Research Interests

Our research program examines two prevalent, serious and inter-related conditions that are impacting both pregnant women and their infants in Canada:

  1. Excess maternal pre-pregnancy weight and excess weight gain during pregnancy
  2. Preterm birth

Team Publications

Underlined names are those of trainees on the team.

1. Sarah D McDonald, Zhijie Michael Yu, Sherry van Blyderveen, Louis Schmidt, Wendy Sword, Meredith Vanstone, Anne Biringer, Helen McDonald, Joseph Beyene. “Prediction of excess pregnancy weight gain using psychological, physical, and social predictors: A validated model in a prospective cohort study”. PLOS ONE. June 2020;15(6): e0233774. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0233774.

2. Feng YY, Korale-Liyanage S, Jarde A, McDonald SD. “Psychological or educational eHealth interventions on depression, anxiety or stress following preterm birth: systematic review”. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology 2020 Apr 26:1-13. doi: 10.1080/02646838.2020.1750576. [Epub ahead of print]

3. Howard Berger, Nir Melamed, Beth Murray-Davis, Haroon Hasan, Karizma Mawjee, Jon Barrett, Sarah D McDonald, Michael Geary, Joel G Ray. “Impact of Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension on Preterm Birth: Population-based Study.” PLOS One.. 2020 Mar;15(3): doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0228743 (Also: SSRN’s First Look; Preprints with the Lancet. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3373850 April 17, 2019.) CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. ( (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and I contributed to this study’s methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

4. Ninan Kiran, Morfaw Frederick, Murphy Kellie E, Beyene Joseph, McDonald Sarah D. “Neonatal and maternal outcomes of lower vs. standard doses of antenatal corticosteroids for women at risk of preterm birth: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.” Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (JOGC). In Press, Journal Pre-proof published online March 26, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogc.2020.02.127

5. Beth Murray-Davis, Howard Berger, Nir Melamed, Karizma Mawjee, Maisah Syed, Jon Barrett, Joel G Ray, Michael Geary, Sarah D McDonald, & for DOH-NET (Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension in Pregnancy Research Network). “Gestational weight gain counselling practices among different antenatal health care providers: a qualitative grounded theory study.” BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2020 Feb;20:102. doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-020-2791-8. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and I contributed to this study’s methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

6. Isayama T, O’Reilly D, Beyene J, Lee SK, Shah PS, Guttmann A, McDonald SD. “Admissions and Emergency Visits by Late Preterm Singletons and Twins in the First 5 Years: A Population-Based Cohort Study.” American Journal of Perinatology. 2019 Dec 31. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-3402718. [Epub ahead of print]

7. Alexander Jarde, Yu Yang Feng, Kristen Asia Viaje, Prakesh S Shah, Sarah Diana McDonald. “Vaginal birth vs caesarean section for extremely preterm vertex infants: a systematic review and meta-analyses.” Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2019 Dec 24. doi: 10.1007/s00404-019-05417-0. [Epub ahead of print].

8. Luseadra Mckerracher, Deborah Sloboda, Christina Moffat, Beth Murray-Davis, Sarah D McDonald, Stephanie Atkinson, Meghan McConnell. “Knowledge about the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease is independently associated with variation in diet quality during pregnancy”. Maternal & Child Nutrition.2020 Apr;16(2):e12891. doi: 10.1111/mcn.12891. Epub 2019 Dec 12 (Role: I contributed to the methodology, and gave comments to edit the manuscript.)

9. Meghan Brown, Nir Melamed, Beth Murray-Davis, Haroon Hassan, Karizma Mawjee, Jon Barrett, Sarah D McDonald, Joel G Ray, Michael Geary, Howard Berger. “Timing of delivery in women with pre-pregnancy diabetes mellitus: a population-based study.” BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care 2019;7:e000758. doi: 10.1136/bmjdrc-2019-000758. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and I contributed to this study’s methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

10. Dalton R. Budhram, Daniel Shi, Sarah D. McDonald, Stephen D. Walter. “The crossover design for studies of infertility employing in-vitro fertilization: a methodological review” Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications.2019 Dec;16: doi: 10.1016/j.conctc.2019.100426. Epub 2019 Aug 21 (Role: I contributed to the methodology, and gave comments to edit the manuscript.)

11. Koon K. Teo, Talha Rafiq, Sonia S. Anand, Karleen M. Schulze, Salim Yusf, Sarah D. McDonald, Gita Wahi, Nora Abdalla, Dipika Desai, Stephanie A. Atkinson, Katherine M. Morrison. “Associations of cardiometabolic outcomes with indices of obesity in children aged 5 years and younger” PLoS ONE. 2019 Jul 5;14(7): e0218816. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0218816. eCollection 2019. (Role: I contributed to the methodology, and gave comments to edit the manuscript.)

12. Siavash Maghsoudlou, Joseph Beyene, Zhijie Michael Yu, Sarah McDonald. “Phenotypic classification of preterm birth among multiparous women: a population-based cohort study” Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada (JOGC). 2019 Jul 4. pii: S1701-2163(19)30305-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2019.03.015. [Epub ahead of print] Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Program Operating Grant (FRN151520)

13. Siavash Maghsoudlou, Zhijie Michael Yu, Joseph Beyene, Sarah McDonald. “Phenotypic classification of preterm birth among nulliparous women: a population-based cohort study” Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada (JOGC). 2019 Apr 30. pii: S1701-2163(19)30076-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2019.02.005. [Epub ahead of print]. Hamilton Academic Health Sciences Organization (HAHSO) Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) Alternate Funding Plan (AFP) Innovation Fund (HAH-16-07)

14. Beth Murray-Davis, Howard Berger, Nir Melamed, Haroon Hasan, Karizma Mawjee, Maisah Syed, Joel G. Ray, Michael Geary, Jon Barrett J, Sarah D. McDonald; for the Diabetes, Obesity, and Hypertension in Pregnancy Research Network and Southern Ontario Obstetrical Network investigators. “Weight gain during pregnancy: Does the antenatal care provider make a difference? A retrospective cohort study.” CMAJ Open. 2019 Apr 23;7(2):E289-E293. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20180116. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and I contributed to this study’s methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

15. Moramarco V, Liyanage SK, Ninan K, Mukerji A, McDonald SD. “Classical Caesarean: What are the maternal and infant risks compared to low transverse caesarean, and subsequent uterine rupture risks? A systematic review and meta-analysis.” Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (JOGC). 2019 Apr 16. pii: S1701-2163(19)30090-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2019.02.015. [Epub ahead of print].

16. Ram, M., Berger, H., Ray, J. G., Lipworth, H., Geary, M., McDonald, S. D., Murray-Davis, B., Riddell, C., Hasan, H., Barrett, J., & Melamed, N. for the Diabetes, Obesity, and Hypertension in Pregnancy Research Network and Southern Ontario Obstetrical Network investigators. “The relationship between maternal body mass index and pregnancy outcomes in twin pregnancies.” International Journal of Obesity. 2019 Apr 16. doi: 10.1038/s41366-019-0362-8. [Epub ahead of print]. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and I contributed to this study’s methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

17. Alexander Nikolas MacLellan, Christy G. Woolcott, Mary Margaret Brown, Linda Dodds, Sarah D. McDonald, Stefan Khule. Caesarean Delivery and Healthcare Utilization and Costs in the Offspring: A Retrospective Cohort Study.” The Journal of Pediatrics. 2019 Jun;209:61-67.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.02.031. Epub 2019 Apr 2. (Role: As the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important confounding variables and how to deal with them, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

18. Howard Berger, Nir Melamed, Beth Murray Davis, Haroon Hasan, Karizma Mawjee, Jon Barrett, Sarah D. McDonald, Michael Geary, Joel G. Ray on behalf of the Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension in Pregnancy Research Network (DOH-NET) and the Southern Ontario Obstetrical Network (SOON) Investigators. “Prevalence of Pre-Pregnancy Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension in Canada” Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada (JOGC). 2019 Nov;41(11):1579-1588.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2019.01.020. Epub 2019 Mar 23. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and I contributed to this study’s methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

19. Jarde, A., Lutsiv, O., Beyene, J., McDonald, S.D. “Vaginal progesterone, oral progesterone, 17-OHPC, cerclage and pessary for preventing preterm birth in at-risk singleton pregnancies: a systematic review and network meta-analysis.” British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (BJOG). 2019 Apr;126(5):556-567. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.15566. Epub 2018 Dec 29. (This research was chosen by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Dissemination Centre to be summarized as an NIHR Signal for its high quality design and relevance to UK decision makers. The NHS uses NIHR Signals as a way to encourage Knowledge Translation of key research. NIHR Signal: “Updated evidence on progesterone to prevent preterm birth in at-risk pregnancies.” NIHR Discover Portal. 2019 Feb 26. doi: 10.3310/signal-000739 (https://doi.org/10.3310/signal-000739)). May 1, 2020 BJOG advised this was one of the top downloaded articles.

20. Stefan Kuhle, Adam Muir, Christy Woolcott, Mary Brown, Sarah McDonald, Mohamed Abdolell, and Linda Dodds. “Maternal pre-pregnancy obesity and health care utilization and costs in the offspring” International Journal of Obesity. 2019 Apr;43(4):735-743. doi: 10.1038/s41366-018-0149-3. Epub 2018 Jul 13. (Role: As the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important confounding variables and how to deal with them, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

21. Shilian Liu, Wee-Shian Chan, Joel G Ray, Michael S Kramer, KS Joseph, for the Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System (Public Health Agency of Canada). “Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease in Pregnancy: Incidence, Temporal Trends, and Risk Factors.” Stroke. 2019 Jan;50(1):13-20. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.118.023118. Epub 2018 Nov 21. (Role: I contributed to the methodology, and gave comments to edit the manuscript.)

22. Marinela Grabovac M, Anne Mary Lewis-Mikhael, Sarah D. McDonald. “Interventions to Try to Prevent Preterm Birth in Women With a History of Conization: A Systematic Review and Meta-analyses.” Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (JOGC). 2019 Jan;41(1):76-88.e7. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogc.2018.04.026. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

23. Liran Hiersch, Howard Berger, Rania Okby, Joel G Ray, Michael Geary, Sarah D McDonald, Beth Murray-Davis, Catherine Riddell, Ilana Halperin, Haroon Hasan, Jon Barrett, Nir Melamed; for DOH-NET (Diabetes, Obseity and Hypertension in Pregnacy Research Network) and SOON (Southern Ontario Obstetrtical Network) Investigators. “Gestational Diabetes Mellitus is Associated with Adverse Outcomes in Twin Pregnancies.” The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG). 2019 Jan;220(1):102.e1-102.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2018.10.027. Epub 2018 Oct 25. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. . (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and I contributed to this study’s methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

24. Elizabeth L. Stockley, Joseph Y. Ting, John C. Kingdom, Sarah D. McDonald, Jon F. Barrett, Anne R. Synnes, Luis Monterossa, Prakesh S. Shah, Canadian Neonatal Network, Canadian Neonatal Follow-up Network, Canadian Preterm Birth Network Investigators. “Intrapartum magnesium sulphate is associated with neuroprotection in growth-restricted fetuses.” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2018 Dec;219(6):606.e1-606.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2018.09.010. Epub 2018 Sep 18. (Role:  Co-investigator on grant, and I contributed to this study’s methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

25. McDonald SD, Woolcott C, Chapinal N, Guo Y, Murphy P, Dzakpasu S. “Interprovincial variation in pre-pregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain and their impact on neonatal birth weight with respect to small and large for gestational age.” Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2018 Oct 12;109(4):527-538. doi: 10.17269/s41997-018-0086-x. Epub 2018 Sep 6.

26. Maya Ram., Howard Berger, Michael Geary, Sarah D. McDonald, Beth Murray-Davis, Catherine Riddell, Haroon Hasan, Jon Barrett, Nir Melamed, for the Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension in Pregnancy Network (DOH-NET) and the Southern Ontario Obstetrical Network (SOON) Investigators, “Timing of Delivery in Women with Chronic Hypertension” Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2018 Sep;132(3):669-677. doi: 1097/AOG.0000000000002800. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and I contributed to this study’s methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

27. Abdul Razak, Waseemoddin Patel, Naveed Durrani, Sarah D. McDonald, Thuva Vanniyasingam, Lehana Thabane, Prakesh S. Shah, Amit Mukerji. “Neonatal respiratory outcomes in pregnancy induced hypertension: introducing a novel index.” Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicince. 2018 Sep 6:1-8. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2018.1498836. [Epub ahead of print]. (Role: As the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important confounding variables and how to deal with them, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

28. Liran Hiersch, Howard Berger, Rania Okby, Joel G. Ray, Michael Geary, Sarah D. McDonald, Beth Murray-Davis, Catherine Riddell, Ilana Halperin, Haroon Hasan, Jon Barrett, Nir Melamed, for DOH-NET (Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension in Pregnancy Research Network) and SOON (Southern Ontario Obstetrical Network) Investigators “Incidence and risk factors for gestational diabetes mellitus in twin versus singleton pregnancies” Archives of Gynaecology and Obstetrics. 2018 Sep;298(3):579-587. doi: 1007/s00404-018-4847-9. Epub 2018 Jul 3. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and I contributed to this study’s methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

29. Maheer Faden, Sarah D McDonald, Prakeshkumar S Shah, Amit Mukerji. “Impact of antenatal corticosteroids in preterm neonates based on maternal body mass index.” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.2018Jul;38(7):813-819. doi: 10.1038/s41372-018-0105-z. Epub 2018 Apr 20. (Role: As the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

30. Sarah D. McDonald, Kristen A. Viaje, Rebecca A. Rooney, Alexander Jarde, Lucia Giglia, Cynthia V. Maxwell, David Small, Tracy Pearce Kelly, Lisa Sabatino, Lehana Thabane. “A Clinical Carepath for Obese Pregnant Women: A Pragmatic Pilot Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.” The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine.2018 Jun 6:1-8. doi:10.1080/14767058.2018.1478957. [Epub ahead of print].

31. Yu Yang Feng, Alexander Jarde, Ye Rin Seo, Anne Powell, Nwachuksu Nwebube, Sarah D. McDonald. “What interventions are being used to prevent preterm birth and when?” Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada.2018 May;40(5):547-554. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2017.08.036. Epub 2018 Jan 4. 

32. M Grabovac, JN Karim, T Isayama, S Korale Liyanage, SD McDonald. “What is the safest mode of birth for extremely preterm breech singleton infants who are actively resuscitated? A systematic review and meta-analyses.” British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (BJOG). 2018 May;125(6):652-663. doi:10.1111/1471-0528.14938. Epub 2017 Sep 18. (This publication was deemed by the Editor to be of such importance that they decided to include a debate about it Carlos A Carreno, Suneet P Chauhan. “Caesarean section is the safest mode of delivery for extremely preterm breech singleton infants, FOR: Caesarean delivery of extremely preterm breech singletons” 2018;125(6):665. https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.15037, and Robert M Silver “Caesarean section is the safest mode of delivery for extremely preterm breech singleton infants, AGAINST: Caesarean section is not the safest for extremely preterm breech.” BJOG. 2018;125(6):666. https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.15036. (This research was chosen by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Dissemination Centre to be summarized as an NIHR Signal for its high quality design and relevance to UK decision makers. The NHS uses NIHR Signals as a way to encourage Knowledge Translation of key research.) https://discover.dc.nihr.ac.uk/portal/search/signals

33. Li, S. Robiou-du-Pont, S.S. Anand, K.M. Morrison, S.D. McDonald, S.`A. Atkinson, K.K. Teo, and D. Meyre. “Parental and child genetic contributions to obesity traits in early life based on 83 loci validated in adults: the FAMILY study.” Pediatric Obesity. 2018 Mar;13:133-140. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12205. Epub 2016 Dec 23. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

34. Prakesh S Shah, Sarah D McDonald, Jon Barrett, Anne Synnes, Kate Robson, Jonathan Foster, Jean-Charles Pasquier, KS Joseph, Bruno Piedboeuf, Thierry Lacaze-Masmonteil, Karel O’Brien, Sandesh Shivananda, Nils Chaillet, Petros Pechlivanoglou, for the Canadian Preterm Birth Network Investigators. “The Canadian Preterm Birth Network: a study protocol for improving outcomes for preterm infants and their families” CMAJ Open. 2018 Jan 18;6(1):E44-E49 doi: 9778/cmajo.20170128. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Preterm Birth Network Team Grant PBN150642. (Role: as a co-creater of the CPTBN, and as a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Lead on the CIHR funded grant, I gave input into pregnancy, and key factors influencing maternal – infant  health and outcomes. Additionally, I made major edits to the content of the drafting of the manuscript and approved the final version.)

35. Alexander Jarde, Anne-Mary Lewis-Mikahel, Paul Moayyedi, Jennifer C. Stearns, Stephen M. Collins, Joseph Beyene, Sarah D. McDonald. “Pregnancy outcomes in women taking probiotics or prebiotics: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2018 Jan 8;18(1):14. doi: 1186/s12884-017-1629-5.

36. A Razak, A Florendo-Chin, L Banfield, M G Abdul Wahab, S McDonald, P S Shah & A Mukerji. “Pregnancy-induced hypertension and neonatal outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” Journal of Perinatology. 2018 Jan;38(1):46-53. doi: 10.1038/jp.2017.162. Epub 2017 Nov 2. (Role: As the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related maternal hypertension, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

37. Alexander Jarde, Anne-Mary Lewis-Mikhael, Jodie M. Dodd, Jon Barrett J, Shigeru Saito, Joseph Beyene, Sarah D. McDonald. “The More, the Better? Combining Interventions to Prevent Preterm Birth in Women at Risk: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. 2017 Dec;39(12):1192–202. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2017.07.007.

38. Catherine Dagenais, Anne-Mary Lewis-Mikhael, Marinela Grabovac, Amit Mukerji, and Sarah D McDonald. “What is the safest mode of delivery for extremely preterm cephalic/non-cephalic twin pairs? A systematic review and meta-analyses.” BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2017 Nov 29;17(1):397 doi: 10.1186/s12884-017-1554-7.

39. Michael A. Zulyniak, Russell J. de Souza, Mateen Shaikh, Dipika Desai, Diana L. Lefebvre, Milan Gupta, Julie Wilson, Gita Wahi, Padmaja Subbarao, Allan B. Becker, Piush Mandhane, Stuart E. Turvey, Joseph Beyene, Stephanie Atkinson, Katherine Morrison, Sarah McDonald, Koon K. Teo, Malcolm R. Sears, Sonia S. Anand “Does the impact of a plant-based diet during pregnancy on birthweight differ by ethnicity? A dietary pattern analysis from a prospective Canadian birth cohort alliance.” BMJ Open. 2017 Nov;7(11):e017753. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017753. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

40. Meredith Vanstone, Sujane Kandasamy, Mita Giacomini, Deirdre DeJean, Sarah McDonald. “Pregnant women’s perceptions of gestational weight gain: A systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative research.” Maternal & Child Nutrition. 2017 Oct;13(4). doi: 10.1111/mcn.12374. Epub 2016 Nov 21.

41. Dawn Kingston, Anne Biringer, Sander Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Rebecca Giallo, Sarah McDonald, Glenda MacQueen, Lydia Vermeyden, Marie-Paule Austin. “Pregnant Women’s Perceptions of the Risks and Benefits of Disclosure During Web-based Mental Health E-Screening Versus Paper-Based Screening: Randomized Controlled Trial.” JMIR Mental Health. 2017 Oct 20;4(4):e42. doi: 10.2196/mental.6888. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

42. Sébastien Robiou-du-Pont, Sonia S Anand, Katherine M Morrison, Sarah D McDonald, Stephanie A Atkinson, Koon K Teo, David Meyre. “Parental and offspring contribution of genetic markers of adult blood pressure in early life: The FAMILY study.” PLOS ONE. 2017 Oct 18;12(10):e0186218 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186218. eCollection 2017. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology,and edited the manuscript.)

43. Lutsiv, O., Hulman, A., Woolcott, C., Beyene, J., Giglia, L., Armson, A.B., Dodds, L., Neupane, B., McDonald, S.D. “Examining the provisional guidelines for weight gain in twin pregnancies: a retrospective cohort study.” BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2017 Sep 30;17(1):330. doi: 10.1186/s12884-017-1530-2. Hamilton Academic Health Sciences Organization (HAHSO) Grant #10845492.

44. Sonia Anand, Milan Gupta, Koon K Teo, Karleen M Schulze, Dipika Desai, Nora Abdalla, Michael Zulyniak, Russell de Souza, Gita Wahi, Mateen Shaikh, Joseph Beyene, Eileen de Villa, Katherine Morrison, Sarah D McDonald, Hertzel Gerstein. “Causes and consequences of gestational diabetes in a South Asians living in Canada: results from a prospective cohort study.” CMAJ Open. 2017 Aug 9;5(3):E604-E611 doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20170027. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

45. Kristie L. Poole, Sarah D. McDonald, Lauren E. Griffith, Eileen K. Hutton. “Association of External Cephalic Version Before Term With Late Preterm Birth.” Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica (AOGS). 2017 Aug;96(8):998-1005. doi: 1111/aogs.13153. Epub 2017 May 16. (Role: As a member of K Poole’s thesis committee, I contributed to the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

46. Isayama, Tetsuya, Lewis-Mikhael, Anne-Mary, O’Reilly, Daria, Beyene, Joseph, McDonald, Sarah. “Health Services Use by Late Preterm and Term Infants from Infancy to Adulthood: A Meta-Analysis.” 2017 Jul;140(1): pii:e20170266. doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-0266.

