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    Evaluation of the NZ guidelines for screening for persistent postpartum hyperglycaemia following gestational diabetes.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Nov 17. Epub 2017 Nov 17.
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand.
    Background: Recent New Zealand guidelines recommend annual glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) measurements from three months postpartum, replacing the glucose tolerance test (GTT) at six weeks, to screen for persistent hyperglycaemia following gestational diabetes. Data suggest that this screening approach may miss cases of type 2 diabetes, but are they detected at subsequent screening and will screening rates improve?

    Aims: Our aim was to evaluate the effectiveness of HbA1c monitoring in improving screening rates following gestational diabetes and in detecting postpartum hyperglycaemia.

    Materials And Methods: During 2015 in Christchurch, all women with gestational diabetes were offered HbA1c and GTT measurements at three months postpartum and subsequent annual HbA1c measurements were recommended. Read More

    Antenatal influenza and pertussis vaccine uptake among Aboriginal mothers in Western Australia.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Nov 14. Epub 2017 Nov 14.
    School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia.
    Background: Antenatal influenza and pertussis vaccination prevent serious disease in mothers and infants. Aboriginal individuals are at increased risk of infection yet little is known about vaccine coverage among Aboriginal mothers.

    Aims: To estimate the uptake of influenza and pertussis vaccination among pregnant Aboriginal women in Western Australia and identify barriers and enablers to vaccination. Read More

    Quality of information about success rates provided on assisted reproductive technology clinic websites in Australia and New Zealand.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Nov 12. Epub 2017 Nov 12.
    Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
    Background: Many factors influence the chance of having a baby with assisted reproductive technologies (ART). A 2016 Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) investigation concluded that ART clinics needed to improve the quality of information they provide about chance of ART success.

    Aim: To evaluate changes in the quality of information about success rates provided on the websites of ART clinics in Australia and New Zealand before and after the ACCC investigation. Read More

    Rheumatic heart disease in pregnancy: How can health services adapt to the needs of Indigenous women? A qualitative study.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Nov 6. Epub 2017 Nov 6.
    Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
    Objectives: To study rheumatic heart disease health literacy and its impact on pregnancy, and to identify how health services could more effectively meet the needs of pregnant women with rheumatic heart disease.

    Materials And Methods: Researchers observed and interviewed a small number of Aboriginal women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum as they interacted with the health system. An Aboriginal Yarning method of relationship building over time, participant observations and interviews with Aboriginal women were used in the study. Read More

    Unplanned pregnancies in New Zealand.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Nov 2. Epub 2017 Nov 2.
    Department of Sociology, Gender & Social Work, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
    Background: Unplanned pregnancies can bring risk. It is important to have an accurate count of unplanned pregnancies, but to date there is no precise number for New Zealand or Australia.

    Aims: This analysis estimates the number and proportion of pregnancies in New Zealand that are unplanned. Read More

    Antenatal haemoglobin A1c centiles: does one size fit all?
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Nov 2. Epub 2017 Nov 2.
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand.
    Background: In New Zealand, haemoglobin A1c measurements are routinely offered at booking, preferably before 20 weeks gestation, to detect pre-existing hyperglycaemia. A haemoglobin A1c <5.9% (41 mmol/mol) is considered normal based on the reference range for the non-pregnant population. Read More

    Moderate to late preterm intrauterine growth restriction: A restrospective, observational study of the indications for delivery and outcomes in an Australian perinatal centre.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Oct 27. Epub 2017 Oct 27.
    Sunshine Hospital, Western Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
    Background: The management of preterm intrauterine growth restriction is limited to fetal surveillance and timely delivery. Despite the existence of evidence-based guidelines, uncertainty regarding the optimal timing of delivery is common, and management remains individualised for each patient.

