Jane Susanne Yelland

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There are few population based studies which explore the views immigrant women have of the maternity care they receive in their new homelands. Three hundred and eighteen Vietnamese, Turkish and Filipino women who gave birth in three major city hospitals in Melbourne, Australia were interviewed about their experiences of maternity care. Outcomes and(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate in an Australian study of immigrant women conducted 6-9 months following childbirth (a) the associations of a range of demographic, obstetric, health and social context variables with maternal depression, and (b) women's views of contributing factors in their experiences of depression. DESIGN Three hundred and eighteen(More)
BACKGROUND Whilst the prevalence and correlates of postpartum depression are well established, far less is known about postpartum anxiety. Studies have described the association between socio-demographic factors and postpartum depression, yet few have explored the association between stressors in women's lives around the time of having a baby and maternal(More)
The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) has been widely used to assess maternal depression following childbirth in a range of English speaking countries, and increasingly also in translation in non-English speaking ones. It has performed satisfactorily in most validation studies, has proved easy to administer, is acceptable to women, and rates of(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies of immigrant women's views of maternity care in their new homelands have been conducted. In Victoria, Australia, approximately 1 woman in 7 giving birth was born overseas in a non-English speaking country. This paper examines the views of three groups of immigrant women about the care they received in hospital for the birth of their(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess Filipino, Turkish and Vietnamese women's views about their care during the postnatal hospital stay. DESIGN Interviews were conducted with recent mothers in the language of the women's choice, 6-9 months after birth, by three bilingual interviewers. PARTICIPANTS Three hundred and eighteen women born in the Philippines (107), Turkey(More)
Perinatal depression is an important public health issue, with major consequences for the mother, child and family. Perinatal depression is often associated with anxiety and other mental health and psychosocial issues. The National Perinatal Depression Plan (NPDP) proposes routine screening during pregnancy and after birth, follow-up support for women(More)
BACKGROUND There is growing evidence from Australia and overseas that the care provided in hospital in the early postnatal period is less than ideal for both women and care providers. Many health services face increasing pressure on hospital beds and have limited physical space available to care for mothers and their babies. We aimed to gain a more in-depth(More)
OBJECTIVE to describe the structure and organisation of hospital postnatal care in Victoria, Australia. DESIGN postal survey sent to all public hospitals in Victoria (n=71) and key-informant interviews with midwives and medical practitioners (n=38). SETTING Victoria, Australia. PARTICIPANTS providers of postnatal care in Victorian public hospitals. (More)
BACKGROUND Investment in strategies to promote 'a healthy start to life' has been identified as having the greatest potential to reduce health inequalities across the life course. The aim of this study was to examine social determinants of low birthweight in an Australian population-based birth cohort and consider implications for health policy and health(More)