47. Jarde, A., Lutsiv, O., Park, C.K., Beyene, J., Dodd, J.M., Barrett, J., Shah, P.S., Cook, J.L., Saito, S., Biringer, A.B., Sabatino, L., Giglia, L., Han, Z., Staub, K., Mundle, W., Chamberlain, J., McDonald, S.D. “Effectiveness of progesterone, cerclage and pessary for preventing preterm birth in singleton pregnancies: a systematic review and network meta-analysis.” British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (BJOG). 2017 Jul;124(8):1176-1189. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.14624. Epub 2017 Apr 17. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis Grant # 351017. 

48. Jarde, A., Lutsiv, O., Park, C.K., Barrett, J., Beyene, J., Saito, S., Dodd, J.M., Shah, P.S., Cook, J.L., Biringer, A.B., Giglia, L., Han, Z., Staub, K., Mundle, W., Vera, C., Sabatino, L., Liyanage, S.K., McDonald, S.D. “Preterm birth prevention in twin pregnancies with progesterone, pessary or cerclage: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (BJOG). 2017 Jul;124(8):1163-1173. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.14513.Epub 2017 Feb 8. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis Grant # 351017.

49. Dawn Kingston, Marie-Paule Austin, Sander Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Paula Harvalik, Rebecca Giallo, Sarah D. McDonald, Glenda MacQueen, Lydia Vermeyden, Gerri Lasiuk, Wendy Sword, Anne Biringer. “Pregnant Women’s Views of the Feasibility and Acceptability of Web-based Mental Health E-Screening Versus Paper-Based Screening: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) 2017 Apr 7;19(4):e88. doi: 10.2196/jmir.6866. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology,and edited the manuscript.)

50. Sarah D McDonald “Antenatal corticosteroids for women at risk of preterm delivery: Timing is critical to maximising benefits for very premature babies.” (Editorial for The BMJ) British Medical Journal (BMJ). 2017 Mar 28;356:j1467. doi: 10.1136/bmj.j1467.

51. Shanice Christie, Sébastien Robiou-du-Pont, Sonia S. Anand, Katherine M. Morrison, Sarah D. McDonald, Stephanie A. Atkinson, Koon K. Teo, David Meyre, “Genetic contribution to lipid levels in early life based on 158 loci validated in adults: the FAMILY study.” Scientific Reports. 2017 Mar 6;7(1):68. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-00102-1. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology,and edited the manuscript.)

52. Vanessa Ha, Sarah D McDonald,” Pregnant Women’s Preferences for and Concerns about Preterm Birth Prevention: A Cross-Sectional Survey.” BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2017 Jan 31;17(1):49. doi: 10.1186/s12884-017-1221-z.

53. Aihua Li, Koon K. Teo, Katherine M. Morrison, Sarah D. McDonald, Stephanie A. Atkinson Sonia S. Anand, David Meyre. “A genetic link between prepregnancy body-mass index, postpartum weight retention and offspring weight in early childhood”. Obesity 2017 Jan;25(1):236-243. doi:10.1002/oby.21707. Epub 2016 Nov 24. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.) 

54. Adam Hulman, Olha Lutsiv, Christina Park, Lynette Krebs, Joseph Beyene, Sarah D McDonald. “Are women who quit smoking at high risk of excess weight gain throughout pregnancy?” BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.2016 Sep 6;16. doi: 10.1186/s12884-016-1056-z.

55. International Consortium of Investigators for Fairness in Trial Data Sharing, P.J. Devereaux, Gordon Guyatt, Hertzel Gerstein, Stuart Connolly, Salim Yusuf, (consortium including Sarah McDonald). “Toward Fairness in Data Sharing.” New England Journal of Medicine. 2016 August 4;375(5):405-7. doi: 10.1056/NJEMp1605564.

56. Tetsuya Isayama, Hiroko Iwami, Sarah McDonald, Joseph Beyene. “Association of Non-Invasive Ventilation Strategies With Mortality and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Among Preterm Infants – A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” 2016 Aug 9;316(6):611-624. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.10708. (Role: I was the PhD Supervisor of Dr. Isayama and I was the originator of study idea, the main advisor on methodological issues, and the main editor of the manuscript.) (JAMA is the 3rd highest ranked medical journal, and had an impact factor (IF) of 44.4 in 2016)

57. Alexander Jarde, Michelle Morais, Dawn Kingston, Rebecca Giallo, Glenda MacQueen, Lucy Giglia, Joseph Beyene, Yi Wang, Sarah D. McDonald. “Neonatal Outcomes in Women With Untreated Antenatal Depression Compared to Women Without Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” JAMA Psychiatry. 2016 Aug 1;73(8):826-37. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.0934 (JAMA Psychiatry had an impact factor (IF) of 13.2 in 2016)

58. A. Rodger, P. Phillips, S.R. Kahn, A.H. James, S. Bates, S. McDonald, B.A. Konkle. “Low molecular weight heparin to prevent postpartum venous thromboembolism: A pilot study to assess the feasibility of a randomized, open-label trial.” Thrombosis Research. 2016 Jun;142:17-20. doi: 10.1016/j.thromres.2016.04.004. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care and maternal health, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

59. Jarde A, Morais M, Kingston D, Giallo R, Giglia L, MacQueen G, Wang Y, Beyene J, McDonald SD. “Does non-pharmacological therapy for antenatal depression reduce risks for the infant?” Archives of Women’s Mental Health. 2016 Jun;19(3):549-52. doi: 10.1007/s00737-015-0577-1. Epub 2015 Sept 22.

60. Sohani ZN, Anand S, Robiou du Pont S, Morrison K, McDonald S, Atkinson S, Teo K, Meyre D. “Risk alleles in/near ADCY5, ADRA2A, CDKAL1, CDKN2A/B, GRB10, and TCF7L2 elevate plasma glucose levels at birth and in early childhood: results from the FAMILY study. PLoS ONE. 2016 Apr 6;11(4):e0152107. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0152107.eCollection 2016. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to maternal physiology, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

61. Park CK, Isayama T, McDonald SD (corresponding author). “Antenatal Corticosteroid Therapy Before 24 Weeks of Gestation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2016 Apr;127(4):715-25. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001355. Epub 2016 Mar 7. (Featured at: http://www.medpagetoday.com/OBGYN/Pregnancy/56718, by Molly Walker, Contributing Writer at MedPage Today. Selected as Harold A. Kaminetzky Prize Paper for 2016 ($2,000), for the Best Article from a Non-U.S. Researcher in the then top ranked Obstetric journal, Obstetrics & Gynecology, by a panel of of former Editorial Board members who reviewed and ranked the articles based on scientific mert, methodology, presentation of results, soundness of conclusions, writing style, and importance to the specialty.)

62. Bates SM, Alonso-Coello P, Tikkinen KAO, Ebrahim S, Cruz Lopes L, McDonald SD, Zhou Q, Akl EA, Neumann I, Flem Jacobsen A, Zhang Y, Santamaria A, Annichino-Bizzacchi JM, Sanset PM, Bitar W, Eckman MH, Guyatt GH. “Women’s Values and Preferences and Health State Valuations for Thromboprophylaxis during Pregnancy: A Cross-sectional Interview Study.” Thrombosis Research. 2016 Apr;140:22-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.thromres.2015.12.015. Epub 2015 Dec 15. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

63. Natasha McInnis, Christy Woolcott, Sarah McDonald, Stefan Kuhle. “Population Attributable Risk Fractions of Maternal Overweight and Adverse Perinatal Outcomes.” Scientific Report. 2016 Mar 10;6:22895. doi: 10.1038/srep22895. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to maternal weight and weight gain, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

64. Anand S S, Gupta M K, Schulze K M, Desai D, Abdalla N, Wahi G, Wade C, Scheufler P, McDonald S D, Morrison K M, Vasudevan A, Dwarakanath P, Srinivasan K, Kurpad A, Gerstein H C, Teo K K. “What accounts for ethnic differences in newborn skinfold thickness comparing South Asians and White Caucasians? Findings from the START and FAMILY Birth Cohorts.” International Journal of Obesity. 2016 Feb;40(2):239-44. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2015.171. Epub 2015 Aug 28. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to maternal physiology, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

65. Beth Murray-Davis, Helen McDonald, Fiona Cross-Sudworth, Sharon Dore, Michael Marrin, Judy DeSantis, Lisa Sabatino, Bryon DeFrance, Nicholas Leyland, Jason Gardosi, Eileen Hutton, Sarah D. McDonald. “Implementation of an Interprofessional Team Review of Adverse Events in Obstetrics Using a Standardized Computer Tool. A Mixed Methods Study.” Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. 2016 Feb;38(2):168-176. (S. McDonald was the Scientific Mentor on this grant to Dr. Murray-Davis.)

66. McDonald Sarah D (corresponding author), Sword Wendy, Eryuzlu Leyla N, Neupane Binod, Beyene Joseph, Biringer Anne B. “Why are half of women interested in participating in group prenatal care?” Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2016 Jan;20(1):97-105. doi: 10.1007/s10995-015-1807-x.

67. Kingston D, Austin MP , McDonald SW , Vermeyden L , Heaman M , Hegadoren K , Lasiuk G, Kingston J, Sword W , Jarema K , Veldhuyzen van Zanten S, McDonald SD, Biringer A. “Pregnant women’s perceptions of harms and benefits of mental health screening.” PLoS ONE. 2015 Dec 22; 10(12): e0145189. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0145189. eCollection 2015. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

68. Lutsiv O, McKinney B, Foster G, Taylor VH, Pullenayegum E, McDonald SD. “Pregnancy complications associated with the co-prevalence of excess maternal weight and depression.” International Journal of Obesity. 2015 Dec;39(12):1710-6. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2015.119. Epub 2015 Jun 22. Regional Medical Association [RMA]Scholarship Grant. ( S. McDonald was the Scientific Mentor on this grant.)

69. Kingston DE, Biringer A, McDonald SW, Heaman MI, Lasiuk GV, Hegadoren KM, McDonald SD, van Zanten SV, Sword W, Kingston JJ, Jarema KM, Vermeyden L, Austin, MP. “Preferences for Mental Health Screening Among Pregnant Women: A Cross-Sectional Study.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2015 Oct;49(4):e35-43. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.03.026. Epub 2015 Jul 3. (Am J Prev Med had an impact factor (IF) of 4.281 in 2015).(Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

70. Beth Murray-Davis, Helen McDonald, Fiona Cross-Sudworth, Rashid Ahmed, Julia Simioni, Sharon Dore, Michael Marrin, Judy DeSantis, Nichols Leyland, Jason Gardosi, Eileen Hutton, Sarah McDonald. “Learning from Adverse Events in Obstetrics: Is a Standardized Computer Tool an Effective Strategy for Root Cause Analysis? A Mixed Methods Study.” Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (JOGC). 2015 Aug;37(8):728-35 2015. Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation New Investigator Fund (NIF). (S. McDonald was the Scientific Mentor on this grant.)

71. Isayama T, Chai-Adisaksopha C, McDonald SD. “Non-invasive Ventilation With vs Without Early Surfactant to Prevent Chronic Lung disease in Preterm Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” JAMA Pediatrics. 2015 Aug;169(8):731-9. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.0510. (This manuscript was the subject of an editorial; JAMA Pediatrics had an impact factor (IF) of 7.148 in 2015)

72. Eckman M, Alonso-Coello P, Guyatt GH, Ebrahim S, Tikkinen KA, Lopes LC, Neumann I, McDonald SD, Zang Y, Zhou Q, Akl EA, Jacobsen AF, Santamaria A, Annichion-Bizzacchi JM, Bitar W, Sandset M, Bates S. “Women’s Values and Preferences for Thromboprophylaxis during Pregnancy: A Comparison of Direct Choice and Decision Analysis using Patient Specific Utilities.” Thrombosis Research. 2015 Aug;136(2):341-347. doi: 10.1016/j.thromres.2015.05.020. Epub 2015 May 22. (Role: As the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, and maternal physiology, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

73. Vanstone M, Yacoub K, Giacomini M, Hulan D, McDonald, SD.Women’s experiences of publicly-funded Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing in Ontario, Canada: Considerations for health technology policy-making.” Qualitative Health Research (QHR). 2015 Aug;25(8):1069-1084. doi: 10.1177/1049732315589745. Epub 2015 Jun 10.

74. Kapadia MZ, Park CK, Beyene J, Giglia L, Maxwell C, McDonald SD (corresponding author). “Weight loss instead of weight gain within the guidelines in obese women during pregnancy: A systematic review and meta-analyses of maternal and infant outcomes.” PLOS One. 2015 Jul 21;10(7):e0132650. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0132650. eCollection 2015. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Grant (CIHR) # KRS1343401. (Dr. S. McDonald was Principal Investigator on this grant.)

75. Olha Lutsiv, Jeffrey Mah, Joseph Beyene, Sarah D McDonald. “The effects of morbid obesity on maternal and neonatal health outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” Obesity Reviews. 2015 Jul;16(7):531-546. doi: 10.1111/obr.12283. Epub 2015 Apr 24. (Obesity Reviews had an impact factor (IF) of 7.995 in 2015)

76. McDonald SD (corresponding author), McKinney B, Foster G, Taylor V, Lutsiv O, Pullenayegum E. “The combined effects of maternal depression and excess weight on neonatal outcomes.” International Journal of Obesity. 2015 Jul;39(7):1033-40. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2015.44. Epub 2015 Mar 30. Regional Medical Association [RMA] Scholarship Grant.

77. Park C, Krebs L, Lutsiv O, Van Blyderveen S, Schmidt L, Beyene J, McDonald SD (corresponding author). “Binge eating predicts excess gestational weight gain: a pilot prospective cohort study.” Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology of Canada (JOGC). 2015 Jun;37(6):494-507. PMID: 46334602.

78. Kapadia MZ, Gaston A, Van Blyderveen S, Schmidt L, Beyene J, McDonald H, McDonald SD. “Psychological antecedents of excessive gestational weight gain: A systematic review.” BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2015 May 2;15:107. doi: 10.1186/s12884-015-0535-y. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Grant (CIHR) #KRS124594. (Dr. S. McDonald was Principal Investigator on this grant.)

79. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Park CK, Pullenayegum E, Bracken K, Sword W, McDonald H, Neupane B, Taylor VH, Beyene J, Mueller V, and Brouwers M. “Knowledge translation tool to improve pregnant women’s knowledge of gestational weight gain and the risks of gaining outside recommendations: a non-randomized intervention study.” BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2015 Apr 30;15:105. doi: 10.1186/s12884-015-0534-z. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Grant #115437. (Dr. S. McDonald was Principal Investigator on this grant.)

80. Park CK, Timm V, Neupane B, Beyene J, Schmidt LA, McDonald SD (corresponding author). “Factors associated with women’s plans to gain weight categorized as above or below the national guidelines during pregnancy.” Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (JOGC). 2015 Mar: 37(3):225-235. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(15)30308-X.

81. Kapadia MZ, Park CK, Beyene J, Giglia L, Maxwell C, McDonald SD (corresponding author). “Can we safely recommend gestational weight gain below the 2009 guidelines in obese women? A systematic review and meta-analysis.” Obes Rev. 2015 Mar;16(3):189-206. doi: 10.1111/obr.12238. Epub 2015 Jan 18. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Grant (CIHR) # KRS1343401. (Dr. S. McDonald was Principal Investigator on this grant.)

82. Kapadia MZ, Gaston A, Van Blyderveen S, Schmidt L, Beyene J, McDonald H, McDonald S. “Psychological factors and trimester-specific gestational weight gain: a systematic review.” J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2015 Mar;36(1):15-22. doi: 10.3109/0167482X.2014.993311. Epub 2014 Dec 26. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Grant # KRS124594. ( S. McDonald was the Scientific Mentor on this grant.)

83. Dzakpasu S, Fahey J, Kirby RS, Tough SC, Chalmers B, Heaman MI, Bartholomew S, Biringer A, Darling EK, Lee LS and McDonald SD. “Contribution of pre-pregnancy body mass and gestational weight gain to adverse neonatal outcomes: population attributable fractions for Canada.” BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2015 Feb 5;15:21. doi: 10.1186/s12884-015-0452-0. (Role: As the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to maternal weight and weight gain, addressed other issues on the methodology,and edited the manuscript.)

84. Rodger MA, Phillips P, Kahn SR, James AH, Konkle BA, for the PROSPER Investigators. “Low-molecular- weight heparin to prevent post-partum venous thromboembolism: A pilot randomised placebo-controlled trial.” Thrombosis and Haemostasis. 2015 Jan;113(1):212-216. doi: 10.1160/TH14-06-0485. Epub 2014 Nov 6. (Role: As a PROSPER investigator and the site PI for a multi-centre randomised control trial, I was pleased to be involved in the grant submission, assisting with methodologic development, and providing substantive comments on all versions of the manuscript.)

85. Neupane B, McDonald S, Beyene J. “Identifying determinants and estimating the risk of inadequate and excess gestational weight gain using a multinomial logistic regression model.” Open Access Medical Statistics 2014 Dec 5;5:1-10. https://doi.org/10.2147/OAMS.S69707. (Role: I originated the idea, contributed to the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

86. Rodger MA, Hague WM, Kingdom J, Karovitch A, Kahn SR, Sermer M, Clement AM, Coat S, Chan WS, Said S, Rey E, Robinson S, Khurana R, Demers C, Covacs MJ, Solymoss S, Hinshaw K, Dwyer J, Smith G, McDonald S, Newstead-Angel J, Mcleod A, Khandewal M, Silver R, Le Gal G, Greer I, Keely E, Rosene-Montella K, Walker M, Wells PS for the TIPPS investigators. “Antepartum dalteparin versus no antepartum dalteparin for the prevention of pregnancy complications in pregnant women with thrombophilia (TIPPS): a multinational open-label randomised trial.” Lancet. 2014 Nov 8;384(9955):1673-83, doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60793-5. Epub 2014 Jul 24. (Role: site PI for a multi-centre randomized control trial, in which I was involved in the grant submission, assisted with methodologic development, and provided substantive comments on all versions of manuscript.)

87. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Sword W, Eryuzulu LE, Biringer AB. “A qualitative descriptive study of the group prenatal care experience: perceptions of women with low-risk pregnancies and their midwives.” BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014 Sep 26;14:334. doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-334.

88. Reitsma A, Chu R, Thorpe J, McDonald S, Thabane L, Hutton E. “Accounting for center in the Early External Cephalic Version trials: an empirical comparison of statistical methods to adjust for center in a multicenter trial with binary outcomes.” Trials. 2014 Sept 26;15:377. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-377. (Role: As a member of A. Reitsma’s thesis committee, I contributed to the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

89. Berndl A, El-Chaar D, Murphy K, McDonald S (corresponding author). “Does cervical ripening at term using a high volume foley catheter result in a lower caesarean section rate than a low volume foley catheter? A systematic review and meta-analysis.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2014 Aug;36(8):678-687. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(15)30509-0.

90. Ray JG, Redelmeier DA, Urquia ML, Guttmann A, McDonald SD, Vermeulen MJ. “Risk of cerebral palsy among the offspring of immigrants.” PLoS One. 2014 Jul 14;9(7):e102275. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102275. eCollection 2014. (Role: As the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

91. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Machold CA, Marshall L. Kingston D. “Documentation of guideline adherence in antenatal records across maternal weight categories: a chart review.” BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014 Jun 13;14:205, doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-205.

92. Adamo K, Shen G, Mottola M, Nascimento S, Jean-Philippe S, Ferraro Z, Nerenberg K, Smith G, Chan R, Gaudet L, Piccinini-Valis H, McDonald S, Atkinson S, Godbout A, Robitaille J, Davidge S, Gruslin A, Prud’homme D, Stacey D, Rossiter M, Goldfield G, Dodd J. “Obesity Prevention from Conception: A Workshop to Guide the Development of a Pan-Canadian Trial Targeting the Gestational Period.” Nutrition and Metabolic Insights 2014 Apr 3;7:7-18. doi: 10.4137/NMI.S14146. (Role: As the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

93. Dzakpasu S, Fahey J, Kirby RS, Tough SC, Chalmers B, Heaman MI, Bartholomew S, Biringer A, Darling EK, Lee LS, McDonald SD. “Contribution of pre-pregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain to caesarean birth in Canada.” BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014 Mar 18;14:106. doi: 10-1186/1471-2393-14-106. (Role: As the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to maternal weight and weight gain, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

94. Kingston D, Hegadoren K, Austin MP, McDonald S, Lasiuk G, McDonald S, Heaman, M, Biringer A, Sword W, Giallo R, Patel T, Lane-Smith M, van Zanten SV. “Study protocol for a randomized, controlled, superiority trial comparing the clinical- and cost-effectiveness of integrated online mental health assessment-referral-care in pregnancy to usual prenatal care on prenatal and postnatal mental health and infant health and development: The Integrated Maternal Psychosocial Assessment to Care Trial (IMPACT).” Trials. 2014 Mar 6;15:72. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-15-72. (Role: Co-investigator on grant which funded this, and hence was involved in the design of the study, and I edited this manuscript.) (Trials had an impact factor (IF) of 2.206 in 2014)

95. Kingston D, McDonald S, Tough S, Austin MP, Hegadoren K, Lasiuk G. “Public views of acceptability of perinatal mental health screening and treatment preference: a population based survey.” BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014 Feb 12;14:67. doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-67.

