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  1. The latest basic studies and clinical evidence have confirmed the safety and efficacy of intraoperative autologous blood cell transfusion in cardiac surgery and orthopaedics. However, in caesarean section, the...

    Authors: Ye Liu, Xiaoguang Li, Xiangming Che, Guosheng Zhao and Mingjun Xu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:452

    Content type: Research article

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  2. One in five women experience psychological distress in the perinatal period. To support women appropriately, Australian guidelines recommend routine depression screening and psychosocial risk assessment by mid...

    Authors: V. Schmied., N. Reilly, E. Black, D. Kingston, K. Talcevska., V. Mule. and M-P Austin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:451

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  3. Previous studies revealed positive, negative, and no influence of social capital on the health outcomes of pregnant women. It was considered that such differences were caused by the disparities of outcome meas...

    Authors: Ryoko Morozumi, Kenta Matsumura, Kei Hamazaki, Akiko Tsuchida, Ayako Takamori and Hidekuni Inadera

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:450

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  4. Exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) during pregnancy can cause pregnancy complications and adverse birth outcomes. About 40% of Chinese expectant fathers are smokers and they rarely attempt to quit smoking. The...

    Authors: Wei Xia, William Ho Cheung Li, Wenzhi Cai, Peige Song, Laurie Long Kwan Ho, Ankie Tan Cheung, Yuan Hui Luo, Chunxian Zeng, Li He, Chao Gao and Ka Yan Ho

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:449

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  5. Early initiation of breastfeeding (EIBF) is defined as initiation of breastfeeding within 1 h of birth. This is also the time colostrum is secreted with its potential benefits. Globally, two out of five under ...

    Authors: Gebretsadkan Gebremedhin Gebretsadik, Helen Tkuwab, Kidanemaryam Berhe, Afework Mulugeta, Hajira Mohammed and Abebe Gebremariam

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:448

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  6. The placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) is a severe complication of pregnancy and is associated with massive haemorrhage, hysterectomy, and even perinatal maternal-foetal death. Prophylactic abdominal aortic ballo...

    Authors: Haijuan Zhu, Shengyou Wang, Jingfa Shi, Lamei Yao, Li Wang, Hongbo Chen and Xiangdong Fang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:446

    Content type: Research article

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  7. India has focused on incentivizing institutional delivery and introducing the ASHA worker as a key strategy to improve maternal health outcomes. We examined the determinants of institutional delivery and the r...

    Authors: Pooja L. Paul and Shanta Pandey

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:445

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most common birth defect around the world. Maternal prepregnancy obesity has been proposed as a risk factor of CHDs, but the relationship of CHD risk with over- and unde...

    Authors: Xuelian Yuan, Zhen Liu, Jun Zhu, Ping Yu, Ying Deng, Xinlin Chen, Nana Li, Shengli Li, Shuihua Yang, Jun Li, Hanmin Liu and Xiaohong Li

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:444

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Skilled assistance during pregnancy and childbirth is one of the key interventions in reducing maternal morbidity and mortality. But studies have shown that many women across the globe experience disrespectful...

    Authors: Gizachew Abdissa Bulto, Dereje Bayissa Demissie and Abera Shibru Tulu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:443

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Threatened preterm delivery (TPD) is the leading cause of inpatient admissions during pregnancy. The ability to predict the risk of imminent preterm delivery is thus a major priority in obstetrics. The aim of ...

    Authors: Emilie Marie, Guillaume Ducarme, Marion Boivin, Virginie Badon, Hélène Pelerin, Aurélie Le Thuaut, Zeineb Lamoureux, Valéry-Pierre Riche, Norbert Winer, Thibault Thubert and Vincent Dochez

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:442

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. In Canada, several community-based, multi-service programs aimed at reaching vulnerable pregnant or parenting women with substance use and complex issues have emerged. These programs offer basic needs and soci...

    Authors: Deborah Rutman, Carol Hubberstey, Nancy Poole, Rose A. Schmidt and Marilyn Van Bibber

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:441

    Content type: Research article

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  12. In low transmission settings early diagnosis is the main strategy to reduce adverse outcomes of malaria in pregnancy; however, microscopy and rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are inadequate for detecting low-dens...

