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  1. Content type: Research article

    Birth preparedness and complication readiness (BP/CR) is a strategy to promote use of skilled maternal and neonatal care so that they can get timely skilled care, particularly during child birth. There is mini...

    Authors: Eshetu Andarge, Aderajew Nigussie and Mekitie Wondafrash

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:412

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Urinary tract infection is common in pregnancy. Urine is sampled from by mid-stream collection (MSU). If epithelial cells are detected, contamination by vulvo-vagial skin and skin bacteria is assumed. Outside ...

    Authors: N. Liou, J. Currie, C. James, J. Malone-Lee and A. L. David

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:414

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  3. Content type: Research article

    In a variety of animal species, hyperthermia in pregnancy has been recognized as teratogenic. Hyperthermia interferes with protein synthesis via heat-shock proteins, which can entail membrane disruption, cell ...

    Authors: L. Sass, S. K. Urhoj, J. Kjærgaard, J. W. Dreier, K. Strandberg-Larsen and A.-M. Nybo Andersen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:413

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Decision delivery interval (DDI) is the time line between a decision to conduct an emergency caesarean section and actual delivery of the baby. Prolong DDI constitute a third phase delay in provision of emerge...

    Authors: Birjna A. Hirani, Bariki L. Mchome, Nicholaus S. Mazuguni and Michael J. Mahande

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:411

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Despite efforts to improve male involvement (MI), few male partners typically attend antenatal care (ANC). MI in ANC and interventions to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission have been demonstrated to be b...

    Authors: Michelle M. Gill, John Ditekemena, Aimé Loando, Vicky Ilunga, Marleen Temmerman and Franck Fwamba

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:409

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Breast milk is known to contain many bioactive hormones and peptides, which can influence infant growth and development. In this context, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of different cl...

    Authors: Marina Nunes, Clécio Homrich da Silva, Vera Lucia Bosa, Juliana Rombaldi Bernardi, Isabel Cristina Ribas Werlang and Marcelo Zubaran Goldani

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:410

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Caesarean delivery rate is increasing gradually in China and there is no doubt that delivery mode is closely associated with the maternal health and infant development.This study examined the independent effec...

    Authors: Yabin Hu, Kun Huang, Yuanfang Sun, Jianqing Wang, Yeqing Xu, Shuangqin Yan, Peng Zhu and Fangbiao Tao

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:407

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Up to now, there is controversy over the effect of delivery mode cesarean delivery and spontaneous vaginal delivery on sexual function. Therefore, we did a systematic review and meta-analysis in postpartum wom...

    Authors: Dazhi Fan, Song Li, Wen Wang, Guo Tian, Li Liu, Song Wu, Xiaoling Guo and Zhengping Liu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:408

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  9. Content type: Research article

    In 2010, China’s cesarean delivery (CD) rates increased to one of the highest in the world, a significant proportion of which were without medical indication. However, recent studies have indicated some declin...

    Authors: Eileen Wang and Therese Hesketh

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:405

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Training healthcare providers in Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC) has been shown to be effective in improving their capacity to provide this critical care package for mothers and babies. However, little is know...

    Authors: Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas, Megan Wilson-Jones, Barbara Madaj and Nynke van den Broek

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:403

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Depression during pregnancy is associated with higher maternal morbidity and mortality, and subsequent possible adverse effects on the cognitive, emotional and behavioral development of the child. The aim of t...

    Authors: Matteo C. Sattler, Judith G. M. Jelsma, Annick Bogaerts, David Simmons, Gernot Desoye, Rosa Corcoy, Juan M. Adelantado, Alexandra Kautzky-Willer, Jürgen Harreiter, Frans A. van Assche, Roland Devlieger, Goele Jans, Sander Galjaard, David Hill, Peter Damm, Elisabeth R. Mathiesen…

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:404

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Bangladesh has achieved major gains in maternal and newborn survival, facility childbirth and skilled birth attendance between 1991 and 2010, but excess maternal mortality persists. High-quality maternal healt...

    Authors: Herfina Y. Nababan, Rubana Islam, Shabnam Mostari, Md Tariqujjaman, Malabika Sarker, Mohammad Tajul Islam and Corrina Moucheraud

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:402

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the epidemiology of congenital hydrocephalus (CH) in China. This study aimed to depict recent changes in CH prevalence and perinatal outcomes of the affected newborns.

