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  1. World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first 6 months of life. EBF has sustainable long-term health benefits for both infants and mothers. Despite its benefits, the practice...

    Authors: Gizachew Gobebo Mekebo, Alemayehu Siffir Argawu, Habte Tadesse Likassa, Wondimu Ayele, Senahara Korsa Wake, Dechasa Bedada, Belema Hailu, Temesgen Senbeto, Ketema Bedane, Kebede Lulu, Sagni Daraje, Reta Lemesa, Gudeta Aga, Endale Alemayehu, Bizunesh Kefale, Terefa Bechera…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:630
  2. This study aimed to identify multiple endometrial receptivity related factors by applying non-invasive, repeatable multimodal ultrasound methods. Combined with basic clinical data, we further established a pra...

    Authors: Qian Zhang, Xiaolong Wang, Yuming Zhang, Haiou Lu and Yuexin Yu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:629
  3. Experiences with healthcare services, including perinatal healthcare services, contribute to psychological wellbeing for refugees post-resettlement. To address the paucity of literature examining the relations...

    Authors: Clemence Due, Moira Walsh, Isadora Aldam, Amelia Winter, Susan Cooper, Josephine Sheriff and Anna Ziersch
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:628
  4. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a condition associated with pregnancy that engenders additional healthcare demand. A growing body of research includes empirical studies focused on pregnant women’s GDM h...

    Authors: Sheila Pham, Kate Churruca, Louise A. Ellis and Jeffrey Braithwaite
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:627
  5. Ending preventable maternal, and neonatal morbidity and mortality cannot be achieved without quality care interventions during the intrapartum and postpartum period. Poor quality care during the intrapartum an...

    Authors: Yinebeb Asmare, Tizta Tilahun, Yamrot Debela, Yeshiambew Eshetie, Biniam Minuye, Zemen Mengesha Yalew and Dejen Tsegaye
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:626
  6. maternal ambivalence, which refers to experiencing mixed emotions about motherhood, like happiness and sadness, is frequent during the perinatal period.

    Authors: Magdalena Belén Martín-Sánchez, Verónica Martínez-Borba, Patricia Catalá, Jorge Osma, Cecilia Peñacoba-Puente and Carlos Suso-Ribera
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:625
  7. There is no consensus reference range for serum lipid levels during pregnancy. The benefit of levothyroxine (L-T4) on serum lipid levels are unclear among pregnant women with subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH).

    Authors: Yuxi Yang, Huabing Yuan, Xueran Wang, Zheng Zhang, Ruixia Liu and Chenghong Yin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:623
  8. It is challenging to predict the outcome of the pregnancy when fetal heart activity is detected in early pregnancy. However, an accurate prediction is of importance for obstetricians as it helps to provide app...

    Authors: Yu Wang, Qixin Zhang, Chenghuan Yin, Lizhu Chen, Zeyu Yang, Shanshan Jia, Xue Sun, Yuzuo Bai, Fangfang Han and Zhengwei Yuan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:621
  9. Low and middle-income countries are facing a rapid increase in obesity and overweight burden, particularly in urban settings. Being overweight in men is associated with infertility and a higher risk to have a ...

    Authors: Riffat Bibi, Sarwat Jahan, Tayyaba Afsar, Ali Almajwal, Mohammad Eid Hammadeh, Nawaf W. Alruwaili, Suhail Razak and Houda Amor
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:620
  10. Delayed cord clamping increases placental transfusion. In vaginal deliveries higher hemoglobin concentrations are found in the second-born twin. We hypothesized it is unrelated to intertwin transfusion but to ...

    Authors: Katarzyna Kosińska-Kaczyńska, Jacek Witwicki, Aleksandra Saletra-Bielińska, Paweł Krajewski, Adam Krysiak, Robert Brawura-Biskupski-Samaha, Izabela Walasik, Magdalena Zgliczyńska, Ewa Malicka and Iwona Szymusik
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:619
  11. Preterm labour prediction has been relied on history of previous preterm birth and cervical length of current pregnancy. However, universal cervical length measurement has some limitation. We aim to find a sur...

    Authors: Piengbulan Yapan, Prapat Wanitpongpan and Nawiya Sripang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:618
  12. Pregnancy is associated with numerous physical and psychological changes and affects the sexual function of couples. Since the root of many marital problems lies in the quality of the relationship and sexual f...

