia, 2021-2023
Caring for parents in a subsequent pregnancy after stillbirth: Availability of services across Australia and a social return on investment analysis
Investigators: Loughnan, Ellwood, Flenady, Boyle, Heazell, Gordon, Postle, Sneddon, Andrews, Ludski

Our Publications

2021

Abdalla O, Black K, Bateson D, Woods C, de Costa C. Clinical experience of trainees of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in insertion of long-acting reversible contraceptives. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2021;61(3):463-8.
Barry L, Pather S, Gargya A, Marren A. Prolactin-secreting leiomyoma causing hyperprolactinaemia unresponsive to dopamine agonist therapy and resolution following myomectomy. Case reports in Endocrinology. 2021
Barzegar R, Halliday RJ, Piasini C. Finger tips: A novel approach to managing life-threatening neonatal limb ischaemia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 2021 Aug 2.
Black KI, McGeechan K, Watson CJ, Lucke J, Taft A, McNamee K, et al. Women's satisfaction with and ongoing use of hormonal long-acting methods compared to the oral contraceptive pill: Findings from an Australian general practice cluster randomised trial (ACCORd). Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2021;61(3):448-53.
Black KI, Schneuer FJ, Gordon A, Ross GP, Mackie A, Nassar N. Estimating the impact of change in pre-pregnancy body mass index on development of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: An Australian population-based cohort. Women and Birth. 2021 (In Press)
Blair M, Downe S, Gordon A, Musgrave L, Homer C, Etherington C. Baby Buddy app evaluation-effective uplift in breast feeding despite unclear mechanism. Mhealth. 2021 Jan 20;7:16. doi: 10.21037/mhealth-19-233. eCollection 2021
Bolan N, Cowgill KD, Walker K, Kak L, Shaver T, Moxon S, Lincetto O. Human resources for health-related challenges to ensuring quality newborn care in low-and middle-income countries: a scoping review. Global Health: Science and Practice. 2021 Mar 31;9(1):160-76.
Bond DM, Shand AW, Gordon A, Bentley JP, Phipps H, Nassar N. Breastfeeding patterns and effects of minimal supplementation on breastfeeding exclusivity and duration in term infants: a prospective sub-study of a randomised controlled trial. Journal of paediatrics and child health. J Paediatr Child Health. 2021 Aug;57(8):1288-1295. doi: 10.1111/jpc.15464. Epub 2021 Mar 25.
Botfield JR, Tulloch M, Contziu H, Phipps H, Bateson D, Wright SM, et al. Contraception provision in the postpartum period: Knowledge, views and practices of midwives. Women and Birth. 2021;34(1):e1-e6.
Botfield, JR., Tulloch, M., Contziu, H., Wright, SM., Phipps, H., McGeechan, K., Bateson, D., & Black, KI. Feasibility, acceptability and sustainability of postpartum contraceptive implant provision by midwives in NSW public hospitals. Women and Birth. 
Boyle JA, Yimer NB, Hall J, Walker R, Jack B, Black K. Reproductive Life Planning in Adolescents. Semin Reprod Med. 2021 Oct 22. doi: 10.1055/s-0041-1735210. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34687031.
Bruce B, Hartz D, Tracy S, Leask J, de Vries B. The Administration of Intravenous Fluids to Nulliparous women in labour: A retrospective clinical chart review and fluid balance documentation audit. Collegian (Journal of Australian College of Nursing) 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2021.10.002
Caagbay D, Fatakia FT, Dietz HP, Raynes-Greenow C, Martinho N, Black KI. Is pelvic floor muscle strength and thickness associated with pelvic organ prolapse in Nepali women? - A cross-sectional study. Braz J Phys Ther. 2021;25(2):214-20.
Carter S, Jay O, Black KI. Talking about menopause in the workplace. Case Rep Womens Health. 2021;30:e00306-e.
Chan L, Gordon A, Warrilow K, Wojcieszek A, Firth T, Loxton F, et al. Evaluation of Movements Matter: A social media and hospital-based campaign aimed at raising awareness of decreased fetal movements. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2021 Dec;61(6):846-854. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13360.
Cheney K, Dorney E, Black K, Grzeskowiak L, Romero E, McGeechan K. To what extent do postpartum contraception policies or guidelines exist in Australia and New Zealand: A document analysis study. Aust and N Z J Obstet and Gynaecol. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2021 https://doi.org/10.1111/ajo.13407
Davis G, Waldman B, Phipps H, Hyett J, de Vries B. A survey of obstetricians' attitudes to induction of labour at 39 weeks gestation with the intention of reducing caesarean section rates. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2021;61(1):94-9.
