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  1. Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is the most common subtype of congenital heart disease. In the present study, we aimed to determine whether chromosome aberration was associated with the occurrence of VSD and e...

    Authors: Wang Shan, Xia Yuanqing, Zhu Jing, Wu Xi, Guo Huifeng and Wu Yi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:683
  2. Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP) is a common condition worldwide. Women report being unprepared about PPGP, and state they receive little recognition and support from healthcare professionals. Situa...

    Authors: Dragana Ceprnja, Lucy Chipchase, Pranee Liamputtong and Amitabh Gupta
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:682
  3. The World Health Organization recommends that Assisted Reproductive Technology be complementary to other ethically acceptable solutions to infertility. Whereas fertility centres are increasing in number in urb...

    Authors: Tawaqualit Abimbola Ottun, Adeniyi Abiodun Adewunmi, Faosat Olayiwola Jinadu, Ayokunle Moses Olumodeji, Fatimat Motunrayo Akinlusi, Kabiru Afolarin Rabiu, Oluwarotimi Ireti Akinola and Adetokunbo Olusegun Fabamwo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:680
  4. Patients with omphalocele, a midline abdominal wall defect at the umbilical cord base, have a low survival rate. However, the long-term outcomes of fetuses with prenatally diagnosed omphalocele have scarcely b...

    Authors: Yanting Que, Meiying Cai, Fang Yang, Qingqiang Ji, Shuqi Zhang, Wenhui Huang, Yashi Gao, Bojing Zhou, Hailong Huang, Hua Cao and Na Lin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:679
  5. Physical activity has been utilized as an effective strategy to prevent gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). However, most pregnant women with high risk for GDM did not achieve the recommended physical activit...

    Authors: Xiao Yang, Zhixuan Xiang, Ji Zhang, Yingli Song, Erfeng Guo, Ruixing Zhang, Xin Chen, Lu Chen and Lingling Gao
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:678
  6. The appearance of malignancies at various times in the same individual, excluding metastases of the initial primary cancer, is termed multiple primary cancers. Double primary gynecological cancers cause inevit...

    Authors: Yichang Tian, Yu Liang and Xiaokui Yang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:677
  7. Postpartum depression (PPD) impacts fathers as well as mothers, and is estimated to affect between 8 and 13% of fathers. Paternal PPD is a risk factor for worsened quality of life, poor physical and mental hea...

    Authors: Sam Wainwright, Rachel Caskey, Aida Rodriguez, Abigail Holicky, Melissa Wagner-Schuman and Anne Elizabeth Glassgow
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:675
  8. Pregnancy registration is one of the most critical components of women’s reproductive health because it is the gateway to entering the continuum of care services such as antenatal care, institutional delivery,...

    Authors: Sourav Mondal, Abhishek Anand, Niharika Awasthi, Bharti Singh and Manas Ranjan Pradhan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:674
  9. Uterine arteriovenous malformation (UAVM) is a relatively rare but potentially life-threatening situations abnormal vascular connections between the uterine arterial and venous systems. Lack of recognized guid...

    Authors: Wenjing Zhang, Suhua Cui, Zhonghao Mao, Yiping Hao, Yilin Tan, Yanli Ban and Baoxia Cui
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:673
  10. Breastfeeding behaviors are strongly influenced by self-efficacy. This research aimed to determine the effect of breastfeeding counseling based on the Ready Set Baby (RSB) education program on self-efficacy an...

    Authors: Sepideh Hosseinzadeh Fahim, Farideh Kazemi, Sayedeh Zahra Masoumi and Mansoureh Refaei
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:672
  11. Physiological glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) values in each trimester are not well defined. This study aimed to determine trimester-specific reference intervals for HbA1c levels in non-diabetic pregnant women in ...

    Authors: Yuguo Deng, Danling Cheng, Guilian Liao, Xiaoyu Tan and Jinying Yang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:671
  12. Internationally, the COVID-19 pandemic impacted maternity services. In Australia, this included changes to antenatal appointments and the reduction of support people during labour and birth. For women pregnant...

