Della A Forster

Summary

Affiliation: La Trobe University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Staffing in postnatal units: is it adequate for the provision of quality care? Staff perspectives from a state-wide review of postnatal care in Victoria, Australia
    Della A Forster
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 251 Faraday St, Carlton 3053, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:83. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Individualised, flexible postnatal care: a feasibility study for a randomised controlled trial
    Della A Forster
    Judith Lumely Centre, La Trobe University, 215 Franklin St, Melbourne, 3000, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:569. 2014
  3. pmc Study protocol: Asking QUestions about Alcohol in pregnancy (AQUA): a longitudinal cohort study of fetal effects of low to moderate alcohol exposure
    Evelyne Muggli
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, The Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, 3052, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:302. 2014
  4. pmc Birthplace in New South Wales, Australia: an analysis of perinatal outcomes using routinely collected data
    Caroline S E Homer
    Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Faculty of Health Level 7, University of Technology, 235 253 Jones St, Broadway, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:206. 2014
  5. pmc Ringing Up about Breastfeeding: a randomised controlled trial exploring early telephone peer support for breastfeeding (RUBY) - trial protocol
    Della A Forster
    Judith Lumley Centre formerly Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 215 Franklin Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:177. 2014
  6. doi request reprint Diabetes and antenatal milk expressing: a pilot project to inform the development of a randomised controlled trial
    Della A Forster
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 324 328 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Australia
    Midwifery 27:209-14. 2011
  7. pmc The early postnatal period: exploring women's views, expectations and experiences of care using focus groups in Victoria, Australia
    Della A Forster
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 324 328 Lt Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 8:27. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Women's views and experiences of breast feeding: positive, negative or just good for the baby?
    Della A Forster
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 324 328 Lt Lonsdale St, Melbourne 3000, Australia
    Midwifery 26:116-25. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint The use of folic acid and other vitamins before and during pregnancy in a group of women in Melbourne, Australia
    Della A Forster
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 324 328 Lt Lonsdale St, Melbourne 3000, Australia
    Midwifery 25:134-46. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding initiation and birth setting practices: a review of the literature
    Della A Forster
    Royal Women s Hospital, Carlton, Australia
    J Midwifery Womens Health 52:273-80. 2007