    Aims: To provide recent Australian data on the indications for delivery of moderate to late preterm growth restricted infants and the outcomes of these deliveries. Read More

    The evidence for laser treatments to the vulvo-vagina: Making sure we do not repeat past mistakes.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Oct 25. Epub 2017 Oct 25.
    School of Women's and Children's Health, Gynaecological Research and Clinical Evaluation (GRACE) Unit, Royal Hospital for Women, UNSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
    Following menopause, up to 49% of women will experience genitourinary symptoms such as vaginal itching, dryness, dyspareunia and incontinence as a result of oestrogen deficiency. Treatments such as vaginal lubricants and moisturisers only temporarily relieve symptoms, while local oestrogen treatments are often unacceptable or unsafe for many women. Recently, a novel laser treatment has been proposed as a non-invasive, long-term solution to vulvo-vaginal and urinary symptoms. Read More

    Redesigning induction of labour processes.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Oct 25. Epub 2017 Oct 25.
    Mater Health, Brisbane, Qld, Australia.
    Background: An 'in-hours' birth represents a desired outcome following induction of labour (IOL) in terms of safety, efficiency and satisfaction. Women booked for IOL are often not commenced at their allocated times, and these sometimes complex births happen after-hours.

    Aims: To measure the effect of an 11:00 hours commencement time for IOL. Read More

    Phone calls to an Australian pregnancy and lactation counselling service regarding use of galactagogues during lactation - the MotherSafe experience.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Oct 23. Epub 2017 Oct 23.
    MotherSafe, Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
    Galactagogues represent substances used to enhance breast milk production. Between 2001 and 2014 we identified 2034 phone calls regarding the use of galactagogues made to MotherSafe. The majority involved discussion of domperidone (n = 1884; 92. Read More

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome: Prevalence and impact on the wellbeing of Australian women aged 16-29 years.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Oct 19. Epub 2017 Oct 19.
    Department of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia.
    Background: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common condition among reproductive-aged women. However, its exact prevalence is unknown.

    Aims: To determine the prevalence of PCOS in Australian women aged 16-29 years using the National Institutes of Health (NIH) criteria compared to self-reported PCOS, to compare co-morbidities between the groups and to determine the most distressing aspect of a diagnosis of PCOS for these young women. Read More

    Hospital admission and surgical approach to tubal ectopic pregnancy in Australia 2000 to 2014: A population-based study.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Oct 11. Epub 2017 Oct 11.
    Australian National University Medical School, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
    Background: There are several accepted approaches to management of ectopic pregnancy, both surgical and non-surgical. When a surgical approach is used, there appears to be an equipoise between tubal preservation and removal. We sought to determine the patterns of surgical management of ectopic pregnancy in Australia since the year 2000. Read More

    Maternal adherence with recommendations for folic acid and iodine supplements: A cross-sectional survey.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Oct 9. Epub 2017 Oct 9.
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Otago, New Zealand.
    We conducted a survey of 535 New Zealand women to determine supplement use pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy and while breastfeeding to evaluate adherence with national recommendations for folic acid and iodine supplementation. Our findings suggest that despite these women being well-educated and motivated to complete an online survey, there was low adherence to recommendations for folic acid and iodine supplements. Only 38% of women reported supplement intake that met both folic acid and iodine recommendations. Read More

    Does previous caesarean section at full dilatation increase the likelihood of subsequent spontaneous preterm birth?
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Sep 28. Epub 2017 Sep 28.
    Department of Women's Health and Neonatology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia.
    Background: There is emerging evidence that caesarean section at full dilatation is associated with an increased risk of subsequent spontaneous preterm birth.

    Aim: To investigate the association between caesarean section at full dilatation and spontaneous preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies.

    Materials And Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study of women who had two consecutive births at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, 1989-2015. Read More

    Intensive vaginal dilation using adjuvant treatments in women with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome: retrospective cohort study.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Sep 28. Epub 2017 Sep 28.
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
    Aims: To evaluate the effect of adjuvants during intensive vaginal dilator therapy for functional and anatomical neovagina creation in women with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome (MRKH).

    Methods: This retrospective cohort study included 75 women with MRKH undergoing intensive vaginal dilator treatment between 2000 and 2014. One specialist nurse performed non-surgical vaginal dilation aided by adjuvants, during inpatient admissions for several dilation sessions per day. Read More

    Hysterosalpingo-foam sonography (HyFoSy): Tolerability, safety and the occurrence of pregnancy post-procedure.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Sep 26. Epub 2017 Sep 26.
    Queensland Ultrasound for Women, Spring Hill, Australia.
    Background: Fallopian tube patency testing is an essential part of infertility evaluation. Hysterosalpingo-contrast sonography (HyCoSy) has been described as reliable, well tolerated and safe compared to other modalities such as laparoscopy and a dye test or hysterosalpingography. Limited availability of the previously used contrast has led to the introduction of a foam contrast agent as an alternative. Read More

    Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy: Effects on quality of life and day-to-day function.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Sep 26. Epub 2017 Sep 26.
    School of Women's and Children's Health, UNSW Medicine, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
    Aims: To investigate the effect of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) on quality of life (QoL) and activities of daily living/socioeconomic function in a contemporary Australian setting.

