Published Papers

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, 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.

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, Patten SB, Tough SC, & Chaput KH. (2020). Maternal chronic disease and breastfeeding outcomes: a Canadian population-based study. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal Neonatal Medicine.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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

Scime NV. (2017). Supporting breastfeeding during humanitarian emergencies. University of Western Ontario Medical Journal, 86(1), 12-13. [Medical Student Journal]

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.

Scime NV. (2016). Promoting a healthy microbiome in preterm infants. Health Science Inquiry, 7(1), 19-20. [Graduate Student Journal]

Hanna AD & Scime NV. (2016). Physical activity versus metformin for increasing insulin sensitivity in children and adolescents at-risk for type 2 diabetes. University of Western Ontario Medical Journal; 85(2), 26-28. [Medical Student Journal]

Scime NV. (2016). Antidepressant use during pregnancy: Current attitudes and knowledge translation efforts. University of Western Ontario Medical Journal, 85(1), 11-13. [Medical Student Journal]

Selected Works In Progress

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

Scime NV, Brown HK, Metcalfe A, & Brennand EA. Prevalence of hysterectomy by self-reported disability among Canadian women: findings from a national cross-sectional survey. 

Scime NV, Hetherington E, Metcalfe A, Chaput KH, Dumanski SM, Seow C, & Brennand EA. Association between chronic conditions and urinary incontinence in women: A population-based cross-sectional analysis.