    Authors: Hazel Keedle, Kimberley Tomczak, Belinda Lequertier and Hannah G Dahlen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:670
  13. The World Health Organization recommends birth companionship for all women in labor. There is insufficient evidence on birth companionship in low-income settings and it is not clear if role orientation impacts...

    Authors: Eva Wodeya Wanyenze, Gorrette K. Nalwadda, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye and Josaphat K. Byamugisha
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:669
  14. Preconception care is not widespread in Japan and there is a pressing need to improve the practice. The present study assessed the knowledge and behavior of preconception care among women to seek effective int...

    Authors: Yasumi Shibata, Michiko Abe, Keiichiro Narumoto, Makoto Kaneko, Nobuko Tanahashi, Michael D. Fetters and Machiko Inoue
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:667
  15. Although epidural analgesia is considered the gold standard for pain relief during labor and is safe for maternity and fetus, the association between the epidural analgesia and pelvic floor disorders remains u...

    Authors: Chuangchuang Xu, Xianjing Wang, Xiaolei Chi, Yiyao Chen, Lei Chu and Xinliang Chen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:666
  16. Integrating support persons into maternity care, such as making them feel welcome or providing them with information, is positioned to increase support for women and improve birth outcomes. Little quantitative...

    Authors: Michelle K. Nakphong, Patience A. Afulani, James Opot and May Sudhinaraset
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:665
  17. A 37-old III gravida II para with two previous cesarean sections (CS) presented in 7 + 3 weeks of pregnancy with cervical ectopic pregnancy (CEP). At 12th week of pregnancy, a cerclage was performed to avoid c...

    Authors: Angela Köninger, Buu-Phuc Nguyen, Udo Schwenk, Mehmet Vural, Antonella Iannaccone, Jens Theysohn and Rainer Kimmig
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:664
  18. It has been reported that caseload midwifery, which implies continuity of midwifery care during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period, improves the outcomes for the mother and child. The aim of this ...

    Authors: Lotta Wassén, Beata Borgström Bolmsjö, Sophia Frantz, Anna Hagman, Marie Lindroth, Christine Rubertsson, Annika Strandell, Therese Svanberg, Anna Wessberg and Susanna M. Wallerstedt
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:663
  19. Improving the healthcare providers (HCP) basic resuscitation skills can reduce intrapartum related mortality in low- and middle-income countries. However, the resuscitation intervention’s successful implementa...

    Authors: Niina Ekström, Rejina Gurung, Urja Humagain, Omkar Basnet, Pratiksha Bhattarai, Nishant Thakur, Riju Dhakal, Ashish KC and Anna Axelin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:662
  20. Birth weight is described as one of the main determinants of newborns’ chances of survival. Among the associated causes, or risk factors, the mother’s nutritional status strongly influences fetal growth and bi...

    Authors: Audêncio Victor, Ana Raquel Manuel Gotine, Ila R. Falcão, Andrêa J. F. Ferreira, Renzo Flores-Ortiz, Sancho Pedro Xavier, Melsequisete Daniel Vasco, Natanael de Jesus Silva, Manuel Mahoche, Osiyallê Akanni Silva Rodrigues, Rita de Cássia Ribeiro, Patrícia H. Rondó and Maurício L. Barreto
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:661
  21. Allylestrenol is an oral progestogen being increasingly used for luteal phase support in assisted reproductive techniques. However, evidence of the clinical efficacy of allylestrenol in luteal phase support is...

    Authors: Yuexin Yu, Tingting Yu, Weiping Ding, Yinling Xiu, Mengsi Zhao, Kaixuan Sun, Qian Zhang and Xiaohang Xu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:660
  22. The association between uterine artery Doppler (UtA) measurements and small for gestational age (SGA) has not been quantitatively analyzed throughout the whole pregnancy. This systematic review and meta-analys...

    Authors: Ruijuan Zhi, Xiangping Tao, Qingtao Li, Ming Yu and Honge Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:659
  23. Preterm delivery is a leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity. History of spontaneous preterm birth is the greatest risk factor for another preterm delivery. So, every effort should be made to preven...

