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  1. Antenatal care coverage has dramatically increased in many low-and middle-income settings, including in the state of Telangana, India. However, there is increasing evidence of shortfalls in the quality of care...

    Authors: Emma Radovich, Monica Chaudhry, Loveday Penn-Kekana, K. Radha Krishnam Raju, Aparajita Mishra, Ramya Vallabhuni, Prashant Jarhyan, Sailesh Mohan, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Oona M. R. Campbell and Clara Calvert
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:876
  2. In this study, the factors that influence the choice of place of delivery among expectant mothers in both rural and urban settings in the northern part of Ghana were identified and compared using the conceptua...

    Authors: Mahama Ibrahim Baba, Kofi Adesi Kyei, Justina Baaba Kyei, Joseph Daniels, Isaac Justice Kobina Biney, John Oswald, Patrick Tschida and Michael Brunet
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:875
  3. While a reduction in the global maternal mortality ratio (MMR) has slowed, newer strategies are needed to achieve an ongoing and sustainable reduction of the MMR. Previous studies have investigated the associa...

    Authors: Tanmay Bagade, Catherine Chojenta, Melissa Harris, Christopher Oldmeadow and Deborah Loxton
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:874
  4. More than 15 million children are born preterm annually. While preterm survival rates have increased in high-income countries. Low- and middle-income countries, like Brazil, continue to battle high neonatal mo...

    Authors: Luciano de Andrade, Arthi S. Kozhumam, Thiago Augusto Hernandes Rocha, Dante Grapiuna de Almeida, Núbia Cristina da Silva, Rejane Christine de Souza Queiroz, Miyoko Massago, Sharla Rent, Luiz Augusto Facchini, Antônio Augusto Moura da Silva, Catherine Ann Staton, João Ricardo Nickenig Vissoci and Erika Barbara Abreu Fonseca Thomaz
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:872
  5. The Qanuinngitsiarutiksait study aimed to develop detailed profiles of Inuit health service utilization in Manitoba, by Inuit living in Manitoba (approximately 1,500) and by Inuit from the Kivalliq region of N...

    Authors: Josée G. Lavoie, Wayne Clark, Leah McDonnell, Nathan Nickel, Rachel Dutton, Janet Kanayok, Jack Anawak, Caroline Anawak, Levinia Brown, Grace Voisey Clark, Maata Evaluardjuk-Palmer, Frederick Ford, Melinda Fowler-Woods, Sabrina Wong, Julianne Sanguins and Alan Katz
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:870
  6. Preterm prelabor rupture of membranes is associated with polymicrobial infection; hence broad-spectrum antibiotics are recommended. Nowadays, Azithromycin is used instead of Erythromycin due to erythromycin short...

    Authors: Laila Ezzat Abdelfattah, Rehab Abdelhamid Aboshama, Amr S. Abdelbadie, Mohamed H. Abulhasan, Mohamed A. Anan and Ibraheem I Abdelaal
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:869
  7. Pregnancy and the postnatal period can be times of psychosocial stress and insecurity, but high quality maternity care and social support can help mothers cope with stress and feel more secure. The COVID-19 pa...

    Authors: Jenny McLeish, Sian Harrison, Maria Quigley and Fiona Alderdice
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:868
  8. Although antenatal care has the potential role to reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality, utilization of a recommended number of antenatal care visits is still low in Ethiopia. Therefore, this study...

    Authors: Hiwotie Getaneh Ayalew, Kibir Temesgen Asefa and Alemneh Mekuriaw Liyew
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:867
  9. The association between isolated maternal hypothyroxinemia (IMH) and adverse pregnancy outcomes is still controversial. This study aimed to evaluate the association between IMH during the first trimester and a...

    Authors: Ping Li, Jinhui Cui, Ling Li, Xinjuan Chen, Liping Ouyang, Jianhui Fan and Shuo Lin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:866
  10. Some pregnant women are not ready or do not want to quit smoking completely, and currently there is no support provided for these women in the UK. Offering help to reduce smoking could reduce the health risks ...

    Authors: Tuba Saygın Avşar, Louise Jackson, Pelham Barton, Matthew Jones and Hugh McLeod
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:865
  11. Despite being preventable, maternal sepsis continues to be a significant cause of death and morbidity, killing one in every four pregnant women globally. In Ghana, clinicians have observed that maternal sepsis...

