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Breastfeeding & Infant Feeding

Singh J, Scime NV, Chaput KH. (2022). Association of Cesarean delivery and breastfeeding difficulties during the delivery hospitalization: a community-based cohort of women and full-term infants in Alberta, Canada. Canadian Journal of Public Health.

Bruney T, Scime NV, Madubueze A, & Chaput KH. (2022). Systematic Review of the Evidence for Resolution of Common Breastfeeding Problems–Ankyloglossia (Tongue Tie). Acta Paediatrica.

Scime NV, Patten SB, Tough SC, & Chaput KH. (2022). Maternal chronic disease and breastfeeding outcomes: a Canadian population-based study. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal Neonatal Medicine.

Scime NV, Metcalfe A, Nettel-Aguirre A, Tough SC, & Chaput KH. (2021). Association of prenatal medical risk with breastfeeding outcomes up to 12 months in the All Our Families community-based birth cohort. International Breastfeeding Journal.

Scime NV, Lee S, Jain M, Metcalfe A, & Chaput KH. (2021). A scoping review of breastfeeding among women with chronic diseases. Breastfeeding Medicine.

Scime NV & Burke SM. (2018). An environmental scan of breastfeeding resources in Canadian neonatal intensive care units. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing.

Pelvic Floor Disorders & Surgery

Knox E, Ramage K, Scime NV, Brennand E & Ducey A. (2022). A qualitative study of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women desiring pelvic organ prolapse surgery in Alberta. Health & Social Care in the Community. *HUPPS Study

Ramage K, Ducey A, Scime NV, Knox E, & Brennand E. (2022). “Broken” – how identities as women, mothers and partners are intertwined with the experience of living with and seeking treatment for pelvic organ prolapse. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.*HUPPS Study


Carter Ramirez A, Scime NV, Brennand EA. (2022). Development of symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse over 10 years of mid-life follow-up is affected by occupational lifting and/or pushing for parous women. Maturitas.

Cummings S, Ramage K, Scime NV, Ahmed S, & Brennand EA. (2022). Gender expression is associated with selection of uterine preservation or hysterectomy for pelvic organ prolapse surgery: Novel methodology for sex- and gender-based analysis in gynecologic research. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. *HUPPS Study

Scime NV, Hetherington E, Metcalfe A, Chaput KH, Dumanski SM, Seow CH, & Brennand EA. (2022). Association between chronic conditions and urinary incontinence in females: a cross-sectional study using national survey data. CMAJ Open.

Edwards A, Carter Ramirez A, Scime NV, Kim-Fine S, & Brennand EA. (2022). Does size matter? Opioid use after laparoscopy for apical pelvic organ prolapse using an 8mm versus 10-12mm accessory port. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology.*HUPPS Study

Scime NV, Brown HK, Metcalfe A, & Brennand EA. (2021). Prevalence of hysterectomy by self-reported disability among Canadian women: findings from a national cross-sectional survey. Women’s Health Reports.

Shah FI, Ramage K, Scime NV, Brennand EA, & Walker LM. (2021). Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) takes up space in the bedroom: A mixed methods exploration of the circular sexual response cycle in women with POP. Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. *HUPPS Study

Scime NV, Ramage K & Brennand EA. (2021). Protocol for a prospective multi-site cohort study investigating hysterectomy versus uterine preservation for pelvic organ prolapse surgery: The HUPPS study. BMJ Open.*HUPPS Study

Menopausal Health

Scime NV, Shea AK, Faris PD, & Brennand EA. (2022). Association of lifetime lactation and age at natural menopause: A prospective cohort study. Menopause.

Scime NV, Shea AK, Faris PD, & Brennand EA. (2022). Impact of lifetime lactation on the risk and duration of frequent vasomotor symptoms: A longitudinal dose-response analysis. BJOG: British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

Pediatric & Perinatal Epidemiology

Brown HK, Barrett K, & Scime NV. (2022). Perinatal mental illness and subsequent autoimmune disease risk: Systematic review of current evidence and avenues for future research. Frontiers in Neuroendcrinology.

Hetherington E, Adhikari K, Scime NV & Metcalfe A. (2021). Cesarean deliveries among immigrant and Canadian-born women in a representative community population in Canada: A retrospective cohort study. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Canada.

Scime NV, Hetherington E, Tomfohr-Madsen L, Nettel-Aguirre A, Chaput KH, & Tough SC. (2021). Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and child development at 36 months in the All Our Families prospective cohort study. PLOS One.

Zanoni P, Scime NV, Benzies KM, Mrklas K, McNeil DA, & The Alberta FICare©™ in Level II NICU Study Team. (2021). Facilitators and barriers to implementation of Alberta family integrated care (FICare) in level II neonatal intensive care units: a qualitative process evaluation substudy of a multicentre cluster-randomised controlled trial using the consolidated framework for implementation research. BMJ Open.

Joseph KS, John S, Boutin A, Scime NV, Chaput KH, Muraca G, Razaz N, Sabr Y, Lisonkova S, & Dendukuri N. (2020). Modern obstetrics: Beyond early delivery for fetal or maternal compromise. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM.

Scime NV, Gavarkovs AG, & Chaput KH. (2019). The effect of skin-to-skin care on postpartum depression among mothers of preterm or low birth weight infants: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders.

Scime NV, Chaput KH, Faris P, Quan H, Tough SC, & Metcalfe A. (2019). Pregnancy complications and preterm live births according to maternal age group: a population-based study of delivery hospitalizations in Alberta. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. This manuscript was subsequently covered in an article on Contemporary OB/GYN.

Scime NV, Swansburg RM, Kromm SK, Metcalfe A, Leitch D, & Chaput KH. (2019). National analysis of risk assessment content in prenatal records across Canada. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing.

Various Health Promotion Topics

Elliott C & Scime NV. (2019). Nutrient Profiling and Child-Targeted Supermarket Foods: Assessing a “Made in Canada” Policy Approach. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Burke SM, Tomasone JR, Scime NV, Ma JK, Harden SM, Wolfe DL, & The SCIRE Research Team. (2018). Physical activity self-management interventions for adults with spinal cord injury: Part 2–Exploring the generalizability of findings from research to practice. Psychology of Sport and Exercise.

Tomasone JR, Flood SM, Ma JK, Scime NV, Burke SM, Sleeth L, Marrocco S, & The SCIRE Research Team. (2018). Physical activity self-management interventions for adults with spinal cord injury: Part 1 – Use and effectiveness of behavior change techniques. Psychology of Sport and Exercise.

Scime NV, Bartlett DJ, Brunton LK, & Palisano RJ. (2017). Parents’ experiences and perceptions when classifying their children with cerebral palsy: Recommendations for service providers. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics.

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