Maternal health and pregnancy

Section edited by Alexander Heazell and Asma Khalil

This section considers studies regarding all aspects of maternal health during pregnancy, including preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, obesity, anemia, hypertension, alcohol use, and all other aspects of maternal health.

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  1. Research article

    Feasibility, acceptability and efficacy of a web-based computer-tailored physical activity intervention for pregnant women - the Fit4Two randomised controlled trial

    Physical activity (PA) during pregnancy is associated with a variety of health benefits including a reduced risk of pregnancy related conditions such as pre-eclampsia and pregnancy-induced hypertension and lea...

    Melanie Hayman, Peter Reaburn, Matthew Browne, Corneel Vandelanotte, Stephanie Alley and Camille E. Short

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:96

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  2. Research article

    Facilitators and barriers to uptake and adherence to lifelong antiretroviral therapy among HIV infected pregnant women in Uganda: a qualitative study

    In 2012, Uganda started implementing lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) for prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) in line with the WHO 2012 guidelines. This study explored experiences of HIV in...

    Esther Buregyeya, Rose Naigino, Aggrey Mukose, Fred Makumbi, Godfrey Esiru, Jim Arinaitwe, Joshua Musinguzi and Rhoda K. Wanyenze

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:94

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  3. Research article

    Use of a patient decision aid for prenatal screening for Down syndrome: what do pregnant women say?

    Patient decision aids (PtDAs) help people make difficult, values-sensitive decisions. Prenatal screening for assessing the risk of genetic conditions in the fetus is one such decision and patient decision aids...

    Maria Esther Leiva Portocarrero, Anik M. C. Giguère, Johanie Lépine, Mirjam M. Garvelink, Hubert Robitaille, Agathe Delanoë, Isabelle Lévesque, Brenda J. Wilson, François Rousseau and France Légaré

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:90

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  4. Research article

    Research on the expression of integrin β3 and leukaemia inhibitory factor in the decidua of women with cesarean scar pregnancy

    Cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) is a late serious complication of cesarean section. There has been an increase in the incidence of CSP worldwide in recent years. It’s a life-threatening condition because of the ...

    Zhi-Da Qian, Yue Weng, Chun-Fen Wang, Li-Li Huang and Xiao-Ming Zhu

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:84

    Published on: 11 March 2017

  5. Research article

    Validation of serum progesterone <35nmol/L as a predictor of miscarriage among women with threatened miscarriage

    Our recent paper, based on a pilot cohort of 119 women, showed that serum progesterone <35 nmol/L was prognostic of spontaneous miscarriage by 16 weeks in women with threatened miscarriage in early pregnancy. ...

    Sze Min Lek, Chee Wai Ku, John C. Allen Jr, Rahul Malhotra, Nguan Soon Tan, Truls Østbye and Thiam Chye Tan

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:78

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  6. Research article

    The burden of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy: severe impacts on quality of life, daily life functioning and willingness to become pregnant again – results from a cross-sectional study

    Though nausea and vomiting is very common during pregnancy, no studies have investigated the impact of this condition on the women’s daily lives in a Scandinavian population. The aim of this study was to descr...

    Kristine Heitmann, Hedvig Nordeng, Gro C. Havnen, Anja Solheimsnes and Lone Holst

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:75

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  7. Case report

    Congenital tuberculosis in an extremely preterm infant conceived after in vitro fertilization: case report

    Congenital tuberculosis is a rare manifestation of tuberculosis. The diagnosis is often delayed, especially in preterm neonates because of the non-specific clinical presentation and the lack of awareness of ma...

    Veronica Samedi, Stephen K. Field, Essa Al Awad, Gregory Ratcliffe and Kamran Yusuf

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:66

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  8. Study protocol

    Assessment of DHA on reducing early preterm birth: the ADORE randomized controlled trial protocol

    Preterm birth contributes to 0.5 million deliveries in the United States (one of eight pregnancies) and poses a huge burden on public health with costs in the billions. Of particular concern is that the rate o...

    Susan E. Carlson, Byron J. Gajewski, Christina J. Valentine, Lynette K. Rogers, Carl P. Weiner, Emily A. DeFranco and Catalin S. Buhimschi

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:62

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  9. Research article

    Pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality: are health professionals’ perceptions of women’s coping congruent with women’s accounts?

    Pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality (TFA) may have profound psychological consequences for those involved. Evidence suggests that women’s experience of care influences their psychological adjustment to...

    Caroline Lafarge, Kathryn Mitchell, Andrew C. G. Breeze and Pauline Fox

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:60

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  10. Research article

    Morbidity and mortality among very preterm singletons following fertility treatment in Australia and New Zealand, a population cohort study

    Due to high rates of multiple birth and preterm birth following fertility treatment, the rates of mortality and morbidity among births following fertility treatment were higher than those conceived spontaneous...

    Alex Y Wang, Abrar A. Chughtai, Kei Lui and Elizabeth A. Sullivan

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:50

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  11. Research article

    Quality and uptake of antenatal and postnatal care in Haiti

    Despite improvement, maternal mortality in Haiti remains high at 359/100,000 live births. Improving access to high quality antenatal and postnatal care has been shown to reduce maternal mortality and improve n...

    Kelsey R. Mirkovic, Eva Lathrop, Erin N. Hulland, Reginald Jean-Louis, Daniel Lauture, Ghislaine Desinor D’Alexis, Endang Handzel and Reynold Grand-Pierre

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:52

    Published on: 2 February 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:88

  12. Study protocol

    The use of the mHealth program Smarter Pregnancy in preconception care: rationale, study design and data collection of a randomized controlled trial

    Unhealthy nutrition and lifestyle contribute to the worldwide rising prevalence of non-communicable diseases. This also accounts for the reproductive population, in which unhealthy behavior affects fertility a...

    Matthijs R. van Dijk, Elsje C. Oostingh, Maria P. H. Koster, Sten P. Willemsen, Joop S. E. Laven and Régine P. M. Steegers-Theunissen

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:46

    Published on: 26 January 2017

  13. Research article

    Unplanned pregnancy and subsequent psychological distress in partnered women: a cross-sectional study of the role of relationship quality and wider social support

    Research into the impact of unintended pregnancy on the wellbeing of women tends to focus on pregnancies ending in either termination or lone motherhood. Unintended pregnancy is common in partnered women, but ...

    Katherine Barton, Maggie Redshaw, Maria A. Quigley and Claire Carson

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:44

    Published on: 26 January 2017

  14. Study protocol

    EVERREST prospective study: a 6-year prospective study to define the clinical and biological characteristics of pregnancies affected by severe early onset fetal growth restriction

    Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is a serious obstetric condition for which there is currently no treatment. The EVERREST Prospective Study has been designed to characterise the natural history of pregnancies af...

    Rebecca Spencer, Gareth Ambler, Jana Brodszki, Anke Diemert, Francesc Figueras, Eduard Gratacós, Stefan R. Hansson, Kurt Hecher, Angela Huertas-Ceballos, Neil Marlow, Karel Marsál, Eva Morsing, Donald Peebles, Carlo Rossi, Neil J. Sebire, John F. Timms…

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:43

    Published on: 23 January 2017

  15. Research article

    Maternal intake of seafood and supplementary long chain n-3 poly-unsaturated fatty acids and preterm delivery

    Preterm delivery increases the risk of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Studies suggest that maternal diet may affect the prevalence of preterm delivery. The aim of this study was to assess whether maternal i...

    Anne Lise Brantsæter, Linda Englund-Ögge, Margareta Haugen, Bryndis Eva Birgisdottir, Helle Katrine Knutsen, Verena Sengpiel, Ronny Myhre, Jan Alexander, Roy M. Nilsen, Bo Jacobsson and Helle Margrete Meltzer

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:41

    Published on: 19 January 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:61

  16. Study protocol

    Design and rationale of a large, international, prospective cohort study to evaluate the occurrence of malformations and perinatal/neonatal death using insulin detemir in pregnant women with diabetes in comparison with other long-acting insulins

    There are a lack of data regarding the effect of basal insulin analogues on rates of events like congenital malformation and perinatal mortality in diabetic pregnancy.

    Elisabeth R. Mathiesen, Henning Andersen, Sofia I. I. Kring and Peter Damm

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:38

    Published on: 18 January 2017

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