    Authors: Manizheh Fathalian, Razieh Lotfi, Mahbobeh Faramarzi and Mostafa Qorbani
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:616
  13. Small-for-gestational-age neonates (SGA) are at increased risk of neonatal morbidity. Nulliparity represents a risk factor for SGA; birthweight charts may perform differently for the detection of SGA among nul...

    Authors: Rafael B. Galvão, Renato T. Souza, Matias C. Vieira, Dharmintra Pasupathy, Jussara Mayrink, Francisco E. Feitosa, Edilberto A Rocha Filho, Débora F. Leite, Janete Vettorazzi, Iracema M. Calderon, Maria H. Sousa and Jose G. Cecatti
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:615
  14. Vomiting is a common ailment during pregnancy, often linked to negative impacts on women’s quality of life. Very little is known about the issue in low income settings, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa, with st...

    Authors: Judith Yargawa, Zelee Hill and Edward Fottrell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:614
  15. Out-of-pocket payment (OOPP) is reported to be a major barrier to seeking maternal health care especially among the poor and can expose households to a risk of catastrophic expenditure and impoverishment.This ...

    Authors: Maxwell A. Dalaba, Paul Welaga, Mustapha Immurana, Martin Ayanore, Justina Ane, Laata L. Danchaka and Chieko Matsubara
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:613
  16. Pregnant women are at high risk for affliction by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Vaccination is a main strategy to prevent and manage the COVID-19 pandemic. However, hesitancy about COVID-19 vaccination ...

    Authors: Mojgan Firouzbakht, Hamid Sharif Nia, Fatemeh Kazeminavaei and Pegah Rashidian
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:611
  17. Oligohydramnios is associated with poor maternal and perinatal outcomes. In low-resource countries, including Uganda, oligohydramnios is under-detected due to the scarcity of ultrasonographic services. We dete...

    Authors: Godfrey Twesigomwe, Richard Migisha, David Collins Agaba, Asiphas Owaraganise, Hillary Aheisibwe, Leevan Tibaijuka, Lenard Abesiga, Joseph Ngonzi and Yarine Fajardo Tornes
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:610
  18. Hyperemesis gravidarum is the most severe form of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, or morning sickness. 2% of pregnancies in the United States are affected by hyperemesis gravidarum. The condition is characte...

    Authors: Rachel Mares, Adelene Morrow, Haley Shumway, Isain Zapata, David Forstein and Benjamin Brooks
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:609
  19. The World Health Organization in recent years has emphasized reducing the possibility of unnecessary interventions in natural childbirth, but little is known about the accuracy of non-invasive methods when ass...

    Authors: Wan-Lin Pan, Li-Li Chen and Meei-Ling Gau
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:608
  20. To investigate the safety and feasibility of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation followed by ultrasound-guided dilation and curettage (USg-D&C) for two types patients with cesarean scar pregnancy...

    Authors: Yanglu Liu, Qiaozhi Yin, Fan Xu and Shuang Luo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:607
  21. Recent research has shown that pregnant individuals experience weight stigma throughout gestation, including negative comments and judgement associated with gestational weight gain (GWG). Weight bias internali...

    Authors: Taniya S. Nagpal, Ximena Ramos Salas, Michael Vallis, Helena Piccinini-Vallis, Angela S Alberga, Rhonda C Bell, Danilo F da Silva, Margie H Davenport, Laura Gaudet, Angela C Incollingo Rodriguez, Rebecca H Liu, Maxine Myre, Kara Nerenberg, Sarah Nutter, Shelly Russell-Mayhew, Sara C S Souza…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:605
  22. Maternal morbidity and mortality rates associated with perinatal care remain a significant public health concern. Rural populations from low and middle-income countries have multiple barriers to access that co...

    Authors: María Fernanda Escobar, María Paula Echavarria, Hilda Vasquez, Daniela Nasner, Isabella Ramos, María Antonia Hincapié, Stephanie Pabon, Juan Pedro Kusanovic, Diana Marcela Martínez-Ruíz and Javier Andrés Carvajal
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:604
  23. In spontaneous pregnancies, maternal weight and gestational diabetes are independent risk factors for macrosomia and large-for-gestational-age newborns. Furthermore, maternal body mass index (BMI) of ≥25 kg/m2 is...