96. Kingston D, Hegadoren K, Austin MP, McDonald S, Lasiuk G, McDonald S, Heaman M, Biringer A, Sword W, Giallo R, Patel T, Lane-Smith M, van Zanten SV. “Comparing the feasibility, acceptability, clinical- and cost-effectiveness of mental health e-screening to paper-based screening on the detection of depression, anxiety, and psychosocial risk in pregnant women: a study protocol of a randomized, parallel-group, superiority trial.” Trials2014 Jan 2;15:3. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-15-3. (Role: Co-investigator on grant which funded this, and hence was involved in the design of the study, and I edited this manuscript.)

97. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Park CK, Timm V, Schmidt L, Neupane B, Beyene J. “What psychological, physical, lifestyle and knowledge factors are associated with excess or inadequate weight gain during pregnancy? A cross-sectional survey.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can (JOGC). 2013 Dec;35(12):1071-1082. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(15)30757-X.

98. Lutsiv O, Giglia L, Pullenayegum E, Foster G, Vera C, Chapman B, Fusch C, McDonald SD (corresponding author). “A Population-Based Cohort Study of Breastfeeding According to Gestational Age at Term Delivery.” J Pediatr. 2013 Nov;163(5):1283-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.06.056. Epub 2013 Aug 3. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Grant #97589.

99. Lutsiv O, Pullenayegum E, Foster G, Vera C, Giglia L, Chapman B, Fusch C, McDonald S (corresponding author). “Women’s intentions to breastfeed: a population-based cohort study.” British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (BJOG). 2013 Nov;120(12):1490-8. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12376. Epub 2013 Jul 17. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Grant #97589.

100. Morais M, Mehta C, Murphy K, Shah P, Giglia L, Smith P, Bassil K, McDonald S (corresponding author). “How often are late preterm births the result of non-evidence based practices: analysis from a retrospective cohort study at two tertiary referral centres in a nationalised healthcare system.” British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (BJOG). 2013 Nov;120(12):1508-14. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12401. Epub 2013 Aug 7.

101. Nevis IF, Stontrop JM, Clark WF, McDonald S, Thabane L, Moist L, MacNab JJ, Suri R, Garg AX. “Hypertension in Pregnancy after Escherichia coli O157:H7 Gastroenteritis: a cohort study.” Hypertens Pregnancy. 2013 Nov;32(4):390-400. doi: 10.3109/10641955.2013.810238. Epub 2013 Jul 11. (Role: as the only high risk obstetrician on the team, I helped Dr Nevis consider appropriate confounding variables and how to deal with them, suggested analysis, and provided major editorial revision to the manuscript.)

102. Oliveira AP, Kalra S, Wahi G, McDonald S, Desai D, Wilson J, Jacobs L, Smoke S, Hill P, Hill K, Morrison K, Teo K, Miller R, Anand SS. “Maternal and Newborn Health Profile in a First Nations Community in Canada.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2013 Oct;35(10):905-13. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(15)30812-4. (Role: as the only obstetrician on this study, I gave important contributions to the design and interpretation of the findings, particularly regarding preterm birth and caesarean section, and was involved in editing multiple versions of the manuscript.)

103. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Ray J, Teo K, Hyejung J, Salehian O, Yusuf S, Lonn E. “Measures of cardiovascular risk and subclinical atherosclerosis in a cohort of women with of preeclampsia.” 2013 Jul;229(1): 234-239, doi: 10.1016/ j .atherosclerosis. 2013.04.020. Epub 2013 Apr 25. Heart and Stroke Foundation Grant-in-Aid #NA6337.

104. Wahi, J. Wilson, R. Miller, R. Anglin, S. McDonald, K.M. Morrison, K.K. Teo, S.S. Anand on behalf of the ABC investigators. “Aboriginal Birth Cohort (ABC): A Prospective cohort study of early life determinants of adiposity and associated risk factors among Aboriginal people in Canada.” BMC Public Health. 2013 Jun 25;13:608. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-608. (Role: as the only obstetrician on the study, and as a co-investigator on the grant, I gave important contributions to the design of the study, and was involved in editing this “protocol” manuscript.)

105. Morrison KM, Anand SS, Yusuf S, Atkinson SA, Schulze KM, Rao-Melacini P, McQueen MJ, McDonald S, Persadie R, Hunter B, Bourgeois J, Jansen JW, Teo KK, FAMILY (Family Atherosclerosis Monitoring In earLY Life) Study investigators. “Maternal and pregnancy related predictors of cardiometabolic traits in newborns”. PLoS ONE. 2013 Feb;8(2):e55815. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055815. Epub 2013 Feb 13.

106. Anglin R, Samaan Z, Walter S, McDonald S. “Vitamin D deficiency and depression in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” Br J Psychiatry. 2013 Feb;202:100-7. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.111.106666.

107. Alavi N, Haley S, Chow K, McDonald SD (corresponding author). “Comparison of national gestational weight gain guidelines and energy intake recommendations.” Obes Rev. 2013 Jan;14(1):68-85. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2012.01059.x. Epub 2012 Oct 29.

108. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Yusuf S, Walsh MW, Lonn E, Teo K, Anand SS, Xu L, Pogue J, Islam S, Devereaux PJ, Gerstein HC. “Increased cardiovascular risk after pre-eclampsia in women with dysglycaemia.” Diabet Med. 2013 Jan;30(1):e1-7. doi: 10.1111/dme.12033.

109. Anand SS, Vasudevan A, Gupta M, Morrison K, Jurpad A, Teo KK, Srinivasan K, START Cohort Study Investigators (McDonald S included as Collaborator) (corresponding author). “Rationale and design of South Asian Birth Cohort (START): a Canada-India collaborative study.” BMC Public Health. 2013 Jan 28;13:79. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-79. (Role: as a co-investigator on the grant, I gave important contributions to the design of the study, and gave input into editing this “protocol” manuscript.)

110. Lopez-Yarto M, Ruiz-Mirazo E, Holloway AC, Taylor VH, McDonald SD (corresponding author). “Do psychiatric medications, especially antidepressants, adversely impact maternal metabolic outcomes?” J Affec. Disord. 2012 Dec 10;141(2-3):120-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2012.01.043. Epub 2012 Feb 25.

111. Han Z, Lutsiv O, Mulla S, and McDonald SD (corresponding author), on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “Maternal height and the risk of preterm birth and low birthweight: A systematic review and meta-analyses.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2012 Aug;34(8):721-746. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)35337-3.

112. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Lutsiv O, Dzaja N, Duley L. “A systematic review of maternal and infant outcomes following magnesium sulfate for pre-eclampsia/eclampsia in real-world use.” International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official publication of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics. 2012 Aug;118(2):90-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2012.01.028. Epub 2012 Jun 15.

113. Lutsiv O, Bracken K, Pullenayegum E, Sword W, Taylor VH, McDonald SD (corresponding author). “Little congruence between health care provider and patient perceptions of counselling on gestational weight gain.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2012 Jun;34(6):518-24. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)35267-7.

114. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Pullenayegum E, Chapman B, Vera C, Giglia L, Fusch C, Foster G. “Prevalence and predictors of exclusive breastfeeding at hospital discharge.” Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Jun;119(6):1171-9. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e318256194b. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Grant #97589.

115. Alonso-Coello P, Ebrahim S, Guyatt, GH, Tikkinen KA, Eckman MH, Neumann I, McDonald SD, Akl EA, Bates SM. “Evaluating patient values and preferences for thromboprophylaxis decision making during pregnancy: A study protocol.” BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2012 May 30;12(1):40. doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-12-40.

116. Sievenpiper JL, McDonald SD, Grey V, Don-Wauchope AC. “Missed follow-up opportunities using a two-step screening approach for gestational diabetes.” Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2012 May;96(2):e43-6. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2012.01.030. Epub 2012 Feb 18. (Role: as the only obstetrician on the team, I suggested the analysis, and specifically: helped Dr Sievenpiper understand that there was a relatively recent major RCT on GDM, and hence a before-after analysis would be important, and also guided him in understanding the practical aspects of testing and treating GDM during pregnancy which could affect these results, and interpreting the results; and edited all versions.)

117. Ruiz-Mirazo E, Lopez-Yarto M, McDonald SD (corresponding author). “Group Prenatal care versus individual prenatal care: a systematic review and meta-analyses.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2012 Mar;34(3):223-9. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)35182-9.

118. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Pullenayegum E, Bracken K, Chen AM, McDonald H, Malott A, Hutchison R, Haley S, Lutsiv O, Taylor V, Good C, Hutton E, Sword W. “Comparison of midwifery, family medicine and obstetric patients’ understanding of weight gain during pregnancy: a minority of women report correct counselling.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2012 Feb;34(2):129-35. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)35155-6.

119. Grady R, Alavi N, Vale R, Khandwala M, McDonald SD (corresponding author). “Elective Single Embryo Transfer: a Systematic review and meta-analyses.” Fertil Steril. 2012 Feb;97(2):324-331. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.11.033. Epub 2011 Dec 15.

120. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Han Z, Mulla S, Lutsiv O, Lee T, and Beyene J, on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “High gestational weight gain and the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight: a systematic review and meta-analyses.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2011 Dec:33(12):1223-1233. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)35107-6. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge/ Translation Grant #KRS 86242.

121. Nevis IF, Reitsma A, Dominic A, McDonald S, Thabane L, Akl EA, Hladunewich M, Akbari A, Joseph G, Sia W, Iansavichus AV, Garg AX. “Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review.” Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011 Nov;6(11):2587-98. doi: 10.2215/CJN.10841210. Epub 2011 Sep 22.

122. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Pullenayegum E, Taylor V, Lutsiv O, Bracken K, Good C, Hutton E, Sword W. “Despite 2009 guidelines, few women report being counseled correctly about weight gain during pregnancy.” Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Oct;205(4):333.e1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2011.05.039. Epub 2011 May 27. (Editor’s Choice)

123. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Pesarchuk E, Don-Wauchope A, El Zumaity H, Holloway AC. “Adverse metabolic effects of a hyper caloric, high-fat diet in rodents precede observable changes in body weight.” Nutr Res. 2011 Sep;31(9):707-14. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2011.08.009. Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation Grant.

124. Han Z, Lutsiv O, Mulla S, Rosen A, Beyene J, McDonald SD (corresponding author); on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “Low gestational weight gain and the risk of preterm birth and low birthweight: a systematic review and meta-analyses.” Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2011 Sep;90(9):935-54. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0412.2011.01185.x. Epub 2011 Jul 18. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/Translation Grant #KRS 86242.

125. Han Z, Mulla S, Beyene J, Liao G, and McDonald SD (corresponding author) on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “Maternal underweight and the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight: A systematic review and meta-analyses.” Int J of Epidemiology. 2011 Feb;40(1):65-101. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyq195. Epub 2010 Nov 22.Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/Translation Grant # KRS 86242.

126. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Han Z, Mulla S, Beyene J, on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “Overweight and obesity in mothers and risk of preterm birth and low birth weight infants: systematic review and meta-analyses.” BMJ. 2010 Jul 20;341:c3428. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c3428. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/Translation Grant # KRS 86242. (1 of top 10 articles on early childhood development by Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CEECD); BMJ had an impact factor (IF) of 15.1 in 2010)

127. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Han Z, Walsh MW, Gerstein HC, Devereaux PJ. “Kidney disease after preeclampsia: a systematic review and meta-analyses.” Am J of Kidney D. 2010 Jun;55(6):1026-39. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2009.12.036. Epub 2010 Mar 25. (AJKD certificate for one of the most downloaded articles of 2010.)

128. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Han Z, Mulla S, Ohlsson A, Beyene J, Murphy KE, on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “Preterm birth and low birth weight among in vitro fertilization twins: A systematic review and meta-analyses.” Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2010 Feb;148(2):105-113. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2009.09.019. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/ Translation Grant # KRS 86242.

129. You J, Alter DA, Stukel TA, McDonald SD, Laupacis A, Liu Y, Ray JG. “Proliferation of prenatal ultrasonography.” 2010 Feb 9;182(2):143-51. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.090979. Epub 2010 Jan 4. (Role: participated in the design of the study, including suggesting the importance of examining repeat scans in low risk women which is the focus of the paper, providing radiologic insight into which OHIP codes are used, providing obstetric insight into clinical implications, and participated in all phases of writing and revising of the manuscript.)

130. Salmasi G, Grady R, Jones J, McDonald SD (corresponding author), on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “Environmental tobacco smoke exposure and perinatal outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analyses.” Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2010;89(4):423-41. doi: 10.3109/00016340903505748. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/ Translation Grant # KRS 86242. (Role: taught GS, RG, JJ each step of meta-analysis, supervised project, and participated in all phases of writing and revising of the manuscript, corresponding author.)

131. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Best C, Lam K. “The recurrence risk of severe denovo pre-eclampsia in singleton pregnancies: a population-based cohort.” British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (BJOG). 2009 Nov;116(12):1578-84. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2009.02317.x. Epub 2009 Aug 14. Regional Medical Association (RMA) Scholarship Grant.

132. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Han Z, Mulla S, Murphy KE, Beyene J, Ohlsson A, on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “Preterm birth and low birth weight among in vitro fertilization singletons: a systematic review and meta-analyses.” Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2009 Oct;146(2):138-48. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2009.05.035. Epub 2009 Jul 4. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/ Translation Grant # KRS 86242.

133. Morrison KM, Atkinson SA, Yusuf S, Bourgeois J, McDonald S, McQueen MJ, Persadie R, Hunter B, Pogue J, Teo K, FAMILY investigators. “The Family Atherosclerosis Monitoring In earLy Life (FAMILY) study: rationale, design and baseline data of a study examining the early determinants of atherosclerosis.” Am Heart J. 2009 Oct;158(4):533-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2009.07.005. Epub 2009 Aug 28. (Role: involved in recruiting, designing the paper, planning statistical analysis and writing and editing of all versions including the last.)

134. Li CC, McDonald SD. “Increased nuchal translucency and other ultrasound findings in a case of simpson-golabi-behmel syndrome. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2009;25(2):211-215. doi: 10.1159/000213487. Epub 2008 Apr 9. (Role:high- lighted the novel aspects of the topic, researched my sections on the obstetric portions, and revised manuscript.)

135. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Malinowski A, Zhou Q, Yusuf S, Devereaux PJ. “Cardiovascular sequelae of preeclampsia/eclampsia: a systematic review and meta-analyses.” Am Heart J. 2008 Nov;156(5):918-930. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2008.06.042. Epub 2008 Oct 2. Regional Medical Association (RMA) Scholarship Grant.

136. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Walker MC, Ohlsson A, Murphy KE, Beyene J, Perkins SL. “The effect of tobacco exposure on maternal and fetal thyroid function. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2008 Sep;140(1):38-42. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2008.02.010. Epub 2008 Apr 18. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant #R01-43.

137. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Yusuf S, Sheridan P, Anand SS, Gerstein HC. “Dysglycemia and a history of reproductive risk factors.” Diabetes Care. 2008 Aug;31(8):1635-8. doi: 10.2337/dc08-0621. Epub 2008 May 5.

138. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Vermeulen MJ, Ray JG. “Risk of fetal death associated with maternal drugdependence and placental abruption: a population-based study.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2007 July;29(7):556-9. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)32511-7. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant # R03-54.

139. McDonald SD (corresponding author). “Management and prevention of obesity in adults and children.” 2007 Apr 10;176(8):1109-10. https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.070021. (Peer-Reviewed Invited Commentary for thesupplement 2006 Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management and Prevention of Obesity in Adults and Children.)

140. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Walker M, Perkins SL, Beyene J, Gibb W, and Ohlsson A. “The effect of tobacco exposure on the fetal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.” British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (BJOG). 2006 Nov;113(11):1289-95. Doi: 10.111/j.1471-0528.2006.01089.x. Epub 2006 Oct 2. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant #R01-43.

141. Ray JG, Vermeulen MJ, Schull MJ, McDonald S, Redelmeier DA. “Metabolic syndrome and the risk of placental dysfunction.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2005 Dec;27(12):1095-1101. PMID: 16524527. (Role: participated in design, revised manuscript.)

142. McDonald SD (corresponding author) Murphy K, Beyene J, Ohlsson A. “Perinatal outcomes of in vitrofertilization twins: a systematic review and meta-analyses.” Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Jul;193(1):141-52. doi: 11016/j.ajog.2004.11.064.

143. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Murphy K, Beyene J, Ohlsson, A. ”Perinatal outcomes of singleton pregnancies achieved by in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2005 May;27(5):449-59. PMID:

144. McDonald SD (corresponding author) Perkins SL, Walker MC. “Correlation between self-reported smoking status and serum cotinine during pregnancy.” Addict Behav. 2005 May;30(4):853-57. doi: 1016/j.addbeh.2004.08.016.Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant #R00-40.

145. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Vermeulen MJ, Ray JG. “Folic acid and placental pathology.” Epidemiology. 2005 May;16(3):419-20. PMID: 15824569. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant #R 03-54.

146. Tam LE, McDonald SD, Wen SW, Smith G, Windrim R, Walker MC. “A survey of pre-conceptional folic acid use in a group of Canadian women.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2005 Mar;27(3): 232-6. PMID: 15937596. (Role: participated in analysis, interpreted data, wrote entire manuscript.)

147. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Ferguson S, Tam L, Lougheed J, Walker MC. “The prevention of congenital anomalies with pre-conceptional folic acid supplementation.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2003 Feb;25(2):115-2 PMID: 12577128.

148. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Perkins SL, Jodouin CA, Walker MC. “Folate levels in pregnant women who smoke: an important gene/environment interaction.” Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2002 Sep;187(3):620-5. PMID: 12237638. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant #R00-40.

149. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Faught W, Gruslin A. “Cervical cancer during pregnancy.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2002 Jun;24(6):491-8. PMID: 12196856.

150. McDonald, Sarah D (corresponding author), and Gruslin, Andree.A review of Campylobacter infection during pregnancy: a focus on jejuni.Primary Care Update Ob/Gyns. 2001;8(6):253-7. (Honourable Mention in Resident Competition.)

151. McDonald SD (corresponding author), and Walker MC. “Homocysteine levels in pregnant patients who smoke cigarettes.” Medical Hypotheses. 2001 Dec;57(6):792-6. doi: 1054/mehy.2001.1495. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant #R00-40.

Other Publications Dr. McDonald Has Contributed To

1. Koon K. Teo, Talha Rafiq, Sonia S. Anand, Karleen M. Schulze, Salim Yusf, Sarah D. McDonald, Gita Wahi, Nora Abdalla, Dipika Desai, Stephanie A. Atkinson, Katherine M. Morrison. “Associations of cardiometabolic outcomes with indices of obesity in children aged 5 years and younger” PLoS ONE. 2019 Jul 5;14(7): e0218816. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0218816. eCollection 2019.

2. Dalton Budhram, Daniel Shi, Sarah D. McDonald, Stephen D. Walter. “The crossover design for studies of infertility employing in-vitro fertilization: a methodological review” Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications. August 4, 2019. 2019 Jul 4. pii: S1701-2163(19)30305-6. doi: 10.1016/j.conctc.2019.100426. [Epub ahead of print]

3. Beth Murray-Davis, Howard Berger, Nir Melamed, Haroon Hasan, Karizma Mawjee, Maisah Syed, Joel G. Ray, Michael Geary, Jon Barrett J, Sarah D. McDonald; for the Diabetes, Obesity, and Hypertension in Pregnancy Research Network and Southern Ontario Obstetrical Network investigators. “Weight gain during pregnancy: Does the antenatal care provider make a difference? A retrospective cohort study.” CMAJ Open. 2019 Apr 23;7(2):E289-E293. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20180116. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and I contributed to this study’s methodology, and edited the manuscript.