Dawson A, Ekeroma A, Wilson D, Noovao-Hill A, Panisi L, Takala B, et al. How do Pacific Island countries add up on contraception, abortion and reproductive coercion? Guidance from the Guttmacher report on investing in sexual and reproductive health. Reproductive Health. 2021;18(1):68.
Desta M, Getaneh T, Memiah P, Akalu TY, Shiferaw WS, Yimer NB, Asmare B, Black KI. Is preterm birth associated with intimate partner violence and maternal malnutrition during pregnancy in Ethiopia? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Heliyon 2021; 7(10 e08103)
de Vries B, McDonald S, Joseph FA, Morton R, Hyett J, Phipps H, McGeechan K. Impact of analysis technique on our understanding of the natural history of labour: a simulation study. BJOG. 2021.
de Vries B, Phipps H, Kuah S, Pardey J, Matthews G, Ludlow J, Narayan R, Santiagu S, Earl R, Wilkinson C, Carseldine W, Tooher J, McGeechan K, Hyett JA. Transverse position. Using rotation to aid normal birth-OUTcomes following manual rotation (the TURN-OUT trial): a randomized controlled trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2021 Sep 17;4(1):100488. doi: 10.1016/j.ajogmf.2021.100488.
de Vries B, Hyett J, Kuah S, Phipps H. Reply: Persistent Occiput Posterior position - OUTcomes following manual rotation (The POP-OUT Trial): A randomised controlled clinical trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2021:100388.
de Vries B. Spontaneous preterm birth following second-stage caesarean delivery. BJOG Editorial. 2021;128(6):1029.
de Vries B. Due to selection bias, this study does not show a relationship between non-medical induction of labour at term and adverse outcomes. BMJ Open (Letter re: Dahlen HG, Thornton C, Downe S, et al Intrapartum interventions and outcomes for women and children following induction of labour at term in uncomplicated pregnancies: a 16-year population-based linked data study BMJ Open 2021;11(6):e047040). 2021; https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/11/6/e047040.responses.
de Vries B , Phipps H , Kuah S , Pardey J, Matthews G, Ludlow J, Narayan R, Santiagu S, Earl R, Wilkinson C, Carseldine W, Tooher J, McGeechan K, Hyett J. Transverse position. Using rotation to aid normal birth-OUTcomes following manual rotation (the TURN-OUT trial): a randomized controlled trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM 2021 Sep 17;4(1):100488. 
Dissanayake HU, McMullan RL, Kong Y, Caterson ID, Celermajer DS, Phang M, Raynes-Greenow C, Polson JW, Gordon A, Skilton MR. Cardiac and vascular health in late preterm infants. J Dev Orig Health Dis. 2021 Mar 19:1-7. doi: 10.1017/S204017442100009X. Online ahead of print
Dodd RH, Cvejic E, Bell K, Black K, Bateson D, Smith MA, et al. Active surveillance as a management option for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 2: An online experimental study. Gynecol Oncol. 2021;161(1):179-87.
Dunphy C, Tulloch M. Introducing midwife-led contraceptive implant insertion in Sydney Local Health District. Australian Midwifery News, summer issue 2021
Ekelund CK, Rode L, Tabor A, Hyett J, McLennan A. Placental Growth Factor and Adverse Obstetric Outcomes in a Mixed-Risk Cohort of Women Screened for Preeclampsia in the First Trimester of Pregnancy. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2021;48(4):304-312. doi: 10.1159/000514201.
El Achi V, Saidi S, Carter J, Weishaupt J. Robotic versus Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Morbidly Obese Women for Endometrial Cancer. J Robot Surgery 2021; 15(3):483-487
Evans NT, Williams N, Perananthan V, Lugg W, Dawson AH, Osborn DA. Neonatal serotonin toxicity. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 2021 Mar 16.
Flenady V, Gardener G, Ellwood D, Coory M, Weller M, Warrilow KA, Gordon A, Norman JE, Crowther C. My Baby's Movements: a stepped-wedge cluster-randomised controlled trial of a fetal movement awareness intervention to reduce stillbirths. BJOG. 2021 Sep 23. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.16944. Online ahead of print.