    Materials And Methods: Observational, single centre prospective cohort study using validated survey instruments in pregnant women at 9-16 weeks gestation at a tertiary metropolitan women's hospital in Sydney, Australia. QoL measured by the Short-Form Health Survey (SF-12) was compared between those with and without NVP. Read More

    Effect of individual dietetic intervention on gestational weight gain and associated complications in obese pregnant women.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Sep 26. Epub 2017 Sep 26.
    Dietetics Department, West Gippsland Healthcare Group, Warragul, Australia.
    Background: Maternal obesity and excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) are prevalent in Australia and associated with an increased risk of birth complications, gestational diabetes and caesarean delivery.

    Aim: To assess the effect of a pilot dietetic intervention in supporting the achievement of appropriate GWG.

    Materials And Methods: Pregnant women with a pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) ≥ 35 kg/m(2) (n = 174, mean BMI 40. Read More

    A descriptive study on the efficacy and complications of the Capio (Boston Scientific) suturing device for sacrospinous ligament fixation.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Sep 22. Epub 2017 Sep 22.
    The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital, Nambour General Hospital, Nambour, Queensland, Australia.
    Background: Sacrospinous colpopexy is an effective vaginal apical support operation. Due to morbidity associated with traditional approaches which require wide dissection, slim-line suture delivery devices have been introduced in the hope of reducing morbidity without compromise to outcomes.

    Aim: The aim of our series was to report outcomes and complications (particularly buttock pain and blood loss) of the sacrospinous colpopexy using the Capio suturing device and evaluate it against published results using the Miya hook. Read More

    Safety and efficacy of intravenous iron polymaltose, iron sucrose and ferric carboxymaltose in pregnancy: A systematic review.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Sep 18. Epub 2017 Sep 18.
    The Robinson Research Institute, Adelaide Medical School, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia.
    Background: Intravenous (IV) iron in pregnancy is useful where oral iron is not tolerated or a rapid replenishment of iron is required.

    Aims: To review the literature on the efficacy and safety of different IV iron preparations in the management of antenatal iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA).

    Materials And Methods: We searched MEDLINE, Embase and Scopus from inception to June 2016. Read More

    A randomised controlled trial of consumption of dark chocolate in pregnancy to reduce pre-eclampsia: Difficulties in recruitment, allocation and adherence.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Sep 15. Epub 2017 Sep 15.
    College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Cairns, QLD, Australia.
    In 2013-2014 we undertook a randomised controlled trial (RCT) to determine whether the daily ingestion of dark chocolate during pregnancy could reduce the incidence of pre-eclampsia in primigravidae. However, after two years we had not succeeded in recruiting more than 3.5% of the number of participants required to answer the research question, and the trial was halted. Read More

    Distress levels in pregnant and matched non-pregnant women.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Sep 14. Epub 2017 Sep 14.
    School of Psychology, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
    This study examined self-rated symptoms of distress (Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale-DASS-21 and Perceived Stress Scale-PSS-4) among 93 pregnant women and a comparison group of 93 non-pregnant women matched on age and educational attainment. There were no significant differences between the groups, either on mean levels of distress or on proportions above a clinical cut-off point. Overall, 22%, 31% and 16% of pregnant women reported experiencing at least moderate levels of depression, anxiety and stress, respectively. Read More

    Interval between IVF stimulation cycle and frozen embryo transfer: Is there a benefit to a delay between cycles?
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Sep 14. Epub 2017 Sep 14.
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash Medical Centre, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.
    Background: There is currently limited evidence available regarding ideal timing for frozen embryo transfer (FET). Demonstrating that delaying FETs has few clinical benefits would allow patients to proceed with FET at their earliest convenience.

