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  1. Pregnancy and lactation-associated osteoporosis (PLO), as well as premenopausal osteoporosis, might be a predictor of future fracture. This study aimed to describe the clinical features of PLO as a subtype of ...

    Authors: Kyoko Kasahara, Sachiko Tanaka-Mizuno, Shunichiro Tsuji, Mizuki Ohashi, Makiko Kasahara, Taku Kawasaki and Takashi Murakami
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:301
  2. Laser-assisted hatching (LAH) stands as the predominant technique for removing the zona pellucida (ZP) in embryos, primarily consisting of two methods: drilling laser-assisted hatching (D-LAH) and thinning las...

    Authors: Kexin Chen, Mengying Gao, Yao Wu, Zhixin Hu, Lu Tang, Minyao Li, Mei Tian, Hao Cui, Yanrong Huang, Youzhen Han, Lei Li, Yonggang Li, Yunxiu Li, Ze Wu, Zouying Tang, Ronghui Zhang…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:300
  3. Body image perception and social support during pregnancy can impact the psychological distress levels experienced by pregnant women. As a result, the purpose of this study was to examine the relationship betw...

    Authors: Oluwaseyi Isaiah Olabisi, Eunice Ogunmodede, Simeon Ojo, Oluwafemi Ilori and Deborah T. Esan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:298
  4. Maternal overweight/obesity and excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) are frequently reported to be risk factors for obesity and other metabolic disorders in offspring. Cord blood metabolites provide informa...

    Authors: Xianxian Yuan, Yuru Ma, Jia Wang, Yan Zhao, Wei Zheng, Ruihua Yang, Lirui Zhang, Xin Yan and Guanghui Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:297
  5. Ectopic pregnancies (EP) are a common pregnancy complication that’s associated with significant morbidity and rarely mortality if not managed properly. Ultrasound examination forms the cornerstone of diagnosis...

    Authors: Steve Kyende Mutiso
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:296
  6. Sleep disorders during pregnancy can impact maternal and neonatal outcomes. The objective of this study is to examine the relationship between sleep quality and maternal and neonatal outcomes during the COVID-...

    Authors: Maryam Akbari, Sara EsmaeilzadehSaeieh, Malihe Farid, Arman Shafiee, Mahmood Bakhtiyari, Touran Bahrami Babaheidari and Mansoureh Yazdkhasti
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:294
  7. Placenta accreta spectrum often leads to massive hemorrhage and even maternal shock and death. This study aims to identify whether cervical length and cervical area measured by magnetic resonance imaging corre...

    Authors: Yongfei Yue, Liping Zhu, Chengfeng Liu and Yanli Lu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:293
  8. Mode of delivery in women with previous history of cesarean delivery (CD) is highly modifiable by the practices of the delivery unit. Vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC) delivery is a safe and preferred alte...

    Authors: Petra Psenkova, Miroslav Tedla, Lenka Minarcinova and Jozef Zahumensky
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:292
  9. Current guidelines regarding oxytocin stimulation are not tailored to individuals as they are based on randomised controlled trials. The objective of the study was to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) mo...

    Authors: Sidsel Boie, Julie Glavind, Pinar Bor, Philip Steer, Anders Hammerich Riis, Bo Thiesson and Niels Uldbjerg
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:291
  10. Women’s childbirth experiences provide a unique understanding of care received in health facilities from their voices as they describe their needs, what they consider good and what should be changed. Quality I...

    Authors: Emmy Metta, Regine Unkels, Lilian Teddy Mselle, Claudia Hanson, Helle Molsted Alvesson and Fadhlun M. Alwy Al-beity
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:290
  11. Previous studies have reported inconsistent results regarding blastocyst selection with a high day 3 (D3) cell number and the eventual pregnancy outcomes. Thus, in this study, the relationship between the D3 c...

