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UNLABELLED Objective. To investigate the prevalence and nature of lumbo-pelvic pain (LPP), that is experienced by women in the lumbar and/or sacro-iliac area and/or symphysis pubis during pregnancy. Design. Cross-sectional, descriptive study. Setting. An Australian public hospital antenatal clinic. SAMPLE POPULATION Women in their third trimester of(More)
BACKGROUND Moxibustion (a type of Chinese medicine which involves burning a herb close to the skin) has been used to correct a breech presentation. Evidence of effectiveness and safety from systematic reviews is encouraging although significant heterogeneity has been found among trials. We assessed the feasibility of conducting a randomised controlled trial(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the risk profile of women giving birth in private and public hospitals and the rate of obstetric intervention during birth compared with previous published rates from a decade ago. DESIGN Population-based descriptive study. SETTING New South Wales, Australia. PARTICIPANTS 691 738 women giving birth to a singleton baby during the(More)
BACKGROUND There are mixed reports in the literature about obstetric intervention and maternal and neonatal outcomes for migrant women born in resource rich countries. The aim of this study was to compare the risk profile, rates of obstetric intervention and selected maternal and perinatal outcomes for low risk women born in Australia compared to those born(More)
BACKGROUND Severe perineal trauma occurs in 0.5-10% of vaginal births and can result in significant morbidity including pain, dyspareunia and faecal incontinence. The aim of this study is to determine the risk of recurrence, subsequent mode of birth and morbidity for women who experienced severe perineal trauma during their first birth in New South Wales(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the rates of obstetric intervention and associated perinatal mortality and morbidity in the first 28 days among low-risk women giving birth in private and public hospitals in NSW (2000-2008). DESIGN Linked data population-based retrospective cohort study involving five data sets. SETTING New South Wales, Australia. PARTICIPANTS(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence is emerging that women's poor oral health and health practices during pregnancy are associated with poor oral health in their children and potentially an increased risk of pre-term or low-birth weight infants. METHODS/DESIGN The Midwifery Initiated Oral Health-Dental Service (MIOH-DS) trial is a three arm multicentre randomised(More)
BACKGROUND Studies report mixed findings about rates of both exclusive and partial breastfeeding amongst women who are migrants or refugees in high income countries. It is important to understand the beliefs and experiences that impact on migrant and refugee women's infant feeding decisions in order to appropriately support women to breastfeed in a new(More)
BACKGROUND The outcomes for women who give birth in hospital compared with at home are the subject of ongoing debate. We aimed to determine whether a retrospective linked data study using routinely collected data was a viable means to compare perinatal and maternal outcomes and interventions in labour by planned place of birth at the onset of labour in one(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine trends and risk factors for severe perineal trauma between 2000 and 2008. DESIGN This was a population-based data study. SETTING New South Wales, Australia. PARTICIPANTS 510 006 women giving birth to a singleton baby during the period 2000-2008. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Rates of severe perineal trauma between 2000 and 2008 and(More)