    Authors: Ahmed Mohammed Elmaraghy, Salma Mohamed Ahmed Shaaban, Mohammed Salah Elsokkary and Ibrahim Shazly Mohamed Amen Elshazly
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:658
  24. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are persistent synthetic chemicals and are commonly found in everyday items. PFAS have been linked to disrupting glucose homeostasis, however, whether they are associ...

    Authors: Alicia K. Peterson, Yeyi Zhu, Sophia Fuller, Juanran Feng, Stacey Alexeeff, Susanna D. Mitro, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Morgan Robinson, Amy Padula and Assiamira Ferrara
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:657
  25. Studying severe acute maternal morbidity in the intensive care unit improves our understanding of potential factors affecting maternal health.

    Authors: Beatriz Paulina Ayala Quintanilla, Angela Taft, Susan McDonald, Wendy Pollock and Joel Christian Roque Henriquez
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:656
  26. This study aimed to evaluate whether “visiting restrictions” implemented due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic are a risk factor for postpartum depression using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depres...

    Authors: Sho Kudo, Harumichi Banno, Taro Itou, Hiroshi Kawamura, Daisuke Inoue, Nozomu Takahashi, Makoto Orisaka and Yoshio Yoshida
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:655
  27. Breastfeeding provides the optimal nutrition for infants and offers numerous benefits for both mother and child. The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding during the first 6 months of li...

    Authors: Katrin Oberfichtner, Peter Oppelt, Daniela Fritz, Katharina Hrauda, Christian Fritz, Barbara Schildberger, Julia Lastinger, Patrick Stelzl and Sabine Enengl
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:654
  28. Pregnant women have an increased risk of getting infected with SARS-CoV-2 and are more prone to severe illness. Data on foetal demise in affected pregnancies and its underlying aetiology is scarce and pathomec...

    Authors: Olivia Nonn, Lilli Bonstingl, Katja Sallinger, Lena Neuper, Julia Fuchs, Martin Gauster, Berthold Huppertz, Dagmar Brislinger, Amin El-Heliebi, Herbert Fluhr, Eva Kampelmühler and Philipp Klaritsch
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:653
  29. Increasing evidence show that women across the world face unacceptable mistreatment during childbirth. Person-centered maternity care is fundamental and essential to quality of healthcare services. The aim of ...

    Authors: Xiaoying Zhong, Rong Hu, Patience A. Afulani, Xixi Li, Xiujing Guo, Tingting He, Dehua Li and Zuowei Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:652
  30. Aspirin (ASA) is recommended for patients at elevated risk of preeclampsia. Limited data exists on adherence to guidelines for ASA prescription. This project evaluates the implementation of a standardized appr...

    Authors: Maya E. Gross, Amy Godecker, Ainsley Hughes and Katherine Sampene
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:651
  31. Despite its benefit in promoting maternal health and the health of her developing fetus, little is known about preconception care practice and its associated factors in Ethiopia. Moreover, preconception care u...

    Authors: Addisu Girma, Abera Bedada and Solomon Kumbi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:649
  32. Velamentous cord insertion (VCI) and marginal cord insertion (MCI) are well-known risk factors for adverse perinatal outcomes in singleton pregnancies. However, the potential links between VCI or MCI and perin...

    Authors: Li Wen, Qimei Zhong, Lingwei Mei, Li Gao, Xia Lan, Jing Xiong, Shujuan Luo and Lan Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:648
  33. Limited data is available on the association between adherence to the Mediterranean diet during early pregnancy and risk of gestational diabetes (GDM) in countries located in the Middle East, one of the region...

    Authors: Fatemeh Mohtashaminia, Fatemeh Hosseini, Ahmad Jayedi, Majid Mirmohammadkhani, Alireza Emadi, Leila Takfallah and Sakineh Shab-Bidar
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:647
  34. Abortion stigma involves the stereotyping of, discrimination against, and delegitimization of those who seek and provide abortion. Experiences of abortion care are shaped by stigma at the meso (e.g., lack of l...

    Authors: Shelly Makleff, Madeleine Belfrage, Sethini Wickramasinghe, Jane Fisher, Deborah Bateson and Kirsten I. Black
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:646
  35. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) has been rising in the United States, and it poses significant health risks to pregnant individuals and their infants. Prior research has shown that individuals with GDM als...