Gabriel G, Taylor R. Late presentation of a heterotopic pregnancy at 19?weeks of gestation leading to maternal collapse: A case report. Case Reports in Women's Health 2021; 32: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crwh.2021.e0033
Garcha D, Walker SP, MacDonald TM, Hyett J, Jellins J, Myers J, Illanes SE, Nien JK, Schepeler M, Keenan E, Whigham CA, Cannon P, Murray E, Nguyen TV, Kandel M, Masci J, Murphy C, Cruickshank T, Pritchard N, Hannan NJ, Brownfoot F, Roddy Mitchell A, Middleton A, Pell G, Wong GP, Tong S, Kaitu'u-Lino TJ. Circulating syndecan-1 is reduced in pregnancies with poor fetal growth and its secretion regulated by matrix metalloproteinases and the mitochondria. Sci Rep. 2021 Aug 16;11(1):16595. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-96077-1. 
Garcia Flores J, Mogra R, Sadowski M, Hyett. Prediction of birth weight and neonatal adiposity using ultrasound assessment of soft tissue parameters in addition to two-dimensional conventional biometry. Fetal diagnosis and Therapy 2021;48(3):201-208.
Govindaswamy P, Laing S, Spence K, Waters D, Walker K, Badawi N. Neonatal medical trainee doctors' perceptions and parents' self?reported needs and stressors in a surgical neonatal intensive care unit: An individualised approach. Journal of paediatrics and child health. 2021 Nov 2.
Green J., Petty J, Staff L., Bromley P, Orr F, Brown N, Smart L., Walker K., & Jones L. 2021. Developing nursing knowledge on COVID-19 in children and adolescents: An integrative review. Pediatric Nursing, 47(4), 163-174.
Green J, Jones L, Petty J, Bromley P, Fowler C, Walker K. Part 1: COVID-19 and knowledge for midwifery practice-impact and care of pregnant women. British Journal of Midwifery. 2021 Apr 2;29(4):224-31.
Green J, Jones L, Petty J, Bromley P, Fowler C, Walker K. Part 2: COVID-19 and knowledge for midwifery practice-impact and care of the baby. British Journal of Midwifery. 2021 May 2;29(5):286-93.
Green J, Petty J, Whiting L, Orr F, Walker K, Brown AM, Crisp EP, Fowler C, Jones LK. 2021. The impact of the anti-vaccination movement and vaccine hesitancy on the health of the child. Pediatric Nursing, 47(5), 216-225, 243.
Grech A, Collins CE, Holmes A, Lal R, Duncanson K, Taylor R, Gordon A. Maternal exposures and the infant gut microbiome: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Gut Microbes. 2021 Jan-Dec;13(1):1-30. doi: 10.1080/19490976.2021.1897210
Gupta S, McGeechan K, Bernays S, Mola G, Kelly-Hanku A, Bolnga JW, et al. Fertility Preferences, Contraceptive Use, and the Unmet Need for Contraception in Papua New Guinea: Key Findings From 1996 to 2016. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2021:10105395211034299.
Homer CSE, Leisher SH, Aggarwal N, Akuze J, Babona D, Blencowe H,Gordon A et al. Counting stillbirths and COVID 19-there has never been a more urgent time. Lancet Glob Health. 2021 Jan;9(1):e10-e11. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30456-3
Hunt RW, Liley HG, Wagh D, Schembri R, Lee KJ, Shearman AD, Francis-Pester S, deWaal K, Cheong JY, Olischar M, Badawi N, Wong G, Osborn D, Dargaville P, Headley B . Effect of Treatment of Clinical Seizures vs Electrographic Seizures in Full-Term and Near-Term Neonates: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Network Open. 2021 Dec 1;4(12): e2139604-
Keers, G., Yamada, K., Pickles, K., Bell, K., Black, K., Bateson, D. and Dodd, R.H. (2021), Understanding women's choices for management of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 2 (CIN2): Qualitative analysis of a randomised experimental study. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajo.13440
Koemel NA, Senior AM, Dissanayake HU, Ross J, McMullan RL, Kong Y, Phang M, Hyett J, Raubenheimer D, Gordon A, Simpson SJ, Skilton MR. Maternal Dietary Fatty Acid Composition and Newborn Epigenetic Aging-A Geometric Framework Approach. Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 Sep 30: nqab318. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqab318
Korang SK, Safi S, Nava C, Gordon A, Gupta M, Greisen G, et al. Antibiotic regimens for early-onset neonatal sepsis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2021 May 17;5(5):CD013837. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD013837.pub2
Kordowitzki P, Ho WHJ, Listijono DR. Nicotinamide Adenine Nucleotide - The fountain of youth to prevent oocyte aging? Cells 2021; 10(9); 2441
Kostenzer J, Hoffmann J, von Rosenstiel-Pulver C, Walsh A, Zimmermann LJ, Mader S and the COVID-19 Zero Separation Collaborative Group. Neonatal care during the COVID-19 pandemic-a global survey of parents' experiences regarding infant and family-centred developmental care. EClinicalMedicine. 2021 Sep 1;39: 101056. 