    Authors: Victoria Campos Dornelles, Marta Ribeiro Hentschke, Mariangela Badalotti, Isadora Badalotti-Teloken, Vanessa Devens Trindade, Bibiana Cunegatto, Natália Fontoura de Vasconcelos, Alvaro Petracco, Bartira Ercília Pinheiro da Costa and Alexandre Vontobel Padoin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:603
  24. Dietary diversity scores can be used as a proxy for dietary intakes and for assessment of nutrient adequacy. Studies from low-resource settings have found maternal dietary diversity scores to be associated wit...

    Authors: Katrine G. Hjertholm, Gerd Holmboe-Ottesen, Ibrahimu Mdala, Zumin Shi and Per O. Iversen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:602
  25. Over the years, governments and stakeholders have implemented various policies/programmes to improve maternal health outcomes in low-middle-income countries. In Ghana, Community Health Officers were trained as...

    Authors: Joshua Sumankuuro, Leonard Baatiema, Judith Crockett and Jeanine Young
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:600
  26. The World Health Organization recommends a minimum of three doses of quality-assured sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy (IPTp), in moderate to high mala...

    Authors: Bright Chukwudi Orji, Emily Bryce, Bartholomew Odio, Herbert Enyeribe Onuoha, Elizabeth Njoku, Charity Anoke, Emmanuel Ugwa, Joseph Enne, Adetiloye Oniyire, Emmanuel Otolorin, Kayode Afolabi, Nnenna C. Ogbulafor and Elizabeth Oliveras
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:599
  27. Infant mortality is defined as the death of a child at any time after birth and before the child’s first birthday. Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest infant and child mortality rate in the world. Infant and ch...

    Authors: Solomon Sisay Mulugeta, Mitiku Wale Muluneh, Alebachew Taye Belay, Yikeber Abebaw Moyehodie, Setegn Bayabil Agegn, Bezanesh Melese Masresha and Selamawit Getachew Wassihun
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:597
  28. In South Africa, women continue to face a high burden of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and the possible complications thereof during pregnancy. We assessed pregnancy incidence rates and outcomes...

    Authors: Nivashnee Naicker, Nonhlanhla Yende-Zuma, Ayesha B. M. Kharsany, Hlengiwe Shozi, Duduzile Nkosi, Anushka Naidoo, Nigel Garrett and Salim S. Abdool Karim
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:596
  29. The breast milk microbiome could be a source of infant intestinal microbiota. Several studies have found that some breast milk is extremely low in bacteria or is even sterile. There are limited studies on the ...

    Authors: Ting Huang, Zichun Zeng, Xinyuan Liang, Xiaomei Tang, Huijuan Luo, Dongju Wang, Juan Zhou and Xiaomin Xiao
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:595
  30. Antenatal depression in low-and middle-income countries is under-diagnosed and leads to poorer outcomes in the pregnancy and postpartum periods. The aim of this study was to quantify depressive symptoms among ...

    Authors: James S. Ngocho, Linda M. Minja, Rimel N. Mwamba, Brandon A. Knettel, Godfrey A. Kisigo, Blandina T. Mmbaga and Melissa H. Watt
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:594
  31. An intact umbilical cord allows the physiological transfusion of blood from the placenta to the neonate, which reduces infant iron deficiency and is associated with improved development during early childhood....

    Authors: Katarina Ekelöf, Elisabeth Sæther, Anna Santesson, Maria Wilander, Katarina Patriksson, Susanne Hesselman, Li Thies-Lagergren, Heike Rabe and Ola Andersson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:593
  32. Anti-thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPOAb) positivity can contribute to inhibit thyroxine synthesis. Gut microbiota can interact with metabolic or immune diseases. However, dynamics of gut microbiota from the se...

    Authors: Min Wu, Cheng Chi, Yuxi Yang, Shan Guo, Tianhe Li, Muqing Gu, Tingting Zhang, Huimin Gao, Ruixia Liu and Chenghong Yin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:592

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  33. Establishing a healthy lifestyle post-delivery is pivotal to reduce the incidence of chronic diseases. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, access to postpartum health programs has been increasingly difficult. The ai...

    Authors: Hannah E. Christie, Lauren A. Roach, Meredith Kennedy, Kassia Beetham, Barbara J. Meyer, Danielle Schoenaker and Monique Francois
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:591
  34. To date, programmed intermittent epidural bolus (PIEB) has been widely used in obstetric analgesia, while no optimal PIEB regimen has been proposed. This study aimed to assess effective analgesia in 90% of wom...