    Authors: A. M. Vásquez, G. Vélez, A. Medina, E. Serra-Casas, A. Campillo, I. J. Gonzalez, S. C. Murphy, A. M. Seilie, X. C. Ding and A. Tobón Castaño

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:440

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  13. Globally, 15 million infants are born preterm each year, and 1 million die due to complications of prematurity. Over 60% of preterm births occur in Sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia. Care at birth for prematur...

    Authors: Eleanor J. Mitchell, Santosh Benjamin, Sam Ononge, James Ditai, Zahida Qureshi, Shabeen Naz Masood, Diane Whitham, Peter J. Godolphin and Lelia Duley

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:439

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  14. To evaluate the association between delays in obstetric care and neonatal near-miss mortality events and death in a public maternity referral center.

    Authors: Ocilia Maria Costa Carvalho, Antônio Brazil Viana Junior, Matheus Costa Carvalho Augusto, Álvaro Jorge Madeiro Leite, Rivianny Arrais Nobre, Olivia Andrea Alencar Costa Bessa, Eveline Campos Monteiro de Castro, Fernanda Nogueira Barbosa Lopes and Francisco Herlânio Costa Carvalho

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:437

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  15. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Annu-Riikka S. Rissanen, Riina M. Jernman, Mika Gissler, Irmeli Nupponen and Mika E. Nuutila

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:436

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:337

  16. The incidence of breech presentation in single pregnancies at term is between three to 5 %. In order to support eligible women in their choice of mode of delivery, a dedicated breech clinic with a care pathway...

    Authors: S. Derisbourg, E. Costa, L. De Luca, S. Amirgholami, V. Bogne Kamdem, A. Vercoutere, W. H. Zhang, S. Alexander, P. M. Buekens, Y. Englert, A. Pintiaux and C. Daelemans

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:435

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  17. Posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) after childbirth may affect mother-infant bonding. This study examined the relationship between aspects of PTSS after childbirth and bonding failure for mothers at 1 month ...

    Authors: Yoshiko Suetsugu, Megumi Haruna and Kiyoko Kamibeppu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:434

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Twin growth discordance was demonstrated to be a risk factor for adverse perinatal outcomes, and prenatal ultrasonographic methods were utilized to predict twin growth discordance to improve outcomes. The resu...

    Authors: Ting Yuan, Chao Li, Yan yan Wang, Wei Wang, Xue lan Li, Fen Li and Zhen Han

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:433

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Perinatal mortality remains a problem in Ethiopia. Findings of primary studies varied on level of perinatal mortality and its predictors including inter-pregnancy interval. The aim of this review was to estima...

    Authors: Belayneh Hamdela Jena, Gashaw Andargie Biks, Kassahun Alemu Gelaye and Yigzaw Kebede Gete

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:432

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The RECIPE study aims to validate a risk prediction model for intrapartum caesarean delivery which has been developed by our group. The Genesis study was a prospective observational study carried out by the Pe...

    Authors: Niamh C Murphy, Naomi Burke, Patrick Dicker, Fiona Cody, Etaoin Kent, Elizabeth C Tully, Fergal D Malone and Fionnuala M Breathnach

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:431

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. The explanation of epidural analgesia by anesthesiologist would often begin after the parturient is admitted to the hospital. Because of labor pain, the decision of receiving epidural analgesia would often be ...

    Authors: Wan-Jung Cheng, Kuo-Chuan Hung, Chung-Han Ho, Chia-Hung Yu, Yi-Chen Chen, Ming-Ping Wu, Chin-Chen Chu and Ying-Jen Chang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:413

    Content type: Research article

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  22. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Mayumi Kamata, Tetsuo Maruyama, Tomizo Nishiguchi and Shinya Iwasaki

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:430

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:406

  23. Globally perinatal and maternal mortality rates remain unacceptably high. There is increasing evidence that simulation-based training in obstetric emergencies is associated with improvement in clinical outcome...

    Authors: A. A. C. van Tetering, A. van Meurs, P. Ntuyo, M. B. van der Hout-van der Jagt, L.G.M. Mulders, B. Nolens, I. Namagambe, A. Nakimuli, J. Byamugisha and S. G. Oei

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:429

    Content type: Study protocol

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  24. To determine the prevalence, related factors and maternal outcomes of primary PPH in governmental hospitals in Kabul Afghanistan.