    Authors: Charles Lwanga Noora, Adom Manu, Adolphina Addo-Lartey, Abdul Gafaru Mohammed, Donne Kofi Ameme, Ernest Kenu, Kwasi Torpey and Richard Adanu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:864
  12. The birth plan is an approach for pregnant women to offering their expectations of labor and birth. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of birth plan on maternal and neonatal outcomes.

    Authors: Parivash Ahmadpour, Sanaz Moosavi, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Shayesteh Jahanfar and Mojgan Mirghafourvand
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:862
  13. Fetal growth restriction (FGR) occurs in up to 10% of pregnancies and is a leading cause of perinatal mortality and neonatal morbidity. Three-dimensional ultrasonography of intracranial structure volume reveal...

    Authors: Ruan Peng, Qiao Zheng, Li-Hong Wu, Xia Yin, Ju Zheng and Hong-Ning Xie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:861
  14. Postnatal care (PNC) is an important tool for reducing maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. However, what predicts receipt and maintenance in PNC, particularly events during pregnancy and the peripar...

    Authors: Nicholas E. Rahim, Joseph Ngonzi, Adeline A. Boatin, Ingrid V. Bassett, Mark J. Siedner, Godfrey R. Mugyenyi and Lisa M. Bebell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:860
  15. The transition to parenthood has received increasing attention in research, partly due to evidence pointing out the crucial developmental period of a child’s first thousand days. Parenting programmes aim to pr...

    Authors: Christine Ingemann, Else Jensen, Ingelise Olesen, Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen, Siv Kvernmo and Christina Viskum Lytken Larsen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:859
  16. Hydatid cystic disease (HCD) is primarily a disease of sheep and cattle. Human beings are accidental hosts. It is prevalent in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of China. In pregnancy, it can cause many compli...

    Authors: Ping Li, Yang Wang, Qi Yang, Ma Ni, Jianhui Fan and Zeping Huang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:858
  17. Many family medicine residency graduates indicate a desire to provide obstetric care, but a low proportion of family physicians (FPs) provide obstetric care within their practice. This suggests personal prefer...

    Authors: Emily Gard Marshall, Kathleen Horrey, Lauren R. Moritz, Richard Buote, Agnes Grudniewicz, Laurie J. Goldsmith, Ellen Randall, Lori Jones and M Ruth Lavergne
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:857
  18. Several studies have investigated the relationship between antenatal education classes and pregnancy outcomes. These studies have shown positive effects on mothers, such as a lower epidural rate in the interve...

    Authors: Vanessa Leutenegger, Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin, Frank Wieber, Deirdre Daly and Jessica Pehlke-Milde
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:856
  19. Women of Afro-Caribbean and Asian origin are more at risk of stillbirths. However, there are limited tools built for risk-prediction models for stillbirth within sub-Saharan Africa. Therefore, we examined the ...

    Authors: Silvia Awor, Rosemary Byanyima, Benard Abola, Paul Kiondo, Christopher Garimoi Orach, Jasper Ogwal-Okeng, Dan Kaye and Annettee Nakimuli
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:855
  20. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a condition that affects most of the digestive tract. There is no report of fertility reduction in medically managed IBD women compared with the general population. On the o...

    Authors: Han Wang, Yue Hu, Fang Chen and Mengdie Shen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:854
  21. Tetralogy of fallot (TOF) in the fetus is a typical congential heart disease that occurs during the early embryonic period, being characterized by the abnormal development of conus arteriosus. The early diagno...

    Authors: Zhongshan Gou, Yan Zhou, Hongjing Jia, Zhong Yang, Qian Zhang and Xinxin Yan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:853
  22. Birth preparedness and Complication Readiness (BPCR) promotes prompt use of skilled delivery and readiness for any complications to reduce delays in the provision of emergency care. Husband’s involvement in pr...

    Authors: Yordanos Gizachew Yeshitila and Peter Memah
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:852
  23. Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is an evidence-based intervention that reduces morbidity and mortality in preterm infants. However, it has not yet been fully integrated into health systems around the world. The aim...

    Authors: Qian Cai, Dan-Qi Chen, Hua Wang, Yue Zhang, Rui Yang, Wen-Li Xu and Xin-Fen Xu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:851
  24. Due to the nutritive and immunologic benefits of breastmilk, children should be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life, even during the corona virus pandemic. However, fear of transmission risk a...