    Authors: Pingping Qiu, Ronghui Ye, Ping Li, Hui Huang and Lu Ding
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:289
  12. Uniparental disomy is the inheritance of a homologous chromosome pair or part of homologous chromosomes from only one parent. However, the clinical significance of uniparental disomy and the difference among t...

    Authors: Cui-Yi Wu, Yi Zhou, Xia Yin, Ruan Peng and Hong-Ning Xie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:288
  13. Learning is a lifelong process and the workplace is an essential arena for professional learning. Workplace learning is particularly relevant for midwives as essential knowledge and skills are gained through c...

    Authors: Helena Tern, Malin Edqvist, Christine Rubertsson and Maria Ekelin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:287
  14. To investigate the association between late preterm antenatal corticosteroid treatment and outcome in late preterm neonates born to mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus,

    Authors: Sadullah Özkan, Murat Levent Dereli, Dilara Kurt, Ahmet Kurt, Sadun Sucu, Fahri Burçin Fıratlıgil, Fatih İşleyen, Şevki Çelen and Yaprak Engin Üstün
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:286
  15. In Ethiopia, various maternal and child health interventions, including comprehensive and basic obstetric cares were conducted to curb high neonatal and infant morbidity and mortality. As such, adverse birth o...

    Authors: Melak Jejaw, Getachew Teshale, Lake Yazachew, Endalkachew Dellie and Ayal Debie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:285
  16. Relaparotomy following a cesarean delivery (CD) is an infrequent complication, with inconsistency regarding risk factors and indications for its occurrence. We therefore aimed to determine risk factors and ind...

    Authors: Uri Amikam, Yael Botkovsky, Alyssa Hochberg, Aviad Cohen, Ishai Levin, Yariv Yogev, Liran Hiersch and Anat Lavie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:284
  17. In 2018, the World Health Organization published a set of recommendations for further emphasis on the quality of intrapartum care to improve the childbirth experience. This study aimed to determine the effects...

    Authors: Somayeh Abdolalipour, Shamsi Abbasalizadeh, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Fatemeh Abbasalizadeh, Shayesteh Jahanfar, Fatemeh Raphi and Mojgan Mirghafourvand
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:283
  18. Establishing successful lactation in mothers of very low birth weight (VLBW, <1500g) infants requires structured lactation support. Little is known about mothers’ perspectives on lactation support in German ne...

    Authors: Isabella Schwab, Ricarda Wullenkord, Friederike Eyssel, Till Dresbach and Nadine Scholten
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:282
  19. Globally, prematurity is the primary factor behind the mortality of children under the age of 5 years, resulting in approximately 1 million children dying annually. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommen...

    Authors: Takalani T. Denge, Nokwanda Edith Bam, Welma Lubbe and Annah Rakhudu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:281
  20. Evidence of associations between prenatal cannabis use (PCU) and maternal and infant health outcomes remains conflicting amid broad legalization of cannabis across Canada and 40 American states. A critical lim...

    Authors: Kathleen H. Chaput, Carly A. McMorris, Amy Metcalfe, Catherine Ringham, Deborah McNeil, Shaelen Konschuh, Laura J. Sycuro and Sheila W. McDonald
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:280
  21. Despite the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emphasis on exclusive breastfeeding, the documents show a declining trend worldwide. Studies assert that the mother’s personality traits appear to have an impact o...

    Authors: Parvin Yadollahi, Fatemeh Padashian and Marziyeh Doostfatemeh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:279
  22. In 2015, Togo introduced the “test-and-treat” strategy for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. Pediatric HIV infection remains a public health problem in Togo, with a mother-to-child...

    Authors: Kokou Tegueni, Fifonsi Adjidossi Gbeasor-Komlanvi, Oumarou I. Wone Adama, Arnold Junior Sadio, Amivi Phyllis Amenyah-Ehlan, Claver Anoumou Dagnra and Didier Koumavi Ekouevi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:278
  23. Transverse uterine fundal incision (TUFI) is a beneficial procedure for mothers and babies at risk due to placenta previa-accreta, and has been implemented worldwide. However, the risk of uterine rupture durin...

