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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth: highlights of 2017

2017 was another successful year at our journal, with papers published covering a range of pregnancy topics from vaccines and weight management during pregnancy to choice of birth place and attendant, as well as important collections and supplements. Here is a selection of papers worth revisiting from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.

We are recruiting new Editorial Board members

We are now recruiting Associate Editors for our Editorial Board to join our team of academic editors in assessing manuscripts in the field of pregnancy and childbirth.


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Aims and scope

BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth. The journal welcomes submissions on the biomedical aspects of pregnancy, breastfeeding, labor, maternal health, maternity care, trends and sociological aspects of pregnancy and childbirth.


Tovah Honor Aronin, BioMed Central, USA

Section Editors

Howard Berger, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto​​, Canada

Asma Khalil, St George's University of London, UK

Vishnu Khanal, Nepal Development Society, Nepal

Ndola Prata, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Valerie Smith, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

​​​​​​​Hora SoltaniSheffield Hallam University, UK

Jos van Roosmalen, VU University Medical Center, Netherlands

Asma Khalil, Section Editor

Asma Khalil is a Reader and Consultant Obstetrician at St George’s University of London. She is a subspecialist in Maternal and Fetal Medicine and leads the Multiple Pregnancy Service at St George’s Hospital, London. Her research interest is hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, assessment of fetal growth, multiple pregnancy, stillbirth and maternal haemodynamics. Asma gained her MD at the University of London following two years’ research into pre-eclampsia. She also has an MSc in epidemiology granted from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has published more than 100 peer reviewed research papers in medical journals and more than 20 review articles and chapters in textbook. She has more than 16 international and national research awards. Asma is an active member in a number of key scientific committees, such as the ISUOG Clinical Standards, the RCOG Scientific Advisory Committee and NICE Quality Standards.

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