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  1. Research article

    The magnitude and correlates of Parvovirus B19 infection among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Mwanza, Tanzania

    Human parvovirus B19 (B19) infection has been associated with congenital infection which may result into a number of the adverse pregnancy outcomes. The epidemiology and the magnitude of B19 infections among p...

    Mariam M. Mirambo, Fatma Maliki, Mtebe Majigo, Martha F. Mushi, Nyambura Moremi, Jeremiah Seni, Dismas Matovelo and Stephen E. Mshana

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:176

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  2. Research article

    Labour management guidelines for a Tanzanian referral hospital: The participatory development process and birth attendants’ perceptions

    While international guidelines for intrapartum care appear to have increased rapidly since 2000, literature suggests that it has only in few instances been matched with reviews of local modifications, use, and...

    Nanna Maaløe, Natasha Housseine, Jos van Roosmalen, Ib Christian Bygbjerg, Britt Pinkowski Tersbøl, Rashid Saleh Khamis, Birgitte Bruun Nielsen and Tarek Meguid

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:175

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  3. Research article

    Prevalence of pregnancy-relevant infections in a rural setting of Ghana

    Although infectious diseases still account for a high burden of morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa, simultaneous investigations on multiple infections affecting maternal and child health are missing.

    Fabian Völker, Paul Cooper, Oliver Bader, Angela Uy, Ortrud Zimmermann, Raimond Lugert and Uwe Groß

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:172

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  4. Research article

    Prescription drug use during pregnancy in Southern Tigray region, North Ethiopia

    Judicious utilization of drugs rescues the fetus from the harmful effects while treating the health problems of the pregnant women. This study aimed at evaluating drug utilization pattern and its associated fa...

    Fantahun Molla, Admassu Assen, Solomon Abrha, Birhanetensay Masresha, Arega Gashaw, Abrham Wondimu, Yared Belete and Wondim Melkam

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:170

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  5. Research article

    Postpartum hemorrhage prevention in Nepal: a program assessment

    In 2009, the Nepal Ministry of Health and Population launched a national program for prevention of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) during home births that features advance distribution of misoprostol to pregnant w...

    Swaraj Pradhan Rajbhandari, Kamal Aryal, Wendy R. Sheldon, Bharat Ban, Senendra Raj Upreti, Kiran Regmi, Shilu Aryal and Beverly Winikoff

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:169

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  6. Research article

    Healthcare interventions for the prevention and control of gestational diabetes mellitus in China: a scoping review

    Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is a type of diabetes which occurs during pregnancy. Women with GDM are at greater risk of complications during pregnancy and delivery, while babies born from mothers with G...

    Tingting Xu, Yasheng He, Livia Dainelli, Kai Yu, Patrick Detzel, Irma Silva-Zolezzi, Sheri Volger and Hai Fang

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:171

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  7. Research article

    High maternal mortality in Jigawa State, Northern Nigeria estimated using the sisterhood method

    Maternal mortality is extremely high in Nigeria. Accurate estimation of maternal mortality is challenging in low-income settings such as Nigeria where vital registration is incomplete. The objective of this st...

    Vandana Sharma, Willa Brown, Muhammad Abdullahi Kainuwa, Jessica Leight and Martina Bjorkman Nyqvist

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:163

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  8. Research article

    Increased postpartum haemorrhage, the possible relation with serotonergic and other psychopharmacological drugs: a matched cohort study

    Postpartum haemorrhage is a major obstetric risk worldwide. Therefore risk factors need to be investigated to control for this serious complication. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis revealed that t...

    Hanna M. Heller, Anita C. J. Ravelli, Andrea H. L. Bruning, Christianne J. M. de Groot, Fedde Scheele, Maria G. van Pampus and Adriaan Honig

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:166

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  9. Research article

    ‘It is a difficult topic’ – a qualitative study of midwives´ experiences with routine antenatal enquiry for intimate partner violence

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy may jeopardize maternal and fetal health (IJFWM 49:159-164, 2004; IJGO 133:269-276, 2016). In recognition of the significant public health impact of IPV, the No...