4. Ram, M., Berger, H., Ray, J. G., Lipworth, H., Geary, M., McDonald, S. D., Murray-Davis, B., Riddell, C., Hasan, H., Barrett, J., & Melamed, N. for the Diabetes, Obesity, and Hypertension in Pregnancy Research Network and Southern Ontario Obstetrical Network investigators. “The relationship between maternal body mass index and pregnancy outcomes in twin pregnancies.” International Journal of Obesity. 2019 Apr 16. doi: 10.1038/s41366-019-0362-8. [Epub ahead of print]. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and I contributed to this study’s methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

5. Alexander Nikolas MacLellan, Christy G. Woolcott, Mary Margaret Brown, Linda Dodds, Sarah D. McDonald, Stefan Khule. Caesarean Delivery and Healthcare Utilization and Costs in the Offspring: A Retrospective Cohort Study.” The Journal of Pediatrics. 2019 Jun;209:61-67.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.02.031. Epub 2019 Apr 2. (Role: As the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important confounding variables and how to deal with them, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

6. Howard Berger, Nir Melamed, Beth Murray Davis, Haroon Hasan, Karizma Mawjee, Jon Barrett, Sarah D. McDonald, Michael Geary, Joel G. Ray on behalf of the Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension in Pregnancy Research Network (DOH-NET) and the Southern Ontario Obstetrical Network (SOON) Investigators. “Prevalence of Pre-Pregnancy Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension in Canada” Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada (JOGC). 2019 Mar 23. pii: S1701-2163(19)30068-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2019.01.020. [Epub ahead of print]. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and I contributed to this study’s methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

7. Stefan Kuhle, Adam Muir, Christy Woolcott, Mary Brown, Sarah McDonald, Mohamed Abdolell, and Linda Dodds. “Maternal pre-pregnancy obesity and health care utilization and costs in the offspring” International Journal of Obesity. 2019 Apr;43(4):735-743. doi: 10.1038/s41366-018-0149-3. Epub 2018 Jul 13. (Role: As the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important confounding variables and how to deal with them, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

8. Shilian Liu, Wee-Shian Chan, Joel G Ray, Michael S Kramer, KS Joseph, for the Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System (Public Health Agency of Canada). “Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease in Pregnancy: Incidence, Temporal Trends, and Risk Factors.” Stroke. 2019 Jan;50(1):13-20. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.118.023118. Epub 2018 Nov 21. (Role: I contributed to the methodology, and gave comments to edit the manuscript.)

9. Liran Hiersch, Howard Berger, Rania Okby, Joel G Ray, Michael Geary, Sarah D McDonald, Beth Murray-Davis, Catherine Riddell, Ilana Halperin, Haroon Hasan, Jon Barrett, Nir Melamed; for DOH-NET (Diabetes, Obseity and Hypertension in Pregnacy Research Network) and SOON (Southern Ontario Obstetrtical Network) Investigators. “Gestational Diabetes Mellitus is Associated with Adverse Outcomes in Twin Pregnancies.” The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG). 2019 Jan;220(1):102.e1-102.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2018.10.027. Epub 2018 Oct 25. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and I contributed to this study’s methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

10. Elizabeth L. Stockley, Joseph Y. Ting, John C. Kingdom, Sarah D. McDonald, Jon F. Barrett, Anne R. Synnes, Luis Monterossa, Prakesh S. Shah, Canadian Neonatal Network, Canadian Neonatal Follow-up Network, Canadian Preterm Birth Network Investigators. “Intrapartum magnesium sulphate is associated with neuroprotection in growth-restricted fetuses.” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2018 Dec;219(6):606.e1-606.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2018.09.010. Epub 2018 Sep 18. (Role:  Co-investigator on grant, and I contributed to this study’s methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

11. Maya Ram., Howard Berger, Michael Geary, Sarah D. McDonald, Beth Murray-Davis, Catherine Riddell, Haroon Hasan, Jon Barrett, Nir Melamed, for the Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension in Pregnancy Network (DOH-NET) and the Southern Ontario Obstetrical Network (SOON) Investigators, “Timing of Delivery in Women with Chronic Hypertension” Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2018 Sep;132(3):669-677. doi: 1097/AOG.0000000000002800. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and I contributed to this study’s methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

12. Abdul Razak, Waseemoddin Patel, Naveed Durrani, Sarah D. McDonald, Thuva Vanniyasingam, Lehana Thabane, Prakesh S. Shah, Amit Mukerji. “Neonatal respiratory outcomes in pregnancy induced hypertension: introducing a novel index.” Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicince. 2018 Sep 6:1-8. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2018.1498836. [Epub ahead of print]. (Role: As the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important confounding variables and how to deal with them, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.).

13. Liran Hiersch, Howard Berger, Rania Okby, Joel G. Ray, Michael Geary, Sarah D. McDonald, Beth Murray-Davis, Catherine Riddell, Ilana Halperin, Haroon Hasan, Jon Barrett, Nir Melamed, for DOH-NET (Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension in Pregnancy Research Network) and SOON (Southern Ontario Obstetrical Network) Investigators “Incidence and risk factors for gestational diabetes mellitus in twin versus singleton pregnancies” Archives of Gynaecology and Obstetrics. 2018 Sep;298(3):579-587. doi: 1007/s00404-018-4847-9. Epub 2018 Jul 3. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and I contributed to this study’s methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

14. Maheer Faden, Sarah D McDonald, Prakeshkumar S Shah, Amit Mukerji. “Impact of antenatal corticosteroids in preterm neonates based on maternal body mass index.” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2018Jul;38(7):813-819. doi: 10.1038/s41372-018-0105-z. Epub 2018 Apr 20. (Role: As the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

15. Li, S. Robiou-du-Pont, S.S. Anand, K.M. Morrison, S.D. McDonald, S.`A. Atkinson, K.K. Teo, and D. Meyre. “Parental and child genetic contributions to obesity traits in early life based on 83 loci validated in adults: the FAMILY study.” Pediatric Obesity. 2018 Mar;13:133-140. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12205. Epub 2016 Dec 23. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

16. Prakesh S Shah, Sarah D McDonald, Jon Barrett, Anne Synnes, Kate Robson, Jonathan Foster, Jean-Charles Pasquier, KS Joseph, Bruno Piedboeuf, Thierry Lacaze-Masmonteil, Karel O’Brien, Sandesh Shivananda, Nils Chaillet, Petros Pechlivanoglou, for the Canadian Preterm Birth Network Investigators. “The Canadian Preterm Birth Network: a study protocol for improving outcomes for preterm infants and their families” CMAJ Open. 2018 Jan 18;6(1):E44-E49 doi: 9778/cmajo.20170128. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Preterm Birth Network Team Grant PBN150642. (Role: as a co-creater of the CPTBN, and as a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Lead on the CIHR funded grant, I gave input into pregnancy, and key factors influencing maternal – infant  health and outcomes. Additionally, I made major edits to the content of the drafting of the manuscript and approved the final version.)

17. A Razak, A Florendo-Chin, L Banfield, M G Abdul Wahab, S McDonald, P S Shah & A Mukerji. “Pregnancy-induced hypertension and neonatal outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” Journal of Perinatology. 2018 Jan;38(1):46-53. doi: 10.1038/jp.2017.162. Epub 2017 Nov 2. (Role: As the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related maternal hypertension, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

18. Michael A. Zulyniak, Russell J. de Souza, Mateen Shaikh, Dipika Desai, Diana L. Lefebvre, Milan Gupta, Julie Wilson, Gita Wahi, Padmaja Subbarao, Allan B. Becker, Piush Mandhane, Stuart E. Turvey, Joseph Beyene, Stephanie Atkinson, Katherine Morrison, Sarah McDonald, Koon K. Teo, Malcolm R. Sears, Sonia S. Anand “Does the impact of a plant-based diet during pregnancy on birthweight differ by ethnicity? A dietary pattern analysis from a prospective Canadian birth cohort alliance.” BMJ Open. 2017 Nov;7(11):e017753. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017753. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

19. Dawn Kingston, Anne Biringer, Sander Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Rebecca Giallo, Sarah McDonald, Glenda MacQueen, Lydia Vermeyden, Marie-Paule Austin. “Pregnant Women’s Perceptions of the Risks and Benefits of Disclosure During Web-based Mental Health E-Screening Versus Paper-Based Screening: Randomized Controlled Trial.” JMIR Mental Health. 2017 Oct 20;4(4):e42. doi: 10.2196/mental.6888. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

20. Sébastien Robiou-du-Pont, Sonia S Anand, Katherine M Morrison, Sarah D McDonald, Stephanie A Atkinson, Koon K Teo, David Meyre. “Parental and offspring contribution of genetic markers of adult blood pressure in early life: The FAMILY study.” PLOS ONE. 2017 Oct 18;12(10):e0186218 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186218. eCollection 2017. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

21. Sonia Anand, Milan Gupta, Koon K Teo, Karleen M Schulze, Dipika Desai, Nora Abdalla, Michael Zulyniak, Russell de Souza, Gita Wahi, Mateen Shaikh, Joseph Beyene, Eileen de Villa, Katherine Morrison, Sarah D McDonald, Hertzel Gerstein. “Causes and consequences of gestational diabetes in a South Asians living in Canada: results from a prospective cohort study.” CMAJ Open. 2017 Aug 9;5(3):E604-E611 doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20170027. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

22. Kristie L. Poole, Sarah D. McDonald, Lauren E. Griffith, Eileen K. Hutton. “Association of External Cephalic Version Before Term With Late Preterm Birth.” Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica (AOGS). 2017 Aug;96(8):998-1005. doi: 1111/aogs.13153. Epub 2017 May 16. (Role: As a member of K Poole’s thesis committee, I contributed to the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

23. Dawn Kingston, Marie-Paule Austin, Sander Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Paula Harvalik, Rebecca Giallo, Sarah D. McDonald, Glenda MacQueen, Lydia Vermeyden, Gerri Lasiuk, Wendy Sword, Anne Biringer. “Pregnant Women’s Views of the Feasibility and Acceptability of Web-based Mental Health E-Screening Versus Paper-Based Screening: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) 2017 Apr 7;19(4):e88. doi: 10.2196/jmir.6866. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

24. Shanice Christie, Sébastien Robiou-du-Pont, Sonia S. Anand, Katherine M. Morrison, Sarah D. McDonald, Stephanie A. Atkinson, Koon K. Teo, David Meyre, “Genetic contribution to lipid levels in early life based on 158 loci validated in adults: the FAMILY study.” Scientific Reports. 2017 Mar 6;7(1):68. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-00102-1. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

25. Tetsuya Isayama, Hiroko Iwami, Sarah McDonald, Joseph Beyene. “Association of Non-Invasive Ventilation Strategies With Mortality and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Among Preterm Infants – A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” 2016 Aug 9;316(6):611-624. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.10708. (Role: I was the PhD Supervisor of Dr. Isayama and I was the originator of study idea, the main advisor on methodological issues, and the main editor of the manuscript.) (JAMA is the 3rd highest ranked medical journal, and had an impact factor (IF) of 44.4 in 2016)

26. Aihua Li, Koon K. Teo, Katherine M. Morrison, Sarah D. McDonald, Stephanie A. Atkinson Sonia S. Anand, David Meyre. “A genetic link between prepregnancy body-mass index, postpartum weight retention and offspring weight in early childhood”. Obesity 2017 Jan;25(1):236-243. doi:10.1002/oby.21707. Epub 2016 Nov 24. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

27. A. Rodger, P. Phillips, S.R. Kahn, A.H. James, S. Bates, S. McDonald, B.A. Konkle. “Low molecular weight heparin to prevent postpartum venous thromboembolism: A pilot study to assess the feasibility of a randomized, open-label trial.” Thrombosis Research. 2016 Jun;142:17-20. doi: 10.1016/j.thromres.2016.04.004. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care and maternal health, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

28. Sohani ZN, Anand S, Robiou du Pont S, Morrison K, McDonald S, Atkinson S, Teo K, Meyre D. “Risk alleles in/near ADCY5, ADRA2A, CDKAL1, CDKN2A/B, GRB10, and TCF7L2 elevate plasma glucose levels at birth and in early childhood: results from the FAMILY study. PLoS ONE. 2016 Apr 6;11(4):e0152107. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0152107.eCollection 2016. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to maternal physiology, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

29. Bates SM, Alonso-Coello P, Tikkinen KAO, Ebrahim S, Cruz Lopes L, McDonald SD, Zhou Q, Akl EA, Neumann I, Flem Jacobsen A, Zhang Y, Santamaria A, Annichino-Bizzacchi JM, Sanset PM, Bitar W, Eckman MH, Guyatt GH. “Women’s Values and Preferences and Health State Valuations for Thromboprophylaxis during Pregnancy: A Cross-sectional Interview Study.” Thrombosis Research. 2016 Apr;140:22-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.thromres.2015.12.015. Epub 2015 Dec 15. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

30. Natasha McInnis, Christy Woolcott, Sarah McDonald, Stefan Kuhle. “Population Attributable Risk Fractions of Maternal Overweight and Adverse Perinatal Outcomes.” Scientific Report. 2016 Mar 10;6:22895. doi: 10.1038/srep22895. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to maternal weight and weight gain, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

31. Anand S S, Gupta M K, Schulze K M, Desai D, Abdalla N, Wahi G, Wade C, Scheufler P, McDonald S D, Morrison K M, Vasudevan A, Dwarakanath P, Srinivasan K, Kurpad A, Gerstein H C, Teo K K. “What accounts for ethnic differences in newborn skinfold thickness comparing South Asians and White Caucasians? Findings from the START and FAMILY Birth Cohorts.” International Journal of Obesity. 2016 Feb;40(2):239-44. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2015.171. Epub 2015 Aug 28. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to maternal physiology, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

32. Kingston D, Austin MP , McDonald SW , Vermeyden L , Heaman M , Hegadoren K , Lasiuk G, Kingston J, Sword W , Jarema K , Veldhuyzen van Zanten S, McDonald SD, Biringer A. “Pregnant women’s perceptions of harms and benefits of mental health screening.” PLoS ONE. 2015 Dec 22; 10(12): e0145189. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0145189. eCollection 2015. (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

33. Kingston DE, Biringer A, McDonald SW, Heaman MI, Lasiuk GV, Hegadoren KM, McDonald SD, van Zanten SV, Sword W, Kingston JJ, Jarema KM, Vermeyden L, Austin, MP. “Preferences for Mental Health Screening Among Pregnant Women: A Cross-Sectional Study.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2015 Oct;49(4):e35-43. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.03.026. Epub 2015 Jul 3. (Am J Prev Med had an impact factor (IF) of 4.281 in 2015). (Role: Co-investigator on grant, and as the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

34. Eckman M, Alonso-Coello P, Guyatt GH, Ebrahim S, Tikkinen KA, Lopes LC, Neumann I, McDonald SD, Zang Y, Zhou Q, Akl EA, Jacobsen AF, Santamaria A, Annichion-Bizzacchi JM, Bitar W, Sandset M, Bates S. “Women’s Values and Preferences for Thromboprophylaxis during Pregnancy: A Comparison of Direct Choice and Decision Analysis using Patient Specific Utilities.” Thrombosis Research. 2015 Aug;136(2):341-347. doi: 10.1016/j.thromres.2015.05.020. Epub 2015 May 22. (Role: As the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, and maternal physiology, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

35. Rodger MA, Phillips P, Kahn SR, James AH, Konkle BA, for the PROSPER Investigators. “Low-molecular- weight heparin to prevent post-partum venous thromboembolism: A pilot randomised placebo-controlled trial.” Thrombosis and Haemostasis. 2015 Jan;113(1):212-216. doi: 10.1160/TH14-06-0485. Epub 2014 Nov 6. (Role: As a PROSPER investigator and the site PI for a multi-centre randomised control trial, I was pleased to be involved in the grant submission, assisting with methodologic development, and providing substantive comments on all versions of the manuscript.)

36. Neupane B, McDonald S, Beyene J. “Identifying determinants and estimating the risk of inadequate and excess gestational weight gain using a multinomial logistic regression model.” Open Access Medical Statistics 2014 Dec 5;5:1-10. https://doi.org/10.2147/OAMS.S69707. (Role: I originated the idea, contributed to the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

37. Rodger MA, Hague WM, Kingdom J, Karovitch A, Kahn SR, Sermer M, Clement AM, Coat S, Chan WS, Said S, Rey E, Robinson S, Khurana R, Demers C, Covacs MJ, Solymoss S, Hinshaw K, Dwyer J, Smith G, McDonald S, Newstead-Angel J, Mcleod A, Khandewal M, Silver R, Le Gal G, Greer I, Keely E, Rosene-Montella K, Walker M, Wells PS for the TIPPS investigators. “Antepartum dalteparin versus no antepartum dalteparin for the prevention of pregnancy complications in pregnant women with thrombophilia (TIPPS): a multinational open-label randomised trial.” Lancet. 2014 Nov 8;384(9955):1673-83, doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60793-5. Epub 2014 Jul 24. (Role: site PI for a multi-centre randomized control trial, in which I was involved in the grant submission, assisted with methodologic development, and provided substantive comments on all versions of manuscript.)

38. Reitsma A, Chu R, Thorpe J, McDonald S, Thabane L, Hutton E. “Accounting for center in the Early External Cephalic Version trials: an empirical comparison of statistical methods to adjust for center in a multicenter trial with binary outcomes.” Trials. 2014 Sept 26;15:377. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-377. (Role: As a member of A. Reitsma’s thesis committee, I contributed to the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

39. Ray JG, Redelmeier DA, Urquia ML, Guttmann A, McDonald SD, Vermeulen MJ. “Risk of cerebral palsy among the offspring of immigrants.” PLoS One. 2014 Jul 14;9(7):e102275. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102275. eCollection 2014. (Role: As the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

40. Adamo K, Shen G, Mottola M, Nascimento S, Jean-Philippe S, Ferraro Z, Nerenberg K, Smith G, Chan R, Gaudet L, Piccinini-Valis H, McDonald S, Atkinson S, Godbout A, Robitaille J, Davidge S, Gruslin A, Prud’homme D, Stacey D, Rossiter M, Goldfield G, Dodd J. “Obesity Prevention from Conception: A Workshop to Guide the Development of a Pan-Canadian Trial Targeting the Gestational Period.” Nutrition and Metabolic Insights 2014 Apr 3;7:7-18. doi: 10.4137/NMI.S14146. (Role: As the only obstetrician on the study, I contributed to the methodology by bringing up important issues related to antenatal care, addressed other issues on the methodology, and edited the manuscript.)

41. Kingston D, Hegadoren K, Austin MP, McDonald S, Lasiuk G, McDonald S, Heaman, M, Biringer A, Sword W, Giallo R, Patel T, Lane-Smith M, van Zanten SV. “Study protocol for a randomized, controlled, superiority trial comparing the clinical- and cost-effectiveness of integrated online mental health assessment-referral-care in pregnancy to usual prenatal care on prenatal and postnatal mental health and infant health and development: The Integrated Maternal Psychosocial Assessment to Care Trial (IMPACT).” Trials. 2014 Mar 6;15:72. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-15-72. (Role: Co-investigator on grant which funded this, and hence was involved in the design of the study, and I edited this manuscript.) (Trials had an impact factor (IF) of 2.206 in 2014)

42. Kingston D, McDonald S, Tough S, Austin MP, Hegadoren K, Lasiuk G. “Public views of acceptability of perinatal mental health screening and treatment preference: a population based survey.” BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014 Feb 12;14:67. doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-67.

43. Kingston D, Hegadoren K, Austin MP, McDonald S, Lasiuk G, McDonald S, Heaman M, Biringer A, Sword W, Giallo R, Patel T, Lane-Smith M, van Zanten SV. “Comparing the feasibility, acceptability, clinical- and cost-effectiveness of mental health e-screening to paper-based screening on the detection of depression, anxiety, and psychosocial risk in pregnant women: a study protocol of a randomized, parallel-group, superiority trial.” Trials 2014 Jan 2;15:3. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-15-3. (Role: Co-investigator on grant which funded this, and hence was involved in the design of the study, and I edited this manuscript.)

44. Nevis IF, Stontrop JM, Clark WF, McDonald S, Thabane L, Moist L, MacNab JJ, Suri R, Garg AX. “Hypertension in Pregnancy after Escherichia coli O157:H7 Gastroenteritis: a cohort study.” Hypertens Pregnancy. 2013 Nov;32(4):390-400. doi: 10.3109/10641955.2013.810238. Epub 2013 Jul 11. (Role: as the only high risk obstetrician on the team, I helped Dr Nevis consider appropriate confounding variables and how to deal with them, suggested analysis, and provided major editorial revision to the manuscript.)

45. Oliveira AP, Kalra S, Wahi G, McDonald S, Desai D, Wilson J, Jacobs L, Smoke S, Hill P, Hill K, Morrison K, Teo K, Miller R, Anand SS. “Maternal and Newborn Health Profile in a First Nations Community in Canada.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2013 Oct;35(10):905-13. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(15)30812-4. (Role: as the only obstetrician on this study, I gave important contributions to the design and interpretation of the findings, particularly regarding preterm birth and caesarean section, and was involved in editing multiple versions of the manuscript.)

46. Wahi, J. Wilson, R. Miller, R. Anglin, S. McDonald, K.M. Morrison, K.K. Teo, S.S. Anand on behalf of the ABC investigators. “Aboriginal Birth Cohort (ABC): A Prospective cohort study of early life determinants of adiposity and associated risk factors among Aboriginal people in Canada.” BMC Public Health. 2013 Jun 25;13:608. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-608. (Role: as the only obstetrician on the study, and as a co-investigator on the grant, I gave important contributions to the design of the study, and was involved in editing this “protocol” manuscript.)