Laing-Aiken Z, Ooi S, Mylvaganam G, Xie H, Ludlow J, Pather S. Grade 3 endometrioid adenocarcinoma of the lower uterine segment diagnosed 6 weeks after a term delivery: A case report and literature review. November 2021 Gynecologic Oncology Reports 38(10):100884
Lowe J, Black KI. Female genital cosmetic surgery. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2021;61(3):325-7.
Lutz TL, Raynes-Greenow C, Gordon A. Saturation screening for neonatal hypoxaemia within 6 h of life: Not all about congenital cardiac disease. J Paediatr Child Health. 2021 Dec;57(12):1981-1986. doi: 10.1111/jpc.15639
Lutz TL, Burton AE, Hyett JA, McGeechan K, Gordon A. A hospital-based cohort study of gender and gestational age-specific body fat percentage at birth. Pediatr Res. 2021 Jan;89(1):231-237. doi: 10.1038/s41390-020-0879-5.
McKenzie KM, Nasir R, Kong Y, Dissanayake HU, McMullan R, Gordon A, et al. Maternal Dietary Carbohydrate Intake and Newborn Aortic Wall Thickness. Nutrients. 2021 Apr 20;13(4):1382. doi: 10.3390/nu13041382
McKinn S, Javid N, Newson AJ, Bonner C, Nassar N, Shand A, Freeman L, Wortley S, Bell K. Clinician views and experiences of non-invasive prenatal genetic screening tests in Australia (Under review)
Medeiros P, Bailey C, Andrews C, Liley H, Pollock D, Gordon A, et al. Effectiveness of neonatal "near miss" audits in reducing perinatal morbidity and mortality: a systematic review protocol. JBI Evid Synth. 2021 Sep 7. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-21-00069. Online ahead of print.
Mudaliar J, Nusair P, McCudden L, Melville P, Rouse I, Black K. A cross-sectional study exploring obesity and pregnancy planning mudamong women attending an antenatal clinic in Suva, Fiji. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2021;61(1):42-7.
Muirhead R, Kizirian N, Lal R, Black K, Prys-Davies A, Nassar N, Baur L, Sainsbury A, Sweeting A, Markovic T, Skilton M, Hyett J, de Vries B, Tarnow-Mordi W, Brand-Miller J, Gordon A. A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of a Partial Meal Replacement Preconception Weight Loss Program for Women with Overweight and Obesity. Nutrients. 2021;13(9).
Muirhead R, Kizirian N, Lal R, Black K, Prys-Davies A, Nassar N, Gordon A. A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of a Partial Meal Replacement Preconception Weight Loss Program for Women with Overweight and Obesity. Nutrients. 2021 Sep 15;13(9):3200. doi: 10.3390/nu13093200.
Musgrave LM, Baum A, Perera N, Homer CS, Gordon A. Baby Buddy App for Breastfeeding and Behavior Change: Retrospective Study of the App Using the Behavior Change Wheel. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2021 Apr 15;9(4):e25668. doi: 10.2196/25668.
Mylvaganam G, Allanson E, Allanson B, Philp S, Saidi S, Pather S, Farrell R, Carter J, Tejada Berges T. Assessment of current follow-up for complete molar pregnancies: A single centre review. ANZJOG 2021; 61(2):213-216
Oei J L, Azim S I, Lee E, Blythe S, Black K et al. Substance use during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period: an Evidence Check rapid review brokered by the Sax Institute (www.saxinstitute.org.au) NSW Ministry of Health, January 2021
Ooi S, De Vries B, Ludlow J. How do the M4 and M6 models perform in an Australian pregnancy of unknown location population? Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2021;61(1):100-5.
