Journal article

Why validation is not enough: setting the scene for the implementation of the Kimberley Mum’s Mood Scale

This is an exploration of the Kimberley Mum’s Mood Scale (KMMS) to see if it can be clinically used as a culturally appropriate perinatal depression and anxiety screening tool for Aboriginal woman living in the Kimberley.
Report

Pregnancy warning labels on alcoholic beverages: approval report – proposal P1050

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has assessed a proposal to consider a mandatory pregnancy warning label on packaged alcoholic beverages. Evidence demonstrates pregnancy warning labels on packaged alcoholic beverages can raise awareness of the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy and prompt discussion of...
Report

Not pregnant enough? Pregnancy and homelessness

This report outlines the perspectives of 14 women who have had recent experiences of pregnancy and homelessness. The research received approval from the Human Research Ethics Committees of RMIT University, La Trobe University and Launch Housing, and was overseen by a reference group with specialist...
Journal article

‘Having a quiet word’: Yarning with Aboriginal women in the Pilbara region of Western Australia about mental health and mental health screening during the perinatal period

This study explores if it is appropriate to trial and validate the Kimberley Mum’s Mood Scale (KMMS) as a perinatal depression and anxiety screening tool with Aboriginal women in the Pilbara. Yarning as a methodology was used to guide interviews with 15 Aboriginal women in...
Report

Congenital heart disease in Australia

Globally, congenital heart disease affects around 9 in every 1,000 babies born. In Australia, a large number of children, young people and adults live with congenital heart disease. This report presents latest statistics and trends on the incidence of congenital heart disease, and on hospitalisation...
Report

How can we better reach women and girls in crises?

This report proposes an approach to ensure that the extensive capacities of the U.S. government in the areas of maternal health, reproductive health, family plan­ning, and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response are no longer left on the sidelines in crisis response and recovery.
Report

Pregnancy and homelessness: service responses

This research sought to better understand data collection processes for homeless pregnant women and how homeless services can better engage with this group.
Report

National Core Maternity Indicators 2017: summary report

The National Core Maternity Indicators (NCMIs) present information on measures of clinical activity and outcomes to assist in improving the quality of maternity services in Australia by establishing baseline data for monitoring and evaluating practice change.
Report

Better together: supporting perinatal and infant mental health services

This project maps how services in the cities of Wanneroo/Joondalup interact to enhance the quality of perinatal and infant mental health services. The project aims to improve the system's responsiveness to the social wellbeing and mental health needs of families with infants and young children...
Position paper

Birthing on Country position statement

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have been advocating for many years that Birthing on Country will improve maternal and infant outcomes because of the integral connection between birthing, land (country) and place of belonging.