47. Morrison KM, Anand SS, Yusuf S, Atkinson SA, Schulze KM, Rao-Melacini P, McQueen MJ, McDonald S, Persadie R, Hunter B, Bourgeois J, Jansen JW, Teo KK, FAMILY (Family Atherosclerosis Monitoring In earLY Life) Study investigators. “Maternal and pregnancy related predictors of cardiometabolic traits in newborns”. PLoS ONE. 2013 Feb;8(2):e55815. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055815. Epub 2013 Feb 13.

48. Anand SS, Vasudevan A, Gupta M, Morrison K, Jurpad A, Teo KK, Srinivasan K, START Cohort Study Investigators (McDonald S included as Collaborator) (corresponding author). “Rationale and design of South Asian Birth Cohort (START): a Canada-India collaborative study.” BMC Public Health. 2013 Jan 28;13:79. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-79. (Role: as a co-investigator on the grant, I gave important contributions to the design of the study, and gave input into editing this “protocol” manuscript.).

49. Alonso-Coello P, Ebrahim S, Guyatt, GH, Tikkinen KA, Eckman MH, Neumann I, McDonald SD, Akl EA, Bates SM. “Evaluating patient values and preferences for thromboprophylaxis decision making during pregnancy: A study protocol.” BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2012 May 30;12(1):40. doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-12-40.

50. Sievenpiper JL, McDonald SD, Grey V, Don-Wauchope AC. “Missed follow-up opportunities using a two-step screening approach for gestational diabetes.” Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2012 May;96(2):e43-6. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2012.01.030. Epub 2012 Feb 18. (Role: as the only obstetrician on the team, I suggested the analysis, and specifically: helped Dr Sievenpiper understand that there was a relatively recent major RCT on GDM, and hence a before-after analysis would be important, and also guided him in understanding the practical aspects of testing and treating GDM during pregnancy which could affect these results, and interpreting the results; and edited all versions.)

51. Nevis IF, Reitsma A, Dominic A, McDonald S, Thabane L, Akl EA, Hladunewich M, Akbari A, Joseph G, Sia W, Iansavichus AV, Garg AX. “Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review.” Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011 Nov;6(11):2587-98. doi: 10.2215/CJN.10841210. Epub 2011 Sep 22.

55. You J, Alter DA, Stukel TA, McDonald SD, Laupacis A, Liu Y, Ray JG. “Proliferation of prenatal ultrasonography.” 2010 Feb 9;182(2):143-51. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.090979. Epub 2010 Jan 4. (Role: participated in the design of the study, including suggesting the importance of examining repeat scans in low risk women which is the focus of the paper, providing radiologic insight into which OHIP codes are used, providing obstetric insight into clinical implications, and participated in all phases of writing and revising of the manuscript.)

53. Morrison KM, Atkinson SA, Yusuf S, Bourgeois J, McDonald S, McQueen MJ, Persadie R, Hunter B, Pogue J, Teo K, FAMILY investigators. “The Family Atherosclerosis Monitoring In earLy Life (FAMILY) study: rationale, design and baseline data of a study examining the early determinants of atherosclerosis.” Am Heart J. 2009 Oct;158(4):533-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2009.07.005. Epub 2009 Aug 28. (Role: involved in recruiting, designing the paper, planning statistical analysis and writing and editing of all versions including the last.)

54. Ray JG, Vermeulen MJ, Schull MJ, McDonald S, Redelmeier DA. “Metabolic syndrome and the risk of placental dysfunction.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2005 Dec;27(12):1095-1101. PMID: 16524527. (Role: participated in design, revised manuscript.

55. Tam LE, McDonald SD, Wen SW, Smith G, Windrim R, Walker MC. “A survey of pre-conceptional folic acid use in a group of Canadian women.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2005 Mar;27(3): 232-6. PMID: 15937596. (Role: participated in analysis, interpreted data, wrote entire manuscript.)

Publications: Contributions to a Collective Work

  1. Bissonnette F, Cohen J, Collins J, Cowan L, Dale S, Dill S, Greene C, Gysler M, Hanck B, Hughes E, Leader A, McDonald S, Marrin M, Martin R, Min J, Mortimer D, Mortimer S, Smith J, Tsang B, van Vugt D, Yuzpe A, Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society. “Incidence and complications of multiple gestations in Canada: Proceedings of an Expert Meeting.” Reprod Biomed Online. 2007 Jun;14(6):773-90. PMID: 17582911. (Role: wrote my section, participated in editing entire manuscript.)

Publications: Letters to Editor

  1. Grabovac M, McDonald SD. “Making it more safe for periviable breech infants” [Letter to the Editor: SOGC Clinical Practice Guideline No. 347 – Obstetric Management at Borderline Viability] Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. 2018 Apr;40(4):403. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogc.2017.10.011.
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Abstracts/Oral Presentations at Scientific Meetings

  1. Ninan K, Liyanage SK, Ali R, McDonald SD. “What do clinical practice guidelines suggest for deferred cord clamping for preterm and term infants and how evidence-based are they? A systematic review.” Short-listed for an award as ‘Best of Three’ Oral presentations – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 76thAnnual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), June 2020. (national conference) (virtual presentation;meeting cancelled due to pandemic Covid-19) Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (JOGC). May 01 2020; 42(5):P686. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogc.2020.02.081
  1. Sarah McDonald. “CIHR Japan-Canada Collaborative Meeting” 2020 EPIQ (Evidence-Based Practice for Improving Quality) Conference/ Canadian Neonatal Network – Canadian Preterm Birth Network Annual Meeting, Banff, AB, February 9, 2020. (national conference)
  1. Grabovac M, Beltempo M, Lodha A, O’Quinn C, Grigoriu A, Barrington K, McDonald SD. “Deferred cord clamping in twins: a retrospective cohort study.” 7thCanadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 12-15, 2020. (national conference)
  1. Ninan K, Liyanage SK, Ali R, McDonald SD. “What do clinical practice guidelines suggest for deferred cord clamping for preterm and term infants and how evidence-based are they? A systematic review.” 7thCanadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 12-15, 2020. (national conference)
  1. Marseu A, Moore G, Mukerji A, Santaguida P, McDonald SD. “Clinician Delphi on Mode of Delivery in Extremely Preterm Breech Singletons.” 7thCanadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 12-15, 2020. (national conference) (declined as on parental leave)
  1. Eran Ashwal, Suraya Said, Nir Melamed, Mira Persuad, Sarah McDonald, Beth Murray-Davis, Howard Berger. “Characteristics of abnormal oral glucose tolerance test in GDM pregnancies and pregnancy outcome.” 7thCanadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 12-15, 2020. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (national conference).
  1. Michael Yu, Louis Schmidt, Wendy Sword, Meredith Vanstone, Anne Biringer (presenter), Azadeh Moaveni, Sarah D McDonald. “A prospective cohort study of psychological, physical and social predictors of excess pregnancy weight gain.” 47th NAPCRG (North American Primary Care Research Group) Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, November 16-20, 2019. (international conference)
  1. Sarah D McDonald, Michael Yu, Sherry Van Blyderveen, Louis Schmidt, Wendy Sword, Meredith Vanstone, Anne Biringer (presenter), Azadeh Moaveni, Joseph Beyene. “Psychological, physical and social predictors of excess pregnancy weight gain.” Family Medicine Forum, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Oct 30-Nov 2, 2019. (national conference)
  1. Marinela Grabovac, Michael Yu, Sherry Van Blyderveen, Louis Schmidt, Meredith Vanstone, Wendy Sword, Anne Biringer, Helen McDonald, Joseph Beyene, Azadeh Moaveni, Sarah D McDonald. “Does excess first trimester weight gain predict excess total gestational weight gain?” Short-listed for an award as ‘Best of Three’ Oral presentations – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 75th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 11-14, 2019. (national conference) Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (JOGC). 2019 May;41(5):718. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogc.2019.02.185
  1. Murray-Davis, B., Berger, H., Melamed, N., Mawjee, K., Syed, M., Ray, J. G., Geary, M., Barrett, J. & McDonald, S.D. “Are there differences in counseling practices between antenatal health care providers regarding gestational weight gain?” Association of Ontario Midwives Ontario Midwifery Conference, Markham, ON, May 6-8, 2019. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (regional conference)
  1. Guarna, G., Murray-Davis, B., Berger, H., Melamed, N., Syed, M., Mawjee, K., Barrett, J., Ray, J.G., Geary, M., McDonald, S.D. “Diabetes, obesity and hypertension in midwifery-led care.” Midwifery Research Symposium, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, March 26, 2019. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442.
  1. Kashif Mughal, Muhammad Arshad, Abdul Wajid, Sander Van Zenten, Marie-Paule Austin, Anne Biringer, SarahMcDonald, Katherine Bright, Mireille Lecharrois, Karly Jarema, Dawn Kingston. “Effect of e-Therapy on Maternal Health and its Association with Child Development: Findings from the Integrated Maternal Psychosocial Assessment to Care Trial (IMPACT) Study.” 6th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Mont-Tremblant, Québec, February 13-15, 2019. (national conference)
  1. Veronica Moramarco, Sugee Liyanage, Kiran Ninan, Amit Mukerji, McDonald SD. “Classical Caesarean: What are the maternal and infant risks compared to low transverse caesarean in preterm birth, and subsequent uterine rupture risks? A systematic review and meta-analysis.” 6th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Mont-Tremblant, Québec, February 13-15, 2019. (national conference)
  1. Murray-Davis B, Berger H, Melamed N, Hasan H, Mawjee K, Ray JG, Geary M, Barrett J & McDonald SD. “Let them eat cake”: Are there differences in counselling practices between antenatal health care providers regarding gestational weight gain?” Association of Ontario Midwives’ 2018 Midwifery Research Symposium, Toronto, ON, November 19, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442.(regional conference)
  1. Marinela Grabovac, Sarah Diana McDonald. “What is the safest mode of birth for extremely preterm breech infants who are actively resuscitated? A systematic review and meta-analyses.” Short-listed for an award as ‘Best of Three’ Obstetric Abstracts – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 74th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Victoria, BC, June 26-28, 2018. (national conference)
  1. Christine Kurtz Landy, Wendy Sword, Charles Cunningham, Heather Rimas, Bailey Stewart, Anne Biringer, Sarah McDonald, Maureen Heaman, Margaret Morris, Jackie Cramp, Pamela Angle. “Factors Maternity Care Providers Consider When Counselling Women About A Trial of Labour (TOL) After Cesarean Section (CS): Findings From A Discrete Choice Conjoint Experiment.” Short-listed for an award as ‘Best of Three’ Obstetric Abstracts – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 74th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Victoria, BC, June 26-28, 2018. (national conference)
  1. Kurtz Landy, W. Sword, C. Cunningham, H. Rimas, B. Stewart, A. Biringer, S.D. McDonald, M. Heaman, M. Morris, J. Cramp, P. Angle. “Factors Maternity Care Providers Consider When Counselling Women about a Trial of Labour after Caesarean Section (TOLAC): Findings from a Discrete Choice Conjoint Experiment.” 2018 CAHSPR (The Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research) Conference, Montreal, QC, May 29-31, 2018. (national conference)
  1. Isayama T, O’Reilly D, Beyene J, Shah P, Lee S, McDonald S. “Healthcare Cost and Resource Use of Early Discharge of Healthy Late Preterm and Term Singleton: A Population-Based Cohort Study.” Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2018 Meeting, Toronto, ON, May 5-8, 2018. (international conference)
  1. Stockley E, Ting J, Kingdom J, McDonald S, Barrett J, Synnes A, Monterrosa L, Shah P. “Antenatal Magnesium Sulphate for Fetuses with IUGR: Neonatal and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes.” Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2018 Meeting, Toronto, ON, May 5-8, 2018. (international conference)
  1. Ram, M., Berger, H., Ray, J. G., Lipworth, H., Geary, M., McDonald, S. D., Murray-Davis, B., Riddell, C., Hasan, H., Barrett, J., & Melamed, N. “Gestational Weight Gain in Twin Pregnancies Modeled as a Function of Gestational Age and Pre-Pregnancy Body Mass Index.” 5th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 14-17, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (national conference)
  1. Marinela Grabovac, Anne-Mary Lewis-Mikhael, Sarah Diana McDonald. “Interventions to Try to Prevent Preterm Birth in Women with a History of Conization: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses.” 5th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 14-17, 2018. (national conference)
  1. Sword, W., Kurtz Landy, C., Cramp, J., Dawdy, J., McDonald, S., Biringer, A., on behalf of the Birth Methods Study Team. “Factors considered by maternity care providers when counselling pregnant women with a previous caesarean section on delivery method.” The Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health NursesCAPWHN Annual Clinical, Education, Research Conference, Halifax, NS. October 12-14, 2017. (national conference)
  1. Dzakpasu S., McDonald S., Woolcott C., Grabovac M., Chapinal N., Murphy, P, Guo, Y. “Interprovincial Variation in Excess and Inadequate Maternal Weight and Gestational Weight Gain and Their Impact on Key Perinatal Indicators.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 73rd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Ottawa, ON, June 20-23, 2017. (national conference)
  1. Grabovac M, Karim JN, Isayama T, Korale Liyanage S, Beyene J, McDonald SD. “What is the safest mode of delivery for extremely preterm breech infants: a systematic review and meta-analyses?” Plenary – 4th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Montebello, QC, February 14-17, 2017. (national conference)
  1. Dzakpasu S, Woolcott C, Chapinal N, Guo M, Murphy P, Grabovac M (presenter), McDonald SD. “Maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain: interprovincial variation and impact on birthweight.” 4thCanadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Montebello, QC, February 14-17, 2017. (national conference)
  1. Tetsuya Isayama, Hiroko Iwami, Sarah McDonald, Joseph Beyene. “Association of Non-Invasive Ventilation Strategies With Mortality and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Among Preterm Infants – A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” Winner, Best Oral Award. The Neonatal Research Day, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON April 20, 2016. (regional conference)
  1. Biringer A, Austin M, Giallo R, Heaman M, Hegadoren K, Kingston D, Lasiuk G, McDonald SD, McDonald S, Sword W, van Zanten S. “Mental Health Screening in Pregnancy: What methods do women prefer? What are the barriers and facilitators to disclosure?” The 2015 Family Medicine Forum (FMF) Pre-Conference Research Day, Toronto, ON, November 11, 2015. (national conference)
  1. Biringer A, Austin M, Giallo R, Heaman M, Hegadoren K, Kingston D, Lasiuk G, McDonald SD, McDonald S, Sword W, van Zanten S. “Mental Health Screening in Pregnancy: What methods do women prefer? What are the barriers and facilitators to disclosure?” The 2015 North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, Cancun, Mexico, October 24-28, 2015. (international conference)
  1. Dzakpasu S, McDonald SD. “Contribution of Pre-pregnancy Body Mass Index and Gestational Weight Gain to Adverse Neonatal Outcomes: Population Attributable Fractions for Canada.” FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vancouver, BC, October 7, 2015. (international conference)
  1. Lutsiv O, Park CK, Hulman A, Krebs L, van Blyderveen S, Schmidt LA, Beyene J, McDonald SD. “First and second trimester weight gain above the guidelines indicate excess total gain: time to act.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 71st Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference, (ACSC), Québec City, QC, June 10, 2015. (national conference)
  1. Lutsiv O, Mah J, Yu J, Beyene J, McDonald SD. “How high are the risks of morbid obesity on pregnancy outcomes? A systematic review and meta-analyses.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 71st Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference, (ACSC), Québec City, QC, June 10, 2015. (national conference)
  1. Park CK, Krebs L, Lutsiv O, van Blyderveen S, Schmidt L, Beyene J, McDonald SD. “Binge eating predicts excess gestational weight gain: a pilot prospective cohort study.” Short-listed for an award as ‘Best of Three’ Obstetric Abstracts – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 71st Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference, (ACSC), Québec City, QC, June 10, 2015. (national conference)
  1. Park CK, Kapadia MZ, Beyene J, Giglia L, Maxwell C, McDonald SD. “Can we safely recommend gestational weight gain below the guidelines for obese pregnant women?” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 71st Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference, (ACSC), Québec City, QC, June 10, 2015.(national conference)
  1. Hulman A, Lutsiv O, Park C, Krebs L, Beyene J, McDonald SD. “Smoking habits and gestational weight gain patterns: a novel approach using piecewise mixed-effects models.” The Conference of the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CSEB), Toronto, ON. June 3, 2015. (national conference) £Authors contributed equally.
  1. Lutsiv O, Mah J, Yu J, Beyene J, McDonald SD. “Morbidly obese women have worse pregnancy outcomes than those who are obese: systematic review and meta-analyses.” 1st place New Professional Oral Presentation Award The 4th Canadian Obesity Summit (COS), Toronto, ON, April 30, 2015. (national conference)
  1. Kapadia M, Park C, Beyene J, Giglia L, Maxwell C, McDonald S. “Can we safely recommend weight gain below the guidelines in obese pregnant women?” The 40th Annual RT Weaver Scientific Day, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, November 26, 2014. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Grant (CIHR) # KRS1343401. (Dr. S. McDonald was Principal Investigator on this grant.)
  1. Murray-Davis B, Cross-Sudworth F, McDonald H, McDonald S, Dore S, Hutton EK, Gardosi J. “Using a Standardized Clinical Outcome Review (SCOR) Tool for Improving Patient Safety: A pilot project.” The International Confederation of Midwives Conference, Prague, June 2014. (international conference)
  1. Berndl A, El-Chaar D, Murphy K, McDonald SD. “Cervical High vs Low Volume Foley for Cervical Ripening: Pilot Results from Across-Canada Survey as Preparation for an RCT.” Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 15, 2014. (national conference)
  1. Murray-Davis B, Cross-Sudworth F, McDonald H, McDonald S, Dore S, Hutton EK, Gardosi J. “Developing a Standardized Clinical Outcome Review (SCOR) Tool for Improving Patient Safety: A pilot project.” The Canadian Association of Midwives Conference, Ottawa, ON, November 2013. (national conference)
  1. Park C, Neupane B, Timm V, Beyene J, Schmidt L, McDonald S. “Two easily modifiable factors identify women who are planning to gain weight above the guidelines during pregnancy.” The 39th Annual RT Weaver Scientific Day 2013, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, October 30, 2013.
  1. Kapadia M, Gaston A, Van Blyderveen S, Schmidt L, Beyene J, McDonald H , McDonald S. “Psychological factors and excessive gestational weight gain: A systematic review.” The 39th Annual RT Weaver Scientific Day 2013, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, October 30, 2013.
  1. Berndl A, El-Chaar D, Murphy K, McDonald S. “Does cervical ripening at term with a high volume foley catheter result in a lower caesarian section rate compared to a low volume foley? A systematic review and meta-analysis.” The 39th Annual RT Weaver Scientific Day 2013, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, October 30, 2013.
  1. Rodger MA, Hague B, Kingdom J, Kahn SR, Karovitch A, Wells PS, Sermer M, Clement AM, Coat S, Chan WS for the TIPPS investigators (+ others which include SD McDonald). “The Thrombophilia in Pregnancy Prophylaxis Study (TIPPS): a multi-national randomized trial of dalteparin compared to no dalteparin for the prevention of pregnancy complications in pregnant thrombophilic women.” The XXIV International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) Congress, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 1, 2013. (international conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Park C, Timm V, Schmidt L, Neupane B, Beyene J. “New factors predict weight gain above the guidelines during pregnancy.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 69th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Calgary, AB, June 12, 2013. (national conference)
  1. Alavi N, Haley S, Chow K, McDonald SD. “Comparison of National Gestational Weight Gain Guidelines and Energy Intake Recommendations from Developed and Developing Countries.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 69th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Calgary, AB, June 12, 2013. (national conference)
  1. A Berndl, D. El-Chaar, S McDonald. “Does cervical ripening at term with a high volume foley catheter result in a lower caesarian section rate compared to a low volume foley? A systematic review and meta-analysis.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 69th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Calgary, AB, June 12, 2013. (national conference)
  1. Park C, Neupane B, Timm V, Beyene J, Schmidt L, McDonald S. “Two easily modifiable factors identify women who are planning to gain weight above the guidelines during pregnancy.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 69th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Calgary, AB, June 12, 2013. (national conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Foster G, Lutsiv O, McKinney B, Taylor V, Pullenayegum E. “The combined effects of maternal overweight/obesity and depression on neonatal outcomes.” The 3rd Canadian Obesity Summit (COS), Vancouver, BC, May 2, 2013. (national conference)
  1. Lutsiv O, Pullenayegum E, Foster V, McKinney B, McDonald SD. The impact of excess maternal weight and depression on adverse antepartum and intrapartum pregnancy outcomes.” The 3rd Canadian Obesity Summit (COS), Vancouver, BC, May 2, 2013. (national conference)
  1. Morais M, Mehta C, Murphy K, Shah P, Giglia L, Smith P, Bassil K, McDonald S. “How often are late preterm births preventable?: Analysis from a Canadian Tertiary Centre.” Best Fellow Presentation, awarded $700 – The 38thAnnual RT Weaver Scientific Day 2012, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, October 21, 2012.
  1. McKinney B, Pullenayegum, Foster G, Taylor V, Lutsiv O, McDonald SD. “The Intersection of Two Epidemics. Obesity, Antenatal Depression, and their Effects on Neonatal Outcomes.” The 38th Annual RT Weaver Scientific Day 2012, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, October 21, 2012.
  1. Ruiz-Mirazo E, Lopez-Yarto M, McDonald SD. “Group Prenatal Care versus Individual Prenatal Care: a Systematic Review and Meta-analyses.” The 38th Annual RT Weaver Scientific Day 2012, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, October 21, 2012.
  1. Morais M, Giglia L, Bassil K, McDonald S. “Indication for birth in the late preterm period: A comparison between a population-based registry and the patient record.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 68th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Ottawa, ON, June 23, 2012. (national conference)
  1. Ruiz-Mirazo E, Lopez-Yarto M, McDonald SD. “Group Prenatal Care versus Individual Prenatal Care: a Systematic Review and Meta-analyses.” Short-listed as a Best of Four – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 68th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Ottawa, ON, June 22, 2012. (national conference)
  1. Lutsiv O, Pullenayegum E, Bracken K, Chen AM, McDonald H, Malott A, Hutchison R, Haley S, Taylor VH, Good C, Hutton E, Sword W, McDonald SD. “Comparison of obstetric, midwifery, and family medicine patient’s understanding of weight gain during pregnancy: few women report correct counseling.” Best of Four Oral presentation; Winner of Best Oral Presentation by a Health Care Student, awarded $500 (SOGC/APOG) – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 68th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Ottawa, ON, June 22, 2012. (national conference)
  1. Lutsiv O, Pullenayegum E, Foster G, Vera C, Giglia L, Chapman B, Fusch C, McDonald S. “Intention to breastfeed: a population-based cohort study.” Winner of Church and Dwight Medical Student Award, $1,000 – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 68th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC),Ottawa, ON, June 22, 2012. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Grant MCH 97589. (national conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Pullenayegum E, Taylor V, Lutsiv O, Bracken K, Good C, Hutton E, Sword W. “Despite 2009 guidelines few women report being counseled correctly about weight gain during pregnancy.” Short-listed for Best of Four Oral Presentation – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 67th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Vancouver, BC, June 21-25, 2011. (national conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Dzaja N, Lutsiv O, and Duley L. “Maternal and Infant Outcomes on Magnesium Sulphate for Preeclampsia/Eclampsia: a Systematic Review Comparing Outcomes within trials with Outcomes Outside of Trials.” The International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP) XVII World Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 3-6 October 2010. (international conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Han Z, Walsh MW, Gerstein HC, Devereaux PJ. “Renal disease after preeclampsia: a systematic review and meta-analyses.” The International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP) XVII World Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 3-6 October 2010. (international conference)
  1. McDonald, SD, Han Z, Walsh M, Gerstein HC, Devereaux PJ, on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “Renal disease after preeclampsia: a systematic review and meta-analyses.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 66th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Montreal, QC, 2010. (national conference)
  1. McDonald SD. “Maternal anthropometric factors.” Symposium: Determinants of Low Birth Weight & Preterm Birth– The 18th Annual Western Perinatal Research Meeting, Banff, AB, February 11-14, 2010. Knowledge Translation for Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/Translation Grant # KRS 86242. (national conference)
  1. McDonald SD. “Artificial Reproductive Technology (ART).” Symposium: Determinants of Low Birth Weight & Preterm Birth – The 18th Annual Western Perinatal Research Meeting, Banff, AB, February 11-14, 2010. Knowledge Translation for Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/Translation Grant # KRS 86242. (national conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Han Z, Mulla S, Ohlsson A, Beyene J, and Murphy KE. “Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight among in vitro Fertilization Twins: A Systematic Review and Meta-analyses.” Short listed as a Best of Four Oral Presentation – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 65th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC): Research and Innovation Program, Halifax, NS, June 2009. Knowledge Translation for Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/Translation Grant # KRS 86242. (national conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Han Z, Mulla S, Murphy KE, Beyene J, and Ohlsson A on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight among in vitro Fertilization Singletons: A Systematic Review and Meta-analyses.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 65th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC): Research and Innovation Program, Halifax, NS, June 2009. Knowledge Translation for Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/Translation Grant # KRS 86242. (national conference)
  1. Salmasi G, Grady R, Jones R, McDonald SD. “Environmental tobacco smoke exposure and perinatal outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analyses.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 65th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC): Research and Innovation Program, Halifax, NS, June 2009. Knowledge Translation for Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/Translation Grant # KRS 86242. (national conference)
  1. Cheng J, Chapman B, Dore S, McDonald SD. “Maternal Obesity among Canadian Women: Effects on Breastfeeding Outcomes. The “Making Healthy Communities Count.” Niagara Region Public Health Conference, Niagara Falls, ON, October 26-29, 2008. (regional conference)
  1. Cheng J, Chapman B, Dore S, McDonald SD. “Maternal Obesity and Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcome.” The AWHONN Canada 19th Annual Conference, Ottawa, ON, October 23-25, 2008. (national conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Malinowski A, Zhou Q, Yusuf S, Devereaux PJ. “Cardiovascular sequelae of preeclampsia/eclampsia: a systematic review and meta-analyses.” The International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP) 16th World Congress, Washington, USA, September 21-24, 2008. Regional Medical Association (RMA) Scholarship Grant. (international conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Malinowski A, Zhou Q, Yusuf S, and Devereaux PJ. “Cardiovascular sequelae of preeclampsia/eclampsia: a systematic review and meta-analyses.” Short listed for Best of Four Oral Presentation – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 64th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Calgary, AB, June 2008. Regional Medical Association (RMA) Scholarship Grant. (national conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Yusuf S, Sheridan P, Anand SS, Gerstein H. “Dysglycemia and a history of fertility-related risk factors in a large multi-ethnic study.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 64th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Calgary, AB, June 2008. (national conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Murphy K, Beyene J, Ohlsson A. “Perinatal Outcomes of in vitro Fertilization Singletons: A Systematic Review and Meta-analyses.” Short listed for Best of Four Oral Presentation – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 61st Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Quebec City, QC, June 2005. (national conference)
  1. McDonald SD. “Integrating Evidence and Practice: The Way Forward?” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 61st Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Quebec City, QC, June 2005. (national conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Murphy K, Beyene J, Ohlsson A. “Meta-analysis of Perinatal Outcomes of IVF Singletons.” The 28thAnnual Perinatal Investigators Meeting, Kingston, ON, Nov 2004.
  1. McDonald SD, Perkins SL, Walker MC. “Correlation between Self-Reported Smoking Status and Serum Cotinine Levels during Pregnancy.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 59th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Charlottetown, PEI, June 2003. PSI Grant #R00-40. (national conference) 
  1. McDonald SD, Perkins SL, Jodouin CA, Walker MC. “Folate levels in pregnant smokers: An important gene/environment interaction.” Winner of Best Obstetrics Junior Member’s Paper – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 58th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Winnipeg, MB, June 2002. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant #R00-40. (national conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Perkins SL, Jodouin CA, Walker MC. “Folate levels in pregnant smokers: An important gene/environment interaction.” The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 22nd Meeting, Louisiana, USA, January 2002. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant#R00-40. (national conference)