Otsin MNA, Taft AJ, Hooker L, Black K. Three Delays Model applied to prevention of unsafe abortion in Ghana: a qualitative study. BMJ Sex Reprod Health. 2021.
Palma C, Jellins J, Lai A, Salas A, Campos A, Sharma S, Duncombe G, Hyett J, Salomon C. Extracellular Vesicles and Preeclampsia: Current Knowledge and Future Research Directions. Subcell Biochem. 2021; 97: 455-482. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-67171-6_18. 
Paoletti D, Lillian Smyth , Susan Westerway , Jon Hyett , Ritu Mogra, Stephen Haslett , Michael Peek . A survey of current practice in reporting third trimester fetal biometry and Doppler in Australia and New Zealand. 2021 Aug 26;24(4):225-237.
Park F, O'Brien C, Phung J, Emeto T, Hyett J. Does aspirin prescribed to women deemed high risk for preterm pre-eclampsia at 11-13+6 weeks gestation affect the prevalence of small for gestational age neonates? Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2021 Jun;61(3):347-353. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13284.
Park F, Deeming S, Bennett N, Hyett J. Cost-effectiveness analysis of a model of first-trimester prediction and prevention of preterm pre-eclampsia compared with usual care. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Aug 27. doi: 10.1002/uog.22193.
Perez FA, Blythe S, Wouldes T, McNamara K, Black KI, Oei JL. Prenatal methamphetamine-impact on the mother and child-a review. Addiction. 2021.
Phipps H, Hyett J, Kuah S, Pardey J, Matthews G, Ludlow J, Narayan R, Santiagu S, Earl R, Wilkinson C, Bisits A, Carseldine W, Tooher J, McGeechan K, de Vries B. Persistent Occiput Posterior position - OUTcomes following manual rotation (The POP-OUT Trial): A randomised controlled clinical trial. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (MFM). 2021; Jan 6;3(2):100306. doi: 10.1016/j.ajogmf.2021.100306. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33418103.
Phung J, Williams KP, McAullife L, Martin WN, Flint C, Andrew B, Hyett J, Park F, Pennell CE. Vaginal progesterone for prevention of preterm birth in asymptomatic high-risk women with a normal cervical length: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2021 Jul 1:1-9. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2021.1943657.
Prullage GS, Kenner C, Uwingabire F, Ndayambaje A, Boykova M, Walker K. Survey of neonatal nursing: Staffing, education, and equipment availability in Rwanda. Journal of Neonatal Nursing. 2021 Oct 22.
Quirke FA, Healy P, Bhraonáin EN, Daly M, Biesty L, Hurley T, Walker K, Meher S, Haas DM, Bloomfield FH, Kirkham JJ. COHESION: core outcomes in neonatal encephalopathy (protocol). Trials. 2021 Dec;22(1):1-1.
Quirke FA, Healy P, Bhraonáin EN, Daly M, Biesty L, Hurley T, Walker K, Meher S, Haas DM, Bloomfield FH, Kirkham JJ, EJ8, Devane D. Trials, Multi-Round compared to Real-Time Delphi for consensus in core outcome set (COS) development: a randomised trial. (2021) Trials. 22:142
Remi Banuelos, Amali Mallawaarachchi, Helen Doyle, Ritu Mogra. Case Report- Oligo- or Anhydramnios and ultrasonically normal renal echotexture secondary to autosomal recessive renal tubular dysgenesis - An important consideration in the prenatal setting In press
Robson D, De Vries B, Pather S, Marren A. Fertility preservation in gynaecology oncology patients: experience from an Australian tertiary centre. ANZJOG July 2021 (under review).
Robson D, Li Y, Oocyte and sperm donation. AUS Doc. August 2021. 
Robledo KP, Tarnow-Mordi WO, Rieger I, Suresh P, Martin A, Yeung C, Ghadge A, Liley HG, Osborn D, Morris J, Hague W. Effects of delayed versus immediate umbilical cord clamping in reducing death or major disability at 2 years corrected age among very preterm infants (APTS): a multicentre, randomised clinical trial. The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. 2021 Dec 8.
Rolnik DL, Carvalho MHB, Lobo GAR, Verlohren S, Poon L, Baschat A, Hyett J, Thilaganathan B, Bujold E, Costa FDS. Preeclampsia: Universal Screening or Universal Prevention for Low and Middle-Income Settings? Rev Bras Ginecol Obstet. 2021 Apr;43(4):334-338. doi: 10.1055/s-0041-1729953.
