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  1. To understand the use of online antenatal education classes accessed via the Mother and Child Health Handbook app during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to provide a basis and suggestions for optimizing Interne...

    Authors: Xiao-Wen Chen, Li-Yuan Jiang, Ya Chen, Li-Fang Guo and Xu-Hong Zhu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:412
  2. Caesarean delivery (CD) is the commonest obstetric surgery and surgical intervention to save lives of the mother and/or the new-borns. Despite been accepted as safe procedure, caesarean delivery has an increas...

    Authors: Raziya Gaffur, Bariki Mchome, Lyasimana Lithaneninn Ndaninginan, Benjamin Asubiojo, Michael Johnson Mahande and Eusebious Maro
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:411
  3. Caesarean section (CS) is an important medical intervention for reducing the risk of poor perinatal outcomes. However, CS trends in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) continue to increase yet maternal and neonatal morta...

    Authors: Peter M. Kibe, Grace Wambura Mbuthia, Duncan N. Shikuku, Catherine Akoth, James Odhiambo Oguta, Loise Ng’ang’a and Samwel Maina Gatimu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:410
  4. There is a lack of reliable methods to estimate the risk of uterine rupture or dehiscence during a trial of labor in women with previous cesarean sections. This study aimed to assess the lower uterine segment ...

    Authors: Shahla K. Alalaf, Tarek Mohamed M. Mansour, Sileem Ahmad Sileem and Nazar P. Shabila
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:409
  5. The effects of diagnosing and treating labor dystocia with oxytocin infusion at different cervical dilatations have not been fully evaluated. Therefore, we aimed to examine whether cervical dilatation at diagn...

    Authors: Cecilia Brüggemann, Sara Carlhäll, Hanna Grundström and Marie Blomberg
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:408
  6. Iron-deficiency anemia is a known risk factor for several adverse perinatal outcomes, but data on its impact on specific maternal morbidities is less robust. Further, information on associations between anemia...

    Authors: Jeffrey N. Bone, Mrutyunjaya Bellad, Shivaprasad Goudar, Ashalata Mallapur, Umesh Charantimath, Umesh Ramadurg, Geetanjali Katageri, Maria Lesperance, Mai-Lei Woo Kinshella, Raiya Suleman, Marianne Vidler, Sumedha Sharma, Richard Derman, Laura A. Magee and Peter von Dadelszen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:407
  7. Literature suggests that nonobstetric surgery during gestation is associated with a higher risk of spontaneous abortion, prematurity, and a higher cesarean section rate, but the direct impact on fetal outcomes...

    Authors: Pei-Han Fu, Chia-Hung Yu, Yi-Chen Chen, Chin-Chen Chu, Jen-Yin Chen and Fu-Wen Liang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:406
  8. The prenatal detection rate of fetal uterine effusion is very low, and current case reports mainly focus on pathological hydrometrocolpos. We presented two cases of fetal physiological uterine effusion with di...

    Authors: Lei Wang, Lizhu Chen, Dongmei Li, Bing Wang and Zeyu Yang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:405
  9. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of different treatment strategies for endogenic caesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) patients.

    Authors: Wenjie Qu, Hua Li, Teng Zhang, Yuan Zhang, Yanli Ban, Ningfeng Li, Jingyan Jiang, Juan Xie, Wentian Shi, Yiping Hao, Ruowen Li, Wei Liu and Baoxia Cui
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:404
  10. Pregnant women were excluded from investigational trials of COVID-19 vaccines. Limited data are available to inform pregnant and postpartum women on their decisions to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

    Authors: Flor M. Munoz, Richard H. Beigi, Christine M. Posavad, Barbra A. Richardson, Helen Y. Chu, Karin Bok, James Campbell, Cristina Cardemil, Emily DeFranco, Robert W. Frenck, Mamodikoe Makhene, Jeanna M. Piper, Jeanne Sheffield, Ashley Miller and Kathleen M. Neuzil
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:402
  11. Opioid exposure during pregnancy has increased alarmingly in recent decades. However, the association between prenatal opioid exposure and congenital malformation risk has still been controversial. We aim to a...