    Aims: To examine whether the time interval between stimulation cycle and subsequent FET affects pregnancy and live birth rates. Read More

    Impact of shoulder dystocia, stratified by type of manoeuvre, on severe neonatal outcome and maternal morbidity.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Sep 14. Epub 2017 Sep 14.
    Mater Mothers' Hospital, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
    Background: Shoulder dystocia is an uncommon and unpredictable obstetric emergency. It is associated with significant neonatal, maternal and medico-legal consequences.

    Aim: To ascertain the impact shoulder dystocia has on severe neonatal and maternal outcomes specific to the type of manoeuvre. Read More

    Effect of obesity on neonatal hypoglycaemia in mothers with gestational diabetes: A comparative study.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Sep 13. Epub 2017 Sep 13.
    School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia.
    Background: Rates of pre-gestational obesity and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are increasing in Australia. While both are established risk factors for neonatal hypoglycaemia, the additive effect of both risks on neonatal hypoglycaemia is not well understood.

    Aims: To determine the influence of obesity on neonatal hypoglycaemia among infants born to GDM mothers. Read More

    The future of robotic-assisted laparoscopic gynaecologic surgery in Australia - A time and a place for everything.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Oct 31;57(5):493-498. Epub 2017 Aug 31.
    Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
    There has been a significant increase in minimally invasive surgery in gynaecology over the last 15 years, with approximately only one-third of hysterectomies for benign disease now performed via laparotomy. While robotic surgery offers considerable technical advantages over conventional laparoscopy and is associated with only a modest learning curve, the improvement in clinical outcomes is marginal and there are several disadvantages. There are increased set-up and operating times, the need to accommodate and maintain large sophisticated equipment, and the requirement for additional training. Read More

    Accuracy of postpartum haemorrhage data in the 2011 Victorian Perinatal Data Collection: Results of a validation study.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Aug 31. Epub 2017 Aug 31.
    Judith Lumley Centre, School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
    Background: The postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) rate in Victoria in 2009 for women having their first birth, based on information reported to the Victorian Perinatal Data Collection (VPDC), was 23.6% (primiparas). Prior to 2009 PPH was collected via a tick box item on the perinatal form. Read More

    Very preterm birth before arrival at hospital.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Aug 30. Epub 2017 Aug 30.
    Clinical Sciences, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.
    Background: Our aim was to report perinatal characteristics of very preterm births before arrival (BBAs) at a hospital, and perinatal and infant mortality rates up to one year, comparing BBAs with births in a hospital.

    Materials And Methods: A population-based cohort study of 22-31 weeks' gestation births in the state of Victoria, Australia from 1990-2009. BBAs were defined as unintentional births at home or on route to hospital. Read More

    Fly Thru imaging: Feasibility study and comparison with outpatient hysteroscopy.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Aug 30. Epub 2017 Aug 30.
    Women's Health and Neonatology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia.
    Background: In the investigation of abnormal uterine bleeding, hysteroscopy with endometrial biopsy is considered the gold standard. Fly Thru™ imaging is a new application used to generate virtual hysteroscopy clips.

    Aims: We aimed to investigate the feasibility and diagnostic accuracy of sonohysterogram with virtual hysteroscopy as an alternative to outpatient diagnostic hysteroscopy. Read More

    Subsequent pregnancy outcome after mid-trimester termination of pregnancy for preeclampsia.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Aug 29. Epub 2017 Aug 29.
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
    Background: In this study we determined the outcome of subsequent pregnancies after termination of pregnancy for preeclampsia, with the purpose of presenting data useful for counselling these women on future pregnancies.

    Study Design: The cohort consisted of 131 women with a history of termination of pregnancy for preeclampsia.

    Results: Data of 79 pregnancies were available for analysis, including 13 women with chronic hypertension and 16 women with thrombophilia. Read More

    Accuracy of second trimester prediction of preterm preeclampsia by three different screening algorithms.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Aug 29. Epub 2017 Aug 29.
    Monash Ultrasound for Women, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.
    Aim: To compare the performance of three different screening methods (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommendations and Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF) algorithm) for second trimester prediction of preeclampsia.