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Publications28

  1. pmc Staffing in postnatal units: is it adequate for the provision of quality care? Staff perspectives from a state-wide review of postnatal care in Victoria, Australia
    Della A Forster
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 251 Faraday St, Carlton 3053, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:83. 2006
    ..This paper focuses on the impact of staffing issues on the provision of quality postnatal care from the perspective of care providers...
  2. doi request reprint Individualised, flexible postnatal care: a feasibility study for a randomised controlled trial
    Della A Forster
    Judith Lumely Centre, La Trobe University, 215 Franklin St, Melbourne, 3000, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:569. 2014
    ..We explored whether a tertiary maternity service could provide flexible, individualised early postnatal care for women in a dynamic and timely manner, and if this approach was acceptable to women...
  3. pmc Study protocol: Asking QUestions about Alcohol in pregnancy (AQUA): a longitudinal cohort study of fetal effects of low to moderate alcohol exposure
    Evelyne Muggli
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, The Royal Children s Hospital, Parkville, 3052, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:302. 2014
    ..There is a need for research evidence emphasizing timing and dosage of PAE and its effects on child development...
  4. pmc Birthplace in New South Wales, Australia: an analysis of perinatal outcomes using routinely collected data
    Caroline S E Homer
    Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Faculty of Health Level 7, University of Technology, 235 253 Jones St, Broadway, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:206. 2014
    ....
  5. pmc Ringing Up about Breastfeeding: a randomised controlled trial exploring early telephone peer support for breastfeeding (RUBY) - trial protocol
    Della A Forster
    Judith Lumley Centre formerly Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 215 Franklin Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:177. 2014
    ..We aim to determine whether proactive telephone peer support during the postnatal period increases the proportion of infants who are breastfed at six months, replicating a trial previously found to be effective in Canada...
  6. doi request reprint Diabetes and antenatal milk expressing: a pilot project to inform the development of a randomised controlled trial
    Della A Forster
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 324 328 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Australia
    Midwifery 27:209-14. 2011
    ..g. causing premature birth may be a concern. A pilot study was undertaken to establish the feasibility of conducting an adequately powered randomised controlled trial to evaluate this practice...
  7. pmc The early postnatal period: exploring women's views, expectations and experiences of care using focus groups in Victoria, Australia
    Della A Forster
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 324 328 Lt Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 8:27. 2008
    ..We aimed to gain a more in-depth understanding of women's views, expectations and experiences of early postnatal care...
  8. doi request reprint Women's views and experiences of breast feeding: positive, negative or just good for the baby?
    Della A Forster
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 324 328 Lt Lonsdale St, Melbourne 3000, Australia
    Midwifery 26:116-25. 2010
    ..to explore women's views and experiences of breast feeding, regardless of whether or not they breast fed, or length of breast feeding...
  9. ncbi request reprint The use of folic acid and other vitamins before and during pregnancy in a group of women in Melbourne, Australia
    Della A Forster
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 324 328 Lt Lonsdale St, Melbourne 3000, Australia
    Midwifery 25:134-46. 2009
    ..to explore the use of folic acid and other vitamin supplements before and during pregnancy, including type, dosage and form; who recommended supplement use and for what reason; and women's understanding of why they took folic acid...
  10. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding initiation and birth setting practices: a review of the literature
    Della A Forster
    Royal Women s Hospital, Carlton, Australia
    J Midwifery Womens Health 52:273-80. 2007
    ..Single strategies are unlikely to increase breastfeeding initiation as stand-alone measures...
  11. pmc Exploring implementation and sustainability of models of care: can theory help?
    Della A Forster
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 215 Franklin Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:S8. 2011
    ....
  12. pmc A statewide review of postnatal care in private hospitals in Victoria, Australia
    Jo Anne Rayner
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 324 328 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne Victoria, 3000, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:26. 2010
    ..This provides a more complete overview of the organisational structures and processes in postnatal care in all Victorian hospitals from the perspective of care providers...
  13. pmc COSMOS: COmparing Standard Maternity care with one-to-one midwifery support: a randomised controlled trial
    Helen L McLachlan
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 324 328 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 8:35. 2008
    ..This paper presents the trial protocol in detail...
  14. doi request reprint Women's views of postnatal care in the context of the increasing pressure on postnatal beds in Australia
    Helen L McLachlan
    La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
    Women Birth 22:128-33. 2009
    ..We aimed to explore the views of women and their partners regarding a number of theoretical postnatal care 'packages' that could provide an alternative approach to early postnatal care...
  15. doi request reprint Care providers' views and experiences of postnatal care in private hospitals in Victoria, Australia
    Jo Anne Rayner
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria 3086, Australia
    Midwifery 29:622-7. 2013
    ..This study aimed to gain a further understanding of this by exploring care providers' views and experiences of postnatal care in private hospitals...
  16. doi request reprint Addressing the midwifery workforce crisis: evaluating an employment model for undergraduate midwifery students at a tertiary maternity hospital in Melbourne, Australia
    Helen L McLachlan
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
    Women Birth 24:173-9. 2011
    ..This study explored the pilot employment model from the perspective of the SMW_Div2 and hospital midwives...
  17. ncbi request reprint Is the organisation and structure of hospital postnatal care a barrier to quality care? Findings from a state-wide review in Victoria, Australia
    Helen L McLachlan
    Clinical School of Midwifery and Neonatal Nursing Studies, La Trobe University, 3086, Australia
    Midwifery 24:358-70. 2008
    ..to describe the structure and organisation of hospital postnatal care in Victoria, Australia...
  18. pmc A descriptive study of mastitis in Australian breastfeeding women: incidence and determinants
    Lisa H Amir
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Public Health 7:62. 2007
    ....
  19. pmc Prevalence and outcomes of breast milk expressing in women with healthy term infants: a systematic review
    Helene M Johns
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:212. 2013
    ....
  20. pmc Safety and efficacy of antenatal milk expressing for women with diabetes in pregnancy: protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Della A Forster
    Judith Lumley Centre formerly Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Royal Women s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    BMJ Open 4:e006571. 2014
    ..Secondary outcomes include birth gestation, breastfeeding outcomes and economic impact...
  21. pmc Australian women's use of complementary and alternative medicines to enhance fertility: exploring the experiences of women and practitioners
    Jo Anne Rayner
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 324 328 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
    BMC Complement Altern Med 9:52. 2009
    ..It is likely that CAM use for fertility enhancement will also increase, however this is not known. This paper reports on an exploratory study of women's use of CAM for fertility enhancement...
  22. pmc Supporting breastfeeding In Local Communities (SILC): protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Helen L McLachlan
    Judith Lumley Centre formerly Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic, 3000, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:346. 2014
    ..This trial will evaluate two community-based interventions to increase breastfeeding duration in Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Victoria, Australia...
  23. doi request reprint Lived experience of gestational diabetes mellitus among immigrant South Asian women in Australia
    Mridula Bandyopadhyay
    Mother and Child Health Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 51:360-4. 2011
    ..Despite the higher rates of GDM in this group, there are no studies of their experiences of living with GDM in Australia or elsewhere...
  24. doi request reprint Identifying and supporting women with psychosocial issues during the postnatal period: evaluating an educational intervention for midwives using a before-and-after survey
    Helen L McLachlan
    Mother and Child Health Research, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
    Midwifery 27:723-30. 2011
    ..This study aimed to evaluate an advanced communication skills education package for midwives caring for women during the postnatal period...
  25. doi request reprint Comparing satisfaction and burnout between caseload and standard care midwives: findings from two cross-sectional surveys conducted in Victoria, Australia
    Michelle S Newton
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Vic, 3086, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:426. 2014
    ..This study explored midwives' attitudes to their professional role, and also measured burnout in caseload midwives compared to standard care midwives at two sites in Victoria, Australia with newly introduced caseload midwifery models...