Roy B, Walker K, Morgan C, Finch-Edmondson M, Galea C, Epi M, Badawi N, Novak I. Epidemiology and pathogenesis of stroke in preterm infants: A systematic review. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. 2021 Jun 29(Preprint):1-8.
Seigel A, Legge N, Hughes G, Carmo KB. Umbilical venous catheterisation: emergency central venous access which saves lives in coarctation of the aorta. BMJ Case Reports CP. 2021 Nov 1;14(11):e245789.
Seimon RV, Nassar N, Schneuer, FJ, Pereira G, Mackie A, Ross GP, Sweeting A, Seeho, SK, Hocking LH. Maternal and neonatal outcomes of women with low-risk gestational diabetes mellitus: an Australian population- based study comparing induction of labor with expectant management. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2020 (Under Review)
Sexton JK, Mahomed K, Marsden T, Coory M, Gardener G, Ellwood D,Gordon A et al. Prospective cohort study: Causes of stillbirth in Australia 2013-2018. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2021 Oct;61(5):667-674. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13334
Singh M, Walker K, Holland A. Outcome in neonates following the surgical removal of a teratoma: A NSW and ACT experience. Journal of Neonatology' - in press 
Steffensen EH, Hyett J, Petersen OB, Vogel I; Danish Cytogenetic Central Registry Study Group. Increased prenatal detection of 22q11.2 deletion and 22q11.2 duplication after introduction of nationwide prenatal screening for trisomy 21, trisomy 13, and trisomy 18. Prenat Diagn. 2021 Jan;41(2):218-225. doi: 10.1002/pd.5851.
Subasinghe A, Watson C, Black K, Taft A, Lucke J, McGeechan K, et al. Current contraceptive use in women with a history of unintended pregnancies. Australian Journal for General Practitioners. 2021; 50: 422-5.
Tan ML, Abrams SA, Osborn DA. Vitamin D supplementation for term breastfed infants to prevent vitamin D deficiency and improve bone health. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2020(12).
Taylor RAM, Yang JM, Cheney K, Black K. Short interpregnancy interval: circumstance or choice? [published online ahead of print, 2021 Oct 14]. BMJ Sex Reprod Health. 2021; bmjsrh-2021-201269. doi:10.1136/bmjsrh-2021-201269
Thompson JMD, Wilson J, Bradford BF, Li M, Cronin RS, Gordon A, et al. A better understanding of the association between maternal perception of foetal movements and late stillbirth-findings from an individual participant data meta-analysis. BMC Med. 2021 Nov 15;19(1):267. doi: 10.1186/s12916-021-02140-z.
Vassallo A, Walker K, Georgousakis M, Joshi R. Do mentoring programmes influence women's careers in the health and medical research sector? A mixed-methods evaluation of Australia's Franklin Women Mentoring Programme. BMJ open. 2021 Oct 1;11(10):e052560
Vrachnis N, Cohen-Overbeek TE; Collaborators. ISUOG ultrasound training in Oman: evaluating participant long-term retention and effect of repetitive practical courses on ultrasound knowledge and skills. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2021 Aug;58(2):175-177. doi: 10.1002/uog.23632.
Walker K, Green J, Petty J, Whiting L, Staff L, Bromley P, Fowler C, Jones LK. Breastfeeding in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: A discussion paper. Journal of Neonatal Nursing. 2021 Aug 4. 
Warrilow KA, Gordon A, Andrews CJ, Boyle FM, Wojcieszek AM, Stuart Butler D, et al. Australian women's perceptions and practice of sleep position in late pregnancy: An online survey. Women Birth. 2021 Apr 15: S1871-5192(21)00070-6. doi: 10.1016/j.wombi.2021.04.006. Epub ahead of print.
Watson CJ, McGeechan K, McNamee K, Black KI, Lucke J, Taft A, et al. Influences on condom use: A secondary analysis of women's perceptions from the Australian Contraceptive ChOice pRoject (ACCORd) trial. Aust J Gen Pract. 2021;50(8):581-7.
Weirong Ge, Graham Brooker, Ritu Mogra, and Jon Hyett. Measured Hyperelastic Properties of Cervical Tissue with Shear-Wave Elastography in press
Weishaupt J, Carter J, Saidi S. An Australian, single centre study of surgical management outcomes for early stage cervical cancer. ANZJOG 2021;61:123-127
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