    Methods: This was a prospective non-intervention study in singleton pregnancies, including women attending for second trimester morphologic ultrasound at 19-22 weeks. Maternal characteristics, medical history, mean arterial pressure and mean uterine artery Doppler pulsatility index were recorded and used for risk assessment. Read More

    Chlamydia testing and diagnosis following initiation of long-acting reversible contraception: A retrospective cohort study.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Aug 22. Epub 2017 Aug 22.
    Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand.
    Background: Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) effectively protects against pregnancy but provides no protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

    Aim: To compare rates of chlamydia testing and diagnosis for women initiating long-acting versus oral contraception.

    Materials And Methods: Retrospective cohort study involving data collection for 6160 women initiating post-abortion contraception at a large New Zealand regional public hospital abortion clinic (2009-2012), with chlamydia testing data obtained from the local laboratory during two-year follow up. Read More

    Keeping in time: Issues affecting the sustainability of obstetric emergency simulation training in outer metropolitan, rural and remote centres in Western Australia.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Aug 14. Epub 2017 Aug 14.
    King Edward Memorial Hospital, Perth, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia.
    Background: Obstetric emergency simulation training is an evidence-based intervention for the reduction of perinatal and maternal morbidity. In Western Australia, obstetric emergency training has been run using the In Time course since 2006.

    Aims: The study aimed to determine if the provision of In Time train the trainer courses to outer metro, rural and remote units in Western Australia had led to sustained ongoing training in those units. Read More

    Mode of delivery for singleton extreme preterm breech fetuses: A 10 year retrospective review from a single tertiary obstetric centre.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Aug 11. Epub 2017 Aug 11.
    Clinical Lead Maternal Fetal Medicine Department, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Herston, QLD, Australia.
    Background: Preterm breech delivery is associated with a higher perinatal mortality rate compared with preterm vertex delivery, and some studies suggest caesarean section leads to lower mortality rates. Few studies include infants delivered less than 26 weeks gestation, and where included, results are often not stratified by gestational age. There is also a lack of consistent reporting on neonatal and maternal morbidity outcome measures. Read More

    The Great Divide: Country of birth as a risk factor for obstetric anal sphincter injuries.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Aug 4. Epub 2017 Aug 4.
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
    Background: Obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS) can complicate up to 6% of births and are a major contributor to preventable maternal morbidity. Asian women have a risk of third and fourth degree perineal tears up to four times greater than women of other ethnicities in the same community, but the lack of differentiation of Asian women into regional groups has limited insight into the reasons behind their increased risk.

    Aims: To investigate risk of OASIS associated with country of birth. Read More

    Contribution of maternal age, medical and obstetric history to maternal and perinatal morbidity/mortality for women aged 35 or older.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Aug 4. Epub 2017 Aug 4.
    Clinical and Population Perinatal Health Research, Kolling Institute, Northern Sydney Local Health District, St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia.
    Background: As age is not modifiable, pregnancy risk information based on age alone is unhelpful for older women.

    Aim: To determine severe morbidity/mortality rates for women aged ≥35 years according to maternal profile based on parity, pre-existing medical conditions and prior pregnancy complications, and to assess the independent contribution of age.

    Materials And Methods: Population-based record-linkage study using NSW hospitalisation and birth records 2006-2012. Read More

    Postpartum obstetric red cell transfusion practice: A retrospective study in a tertiary obstetric centre.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Aug 4. Epub 2017 Aug 4.
    The Canberra Hospital, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
    Background: Traditional management of anaemia due to postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) has relied upon salvage therapy with red cell transfusion. Recently published guidance recommends a change in approach toward holistic patient blood management.

    Aims: To determine whether postpartum red cell transfusion practices are consistent with best practice and to identify opportunities for improvement. Read More

    Bereaved parents' experience of care and follow-up after stillbirth in Sydney hospitals.
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2017 Aug 4. Epub 2017 Aug 4.
    RPA Newborn Care, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia.
    Background: Despite stillbirth being identified as one of the most traumatic events a woman can experience, there is a lack of evidence on which to inform best practice in hospital and follow-up care.

    Aims: The aim of this study was to identify which strategies are most valued by parents regarding care following stillbirth in order to improve the support and management of grieving families.

    Method: Mixed methods questionnaires were sent to bereaved participants of the Sydney Stillbirth Study. Read More

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