    Authors: Shufang Sun, Jennifer Pellowski, Claire Pisani, Diksha Pandey, Mallory Go, MyDzung Chu, Jenny Ruan and Erika F. Werner
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:643
  36. The evidence on the associations of the timing of maternal gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) with the comprehensive growth trajectory from perinatal to early childhood in offspring is limited. The potential ...

    Authors: Xiao-guang Yin, Peng Wang, Mei-ting Zhou, De-qin Li, Rui-xue Tao, Fang-biao Tao, Yang Wang and Peng Zhu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:642
  37. Preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) was demonstrated to be superior to conventional IVF in reducing the incidence of miscarriage and abnormal offspring after the first embryo transfer (ET). ...

    Authors: Yan-Fei Cheng, Cui-Lian Zhang, Yun Liu, Jian-Ping Ou, Lei Chen, Gui-Feng Cai, Zu Yang, Tian-Min Ye, Jun Wang, Juan-Ke Xie, Ping Xiong, Xi-Ya Zhang, Min Li, Wei-Biao Xu, Xiao-Qing Wang, Ling-Yin Kong…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:641
  38. Since April 2021, COVID-19 vaccines have been recommended for pregnant women. Despite this, COVID-19 vaccine uptake in this group is low compared to the non-pregnant population of childbearing age. Our aim was...

    Authors: Lynsey Patterson, Emma Berry, Carole Parsons, Bronagh Clarke, Alison Little, Jillian Beggs, Antony Chuter, Tracy Jackson, Yingfen Hsia, Hannah McGrath, Catherine Millman, Siobhan Murphy, Declan T. Bradley and Sarah Milligan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:640
  39. Perineal trauma, involving either naturally occurring tears or episiotomy, is common during childbirth but little is known about its psychological impact. This study aimed to determine the associations between...

    Authors: Charles Opondo, Siân Harrison, Julia Sanders, Maria A. Quigley and Fiona Alderdice
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:639
  40. A low educational level and poor economic status have repeatedly been identified as the main risk factors of peripartum depression among migrant women in existing studies. However, there is limited knowledge a...

    Authors: Haiyue Shan, Sawitri Saharso and Jens Henrichs
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:638
  41. Postpartum urinary incontinence may have a severe impact on women’s health. Despite pregnancy and parturition being the most recognized risk factors, methods to identify new pregnant predictor risk factors are...

    Authors: Carlos Izaias Sartorao Filho, Sthefanie K. Nunes, Adriely B.M. Magyori, Iracema M.P. Calderon, Angelica M.P. Barbosa and Marilza V.C. Rudge
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:637
  42. The objective of this study was to qualitatively examine coping mechanisms and desired supports in pregnant and birthing Black and Biracial adolescent and young adult women during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Authors: Megana Dwarakanath, Fahmida Hossain, Phoebe Balascio, Mikaela C. Moore, Ashley V. Hill and Natacha M. De Genna
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:636
  43. Pregnancy is a vulnerable time where the physical and social stress of the COVID-19 pandemic affects psychological health, including postpartum depression (PPD). This study is designed to estimate the prevalen...

    Authors: Carlie Boisvert, Robert Talarico, Jasmine Gandhi, Mark Kaluzienski, Alysha LJ Dingwall-Harvey, Ruth Rennicks White, Kari Sampsel, Shi Wu Wen, Mark Walker, Katherine A. Muldoon and Darine El-Chaâr
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:635
  44. Adenomyosis is a common gynecological disease in women of reproductive age and causes various symptoms such as dysmenorrhea and heavy menstrual bleeding. However, the influence of pregnancy on the progression ...

    Authors: Daiki Hiratsuka, Erika Omura, Chihiro Ishizawa, Rei Iida, Yamato Fukui, Takehiro Hiraoka, Shun Akaeda, Mitsunori Matsuo, Miyuki Harada, Osamu Wada-Hiraike, Yutaka Osuga and Yasushi Hirota
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:634

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