Abstracts/Poster Presentations at Scientific Meetings

  1. Grabovac M, Beltempo M, Lodha A, O’Quinn C, Grigoriu A, Barrington K, McDonald SD. “Deferred cord clamping in twins: a retrospective cohort study” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 76th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), June 2020. (national conference) (virtual presentation, meeting cancelled due to pandemic Covid-19) Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (JOGC). May 01 2020; 42(5):P675-676. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogc.2020.02.046
  1. Marseu A, Moore G, Mukerji A, Santaguida P, McDonald SD. “Clinician Delphi on Mode of Delivery in Extremely Preterm Breech Singletons.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 76th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), June 2020. (national conference) (virtual presentation, meeting cancelled due to pandemic Covid-19))

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (JOGC). May 01 2020; 42(5):P681.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogc.2020.02.064

  1. Liran Hiersch, Prakeshkumar Shah, Sarah McDonald, Jon Barrett, Nir Melamed. “Mode of delivery and the risk of adverse outcomes in preterm twins <28 weeks.” 7thCanadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 12-15, 2020. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (national conference).
  1. Eran Ashwal, Suraya Said, Michael P Geary, Nir Melamed, Jon Barrett, Mira Persuad, Beth Murray-Davis, Sarah McDonald, Alyssa T Reddi, Howard Berger. “The role of fetal abdominal circumference upon GDM diagnosis in the fate of the pregnancy.” 7thCanadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 12-15, 2020. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (national conference).
  1. Suraya Said, Eran Ashwal, Michael P Geary, Nir Melamed, Jon Barrett, Mira Persuad, Beth Murray-Davis, Sarah McDonald, Alyssa T Reddi, Howard Berger. “The impact of maternal obesity on fetal growth trajectories in GDM pregnancies.” 7thCanadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 12-15, 2020. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (national conference).
  1. Eran Ashwal, Suraya Said, Nir Melamed, Jon Barrett, Mira Persuad, Sarah McDonald, Howard Berger. “Failed lifestyle modification in Gestations Diabetes (GDM) – the effect of fasting versus postprandial abnormalities on fetal growth.” 7thCanadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 12-15, 2020. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (national conference).
  1. Eran Ashwal, Suraya Said, Nir Melamed, Jon Barrett, Mira Persuad, Beth Murray-Davis, Sarah McDonald, Howard Berger. “Early Fetal Growth Trajectories in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Pregnancies and Large for Gestational Age at Birth.” 7thCanadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 12-15, 2020. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (national conference).
  1. Suraya Said, Eran Ashwal, Michael P Geary, Nir Melamed, Jon Barrett, Mira Persuad, Beth Murray-Davis, Sarah McDonald, Alyssa T Reddi, Howard Berger. “The impact of prior gestational diabetes pregnancy on subsequent diabetic pregnancy.” 7thCanadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 12-15, 2020. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (national conference).
  1. Ashwal, E, Saied, S, Melamed, N, Barrett, J, Mawjee, K, Murray-Davis, B, McDonald, S D, Ray, G J, Geary, M P, Berger, H. “Characteristics of abnormal oral glucose tolerance test in GDM pregnancies and pregnancy outcome.” Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM)’s 39th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, Grapevine, TX, February 3-8, 2020. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (international conference)
    American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AJOG). 2020 Jan:222(1) Supplement:S101. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2019.11.150
  1. Ashwal, E, Saied, S, Melamed, N, Barrett, J, Mawjee, K, Murray-Davis, B, McDonald, S D, Ray, G J, Geary, M P, Berger, H. “Failed lifestyle modification in GDM–The effect of fasting versus postprandial abnormalities on fetal growth.” Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM)’s 39th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, Grapevine, TX, February 3-8, 2020. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (international conference)
    American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AJOG). 2020 Jan:222(1) Supplement:S257. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2019.11.404
  1. Ashwal, E, Saied, S, Melamed, N, Barrett, J, Mawjee, K, Murray-Davis, B, McDonald, S D, Ray, G J, Geary, M P, Berger, H. “Fetal growth trajectories in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Pregnancies and Large for Gestational Age at Birth.” Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM)’s 39th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, Grapevine, TX, February 3-8, 2020. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (international conference)
    American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AJOG). 2020 Jan:222(1) Supplement:S102. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2019.11.151
  1. Sarah McDonald, Michael Yu, Sherry Van Blyderveen, Louis Schmidt, Wendy Sword, Meredith Vanstone, Anne Biringer, Azadeh Moaveni, Joseph Beyene. “Prediction of excess pregnancy weight gain using psychological, physical and social predictors: a validated model in a prospective cohort study.” The Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER) 32nd Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 17-18, 2019. (national conference)
  1. Sarah McDonald, Alexander Jarde, Yu Yang Feng, Kristen Viaje, Prakesh Shah. “What is the safest mode of birth for extremely preterm vertex infants? A systematic review and meta-analyses.” The Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER) 32nd Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 17-18, 2019. (national conference)
  1. Kristen A Viaje, Rebecca A Rooney, Alexander Jarde, Lucia Giglia, Cynthia V Maxwell, David Small, Tracy Pearce Kelly, Lisa Sabatino, Lehana Thabane, Sarah D McDonald. “A Clinical Care Pathway for Obese Pregnant Women: A Pragmatic Pilot Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.” Short-listed for an award as ‘Best of Three’ Poster presentations – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 75th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 11-14, 2019. (national conference)
    Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Canada (JOGC). 2019 May:41(6):736. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogc.2019.02.243
  1. Howard Berger, Shimrit Yaniv-Salem, Beth Murray-Davis, Haroon Hasan, Karizma Mawjee, Joel G Ray, Jon Barrett, Sarah D McDonald, Michael Geary, Mira Persaud, Taylor Reddi, Nir Melamed. “A Clinical Model for the Prediction of Diet Controlled GDM.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 75th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 11-14, 2019. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (national conference)
    Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Canada (JOGC). 2019 May:41(6):711. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogc.2019.02.162
  1. Guarna, G., Murray-Davis, B., Berger, H., Melamed, N., Syed, M., Mawjee, K., Barrett, J., Ray, J.G., Geary, M., McDonald, S.D. “Diabetes, obesity and hypertension in midwifery-led care.” McMaster Medical Student Research Day, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, April 24, 2019. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442.
  1. Grabovac M, Yu M, Van Blyderveen S, Schmidt L, Vanstone M, Sword W, Biringer A, McDonald H, Beyene J, Moaveni A, McDonald SD. “Does excess first trimester weight gain predict excess total gestational weight gain?” 6th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Mont-Tremblant, Québec, February 13-15, 2019. (national conference)
  1. Sarah D. McDonald, Michael Yu, Sherry Van Blyderveen, Louis Schmidt, Wendy Sword, Meredith Vantstone, Anne Biringer, Joseph Beyene. “Prediction of excess pregnancy weight gain using psychological, physical and social predictors: a validated model in a prospective cohort study.” 6th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Mont-Tremblant, Québec, February 13-15, 2019. (national conference)
  1. Beth Murray-Davis, Howard Berger, Nir Melamed, Karizma Mawuee, Jon Barrett, Joel Ray, Michael Geary, Haroon Hasan, Sarah McDonald. “Are there Differences in Counselling Practices Between Antenatal Health Care Providers Regarding Gestational Weight Gain?” 6th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Mont-Tremblant, Québec, February 13-15, 2019. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (national conference)
  1. Howard Berger, Shimrit Yaniv-Salem, Beth Murray-Davis, Haroon Hasan, Joel Ray, Jon Barrett, Sarah McDonald, Michael Geary, Mira Persaud, Taylor Reddi, Nir Melamed. “A Clinical Model for the Predication of Diet Controlled GDM.” 6th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Mont-Tremblant, Québec, February 13-15, 2019. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (national conference)
  1. Muhammad Arshad, Kashif Mughal, Abdul Wajid, Sander Van Zenten, Marie-Paule Austin, Anne Biringer, SarahMcDonald, Katherine Bright, Karly Jarema, Mireille Lecharrois, Dawn Kingston. “Web-Based Mental Health Intervention to Reduce Prenatal Depression – Findings from the Integrated Maternal Psychosocial Assessment to Care Trial (IMPACT) Study.” 6th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Mont-Tremblant, Québec, February 13-15, 2019. (national conference)
  1. Abdul Wajid, Muhammad Arshad, Kashif Mughal, Sander Van Zenten, Marie-Paule Austin, Anne Biringer, SarahMcDonald, Katherine Bright, Karly Jarema, Mireille Lecharrois, Dawn Kingston. “Protective Role of Physical Activity and Resilience in Perinatal Depression – Findings from a Randomized Controlled Trial (IMPACT).” 6thCanadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Mont-Tremblant, Québec, February 13-15, 2019. (national conference)
  1. Christy Woolcott, Sarah McDonald, Hude Quan, Mohamed Abdolell, Trevor Dummer, Linda Dodds. “Pregnancy Characteristics and Maternal Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.” 6th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Mont-Tremblant, Québec, February 13-15, 2019. (national conference)
  1. Kurtz Landy, W. Sword, C. Cunningham, H. Rimas, B. Stewart, A. Biringer, S.D. McDonald, M. Heaman, M. Morris, J. Cramp, P. Angle “Counselling women about a trial of labour (TOL) versus a planned repeat Caesarean section (CS): Providers’ attitudes and motivational factors.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 74th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Victoria, BC, June 26-28, 2018. (national conference)
  1. Brown, M., Melamed, N., Murray-Davis, B., Hasan, H., Mawjee, K., Barrett, J., McDonald, S. D., Ray, J., Geary, M. & Berger, H. “Timing of Delivery in Women with Pre-existing Diabetes.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 74th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Victoria, BC, June 26-28, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (national conference)
  1. A Razak, W Patel, N Durrani, S McDonald, P Shah, A Mukerji. “Short term neonatal outcomes in pregnancy induced hypertension.” Canadian Paediatric Society 95th Annual Conference, Québec, QC, May 30-June 2, 2018. (national conference)
  1. Sword W, Cook J, McDonald S, Green C, Roberts K. “Screening and Intervention Practices for Alcohol Use by Pregnant Women and Women of Childbearing Age: Results of a Canadian Survey.” The Perinatal Society of Australia & New Zealand Annual Scientific (PSANZ) Congress 2018. Auckland, New Zealand March 25-28, 2018. (national conference)
  1. Sword W, Cook J, McDonald S, Green C, Roberts K. “Facilitators and Barriers to Implementation of Alcohol Use and Pregnancy Clinical Guidelines: Need for Professional Development and Treatment Resources.” The Perinatal Society of Australia & New Zealand Annual Scientific (PSANZ) Congress 2018. Auckland, New Zealand March 25-28, 2018. (national conference)
  1. Catherine Dagenais, Anne-Mary Lewis-Mikhael, Marinela Grabovac, Amit Mukerji, Sarah D McDonald. “What is the safest mode of delivery for extremely preterm cephalic/non-cephalic twin pairs? A Systematic Review and Meta-analyses.” 5th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 14-17, 2018. (national conference)
  1. Kristen A Viaje, Sarah D McDonald, Rebecca Rooney, Alexander Jarde, Lucia Giglia, Cynthia V Maxwell, David Small, Tracey Pearce Kelly, Lisa Sabatino, Lehana Thabane. “A Clinical Care Pathway for Obese Pregnant Women: A Pragmatic Pilot Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.” 5th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 14-17, 2018. (national conference)
  1. Abdul Razak, Waseemoddin Patel, Naveed Durrani, Sarah D. McDonald, Thuva Vanniyasingam, Lehana Thabane, Prakesh S. Shah, Amit Mukerji. “Short Term Neonatal Outcome in Pregnancy Induced Hypertension.” 5th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 14-17, 2018. (national conference)
  1. Berger, H., Melamed, N. Murray-Davis, B., Hasan, H., Mawjee, K., Barrett, J., Geary, M., McDonald, S. D., & Ray, J. G. “The DOH is rising.” 5th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 14-17, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (national conference)
  1. Berger, H., Melamed, N. Murray-Davis, B., Hasan, H., Mawjee, K., Barrett, J., Geary, M., McDonald, S. D., & Ray, J. G. “The Impact of Pre-Pregnancy Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension on Preterm Birth.” 5th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 14-17, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (national conference)
  1. Berger, H., Melamed, N. Murray-Davis, B., Hasan, H., Mawjee, K., Barrett, J., Geary, M., McDonald, S. D., & Ray, J. G. “Non-communicable Diseases and the Risk of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy.” 5th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 14-17, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (national conference)
  1. Ram, M., Berger, H., Ray, J. G., Lipworth, H., Geary, M., McDonald, S. D., Murray-Davis, B., Riddell, C., Hasan, H., Barrett, J., & Melamed, N. “The relationship between maternal body mass index and pregnancy outcomes in twin pregnancies.” 5th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 14-17, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (national conference)
  1. Ram, M., Berger, H., Ray, J. G., Lipworth, H., Geary, M., McDonald, S. D., Murray-Davis, B., Riddell, C., Hasan, H., Barrett, J., & Melamed, N. “Timing of Delivery in Women with Preexisting Hypertension.” 5th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 14-17, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (national conference)
  1. Ram, M., Berger, H., Ray, J. G., Lipworth, H., Geary, M., McDonald, S. D., Murray-Davis, B., Riddell, C., Hasan, H., Barrett, J., & Melamed, N. “Optimal Gestational Weight Gain in Twin Pregnancies.” 5th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 14-17, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (national conference)
  1. Murray-Davis, B., Berger, H., Melamed, N., Hasan, H., Mawjee, K., Ray, J. G., Geary, M., Barrett, J. & McDonald, S. D. “The Impact of Antenatal Health Care Providers on Gestational Weight Gain Related Outcomes.” 5th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 14-17, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (national conference)
  1. Berger, H., Melamed, N. Murray-Davis, B., Hasan, H., Mawjee, K., Barrett, J., Geary, M., McDonald, S. D., & Ray, J. G. “Non-communicable Diseases and the Risk of Hypertensive Disorders of pregnancy.” Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM)’s 38th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, Dallas, TX, January 29-February 3, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (international conference)
  1. Ram, M., Berger, H., Ray, J. G., Lipworth, H., Geary, M., McDonald, S. D., Murray-Davis, B., Riddell, C., Hasan, H., Barrett, J., & Melamed, N. “The relationship between maternal body mass index and pregnancy outcomes in twin pregnancies.” Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM)’s 38th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, Dallas, TX, January 29-February 3, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (international conference)