    Authors: Shirin Shahbazi Sighaldeh, Adela Nazari, Raziyeh Maasoumi, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad and Ziba Mazari

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:428

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Almost a third of Afghan women living in Iran are at childbearing age. Antenatal care (ANC) is an inextricable part of healthy pregnancy and could prevent the adverse birth outcomes. Almost 97% of Iranian expe...

    Authors: Omid Dadras, Fateme Dadras, Ziba Taghizade, Seyedahmad Seyedalinaghi, Masako Ono-Kihara, Masahiro Kihara and Takeo Nakayama

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:427

    Content type: Research article

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  26. There is still a dearth of knowledge on the burden of HEV infection in the global population of pregnant women. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the global burden of HE...

    Authors: Jean Joel Bigna, Abdou Fatawou Modiyinji, Jobert Richie Nansseu, Marie A. Amougou, Moise Nola, Sébastien Kenmoe, Elvis Temfack and Richard Njouom

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:426

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Labour dystocia (LD) is associated with maternal and foeto-neonatal complications and increased rate of caesarean section. There are scant studies on predictive factors of labour dystocia in Iran, as well as i...

    Authors: Jila Nahaee, Fatemeh Abbas-Alizadeh, Mojgan Mirghafourvand and Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:425

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Determining the appropriate preconception care to reduce the occurrence of hypertensive disorder of pregnancy (HDP) remains a challenge in modern obstetrics. This study aimed to examine the association between...

    Authors: Hyo Kyozuka, Tsuyoshi Murata, Toma Fukuda, Akiko Yamaguchi, Aya Kanno, Shun Yasuda, Akiko Sato, Yuka Ogata, Masahito Kuse, Mitsuaki Hosoya, Seiji Yasumura, Koichi Hashimoto, Hidekazu Nishigori and Keiya Fujimori

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:424

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  29. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Chunyi Gu, Xiaojiao Wang, Zhijie Zhang, Simone Schwank, Chunxiang Zhu, Zheng Zhang and Xu Qian

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:423

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:386

  30. To examine the differences between pregnant women who underwent embryo transfer (ET) and those who conceived naturally, as well as differences in their respective babies, and to determine the causes for these ...

    Authors: Haiyan Pan, Xingshan Zhang, Jiawei Rao, Bing Lin, Jie Yun He, Xingjie Wang, Fengqiong Han and Jinfeng Zhang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:422

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  31. There is an increasing global trend towards the widespread over-medicalisation of labour and childbirth. The present study aimed to investigate pregnant women’s clinical characteristics, intrapartum interventi...

    Authors: Chunyi Gu, Xiaojiao Wang, Zhijie Zhang, Simone Schwank, Chunxiang Zhu, Zheng Zhang and Xu Qian

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:386

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:423

  32. First manifestation of Cushing’s syndrome during pregnancy is rare. The diagnosis of both Cushing’s and primary aldosteronism within a pregnancy has not been previously documented. Diagnosis is especially chal...

    Authors: Maria Kersten, Katharina Hancke, Wolfgang Janni and Katrina Kraft

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:421

    Content type: Case report

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  33. Use of skilled health provider (SBA) during and after childbirth has been reported to reduce maternal and newborn deaths; and is one of the key indicators monitored in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Pro...

    Authors: Damian J. Damian, Judges Y. Tibelerwa, Beatrice John, Rune Philemon, Michael J. Mahande and Sia E. Msuya

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:420

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  34. This was a hospital registry-based retrospective age-matched cohort study that aimed to compare pregnancy and neonatal outcomes of women with pre-existing mental disorders with those of mentally healthy women.

    Authors: Kotryna Sūdžiūtė, Greta Murauskienė, Kristina Jarienė, Algirdas Jaras, Meilė Minkauskienė, Virginija Adomaitienė and Irena Nedzelskienė

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:419

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  35. Medical screening detects risk factors for disease or presence of disease in otherwise well persons in order to intervene early and reduce morbidity and mortality. During antenatal care (ANC) it is important t...

    Authors: Akampa Mukuve, Mariam Noorani, Ibrahim Sendagire and Miriam Mgonja

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:418

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Little is known about patient-provider communication on gestational weight gain among women pregnant with twins, a growing population at high risk for adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. We examined if wom...