    Authors: Gebretsadkan Gebremedhin Gebretsadik, Zuriash Tadesse, Liya Mamo, Amaha Kahsay Adhanu and Afework Mulugeta
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:850
  25. Antenatal health care utilization has the potential to influence maternal and new-born health. In this study, we assessed compliance of antenatal care utilization with national and World Health Organization (W...

    Authors: Meselech Roro, Wakgari Deressa and Bernt Lindtjørn
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:849
  26. Maternal prenatal infections have been linked to children’s neurodevelopment and cognitive outcomes. It remains unclear, however, whether infections occurring during specific vulnerable gestational periods can...

    Authors: Janell Kwok, Hildigunnur Anna Hall, Aja Louise Murray, Michael Vincent Lombardo and Bonnie Auyeung
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:848
  27. Placental abruption (PA) with intrauterine fetal death (IUFD) is associated with a high risk of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) resulting from severe disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Therefore, blood ...

    Authors: Yasuko Sano, Michi Kasai, Satoru Shinoda, Etsuko Miyagi and Shigeru Aoki
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:847
  28. Labour pain has been identified as an important reason for women to prefer caesarean section (CS). Fentanyl is one of the short acting opioids recommended by World Health Organization for pain relief during la...

    Authors: Kyaw Lwin Show, Chetta Ngamjarus, Kiattisak Kongwattanakul, Siwanon Rattanakanokchai, Chatuporn Duangkum, Meghan A. Bohren, Ana Pilar Betrán, Monsicha Somjit, Wint Ye Hla Win and Pisake Lumbiganon
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:846
  29. Alterations in mitochondrial signatures such as mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) content in maternal blood have been linked to pregnancy-related complications. However, changes in maternal mtDNA content, their distri...

    Authors: Anubhav Srivastava, Pransu Srivastava, Shashank Mathur, Suman Mishra, Sabiya Abbas, Amrit Gupta, Prabhaker Mishra, Meenakshi Tiwari and Lokendra Kumar Sharma
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:845
  30. Early initiation of childbearing leads to an increase in total fertility rate and population growth. It has been linked with both maternal and child morbidity and mortality. However, there is limited informati...

    Authors: Wubshet Debebe Negash and Desale Bihonegn Asmamaw
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:844
  31. The postnatal period implies a crucial and delicate time for both the mother and the newborn. There is a growing body of evidence that is increasingly pointing to mHealth interventions as a potential tool for ...

    Authors: Aanuoluwapo Omobolanle Olajubu, Boluwaji Reuben Fajemilehin and Temitope Oluwafemi Olajubu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:843
  32. Poor quality of maternal and newborn care contributes to nearly two million deaths of mothers and their newborns worldwide annually. Assessment of readiness and availability of perinatal care services in healt...

    Authors: Dipak Raj Chaulagain, Mats Malqvist, Johan Wrammert, Rejina Gurung, Olivia Brunell, Omkar Basnet and Ashish KC
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:842
  33. Anxiety is increasingly acknowledged as a common mental health issue during the perinatal period. Its prevalence as well as the associated adverse effects constitute screening imperative. This study evaluates ...

    Authors: Paris Vogazianos, Emma Motrico, Sara Domínguez-Salas, Andri Christoforou and Eleni Hadjigeorgiou
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:841
  34. Husbands’ involvement strategies are employed to support their wives to access care, address the influence of gender inequality on maternal and newborn health, and promote husbands’ positive involvement as fat...

    Authors: Abdusamed Mohammed, Gizaw Kifle, Furo Beshir, Abas Mume, Yasin Abdullahi and Remzia Abdulwehab
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:840
  35. Women in Pakistan suffer from a high rate of depression. The stress of low-income, illiteracy, exposure to violence and living in a patriarchal society are predisposing vulnerabilities for depression, particul...

    Authors: Shireen Shehzad Bhamani, David Arthur, An-Sofie Van Parys, Nicole Letourneau, Gail Wagnild, Shahirose Sadrudin Premji, Nargis Asad and Olivier Degomme
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:839
  36. The impact of smooth endoplasmic reticulum aggregates (SERa) on assisted reproductive technology (ART) outcomes was still controversial. Our objective is to investigate the impact of the presence of SERa on in...