    Authors: Xinrui Wang, Yushu Wang, Borui Tang and Xin Feng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:401
  12. The association between serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25(OH)D) status and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) gained attention in recent years, however the conclusion is still controversial due to many interferi...

    Authors: Caihong Luo, Zhiju Li, Yunya Lu, Fang Wei, Dongmei Suo, Shiyan Lan, Zhengyuan Ren, Runchang Jiang, Fang Huang, Aiyue Chen, Liejun Jiang, Huayi Huang and Xiaoling Guo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:400
  13. Despite elevated prevalence rates of prenatal (antenatal) anxiety across studies (13–21%), and prenatal people’s use of the Internet to search for pregnancy-related information and support, research investigat...

    Authors: Shayna K. Pierce, Kristin A. Reynolds, Madison P. Hardman and Patricia Furer
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:398
  14. Placenta Accreta Spectrum is associated with significant clinical maternal morbidity and mortality, which has been extensively described in the literature. However, there is a dearth of research on the lived e...

    Authors: Helena C. Bartels, Antje Horsch, Naomi Cooney, Donal J. Brennan and Joan G. Lalor
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:397
  15. Maternal smoking during pregnancy can lead to serious adverse health outcomes for both women and their infants. While smoking in pregnancy has declined over time, it remains consistently higher in women with l...

    Authors: Cherise Fletcher, Elizabeth Hoon, Angela Gialamas, Gustaaf Dekker, John Lynch and Lisa Smithers
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:396
  16. To investigate the safety and effectiveness of tubal inflammatory drugs in patients with incomplete tubal obstruction of at least one side after four-dimensional hysterosalpingo-contrast-sonography (4D-HyCoSy)...

    Authors: Yue Zhang, Qin Wang, Chun-yan Gao, Hong-ju Tian, Wen-jiao He, Xi Zhang and Xi Xiong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:395
  17. Previous studies have shown that frozen embryo transfer (FET) resulted in increased live birth rates (LBR) and reduced the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) than did fresh embryo transfer in wom...

    Authors: Lu Guan, Haicui Wu, Chaofeng Wei, Conghui Pang, Danqi Liu, Xiaona Yu, Shan Xiang and Fang Lian
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:394
  18. Since the implementation of China’s two-child policy in 2016, the number of re-pregnant women after cesarean section has increased significantly. These women are more prone to fear of childbirth compared with ...

    Authors: Yiping Hou, Xihong Zhou, Min Yao and Sai Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:393
  19. Macrosomia is closely associated with poor maternal and fetal outcome. But there is short of studies on the risk of macrosomia in early pregnancy. The purpose of this study is to establish a nomogram for predi...

    Authors: Jing Du, Xiaomei Zhang, Sanbao Chai, Xin Zhao, Jianbin Sun, Ning Yuan, Xiaofeng Yu and Qiaoling Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:392
  20. Early antenatal care (ANC) is essential for improving maternal and child health outcomes. The primary aims of this study were to 1) estimate the association between partners’ education attainment and early ANC...

    Authors: Paschal Awingura Apanga, Maxwell Tii Kumbeni, James Kotuah Sakeah, Ayokunle A. Olagoke and Olufemi Ajumobi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:391
  21. Progesterone is widely used to improve the adverse pregnancy outcomes related to vaginal bleeding during early pregnancy. However, the evidence of its effectiveness is equivocal.

    Authors: Chunrong Zhong, Guoping Xiong, Lixia Lin, Qian Li, Xi Chen, Xu Zhang, Yu Zhang, Shangzhi Xu, Xiaoyi Wang, Duan Gao, Meng Wu, Sen Yang, Weizhen Han, Guoqiang Sun, Xuefeng Yang, Liping Hao…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:390
  22. In a woman’s life, labor pain is the most severe pain that they have ever faced. In Ethiopia, the provision of pain relief in labor is often neglected. Furthermore, evidence strongly urged that further researc...