    Authors: Kara M. WHITAKER, Meghan BARUTH, Rebecca A. SCHLAFF, Christopher P. CONNOLLY, Jihong LIU and Sara WILCOX

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:417

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Postnatal Depression (PND) is a mood disorder that steals motherhood and affects the health and development of a newborn. While the impact of PND on motherhood and newborn in developed countries are well descr...

    Authors: Abel Fekadu Dadi, Emma R. Miller and Lillian Mwanri

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:416

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Poor maternal childbirth experience plays a role in family planning and subsequent pregnancies. The aim of this study was to compare childbirth experiences in induced and spontaneous labor and to investigate t...

    Authors: Katti Adler, Leena Rahkonen and Heidi Kruit

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:415

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  39. Infant birthweight is an important public health indicator that is a proxy of maternal and baby’s health. Earthquakes can cause acute distress, but can also contribute to chronic stress through long-term disru...

    Authors: Goma Kumari Khatri, Thach Duc Tran, Sushil Baral and Jane Fisher

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:414

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  40. The prevalence of Gestational Diabetes (GDM) is rising and with it the number of mothers and children at risk of adverse outcomes. As treatment has been shown to reduce adverse events, it is imperative that we...

    Authors: D. Bogdanet, PM. O’Shea, J. Halperin and F. Dunne

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:412

    Content type: Study protocol

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  41. Hypoxia delays brain maturation and contributes to neurodevelopmental morbidity in fetuses with congenital heart defects (CHDs). Maternal hyperoxygenation (MH) can, in theory, promote oxygen/nutrient delivery ...

    Authors: Shi Zeng, Jiawei Zhou, Qinghai Peng, Wen Deng and Qichang Zhou

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:411

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Maternal retention in HIV care is lower for women in the postpartum period than during pregnancy, but the reasons are poorly understood. We examined key differences in barriers to retention in HIV care during ...

    Authors: Kwame S. Sakyi, Margaret Y. Lartey, Caitlin E. Kennedy, Julie A. Dension, Luke C. Mullany, Prince G. Owusu, Emma Sacks, Emily A. Hurley and Pamela J. Surkan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:398

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  43. Parents today have several options for the management of their infant’s cord blood during the third stage of labour. Parents can choose to have their infant’s cord clamped early or to have deferred cord clampi...

    Authors: Lisa Peberdy, Jeanine Young, Debbie Massey and Lauren Kearney

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:410

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  44. Post-partum haemorrhage (PPH) is a leading cause of maternal death worldwide. The WOMAN trial assessed the effects of tranexamic acid (TXA) on death and surgical morbidity in women with PPH. The trial recorded...

    Authors: Roberto Picetti, Lori Miller, Haleema Shakur-Still, Tracey Pepple, Danielle Beaumont, Eni Balogun, Etienne Asonganyi, Rizwana Chaudhri, Mohamed El-Sheikh, Bellington Vwalika, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran and Ian Roberts

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:409

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  45. Down syndrome is a common chromosomal abnormality and prenatal screening can inform parents of the risk of their baby having Down syndrome. Little research has examined how decisions regarding both Down syndro...

    Authors: Wei-Hsiang Huang, Shu-Fang Shih, Chen-Li Lin and Chieh-Hsing Liu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:407

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE), also known as anaphylactoid syndrome of pregnancy (ASP), typically occurs during labor and may result in cardiorespiratory collapse and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DI...

    Authors: Mayumi Kamata, Tetsuo Maruyama, Tomizo Nishiguchi and Shinya Iwasaki

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:406

    Content type: Case report

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:430

  47. Thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy is associated with adverse outcomes for both mother and fetus. The present meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate thyroid dysfunction in Iranian pregnant women.

    Authors: Farnaz Sepasi, Tayebeh Rashidian, Mehdi Shokri, Gholamreza Badfar, Fatemeh Kazemi and Milad Azami

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:405

    Content type: Research article

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  48. Humanitarian crises can lead to the rapid change in the health needs of women and newborns, which may give rise to a complex situation that would require various interventions as solutions. This study aimed to...

    Authors: Dalia Hyzam, Mingyang Zou, Michael Boah, Abeer Saeed, Chenrui Li, Shixu Pan, Jinhe Zhai and Li-Jie Wu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:404

    Content type: Research article

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