    L. Henriksen, L.M Garnweidner-Holme, K.K Thorsteinsen and M. Lukasse

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:165

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  10. Research article

    The effect of a prenatal lifestyle intervention on glucose metabolism: results of the Norwegian Fit for Delivery randomized controlled trial

    The effectiveness of prenatal lifestyle intervention to prevent gestational diabetes and improve maternal glucose metabolism remains to be established. The Norwegian Fit for Delivery (NFFD) randomized, control...

    Linda R. Sagedal, Ingvild Vistad, Nina C. Øverby, Elling Bere, Monica K. Torstveit, Hilde Lohne-Seiler, Elisabet R. Hillesund, Are Pripp and Tore Henriksen

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:167

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  11. Study protocol

    Protocol for the Emory University African American Vaginal, Oral, and Gut Microbiome in Pregnancy Cohort Study

    Adverse birth and neonatal outcomes disproportionately affect African American women and infants compared to those of other races/ethnicities. While significant research has sought to identify underlying facto...

    Elizabeth J. Corwin, Carol J. Hogue, Bradley Pearce, Cherie C. Hill, Timothy D. Read, Jennifer Mulle and Anne L. Dunlop

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:161

    Published on: 1 June 2017

  12. Research article

    Is early intervention using Mansoura-VV uterine compression sutures an effective procedure in the management of primary atonic postpartum hemorrhage? : a prospective study

    Postpartum hemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal death, uterine atony accounts for 75-90% of primary postpartum hemorrhage. The efficacy of the Uterine compression suture in the treatment of atonic postp...

    Abd Elaziz A. El Refaeey, Hosam Abdelfattah, Alaa Mosbah, Anas M. Gamal, Emad Fayla, Waleed Refaie, Abdelhady Zaied, Rafik I. Barakat, Amal K. Seleem and Mohammed Maher

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:160

    Published on: 31 May 2017

  13. Research article

    Uterus preserving surgery versus hysterectomy in the treatment of refractory postpartum haemorrhage in two tertiary maternity units in Cameroon: a cohort analysis of perioperative outcomes

    Little evidence exists on the efficacy and safety of the different surgical techniques used in the treatment of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH). We aimed to compare uterus preserving surgery (UPS) versus hysterec...

    Julius Sama Dohbit, Pascal Foumane, Elie Nkwabong, Christelle Ogolong Kamouko, Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Bernard Otabela and Emile Mboudou

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:158

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  14. Research article

    Prevalence and determinants of unintended pregnancies amongst women attending antenatal clinics in Pakistan

    Unintended pregnancies are a global public health concern and contribute significantly to adverse maternal and neonatal health, social and economic outcomes and increase the risks of maternal deaths and neonat...

    Muhammad Atif Habib, Camille Raynes-Greenow, Sidrah Nausheen, Sajid Bashir Soofi, Muhammad Sajid, Zulfiqar A Bhutta and Kirsten I Black

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:156

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  15. Research article

    Incidence of influenza virus infection among pregnant women: a systematic review

    The World Health Organization (WHO) considers pregnant women to be a risk group for severe influenza disease. We conducted a systematic review to evaluate influenza disease incidence in pregnant women in order...

    Mark A. Katz, Bradford D. Gessner, Jeanene Johnson, Becky Skidmore, Marian Knight, Niranjan Bhat, Helen Marshall, David J. Horne, Justin R. Ortiz and Deshayne B. Fell

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:155

    Published on: 30 May 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:192

  16. Study protocol

    The prediction, diagnosis and management of complications in monochorionic twin pregnancies: the OMMIT (Optimal Management of Monochorionic Twins) study

    Monochorionic twin pregnancies are at increased risk of complications due to sharing a single placenta and potentially developing unbalanced vascular anastomoses. Complications include twin-twin transfusion sy...

    Fiona L. Mackie, R. Katie Morris and Mark D. Kilby

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:153

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  17. Study protocol

    INTER-ACT: prevention of pregnancy complications through an e-health driven interpregnancy lifestyle intervention – study protocol of a multicentre randomised controlled trial

    Excessive maternal pre-pregnancy and gestational weight gain are related to pregnancy- and birth outcomes. The interpregnancy time window offers a unique opportunity to intervene in order to acquire a healthy ...

    Annick Bogaerts, Lieveke Ameye, Margriet Bijlholt, Kelly Amuli, Dorine Heynickx and Roland Devlieger

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:154

    Published on: 26 May 2017

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