    Authors: Xin Ran, Shuzhi Zhou, Kailan Cao and Peng He
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:590
  35. With the development of China’s two-child-policy, vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC) has aroused public concern. It is important to understand the labour characteristics and intrapartum management of ...

    Authors: Yehui Lan, Shuangjia Pan, Baoyi Chen, Lingli Peng, Ruyang Chen, Ying Hua and Yanyan Ma
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:589
  36. Maternal lipid levels in early pregnancy are associated with maternal health and foetal growth. It is however unclear if maternal lipids in early pregnancy can be used to predict childhood lipid levels. The ai...

    Authors: Maria C. Adank, Anja K. Johansen, Laura Benschop, Sophia P. Van Streun, Anna M. Smak Gregoor, Linn K. L. Øyri, Monique T. Mulder, Eric A. P. Steegers, Kirsten B. Holven and Jeanine E. Roeters van Lennep
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:588
  37. This review was conducted to investigate the association between serum vitamin B12 levels as well as folic acid/vitamin B12 during pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).

    Authors: Jin He, Dongmei Jiang, Xianwei Cui and Chenbo Ji
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:587
  38. In spite of considerable improvement in maternal and neonatal outcomes over the past decade in India, the current maternal mortality ratio and neonatal mortality rate are far from the Sustainable Development G...

    Authors: Yashpal Jain, Tarun Chaudhary, Chandra Shekhar Joshi, Manish Chotiya, Bijali Sinha, Tapas Sadasivan Nair, Ashish Srivastava, Vinod Kumar SV, Abhinav Agrawal, Vineet Srivastava, Dinesh Baswal, Kamlesh Lalchandani, Hemang Shah, Gulnoza Usmanova, Bulbul Sood, Vikas Yadav…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:586
  39. Accurate gestational age (GA) determination allows correct management of high-risk, complicated or post-date pregnancies and prevention or anticipation of prematurity related complications. Ultrasound measurem...

    Authors: Andrea Pietravalle, Silvia Spolverato, Luca Brasili, Francesco Cavallin, Valentina Gabrielli, Gaetano Azzimonti, Donald Micah Maziku, Dionis Erasto Leluko, Daniele Trevisanuto and Giovanni Putoto
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:585
  40. Person-centered care is a pivotal component of strategies to improve the utilization of maternity care during childbirth. However, there is limited information on the level of person-centered care during child...

    Authors: Sewunnet Azezew Getahun, Abebaw Abeje Muluneh, Wudit Wassu Seneshaw, Sewnet Getaye Workie and Zemenu Yohannes Kassa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:584
  41. Despite a large number of studies on the selection of trigger drugs, it remains unclear whether the dual trigger with human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist, compa...

    Authors: Li Dong, Fang Lian, Haicui Wu, Shan Xiang, Yuan Li, Chaofeng Wei, Xiaona Yu and Xin Xin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:583
  42. The lives of babies and mothers are at risk due to the uneven distribution of healthcare facilities required for emergency cesarean sections (CS). However, CS without medical indications might cause complicat...

    Authors: Alireza Mohammadi, Elahe Pishgar, Zahra Salari and Behzad Kiani
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:582
  43. More than five million individuals died because of problems connected to COVID-19. SARS-Cov-2 poses a particular challenge to expectant mothers, who comprise one of the most vulnerable segments of the populati...

    Authors: Abdulrahman Ibrahim Hagrass, Hossam Waleed Almadhoon, Mohammed Al-kafarna, Bashar Khaled Almaghary, Anas Zakarya Nourelden, Ahmed Hashem Fathallah, Mohammed Tarek Hasan, Yasmine Adel Mohammed, Aya Osama Al-Nabahin, Dalia Sami Wafi, Islam Osama Ismail, Yaser Aref Hamam, Reem Sayad, Mohamed Hamouda, Mohamed Sayed Zaazouee and Khaled Mohamed Ragab
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:581
  44. Hypospadias is one of the most common male congenital malformations worldwide. It is characterised by the abnormal positioning of the opening of urethra, and may lead to problems with urination and sexual func...

    Authors: Yi Wang, Lin Wang, Zeyong Yang, Fang Chen, Zhiwei Liu and Zheng Tang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:579

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