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG). Jan 2018; 218(1):S481. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2017.11.341

  1. Maya Ram, Howard Berger, Joel G. Ray, Michael Geary, Sarah D. McDonald, Beth Murray-Davis, Catherine Riddell, Haroon Hasan, Jon Barrett, Nir Melamed, for the DOH-NET (Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension in Pregnancy Research Network) InvestigatorsTM. “Timing of Delivery in Women with Preexisting Hypertension.” Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM)’s 38th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, Dallas, TX, January 29-February 3, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (international conference)

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG). Jan 2018; 218(1):S214. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2017.10.281

  1. Ram, M., Berger, H., Ray, J. G., Lipworth, H., Geary, M., McDonald, S. D., Murray-Davis, B., Riddell, C., Hasan, H., Barrett, J., & Melamed, N. “Gestational Weight Gain in Twin Pregnancies Modeled as a Function of Gestational Age and Pre-Pregnancy Body Mass Index.” Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM)’s 38th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, Dallas, TX, January 29-February 3, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (international conference)
  1. Hiersch, L., Berger, H., Okby, R., Ray, J. G., Geary, M., McDonald, S. D., Murray-Davis, B., Riddell, C., Halperin, I., Hasan, H., Barrett, J., & Melamed, N. “Is Gestational Diabetes Associated with Adverse Pregnancy Outcome in Women with Twin Pregnancies?” Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM)’s 38th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, Dallas, TX, January 29-February 3, 2018. CIHR Clinician-Investigator Teams in Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine grant# 146442. (international conference)
  1. Stephanie Winsor, Madeline Vandersluis, Avi Vandersluis, Clara Sacchini, Laura Wallace, Sarah McDonald. “Non-invasive prenatal screening: Cautionary tales from the first 1000 cases in a tertiary care centre.” 21st International Conference on Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy, San Diego, CA, July 10-11, 2017. (international conference)
  1. Jarde, A., Lutsiv, O., Park, C.K., Barrett, J., Beyene, J., Saito, S., Dodd, J.M., Shah, P.S., Cook, J.L., Biringer, A.B., Giglia, L., Han, Z., Staub, K., Mundle, W., Vera, C., Sabatino, L., Liyanage, S.K., McDonald, S.D. “Preterm birth prevention in twin pregnancies with progesterone, pessary or cerclage: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” Winner of SOGC junior members- Obstetrics Poster Presentation ($500) – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 73rd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Ottawa, ON, June 22, 2017. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis Grant # 351017. (national conference)
  1. Sword, C. Kurtz Landy, J. Cramp, J. Dawdy, S. McDonald, A. Biringer, Birth Methods Study Team. “Factors Maternity Care Providers Consider When Counselling Pregnant Women with a Previous Cesarean Section on Delivery Method.” International Council of Nurses Congress (ICN 2017), Barcelona, Spain, May 27-June 1, 2017. (international conference)
  1. Dalton Budhram, Daniel Shi, Sarah D. McDonald, Stephen D. Walter. “The crossover design for studies of infertility: a methodological appraisal.” 14th Annual Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) Research Day, Hamilton, ON, March 30, 2017.
  1. Alexander Nikolas MacLellan, Christy G. Woolcott, Linda Dodds, Bryan Maguire, Sarah McDonald, Stefan Kuhle. “Caesarean section and health care utilization in the offspring.” 4th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Montebello, QC, February 14-17 2017. (national conference)
  1. Feng YY, Jarde A, Seo Y, Grabovac M, Powell A, Nwebube M, McDonald SD. “How often are progesterone, pessary and cerclage being used for prevention of preterm birth in primary, secondary and tertiary Canadian centres?” 4th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Montebello, QC, February 14-17 2017. (national conference)
  1. Jarde, A, Lutsiv, O., Park, C.K., Barrett, J., Beyene, J., Saito, S., Dodd, J.M., Shah, P.S., Cook, J.L., Biringer, A.B., Giglia, L., Han, Z., Staub, K., Mundle, W., Vera, C., Sabatino, L., Liyanage, S.K., McDonald, S.D. “Preterm birth prevention in twin pregnancies with progesterone, pessary or cerclage: a meta-analysis.” The 37th Annual Pregnancy Meeting Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s (SMFM), Las Vegas, Nevada, January 23-28, 2017. (international conference)
  1. Jarde, A., Lutsiv, O., Park, C.K., Beyene, J., Dodd, J.M., Barrett, J., Shah, P.S., Cook, J.L., Saito, S., Biringer, A.B., Sabatino, L., Giglia, L., Han, Z., Staub, K., Mundle, W., Chamberlain, J., McDonald, S.D. “What is the best intervention for preventing preterm birth: progesterone, cerclage or pessary? A systematic review and network meta-analysis.” Awarded “Best Junior Member Obstetrics Poster – The 72nd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, Vancouver, BC, June 14-17, 2016. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis Grant # 351017. (national conference)
  1. Park CK, Isayama T, McDonald SD. “Antenatal Corticosteroid Therapy Before 24 Weeks of Gestation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” The 72nd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, Vancouver, BC, June 14-17, 2016. (national conference)
  1. Jarde, A., Lutsiv, O., Park, C.K., Beyene, J., Dodd, J.M., Barrett, J., Shah, P.S., Cook, J.L., Saito, S., Biringer, A.B., Sabatino, L., Giglia, L., Han, Z., Staub, K., Mundle, W., Chamberlain, J., McDonald, S.D. “What is the best intervention for preventing preterm birth: progesterone, cerclage or pessary? A systematic review and network meta-analysis.” Winner of SOGC junior members- Obstetrics Poster Presentation – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 72nd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Vancouver, BC, June 14-17, 2016. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis Grant # 351017. (national conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Maxwell C, Yu J, Giglia L, Thabane L. “A Clinical Care Pathway For Obese Pregnant Women: A Pilot Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 72ndAnnual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Vancouver, BC, June 14-17, 2016. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis Grant # 351017. (national conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Maxwell C, Yu J, Giglia L, Thabane L. “A Clinical Care Pathway For Obese Pregnant Women: A Pilot Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.” The 13th International Congress on Obesity, Vancouver, BC, May 3-4, 2016. (international conference)
  1. Vanstone M, McDonald SD. “Understanding social and cultural factors which contribute to excess pregnancy weight gain: A systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis to inform policy and interventions.” 2016 CAHSPR (The Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research) Conference, Toronto, ON, May 10-12, 2016. (national conference)
  1. Lutsiv O, Hulman A, Park C, Krebs L, Beyene J, McDonald SD. “How Much Is Too Much? When Weight Gain Exceeds The Pregnancy Guidelines, It Is Often Far Above.” The 13th International Congress on Obesity, Vancouver, BC, May 3-4, 2016. (international conference)
  1. Isayama T, McDonald SD, Beyene J. “Early Non-Invasive Ventilation Strategies to Prevent Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Preterm Infants: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis.” The Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, April 2016. (international conference)
  1. Jarde A, Lutsiv O, Park C, Gulmezoglu M, Shah P, Biringer A, Saito S, Cook J, Vera C, Barrett J, Chamberlain J, Dodd J, Giglia L, Lopez-Yarto M, Mundle W, Occhionero T, Sabatino L, Staub K, Han Z, Wang Y, Yu J, Beyene J, McDonald SD. “Progesterone, cervical cerclage and cervical pessary for primary prevention of preterm birth in high risk singleton pregnancies: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. The Pregnancy Meeting.” The 36thAnnual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), 2016 Feb 1-6, Atlanta, GA. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis Grant # 351017. (international conference)
  1. Jarde, A, Morais, M, Kingston, D, Giallo, R, MacQueen, G, Giglia, L, Beyene, J, Wang, Y, McDonald, SD. “Do women with untreated antenatal depression have worse neonatal outcomes than women without depression? A systematic review and meta-analysis.” Winner of SOGC junior members- Obstetrics Poster Presentation – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 72nd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Vancouver, BC, June 14-17, 2016. (national conference)
  1. Kurtz Landy C, Sword W, Cramp J, Dawdy J, McDonald S, Biringer A, Cunningham C, Angle P, Heaman M, McDonald H, Shannon H, Morris M, & Blake J. “Factors maternity care providers consider when counselling pregnant women with a previous Caesarean section on delivery method.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 72nd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Vancouver, BC, June 14-17, 2016. (national conference)
  1. Poole K, McDonald SD, Griffith L, Hutton EK. “Predictors of Preterm Birth in Breech Pregnancies: Influence of External Cephalic Version.” The Health Sciences Research Plenary, McMaster University, Hamilton ON. May 17-19, 2016.
  1. Park CK, Isayama T, McDonald SD. “Effect of Antenatal Corticosteroid on periviable infants of 22 and 23 weeks’ gestational age: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” The Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, April 2016. (international conference)
  1. Park CK, Isayama T, McDonald SD. “Effect of Antenatal Corticosteroid on periviable infants of 22 and 23 weeks’ gestational age: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” The Neonatal Research Day, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON April 20, 2016. (regional conference)
  1. Olha Lutsiv, Christy Woolcott, Linda Dodds, Lucy Giglia, Joseph Beyene, B. Anthony Armson, Sarah McDonald. “Is weight gain above the guidelines associated with less SGA in twins?” The 36th Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), 2016 Feb 1-6, Atlanta, GA. (international conference)
  1. Kurtz Landy C, Sword W, Cramp J, Dawdy J, McDonald S, Biringer A, Cunningham C, Angle P, Heaman M, McDonald H, Shannon H, Morris M, & Blake J. “Factors maternity care providers consider when counselling pregnant women with a previous Cesarean section on delivery method.” 3rd Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Banff, AB, February 10-13, 2016. (national conference)
  1. Kurtz Landy C, Sword W, Cramp J, Dawdy J, Angle P, Blake J, Cunningham C, Heaman M, MacDonald H, McDonald S, Morris M, Shannon H. “Health system factors maternity care providers consider when counseling women with a previous cesarean section on delivery method.” 2015 CAHSPR (The Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research) Conference, Montreal, Quebec, May 26-28, 2015. (national conference)
  1. Susie Dzakpasu, John Fahey, Russell S Kirby, Suzanne C Tough, Beverley Chalmers, Maureen I Heaman, Sharon Bartholomew, Anne Biringer, Elizabeth K Darling, Lily S Lee, Sarah D McDonald. “Contribution of pre-pregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain to adverse neonatal outcomes: population attributable fractions for Canada.” The 4th Canadian Obesity Summit (COS), Toronto, ON, April 30, 2015. (national conference)
  1. Kingston, S. McDonald, A. Biringer, M.P. Austin, S.D. McDonald, R. Giallo, A. Ohinmaa, G. Lasiuk, G. MacQueen, S. Van Zanten. Comparing the acceptability, clinical and cost-effectiveness of mental health e-screening to paper-based screening in pregnant women: A randomized, parallel-group, superiority trial.” 23rdEuropean Congress of Psychiatry, Vienna, Austria, March 28-31, 2015. (international conference)

European Psychiatry. 2015 Mar;30(1):986. (European Psychiatry had an impact factor (IF) of 3.439 in 2015)

  1. Kingston, A. Biringer, S. McDonald, M. Heaman, G. Lasiuk, K. Hegadoren, S.D. McDonald, W. Sword, S. Van Zanten, J. Kingston, K. Jarema, L. Vermeyden, M.P. Austin. “Acceptability and perceived benefits and harms of mental health screening in pregnant women. 23rd European Congress of Psychiatry, Vienna, Austria, March 28-31, 2015. (international conference)

European Psychiatry. 2015 Mar;30(1):987. (European Psychiatry had an impact factor (IF) of 3.439 in 2015)

  1. Park CK, Kapadia MZ, Beyene J, Giglia L, Maxwell C, McDonald SD. “Can we safely recommend gestational weight gain below the guidelines for obese pregnant women?” 2nd Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Montebello, QC, Feb 24-27, 2015. (national conference)
  1. Anne Berndl, Anthony Armson, Kellie Murphy, Sarah McDonald. “Methods of Cervical Ripening Prior to Induction of Labour at Term: a Survey of Canadian practitioners.” 2nd Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Montebello, QC, Feb 24-27, 2015. (national conference)
  1. Anne Berndl, Lehana Thabane, Sarah McDonald. “The Development of an Obstetrical Feasibility and Pilot Study Design Tool.” 2nd Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Montebello, QC, Feb 24-27, 2015. (national conference)
  1. Bates SM, Alonso-Coello P, Eckman M, Tikkinen KAO, Ebrahim S, Lopes LC, McDonald SD, Neumann I, Zhang Y, Jacobsen A-F, Akl EA, Zhou Q, Ortiz AS, Annichino-Bizzacchi JM, Bitar W, Guyatt GH. “Making Decisions about Thromboprophylaxis in Pregnancy: Women’s Values and Preferences.” The 56th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition, San Francisco, CA, December 8, 2014. (international conference)
  1. Anne Berndl, Anthony Armson, Kellie Murphy, Sarah McDonald. “Methods of Cervical Ripening Prior to Induction of Labour at Term: a Survey of Canadian Practitioners.” The 43rd Association of Academic Professionals in Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada (APOG), Toronto, ON, December 5-7, 2014 (national conference)
  1. Anne Berndl, Lehana Thabane, Sarah McDonald. “The Development of an Obstetrical Feasibility and Pilot Study Design Tool.” The 43rd Association of Academic Professionals in Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada (APOG), Toronto, ON, December 5-7, 2014. (national conference)
  1. MA Zulyniak, R DeSuza, M Sears, P Subbarao, A Becker, J Denburg, K Teo, K Morisson, S Atkinson, SD McDonald, M Gupta, G Wahi, G Paré, J Beyene. “Uncovering maternal dietary Patterns With the NutriGen Alliance Prospective Birth Cohort Study.” The 2014 Public Health Research Institute (PHRI), Hamilton, Ontario. Nov 24, 2014. (local conference)
  1. Isayama T, Chai-Adisaksopha C, McDonald SD. “Early intubate-surfactant-estubata (INSURE) versus non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) to prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” The 5th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies (EAPS), Barcelona, Spain. October 17-21, 2014. (international conference)
  1. Lutsiv O, McKinney B, Foster V, Taylor E, Pullenayegum E, McDonald S. “The Impact of Excess Maternal Weight and Depression on Adverse Neonatal Outcomes.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 70th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Niagara Falls, Canada. June 10-13, 2014. (national conference)
  1. Park CK, Brouwers M, McDonald H, Bracken K, Beyene J, Neupane B, Pullenayegum E, Mueller V, Taylor V, Sword W, McDonald SD. “Knowledge translation tool on gestational weight gain to facilitate dialogue between pregnant women and their health care providers increases health care provider counseling on appropriate weight gain.” The 2014 Canadian Society for Epidemiology & Biostatistics (CSEB) National Student Conference, Hamilton, ON. May 9-10, 2014. (national conference)
  1. Berndl A, Armson A, Murphy K, McDonald S. “Does cervical ripening at term with a high volume foley catheter result in a lower caesarian section rate compared to a low volume foley? A systematic review and meta-analysis.” The 42nd Annual Meeting of the Association of Academic Professionals in Obstetrics & Gynaecology of Canada (APOG) 2013. Toronto, ON. Nov 29-Dec 1, 2013. (national conference)
  1. Alrwuili F, McDonald S, Shah P, Bulatovic-Stajkovic S, Murphy K, Bassil K, Giglia L. “Neonatal outcomes of late preterm (LPT) infants born after evidence based versus non-evidence based indications.” The Canadian Paediatric Society 90th Annual Conference, Edmonton, AB, June 19-22, (national conference)
  1. Lutsiv O, Giglia L, Pullenayegum E, Foster G, Vera C, Chapman B, Fusch C, McDonald S. “Breast Feeding at Hospital Discharge Among Early Term Infants: A Population Based Study.” The Canadian Pediatric Society 90thAnnual Conference, Edmonton, AB, June 19-22, 2013. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Grant MCH 97589. (national conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Ray J, Teo K, Jung H, Salehian O, Yusuf S, Lonn E. “Measures of cardiovascular risk and subclinical atherosclerosis in a cohort of women with a remote history of preeclampsia.” Short-listed for the Best of Four Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 69th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Calgary, AB, June 14, 2013. (national conference)
  1. Lutsiv O, Pullenayegum E, Foster G, Giglia L, Vera C, Chapman B, Fusch C, McDonald SD. “A population-based cohort study of breastfeeding in term infants.” The 2013 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA. May 4-7, 2013. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Grant MCH 97589.(international conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Pullenayegum E, Chapman B, Vera C, Giglia L, Fusch C, Foster G. “Exclusive breastfeeding: a population-based cohort study.” Short-listed as a Best of FourSociety of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 68th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Ottawa, ON, Jun 23, 2012. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Grant MCH 97589. (national conference)
  1. Morais M, Mehta C, Murphy K, Shah P, Giglia L, Smith P, Bassil K, McDonald S. “How often are late preterm births preventable? Analysis from a Canadian Tertiary Centre.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 68th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Ottawa, ON, June 20-24, 2012. (national conference)
  1. Morais M, Murphy K, Shah P, Mehta C, Kate B, Giglia L, McDonald SD. “How often are late preterm births preventable? Analysis from a Canadian tertiary centre.” Winner of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Poster Symposium – The 11th Annual Neonatal & Maternal-Fetal Medicine Research Day, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, April 25, 2012.
  1. Chau KM, Ng M, Hull E, M(a)cDonald S, Atkinson SC. “Predictors of Post-partum Weight Retention and Adiposity at 3 years in Women in Southern Ontario, Canada.” DOHaD Sept 2011;2(S1) The 7th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, Portland, Oregon, USA, September 18-21, 2011. (international conference)
  1. Grady R, Alavi N, Khandwala M, Vale R, McDonald SD. “Perinatal Outcomes Following Elective Single Embryo Transfer (ESET): a Systematic Review and Meta-analyses.” JOGC June 2011;33:(6):S56 Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 67th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Vancouver, BC, June 21-25, 2011. (national conference)
  1. Lutsiv O, Han Z, Mulla S, Beyene J, McDonald SD, on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “Women of Short Stature are at Increased Risk of Preterm Birth and Low Birthweight: A Systematic Review and Meta-analyses.” JOGC June 2011;33:(6):S58 Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 67thAnnual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Vancouver, BC, June 24, 2011. (national conference)
  1. Reitsma E, Hutton E, Chu R, Thabane L, McDonald S, Thrope J. “Adjusting for centre effects in a multicentre trial: secondary analysis of the EECV trials.” The 2011 Canadian Society for Epidemiology & Biostatistics (CSEB) National Student Conference, Montreal, QC, June 19-20, 2011. (national conference)
  1. McDonald SD. “Understanding the Increased Cardiovascular Risk after Preeclampsia/ Eclampsia.” CANadian Network and Centre for Trials Internationally (CANNeCTIN) (CIHR), Banff, AB, June 9-11, 2011. (national conference)
  1. Sievenpiper JL, McDonald S, Grey V, Don-Wauchope A. “Missed follow-up opportunities in gestational diabetes screening.” Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine 2011;49(Suppl 1):S707-S707 The IFCC-WorldLab andEuroMedLab Conference, Berlin, Germany, May 15-19, 2011. (international conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Pullenayegum E, Taylor V, Lutsiv O, Bracken K, Good C, Hutton E, Chen AM, Hutchison R, Malott A, McDonald H, Sword W. “Three-quarters of overweight and obese women are planning on exceeding the gestational weight gain recommendations.” CJD May 2011, 35(2) The 2011 National Obesity Summit, April 28, 2011, Montreal, QC. (national conference)
  1. Nevis I, McDonald SD, et al. “Risk of Adverse Maternal and Fetal Outcomes in Women with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” World Congress of Nephrology, Vancouver, BC, April 8-12, 2011. (international conference)
  1. Han Z, Mulla S, Lutsiv O, Rosen A, Beyene J, and McDonald SD, on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “Low gestational weight gain and the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight: a systematic review and meta-analyses.” The Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM)’s 31st Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, February 12, 2011. Knowledge Translation for Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/Translation Grant # KRS 86242. (international conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Pullenayegum E, Taylor V, Lutsiv O, Bracken K, Good C, Sword W. “Weight gain recommendations during pregnancy: What do patients understand?” The Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) 31st Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, Feb 10, 2011. (international conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Best C, Lam K. “The recurrence risk of severe denovo pre-eclampsia in singleton pregnancies: a population-based cohort.” The International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP) XVII World Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 3-6 October 2010. (international conference)
  1. McDonald, SD, Han Z, Mulla S, Lee T, Beyene J, on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “High Gestational Weight Gain and the Risk of Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight: A Systematic Review and Meta-analyses.”Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 66th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Montreal, QC, June 2010. Knowledge Translation for Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/Translation Grant # KRS 86242. (national conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Han Z, Mulla S, Beyene J, on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “Maternal overweight and obesity and the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight: A systematic review and meta-analyses.” Short-listed as a Best of Four – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 66th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Montreal, QC, June 2010. Knowledge Translation for Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/Translation Grant # KRS 86242. (national conference)
  1. Han Z, Mulla S, Beyene J, Liao G, and McDonald SD, on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “Maternal underweight and the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight: A systematic review and meta-analyses.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 66th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Montreal, QC, June 2010. Knowledge Translation for Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/Translation Grant # KRS 86242. (national conference) 
  1. You J, Alter D, McDonald SD, Stukel T, Laupacis A, Ling Y. “Proliferation of Prenatal Ultra-sonography in Ontario in Singleton, Low Risk Pregnancies.” Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), 2009.
  1. McDonald SD, Best C, Lam K. “The recurrence risk of severe preeclampsia in singleton pregnancies: a population-based cohort.” Winner of Best Obstetrics Poster – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 65th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC): Research and Innovation Program, Halifax, NS, June 2009. Regional Medical Association (RMA) Scholarship Grant. (national conference)
  1. Hul AP, Dehghan M, McDonald S, Teo K, Yuan F, Atkinson SA and the FAMILY Study team. “Dietary choices as determinants of gestational weight gain.” The Health Research in the City Conference, Genes & Environment Hamilton, ON, February 11, 2009.
  1. Holloway AC, Anipindi V, Khan MI, McDonald SD, and Werstuck GH. “Fetal and Neonatal exposure to nicotine: vascular effects and contribution of a postnatal HF diet.” The Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, Toronto, ON, October 25-29, 2008. Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation Grant. (national conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Querques MA, Morrison KM, and Holloway AC. “In utero nicotine exposure and postnatal diet: implications for future health.” Winner of Best Poster in GynaecologySociety of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 63rd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Ottawa, ON, June 2007. Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation Grant. (national conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Vermeulen M, Ray J. “Risk of fetal death associated with maternal drug dependence and placental abruption: population-based study.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 63rd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Ottawa, ON, June 2007. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant in Aid # 03- 54. (national conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Querques MA, Morrison KM, and Holloway AC. “In utero nicotine exposure and postnatal diet: implications for future health.” The 54th Annual Society for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI) Scientific Meeting, Reno, Nevada, USA, March 2007. Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation Grant. (international conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Walker M, Beyene J, Murphy K, Smith GN, Perkins S, Ohlsson The effect of tobacco exposure on maternal and fetal thyroid function.” The Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM), San Francisco, CA, USA, February 2007. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant #R03-54. (international conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Vermeulen M, Ray JG. “Risk of fetal death associated with maternal drug dependence and placental abruption: a population-based study.” The Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM), San Francisco, California, CA, USA, February 2007. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant# R03-54 (international conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Querques MA, Morrison KM, and Holloway AC. “In utero nicotine exposure and postnatal diet: implications for future obesity.” The Health Research in the City Conference, Hamilton, ON, January 16, 2007.Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation Grant.
  1. McDonald SD, Perkins S, Gibb W, Beyene J, Murphy K, Ohlsson A, Walker M.The effect of in utero tobacco exposure on the fetal HPA axis.” The 3rd International Congress on Developmental Origins of Health & Disease [DOHaD] Toronto, ON, November 2005. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant #R01-43. (international conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Vermeulen MJ, Ray JG. “Placental abruption and infarction in association with folic acid food fortification.” Third Canada-Japan Bilateral Workshop on Human Reproduction and Reproductive Biology, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, November 29-December 1, 2004. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant# R03-54. (international conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Murphy K, Beyene J, Ohlsson A. “Meta-analysis of Perinatal Outcomes of IVF Singletons.” The Cochrane Colloquium Ottawa, ON, October 2004. (international conference)
  1. McDonald SD, Murphy K, Beyene J, Ohlsson A. “Meta-analysis of Perinatal Outcomes of IVF Twins.” The Cochrane Colloquium, Ottawa, ON, October 2004. (international conference)
  1. Malcolm J, Karovitch A, Perkins S, M(a)cDonald S, Walker M, Keely E. “Thyroid function tests in pregnancy: Old reference ranges and new assays-cause for misinterpretation?” [Conference abstract, poster] Can J Diabetes.2003;27(1):262 A. (Role: recruited patients, collected data, participated in final write-up.)
  1. McDonald SD, Perkins SL, Jodouin CA, Walker MC. “Folate Levels in Pregnant Smokers: An Important Gene/Environment Interaction.” The Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Annual General Meeting, April 2002. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant #R00-40. (national conference)