    Authors: Tingfeng Fang, Wenchang Yu, Songbang Ou, Jinyu Lu, Ruiqi Li, Mingpeng Zhao, Yiu Leung Chan and Wenjun Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:838
  37. Intrauterine adhesions (IUAs) are one of the main reproductive system diseases in women worldwide. Fusion between the injured opposing walls leads to partial-to-complete obliteration of the cavity and/or cervi...

    Authors: Angelo B. Hooker, Robert A. de Leeuw, Mark Hans Emanuel, Velja Mijatovic, Hans A. M. Brolmann and Judith A.F. Huirne
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:837
  38. Every woman expresses pain differently during birth since it depends on a multitude of predictive factors. The medical care received, companionship during birth, cultural background and language barriers of th...

    Authors: S Navarro-Prado, MA Sánchez-Ojeda, J Marmolejo-Martín, G Kapravelou, E Fernández-Gómez and A Martín-Salvador
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:836
  39. Giving birth is often a positive experience, but 7–44% have negative experiences and about 4% develop posttraumatic stress disorder following childbirth (PTSD FC). This randomized controlled trial (RCT) invest...

    Authors: Josefin Sjömark, Agneta Skoog Svanberg, Margareta Larsson, Frida Viirman, Inger Sundström Poromaa, Alkistis Skalkidou, Maria Jonsson and Thomas Parling
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:835
  40. Adolescent pregnancy is a public health challenge that has well-defined causes, associated health risks, and social and economic consequences for adolescent, their families, communities, and society. The purpo...

    Authors: Mustapha Amoadu, Edward Wilson Ansah, Patricia Assopiah, Philomina Acquah, Joyce Evelyn Ansah, Eunice Berchie, Doris Hagan and Elsie Amoah
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:834
  41. The coronavirus disease 2019 infection (COVID-19) pandemic is a new global outbreak disease. According to the Taiwan Centers for Diseases Control statement, hospitals had to change their corresponding measures...

    Authors: Yao-Sheng Wang, Wen-Hsin Cheng, I-Lun Chen and Hsin-Chun Huang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:833
  42. Preeclampsia is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease later in life, but studies suggest that women with previous preeclampsia are not aware of this. Little is known about how these women pe...

    Authors: Lene Musfelt Nielsen, Maria Guldbrandt Hauge, Anne S. Ersbøll, Marianne Johansen, Jesper James Linde, Peter Damm and Karoline Kragelund Nielsen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:832
  43. Each day, an estimated 800 women die from preventable pregnancy and childbirth related complications, where 99% of these avoidable deaths happen in low-and middle-income countries. Skilled attendance during an...

    Authors: Kwamena Sekyi Dickson, Joshua Okyere, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Tarif Salihu, Vincent Bediako, Bernard Afriyie Owusu, Eugene Budu, Wonder Agbemavi, Jane Odurowaah Edjah and Eugene Kofuor Maafo Darteh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:831
  44. Both in vitro fertilization (IVF) and preeclampsia (PE) were associated with placental dysfunction. Although IVF can increase the incidence of PE, the pregnancy outcomes and risk factors for preeclampsia in di...

    Authors: Fen Dai, Shuangjia Pan, Yehui Lan, Hongying Tan, Jinman Li and Ying Hua
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:830
  45. Utilization of antenatal care services (ANC) during pregnancy has been recognized as a major public health intervention to abate maternal morbidity and mortality. Uganda has experienced high levels of maternal...

    Authors: Moses Festo Towongo, Enock Ngome, Kannan Navaneetham and Gobopamang Letamo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:829
  46. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) remains the leading cause of maternal death worldwide despite its often-preventable nature. Understanding health care providers’ knowledge of clinical protocols is imperative for im...

    Authors: Junita Henry, Emma Clarke-Deelder, Dan Han, Nora Miller, Kennedy Opondo, Monica Oguttu, Thomas Burke, Jessica L. Cohen and Margaret McConnell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:828
  47. Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace is prevalent worldwide. However, few studies have examined the effects of pregnancy discrimination on mothers’ perinatal mental health. We aimed to investigate the ass...

    Authors: Yuko Kachi, Takeo Fujiwara, Akiomi Inoue, Sachiko Baba, Hisashi Eguchi, Hiroshi Ohta and Akizumi Tsutsumi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:825

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