    Authors: Ling Yi, Chaomin Wan, Changfei Deng, Xiaohong Li, Kui Deng, Yi Mu, Jun Zhu, Qi Li, Yanping Wang and Li Dai

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:406

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Risks of severe, avoidable maternal and neonatal complications at birth are increased if the birth occurs before arrival at the health facility and in the absence of skilled birth attendants. Birth Before Arri...

    Authors: Sikhulile Khupakonke, Andy Beke and Donald H. A. Amoko

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:401

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  15. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the independent and joint effects of maternal pre-pregnancy BMI and gestational weight gain (GWG) on the risk of preeclampsia and its subtypes.

    Authors: Yawen Shao, Jie Qiu, Huang Huang, Baohong Mao, Wei Dai, Xiaochun He, Hongmei Cui, Xiaojuan Lin, Ling Lv, Dennis Wang, Zhongfeng Tang, Sijuan Xu, Nan Zhao, Min Zhou, Xiaoying Xu, Weitao Qiu…

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:400

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is a major cause of maternal mortality and morbidity worldwide. Experimental and clinical studies indicate that prolonged oxytocin exposure in the first or second stage of labour m...

    Authors: Karin Bischoff, Monika Nothacker, Cornelius Lehane, Britta Lang, Joerg Meerpohl and Christine Schmucker

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:399

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Reducing neonatal mortality is a global priority, and improvements in postnatal health (PNH) practices in India are needed to do so. Intimate partner violence (IPV) may be associated with PNH practices, but li...

    Authors: Sabrina C. Boyce, Lotus McDougal, Jay G. Silverman, Yamini Atmavilas, Diva Dhar, Katherine Hay and Anita Raj

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:398

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Given the controversy around mode of delivery, our objective was to assess the evidence regarding the safest mode of delivery for actively resuscitated extremely preterm cephalic/non-cephalic twin pairs before...

    Authors: Catherine Dagenais, Anne-Mary Lewis-Mikhael, Marinela Grabovac, Amit Mukerji and Sarah D. McDonald

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:397

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Today, scientific evidence has supported the popular belief that physical activity is associated with biological health in pregnant women. A randomized controlled trial was used to assess the benefits of physi...

    Authors: Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Felipe Lobelo, Ana C. Aguilar-de Plata, Mikel Izquierdo and Antonio García-Hermoso

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:396

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  20. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors pointed out that the Methods included one step that is no longer necessary but which was inadvertently carried over from an earlier protocol.

    Authors: Elizabeth J. Corwin, Carol J. Hogue, Bradley Pearce, Cherie C. Hill, Timothy D. Read, Jennifer Mulle and Anne L. Dunlop

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:395

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    The original article was published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:161

  21. Content type: Research article

    Despite a significant decrease in maternal mortality in the last decade, Rwanda needs further progress in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)3 which addresses among others maternal mortality. ...

    Authors: Felix Sayinzoga, Leon Bijlmakers, Koos van der Velden and Jeroen van Dillen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:394

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  22. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the differences in cardiovascular disease, extracardiac anomalies and outcomes between fetuses with levocardia and dextrocardia.

    Authors: Xiaofang Wang, Yifan Shi, Shi Zeng, Jiawei Zhou, Jia Zhou, Hongxia Yuan, Lin Wang, Weiyuan Shi and Qichang Zhou

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:393

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Worldwide, pertussis remains a major health problem among children. During the recent outbreaks of pertussis, maternal antenatal immunisation was introduced in several industrial countries. This systematic rev...

    Authors: Marie Furuta, Jacqueline Sin, Edmond S. W. Ng and Kay Wang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:390

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Pre-pregnancy obesity and postpartum mental disorders are prevalent health risks to both the mother and the offspring. The objective of our study was to examine whether a history of childhood maltreatment is a...

    Authors: Michaela Nagl, Franziska Lehnig, Holger Stepan, Birgit Wagner and Anette Kersting

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:391

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Companionship during labor is known to have both physical and psychosocial benefits to mother and baby. Sri Lanka made a policy decision to allow a labour companion in 2011. However, implementation has been un...

    Authors: Hemantha Senanayake, Rajitha Dilhan Wijesinghe and Kesavan Rajasekharan Nayar

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:392

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