    Authors: Fumikazu Kotsuji, Takashi Shibata, Satoshi Nakago, Hiroki Kato, Sayoko Hosono, Yasunori Fukuoka and Koji Nishijima
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:277
  24. Cesarean section (C-section) rates, deemed a critical health indicator, have experienced a historical increase. The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted healthcare patterns including delays o...

    Authors: Bakhtiar Piroozi, Ghobad Moradi, Kimya Khoramipoor, Hassan Mahmoodi, Farnaz Zandvakili, Ali Ebrazeh, Azad Shokri and Farhad Moradpour
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:275
  25. To compare the outcomes of termination of pregnancy with live fetuses in the second trimester (14–28 weeks), using misoprostol 400 mcg intravaginal every 6 h, between women with previous cesarean section (PCS)...

    Authors: Saipin Pongsatha, Nuchanart Suntornlimsiri and Theera Tongsong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:274
  26. Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the postpartum period. Depression can decrease self-efficacy in breastfeeding by reducing the mother’s self-confidence. Considering the conflicting resu...

    Authors: Golnaz Sadat Ahmadinezhad, Fatemeh Zahra Karimi, Mahboobeh Abdollahi and Elham NaviPour
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:273
  27. Preterm birth is a major health issue due to its potential outcomes and socioeconomic impact. Prenatal counseling is of major importance for parents because it is believed that the risk of preterm birth is ass...

    Authors: Doriane Randriamboarison, Elisa Fustec, Isabelle Enderlé, Mathilde Yverneau, Karine Le Breton, Linda Lassel, Nadia Mazille-Orfanos and Patrick Pladys
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:272
  28. Mild hyperglycaemia is associated with increased birth weight but association with other neonatal outcomes is controversial. We aimed to study neonatal outcomes in untreated mild hyperglycaemia using different...

    Authors: Kaisa Kariniemi, Marja Vääräsmäki, Tuija Männistö, Sanna Mustaniemi, Eero Kajantie, Sanna Eteläinen and Elina Keikkala
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:271
  29. Stillbirth is a common adverse pregnancy outcome worldwide, with an estimated 2.6 million stillbirths yearly. In Cameroon, the reported rate in 2015 was 19.6 per 1000 live births. Several risk factors have bee...

    Authors: Achuo Ascensius Ambe Mforteh, Dobgima Walter Pisoh, Merlin Boten, Nkomodio Enanga-Linda Andoh, Theodore Yangsi Tameh, Audrey-Fidelia Eyere Mbi-Kobenge, Kingsley Sama Ombaku, William Ako Takang and Robinson Enow Mbu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:270
  30. Empathy is a critical component of nursing care, impacting both nurses’ and patients’ outcomes. However, perceived empathy from spouses during pregnancy and its impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL)...

    Authors: Yu Zhu, Ting Zhu, Hui Wang, Ji-Min Zhu, Dan-dan Zheng, Ping Yin and Bai-Kun Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:269
  31. Although acetaminophen is widely used in women during pregnancy, its safety has not been clearly stated. The study aimed to investigate the association between acetaminophen use and adverse pregnancy outcomes ...

    Authors: Man Xu, Ran Wang, Boran Du, Ying Zhang and Xin Feng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:268
  32. Increasing rates of maternal mortality and morbidity, coupled with ever-widening racial health disparities in maternal health outcomes, indicate that radical improvements need to be made in the delivery of mat...

    Authors: Annie Glover, Carly Holman and Patrick Boise
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:267
  33. In 2016, the WHO regional office for Europe prepared a manual for conducting routine facility based individual near miss case review cycle. This study evaluates the effectiveness of the individual near miss ca...

    Authors: Henos Kiflom Zewde
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:266
  34. Prenatal bonding describes the emotional connection expectant parents form to their unborn child. Research acknowledges the association between antenatal imaging and enhanced bonding, but the influencing facto...