Invited Presentations

  1. Grabovac M, Beltempo M, Lodha A, O’Quinn C, Grigoriu A, Barrington K, McDonald SD. “Deferred cord clamping in twins: a retrospective cohort study.” Canadian Neonatal Network (CNN) – Canadian Preterm Birth Network (CPTBN) Annual Meeting, Banff, AB, February 11-12, 2020. (national conference)
  1. Sarah D McDonald, Kellie Murphy. “The SNACS trial (Single Dose of  antenatal Corticosteroids noninferiority trial for women at risk of preterm birth.” Presentation at the 2020 EPIQ (Evidence-Based Practice for Improving Quality) Conference/Canadian Neonatal Network (CNN) – Canadian Preterm Birth Network (CPTBN) Annual Meeting. The audience was neonatologists from all 31 neonatal intensive care unit across the country, high risk obstetricians, basic scientists, nurse practitioners, and respiratory therapists from neonatal intensive care units (total ~130). Banff, AB, February 12, 2020. (national meeting)
  1. “Progesterone for prevention of preterm birth: Challenges in prescribing.” Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, December 13, 2019.
  1. “What’s new in preterm birth?” Plenary, Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada’s (SOGC) 2019 Ontario Continuing Medical Education (CME) Meeting, Toronto, ON, November 28-30, 2019. (regional meeting)
  1. “Japan and Canada: What can we at the National Center for Child Health and Development and McMaster University learn together about preventing preterm birth and its adverse outcomes?” Seminar – Japanese obstetricians and neonatologists, pediatric residents and other staff. National Center for Child Health and Development (NCCHD) Tokyo, Japan, Friday, November 22, 2019.
  1. “Japan and Canada: What can we at Showa University and McMaster University learn together about preventing preterm birth and its adverse outcomes?” Seminar – Japanese obstetricians and neonatologists, pediatric residents and other staff. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Showa University Koto Toyosu Hospital, Koto, Japan, Thursday November 21, 2019.
  1. “Japan and Canada: What can we at the Nagano Children’s Hospital and McMaster University learn together about preventing preterm birth and its adverse outcomes?” Lecture – Japanese obstetricians and neonatologists, pediatric residents and other staff. Nagano Children’s Hospital, Nagano, Japan, Tuesday November 19, 2019.
  1. “Japan and Canada: What can we at the University of Toyama and McMaster University learn together about preventing preterm birth and its adverse outcomes?” Lecture – Japanese obstetricians and neonatologists, pediatric residents and other staff. Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan, Monday November 18, 2019.
  1. Alexandra Marseu, Sarah D McDonald. “Extremely preterm breech birth: vaginally or by Cesarean? A decision tool to assist with counselling.” Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Neonatal/MFM Rounds, McMaster University, October 11, 2019.
  1. “Research Overview.” Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Faculty Retreat, McMaster University, September 6, 2019.
  1. “What’s new in PTB prevention & prevention of PTB’s complications?” Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds, McMaster University, June 19, 2019.
  1. “Preterm Birth: The Role of Progesterone.” Plenary, Maternal fetal medicine session, Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 75th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 11-14, 2019. (national conference)
  1. “Evidence-based Practice for Improving Quality (EPIQ).” The Canadian Perinatal Program Coalition (CPPC) Annual Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 10, 2019. (national conference)
  1. “Pediatricians’ and neonatologists’ input to inform and Option Grid for Shared Decision Making for the mode of birth for extremely preterm breech singletons”. Canadian Pediatric Society 96th Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, June 7, 2019. (national conference)
  1. “Rethinking Antenatal Corticosteroids to optimize timing.” ANCs Rounds, West Lincoln Hospital, Grimsby, ON, June 1, 2018.
  1. “Rethinking Deferred Cord Clamping and Cord Milking in Extreme Pre-term Infants: a Quality Improvement Initiative.” (Co-presented with Dr. Michelle Morais and Dr. Jennifer Twiss) On behalf of Deferred Cord Clamping Quality Initiative (DCC QI) McMaster group. NICU/MFM Rounds meeting, Hamilton, ON, March 9, 2018.
  1. “Rethinking Antenatal Corticosteroids to optimize timing (and key points on Non-invasive Prenatal Screening).” Joe Brant Hospital, Burlington, ON, March 5, 2018.
  1. “Little BIG Talk: Progesterone and preterm birth.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Ontario Continuing Medical Education (CME) 2017, Toronto, ON, November 30, 2017. (regional meeting)
  1. “Progesterone and preterm birth: Workshop.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Ontario Continuing Medical Education (CME) 2017, Toronto, ON, November 30, 2017. (regional meeting)
  1. “Evidence for progesterone in women with a prev PTB, or current short cervix.” Southern Ontario Obstetrical Network (SOON) Alliance for the Prevention of Preterm Birth and Stillbirth (The Alliance), Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, November 28, 2017. (regional meeting)
  1. “Progesterone for Prevention of Preterm Birth.” Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2017, The College of Family Physicians of Canada, Montreal, QC, November 10, 2017. (national conference)
  1. “Revisiting Antenatal Corticosteroids: Tailoring the Timing and Use of a Powerful Drug.” Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds, McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, ON, November 1, 2017.
  1. “Evidence-based Practice to Improve Quality: Training workshop.” Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) PTB Network training session Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 73rd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), June 20-23, 2017 – Ottawa, ON. (national conference)
  1. “Evidence-based Practice to Improve Care (EPIC) session”. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) PTB Network. Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 73rd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), June 20, 2017 – Ottawa, ON. (national conference)
  1. “CIHR team grant in Non-communicable CAP diseases in Pregnancy” Toronto Interhospital Rounds, Southern Ontario Obstetrics Network (SOON), St. Michaels Hospital, Toronto, ON, April 7, 2017. (regional meeting)
  1. “Canada’s New Preterm Birth Network: UBC’s pivotal role in this opportunity for OB, MFM, Neonatology, Follow-up & Health Economics to Innovate Together.” UBC Obstetrics and Gynaecology 17th Annual Academic Day, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, March 8, 2017. (Keynote speaker)
  1. “Revisiting Antenatal Corticosteroids: Tailoring the Timing of a Powerful Drug.” UBC Obstetrics and Gynaecology 17th Annual Academic Day, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, March 8, 2017.
  1. “Improving Outcomes for Preterm Infants and their Families: A Canadian Collaborative Network.” Meeting with MFMs for input into variable collection – 2017 EPIQ (Evidence-Based Practice for Improving Quality) Conference,4th Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Montebello, QC, February 16, 2017. (national conference)
  1. “Improving Outcomes for Preterm Infants and their Families: A Canadian Collaborative Network.” Meeting with MFMs for input into variable collection – 2017 EPIQ (Evidence-Based Practice for Improving Quality) Conference, Toronto, February 12, 2017. (national conference)
  1. “Antenatal Corticosteroids: To give or not give in the Late Preterm or Term Time Periods?” Educational Rounds, Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, ON, January 20, 2017.
  1. “Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening: Tips and Pitfalls from Our First 1000 cases at McMaster.” NIPS talk, West Lincoln Hospital, Grimsby, ON, January 18, 2017.
  1. “Antenatal Corticosteroids: To give or not give in the Late Preterm or Term Time Periods?” Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Combined Neonatal/MFM Rounds, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, January 13, 2017.
  1. “Antenatal corticosteroids – When to give? When not to give?” Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Rounds, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, December 14, 2016.
  1. “Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analysis.” Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Health Research Course, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, September 22, 2016.
  1. “Gestational weight gain.” Presentation at day long workshop – Toronto Public Health Meeting, Toronto, ON, June 27, 2016.
  1. CIHR Network Preterm Birth grant opportunity presentation to MFM day. Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 72nd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Vancouver BC, June 14-17, 2016. (national conference)
  1. “International Symposium Preterm Birth at the Extremes: Periviable and Late Preterm Birth.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 72nd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Vancouver BC, June 14-17, 2016. (national conference)
  1. “Workshop on Weight gain and Nutrition in Pregnancy.” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) 72nd Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference (ACSC), Vancouver BC, June 14-17, 2016. (national conference)
  1. “Issues in preterm labour: where are we going?” Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Canada (SOGC) Regional Meeting, Toronto, ON, December 4, 2015. (regional meeting)
  1. “What are the Benefits of Group Prenatal Care and How Interested Are Most Women In It?” The 2015 Family Medicine Forum (FMF), Toronto, ON, November 11-14, 2015. (national conference)
  1. “Maternal Weight and Weight Gain in Pregnancy.” Maternal Health Surveillance session – the External Advisory Committee (EAC) of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System (CPSS), Ottawa, ON, October 29, 2015. (national meeting)
  1. “Towards a Common Protocol for the Use of Noninvasive Prenatal Screening at McMaster University Medical Center Prenatal Diagnosis Clinic.” (Attendants: Genetic Counselors, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists, Residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology) McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, September 14, 2015.
  1. “Noninvasive Prenatal Testing.” (Included Family Physicians, Nurses, Midwives & Obstetricians) J. R. O’Brien Perinatal Lecture Series 2015, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, Kitchener, ON, June 15, 2015.
  1. “Early Origins of Health and Disease: Pregnancy and Beyond.” (Co-presented with Dr. D. M. Sloboda)Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series 2015, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, March 23, 2015.
  1. “Is there a benefit to group prenatal care?” University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, December 13, 2013.
  1. “Is there a benefit to group prenatal care?” McMaster University Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton, ON, December 4, 2013.
  1. “Preeclampsia: A Stress Test for Life.” Vascular 2013: Canadian Society of Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (CSATVB)/Hypertension Canada Symposium, Montreal, QC, October 19, 2013. (national symposium)
  1. “High gestational weight gain.” Toronto Public Health Dietitians Annual Meeting (Toronto Public Health – Healthiest Babies Possible), Toronto, ON, June 17, 2013.
  1. “Pregnancy in the obese woman: how can we minimize the risks?” Maternal and Newborn Care Committee of the College of Family Physicians of Canada – a Maternity Care Stream – Family Medicine Forum 2012, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON, November 16, 2012. (national conference)
  1. “Late Preterm Birth.” Keynote speaker – 36th Annual Eastern Canadian Perinatal Investigators Meeting, The Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, November 15, 2012. (regional conference)
  1. “The role of ultrasound in the detection of IUGR and monitoring for foetal well-being in Canada.” Vrije Universiteit (VU), Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 5, 2012. (international symposium)
  1. “Understanding the Increased Cardiovascular Risk after Preeclampsia/Eclampsia.” CANadian Network and Centre for Trials INternationally (CANNeCTIN) 2010, Population Health Research Institute Research Day, Hamilton, ON, November 2, 2011.
  1. “The role of research in understanding the needs for women and babies. Symposium: Midwifery Science: Keeping women at the centre of care – Vrije Universiteit (VU), Amsterdam, Netherlands, February 17, 2011. (international symposium)
  1. “Gestational weight gain and consequences of maternal obesity on fetal and maternal outcomes.” Nutrition and Metabolism Research Seminars, McMaster University, Department of Pediatrics, Hamilton, ON, December 9, 2010.
  1. “Eating for Two & Other Misconceptions about Weight Gain During Pregnancy.” Department of Family Medicine Maternal Newborn Rounds, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton, ON, Dec 2, 2010.
  1. “Understanding the Increased Cardiovascular Risk after Preeclampsia/Eclampsia.” CANadian Network and Centre for Trials INternationally (CANNeCTIN) 2010, Spring Meeting, Hamilton, ON, April 27, 2010. 
  1. “Multiple Birth Outcomes.” Prevention of Multiple Births Associated with Infertility Treatments in Canada: A Scientific Roundtable, Montreal, QC, November 17-18, 2009.
  1. “Maternal Overweight/Obesity.” CIHR-IHDCYH 2nd Annual Symposium for New Investigators in Perinatal Research, Kingston, ON, November 11-12, 2009. (regional symposium) 
  1. “IVF outcomes-how are we doing?” Continuous Medical Education, ISIS Regional Fertility Centre, Mississauga, ON, November 5, 2009. Knowledge Translation for Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/Translation Grant # KRS 86242.
  1. “Does delivery cure pre-eclamptic patients? Emerging long term health concerns after preeclampsia.” H.H. Allen Day – Annual CME, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, October 2, 2009.
  1. “Does delivery cure patients with preeclampsia? Emerging long term health concerns.” Conference of Maternal Emergency Medical Treatment, First Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiao Tong University, Shaanxi Province, PR China, September 18-20, 2009. (international conference)
  1. In utero programming: from maternal smoking to childhood obesity.” Scientific Forum of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research – Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH), McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, September 15, 2009.
  1. “Antenatal Magnesium Sulphate Administration for the Prevention of Cerebral Palsy.” Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Combined Neonatal/MFM Rounds, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, July 10, 2009.
  1. “Renal outcomes after preeclampsia: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” Pregnancy and the Kidneys Meeting, Edmonton, AB, May 12, 2009.
  1. “Perinatal outcomes of IVF pregnancies.” Canadian Fertility & Andrology Society (CFAS) 54th Annual Meeting, Calgary, AB, November 27, 2008. (national conference)
  1. “McMaster Revised Fetal Doppler Protocol for high risk pregnancies.” Brantford Hospital, Brantford, ON, October 7, 2008.
  1. “Cardiovascular disease following preeclampsia.” Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) Rounds, Hamilton Health Sciences/McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, June 11, 2008.
  1. “Regional Niday Data [Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) 3 and 4]: How do we compare within the region and to other regions?” Central West Maternal Newborn Retreat, Hamilton, ON, May 28, 2008.
  1. “Cardiovascular Sequelae of Preeclampsia.” (Invited by Lelia Duley, Professor of Obstetric Epidemiology) Bradford Institute for Health Research, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, May 20, 2008.
  1. “Does size really matter? Fetal growth restriction-When to Bail?” Day in Perinatology, Hamilton Convention Centre, Hamilton, ON, April 11, 2008.
  1. “Outcomes of IVF pregnancies in singletons and twins: A systematic review and meta-analyses.” Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds, Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, ON, February 25, 2008.
  1. “The Thrombophilia in pregnancy prophylaxis study (TIPPS).” Anaesthesia Department Rounds, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, ON, October 24, 2007.
  1. “Managing Gestational & Type 2 Diabetes during Pregnancy.” Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) Type 2 Diabetes Workshop, Ottawa, ON, March 27, 2007.
  1. “Diabetes in Pregnancy: Types 1, 2 and Gestational Diabetes.” Best Start 2007 Annual Provincial Conference, Toronto, ON, February 21, 2007.
  1. “Multiples and Assisted Reproductive Technology.” Bertarelli Foundation Expert Meeting in collaboration with the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, Ottawa, ON, November 14, 2006.
  1. “Research Studies with Patients.” Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Annual Update Day 2006, Hamilton, ON, October 25, 2006.
  1. “Perinatal outcomes in IVF pregnancies.” Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Combined Neonatal/Obstetrics Rounds, McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, ON, February 10, 2006.
  1. “Smoking during pregnancy.” Department Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton, ON, January 18, 2006.
  1. “Screening Tools for Preterm Labour.” Department Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds, Brantford Hospital. Brantford, ON, November 2, 2005.
  1. “The Effects of Tobacco Exposure on the Fetal Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis: A Prospective Cohort.” City-wide Endocrine Rounds, Toronto, ON, October 28, 2005. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant #R01-43.
  1. “What a Family Doctor Needs to Know Before Referring to an OB/GYN.” Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Annual Update Day 2005, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Oct 19, 2005.
  1. “Fetal Origins of Childhood Obesity.” Birth Cohorts & Determinants of Childhood Obesity Workshop, OMNI Research Group, Ottawa, ON, October 11, 2005.
  1. “Markers for prediction of pre-eclampsia.” 28th Annual Perinatal Investigators Meeting, Kingston, ON, November 4-5, 2004. (regional conference)
  1. “The Fetal Origins of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.” Workshop on Fetal Macrosomia and Adult Obesity and Associated Diseases in China, Shanghai, China, October 10-14, 2004. (international conference).
  1. “Meta-analysis of Perinatal Outcomes of IVF Singletons.” University of Toronto Perinatal-Neonatal Research Day, Toronto, ON, May 19, 2004.
  1. “Meta-analysis of Perinatal Outcomes of IVF Twins.” University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research Day, Toronto, ON, May 14, 2004.
  1. “Meta-analysis of Perinatal Outcomes of IVF Twins.” Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds, Ottawa, ON, December 2003.
  1. “Folate Levels in Pregnant Smokers: An Important Gene/Environment Interaction.” Best Clinical Paper University of Toronto Perinatal-Neonatal Research Day, Toronto, ON, November 2002. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant #R00-40.