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  1. Research article

    Knowledge of obstetric danger signs and associated factors among reproductive age women in Raya Kobo district of Ethiopia: A community based cross-sectional study

    Knowledge of danger signs of obstetric complications during pregnancy, labour, and postnatal period is the first essential step for appropriate and timely referral. This study aimed to investigate predictors o...

    Nigus Bililign and Tesfahun Mulatu

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:70

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  2. Research article

    Family-centred interventions by primary healthcare services for Indigenous early childhood wellbeing in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States: a systematic scoping review

    Primary healthcare services in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States have embraced the concept of family-centred care as a promising approach to supporting and caring for the health of young Ind...

    Janya McCalman, Marion Heyeres, Sandra Campbell, Roxanne Bainbridge, Catherine Chamberlain, Natalie Strobel and Alan Ruben

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:71

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  3. 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

  4. Research article

    Factors associated with low birth weight in Nepal using multiple imputation

    Survey data from low income countries on birth weight usually pose a persistent problem. The studies conducted on birth weight have acknowledged missing data on birth weight, but they are not included in the a...

    Usha Singh, Attachai Ueranantasun and Metta Kuning

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:67

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  5. Research article

    Factors influencing utilisation of maternal health services by adolescent mothers in Low-and middle-income countries: a systematic review

    Adolescent mothers aged 15–19 years are known to have greater risks of maternal morbidity and mortality compared with women aged 20–24 years, mostly due to their unique biological, sociological and economic st...

    Oluwasola Eniola Banke-Thomas, Aduragbemi Oluwabusayo Banke-Thomas and Charles Anawo Ameh

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:65

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  6. Research article

    A narrative synthesis of factors that affect women speaking up about early warning signs and symptoms of pre-eclampsia and responses of healthcare staff

    One of the challenges for treating pre-eclampsia and preventing further deterioration is determining how best to enable early detection. If women or their partners and families are able to raise early warnings...

    Wendy Carter, Debra Bick, Nicola Mackintosh and Jane Sandall

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:63

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  7. Research article

    Afghan migrants face more suboptimal care than natives: a maternal near-miss audit study at university hospitals in Tehran, Iran

    Women from low-income settings have higher risk of maternal near miss (MNM) and suboptimal care than natives in high-income countries. Iran is the second largest host country for Afghan refugees in the world. ...

    Soheila Mohammadi, Soraya Saleh Gargari, Masoumeh Fallahian, Carina Källestål, Shirin Ziaei and Birgitta Essén

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:64

    Published on: 13 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. Erratum

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

    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 17:61

    Published on: 10 February 2017

    The original article was published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:41

  10. Research article

    Accuracy of clinical fetal weight estimation by Midwives

    Clinical fetal weight estimation is a common practice in obstetrics. This study aims to evaluate the accuracy of fetal weight estimation by midwives, and to identify factors that may lead to overestimation or ...

    Assaad Kesrouani, Chady Atallah, Ramzi AbouJaoude, Norma Assaf, Hanaa Khaled and Elie Attieh

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:59

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  11. 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

  12. Research article

    Effects of an antenatal mindfulness-based childbirth and parenting programme on the postpartum experiences of mothers: a qualitative interview study

    Applications of mindfulness during the perinatal period have recently been explored and appear to offer a decrease in stress, anxiety and depression during this period. However, it still remains unclear what p...

    Françoise Roy Malis, Thorsten Meyer and Mechthild M. Gross

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:57

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  13. Research article

    Caesarean deliveries in China

    The caesarean section rate has risen rapidly in China. The purpose of this retrospective study was to estimate caesarean section rates and indications by hospital facility level in Mainland China to investigat...

    Xin Wang, Susan Hellerstein, Lei Hou, Liying Zou, Yan Ruan and Weiyuan Zhang

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:54

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  14. Research article

    Unpredictability dictates quality of maternal and newborn care provision in rural Tanzania-A qualitative study of health workers’ perspectives

    Health workers are the key to realising the potential of improved quality of care for mothers and newborns in the weak health systems of Sub Saharan Africa. Their perspectives are fundamental to understand the...

    Ulrika Baker, Farida Hassan, Claudia Hanson, Fatuma Manzi, Tanya Marchant, Stefan Swartling Peterson and Ingrid Hylander

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:55

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. Research article

    Decreased neonatal pain response after vaginal-operative delivery with Kiwi OmniCup versus metal ventouse

    Vaginal delivery, especially operative assisted vaginal delivery, seems to be a major stressor for the neonate. The objective of this study was to evaluate the stress response after metal cup versus Kiwi Omnic...

    E. A. Huhn, E. Visca, D. R. Vogt, S. von Felten, E. M. Tinner Oehler, C. Bührer, D. Surbek, R. Zimmermann and I. Hoesli

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:47

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  18. Study protocol

    The effectiveness of introducing Group Prenatal Care (GPC) in selected health facilities in a district of Bangladesh: study protocol

    Despite high rates of antenatal care and relatively good access to health facilities, maternal and neonatal mortality remain high in Bangladesh. There is an immediate need for implementation of evidence-based,...

    Marufa Sultana, Rashidul Alam Mahumud, Nausad Ali, Sayem Ahmed, Ziaul Islam, Jahangir A. M. Khan and Abdur Razzaque Sarker

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:48

    Published on: 31 January 2017

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