    Authors: Emily Skelton, Daniel Cromb, Alison Smith, Gill Harrison, Mary Rutherford, Christina Malamateniou and Susan Ayers
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:265
  35. Maternal diabetes adversely affects fetal cardiovascular system development. Previous studies have reported that the fetuses of mothers with diabetes exhibit both structural and functional changes; nevertheles...

    Authors: Patrik Simjak, Katerina Anderlova, Dagmar Smetanová, Michal Kršek, Miloš Mráz and Martin Haluzík
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:264
  36. Children exposed prenatally to alcohol or cannabinoids individually can exhibit growth deficits and increased risk for adverse birth outcomes. However, these drugs are often co-consumed and their combined effe...

    Authors: Siara Kate Rouzer, Anirudh Sreeram and Rajesh C. Miranda
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:263
  37. Pregnant and postpartum women’s experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the emotional and psychosocial impact of COVID-19 on perinatal health, has been well-documented across high-income countries. In...

    Authors: Annie Tan, Amanda Blair, Caroline SE. Homer, Robin Digby, Joshua P. Vogel and Tracey Bucknall
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:262
  38. The transition to motherhood is an important life event in a woman’s life and represents an important developmental process that brings physical, psychological and social changes to gain a new role. However, r...

    Authors: Zila Özlem Kirbaş, Elif Odabaşi Aktaş and Hava Özkan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:259
  39. Embryo quality is usually regarded as a key predictor of successful implantation and clinical pregnancy potential. The identification of embryos that have the capacity to implant and result in a healthy pregna...

    Authors: Longmei Wang, Pingping Qiu, Lizhi Jiang, Ping Li and Yufei Jiang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:258
  40. Caesarean delivery on maternal request (CDMR) is an increasing delivery option among women. As such, we aimed to understand the reasons that led pregnant women to request a caesarean delivery.

    Authors: Célia J. L. Sitoe Muhandule, Cristine M. S. Benetti, Laura B. Fogulin, Silvana F. Bento and Eliana Amaral
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:257
  41. Prenatal vitamin D (PVD) is a vital micronutrient for dental caries (DCs). The association between prenatal vitamin D deficiencies (PVDD) and DCs in children has been conflicting in different reports. This met...

    Authors: Mansour Bahardoust, Salar Salari, Nader Ghotbi, Elham Rahimpour, Meisam Haghmoradi, Homan Alipour and Mahsa Soleimani
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:256
  42. Epidural test dose for labor analgesia is controversial and varies widely in clinical practice. It is currently unclear whether using a portion of the initial dose for analgesia as the test dose delays the ons...

    Authors: Jianxiao Chen, Sumeng Chen, Hao Lv, Peijun Lv, Xinhua Yu and Shaoqiang Huang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:254
  43. The objective of this study was to identify and qualify, by means of a three-dimensional kinematic analysis, the postures and movements of obstetricians during a simulated forceps birth, and then to study the ...

    Authors: Manon Sorel, Bertrand Gachon, Perrine Coste-Mazeau, Yves Aubard, Fabrice Pierre and Laetitia Fradet
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:253
  44. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) affects reproductive-aged women. Active disease can lead to decreased fertility. Although the vast majority of international guidelines recommend for the continuation of anti-T...

    Authors: Wei Huang, Xinxing Zhang, Li Zhang, Xiaosong Dai, Heping Chen and Qin Xie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:251
  45. Uganda with 17.8 stillbirths per 1,000 deliveries in 2021, is among the countries with a high burden of stillbirths globally. In 2014, Uganda adopted the World Health Organization Every New-born Action Plan (E...

    Authors: Petranilla Nakamya, Allan Komakech, Stella M. Migamba, Claire Biribawa, Benon Kwesiga, Lilian Bulage, Alex R. Ario and Felix Ocom
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:249

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