    Authors: Addis Eyeberu, Adera Debela, Tamirat Getachew, Merga Dheresa, Addisu Alemu and Yadeta Dessie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:389
  23. Extensive research on infant mortality (IM) exists in developing countries; however, most of the methods applied thus far relied on conventional regression analyses with limited prediction capability. Advanced...

    Authors: Emmanuel Mfateneza, Pierre Claver Rutayisire, Emmanuel Biracyaza, Sanctus Musafiri and Willy Gasafari Mpabuka
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:388
  24. The present study aimed to assess the magnitude and factors associated with neglected and non-consented care during childbirth in public health facilities in Central Tigray, Ethiopia.

    Authors: Elsa Tesfa Berhe, Hailay Abrha Gesesew, Paul R. Ward and Teferi Gebru Gebremeskel
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:386
  25. Recognizing that hyperglycemia in pregnancy can impact both individually a patient’s health and collectively the healthcare system and that different levels of hyperglycemia incur different consequences, we ai...

    Authors: Tatiana A. Zaccara, Cristiane F. Paganoti, Fernanda C. F. Mikami, Rossana P. V. Francisco and Rafaela A. Costa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:385
  26. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is one of the most common complications of pregnancy. The mechanism underlying the crosstalk between long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and N6-methyladenine (m6A) modification in G...

    Authors: Runyu Du, Yu Bai and Ling Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:384
  27. Preterm delivery rate is a crucial public health indicator, yet reliable statistic is currently not available in China. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we aimed to review studies on preterm delive...

    Authors: Qinfeng Song, Junxi Chen, Yubo Zhou, Zhiwen Li, Hongtian Li and Jianmeng Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:383
  28. Women with cardiac disease in pregnancy and the first year postpartum often face uncertainty about their condition and the trajectory of their recovery. Cardiac disease is a leading cause of serious maternal m...

    Authors: Jane Hutchens, Jane Frawley and Elizabeth A. Sullivan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:382
  29. Short leukocyte telomere length is a biomarker associated with stress and morbidity in non-pregnant adults. Little is known, however, about maternal telomere dynamics in pregnancy. To address this, we examined...

    Authors: Danielle M. Panelli, Stephanie A. Leonard, Ronald J. Wong, Martin Becker, Jonathan A. Mayo, Erica Wu, Anna I. Girsen, Ian H. Gotlib, Nima Aghaeepour, Maurice L. Druzin, Gary M. Shaw, David K. Stevenson and Katherine Bianco
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:381
  30. The Brazilian healthcare system is a large and complex system, specially considering its mixed public and private funding. The incidence of syphilis has increased in the last four years, in spite of the presen...

    Authors: Cleber Matos de Morais, Igor Vitor Teixeira, Sara Sadok, Patricia Takako Endo and Judith Kelner
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:379
  31. Frozen-thawed embryo transfer is rising worldwide. One adverse effect of programmed frozen embryo transfer (FET) reported in some studies is an increased risk of adverse obstetric and perinatal outcomes. Meanw...

    Authors: Zexin Yang, Xuelian Bai, Ying Han, Zhangxiang Zou, Yazhen Fan, Xinyan Wang, Haining Luo and Yunshan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:378
  32. Preeclampsia constitutes a major health problem with substantial maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to detect the diagnostic efficacy of fetal Doppler in predicting adver...

    Authors: Eman Mohamed Ibraheim Moawad, Amr Samir Fouad Tammam, Maha Mohamed Mosaad, Hadeer Mashaal El Sayed and Adel Atef
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:377
  33. Labour pain usually brings with it many concerns for a parturient and her family. The majority of the women in labour pain may require some sort of pain relief method during this period, be it pharmacological ...

    Authors: Dorkasi L. Mwakawanga, Lilian T. Mselle, Victor Z. Chikwala and Nathanael Sirili
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:376
  34. To identify neonatal risk for severe adverse perinatal outcomes across birth weight centiles in two Dutch and one international birth weight chart.

    Authors: Hester D. Kamphof, Sanne J. Gordijn, Wessel Ganzevoort, Viki Verfaille, Pien M. Offerhaus, Arie Franx, Eva Pajkrt, Ank de Jonge and Jens Henrichs
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:375
  35. To compare specific dietary and behavioral recommendations for hemorrhoids prevention during pregnancy.

    Authors: Tomas Poskus, Zivile Sabonyte-Balsaitiene, Lina Jakubauskiene, Matas Jakubauskas, Ieva Stundiene, Gabija Barkauskaite, Mante Smigelskaite, Eugenijus Jasiunas, Diana Ramasauskaite, Kestutis Strupas and Grazina Drasutiene
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:374
  36. Severe obstetric hemorrhage is a leading cause of severe maternal morbidity. A perinatal blood transfusion is the key factor in the treatment of severe obstetric hemorrhage. Our aim is to identify patients wit...

    Authors: Yao Wang, Juan Xiao and Fanzhen Hong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:373
  37. Adolescent girls are three times more likely to be living with HIV than boys of the same age. Prior studies have found associations between adolescent pregnancies and increased maternal morbidity and infant mo...

    Authors: Maya Jackson-Gibson, Rebecca Zash, Aamirah Mussa, Ellen C. Caniglia, Modiegi Diseko, Gloria Mayondi, Judith Mabuta, Chelsea Morroni, Mompati Mmalane, Shahin Lockman, Joseph Makhema and Roger L. Shapiro
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:372
  38. Congenital heart defect (CHD) is the leading cause of birth defects globally, which results in a great disease burden. It is still imperative to detect the risk factors of CHD. This umbrella review aimed to co...

    Authors: Xiaolu Nie, Xiaohang Liu, Chen Wang, Zehao Wu, Zimo Sun, Jian Su, Ruohua Yan, Yaguang Peng, Yuxuan Yang, Chengrong Wang, Siyu Cai, Yali Liu, Huanling Yu, Qingqing Wu, Xiaoxia Peng and Chenghong Yin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:371
  39. Previous studies have shown that polycystic ovary syndrome is a predictor of gestational diabetes mellitus, but we do not know exactly how many polycystic ovary syndrome patients may develop gestational diabet...

    Authors: Qingzi Yan, Dan Qiu, Xiang Liu, Qichang Xing, Renzhu Liu and Yixiang Hu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:370
  40. For a healthy parturient, a cardiopulmonary collapse that suddenly occurs shortly after an uneventful caesarean section is a relatively rare event and presents a significant challenge for the anesthesia provider.

    Authors: Jinxi Zhang, Chao Yu, Hui Liu and Qing Zhu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:369
  41. The maternal and neonatal mortalities in Ethiopia are high. To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, innovations in ultrasound scanning and surveillance activities have been implemented at health centers ...

    Authors: Hailemariam Segni Abawollo, Zergu Tafesse Tsegaye, Binyam Fekadu Desta, Ismael Ali Beshir, Birhan Tenaw Mengesha, Asfaw Adugna Guteta, Atrie Fekadu Heyi, Tsega Teferi Mamo, Zenawork Kassa Gebremedhin, Heran Demissie Damte, Meseret Zelealem and Mesele Damte Argaw
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:368
  42. Numerous factors play a role in maternal identity formation and function. Recognizing the aspects related to adaptation to the mother role can effectively provide a solution to help mothers construct maternal ...

    Authors: Parivash Ahmadpour, Shayesteh Jahanfar, Monireh Hamed Bieyabanie and Mojgan Mirghafourvand‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:367
  43. The intrauterine device (IUD), being a reversible and effective contraception method, is the most widely used worldwide. This study aims to demonstrate the efficacy of IUD insertion during elective lower segme...

    Authors: Ahmed Abdel-Ghany, Eissa Khalifa, Mohamed Zeen El-Din, Emad Ibrahim, Ameer Abdallah, Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz, Mazen Abdel-Rasheed and Alaa Abdel-Azim
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:365
  44. Alcohol drinking during pregnancy is towering despite the well-established proof of its unfavorable pregnancy results and destitute child improvement. Despite such enormous consequences, there are limited data...

    Authors: Bezawit Mulat, Wallelign Alemnew and Kegnie Shitu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:361

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