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Labor, delivery, and postpartum health

Section edited by Valerie Smith

This section considers studies regarding all aspects of labor, delivery, and postpartum health, including labor induction, mode of delivery, fetal monitoring, hemorrhage, uterine rupture, obstetric fistula, perineal tears, and all other aspects of labor, delivery, and postpartum health.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Purpose of this study was to investigate differences between primiparous term pregnancies, one leading to vaginal delivery (VD) and the other to acute cesarean section (CS) due to labor dystocia in the first s...

    Authors: Tuija Hautakangas, Outi Palomäki, Karoliina Eidstø, Heini Huhtala and Jukka Uotila

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:304

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The unique clinical features of pregnancy termination in the second trimester with concurrent placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) disorders place obstetricians in a complex and delicate situation. However, there a...

    Authors: Ran Cui, Menghui Li, Junli Lu, Huimin Bai and Zhenyu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:298

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Few studies have explored the association between a previous caesarean section (CS) and adverse perinatal outcomes in a subsequent pregnancy, especially in women who underwent a non-indicated CS in their first...

    Authors: Hong-Tao Hu, Jing-Jing Xu, Jing Lin, Cheng Li, Yan-Ting Wu, Jian-Zhong Sheng, Xin-Mei Liu and He-Feng Huang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:273

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Early postnatal period is characterized by dramatic adaptation changes of cardiovascular and respiratory systems in newborns. There is still insufficient data regarding maturation of autonomic regulatory mecha...

    Authors: Marek Kozar, Ingrid Tonhajzerova, Michal Mestanik, Katarina Matasova, Mirko Zibolen, Andrea Calkovska and Kamil Javorka

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:264

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  5. Content type: Research article

    There is limited research examining midwives' education, knowledge and practice around immersion in water for labour or birth. Our aim was to address this gap in evidence and build knowledge around this import...

    Authors: Lucy Lewis, Yvonne L. Hauck, Janice Butt, Chloe Western, Helen Overing, Corrinne Poletti, Jessica Priest, Dawn Hudd and Brooke Thomson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:249

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Structural and gender violence in Mexico take on various forms, obstetric violence among them. The objective of our study consisted in analyzing experiences of structural and gender discrimination against wome...

    Authors: Rosario Valdez Santiago, Luz Arenas Monreal, Anabel Rojas Carmona and Mario Sánchez Domínguez

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:244

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Major concerns of pregnancies complicated by diabetes mellitus are an increased risk of adverse perinatal outcome. The objective of this study was to analyse the rate of fetal distress during labor in women wi...

    Authors: B Castelijn, KWP Hollander, JF Hensbergen, RG IJzerman, AW Valkenburg-van den Berg, JWR Twisk, CJM De Groot and MGAJ Wouters

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:228

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In industrialised countries the incidence of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is increasing, for which exact etiology is not well understood. Studies have relied upon retrospective data with estimated blood loss a...

    Authors: Lauren Kearney, Mary Kynn, Rachel Reed, Lisa Davenport, Jeanine Young and Keppel Schafer

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:214

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  9. Content type: Research article

    In severe post-partum haemorrhage, death can occur within hours of bleeding onset so interventions to control the bleeding must be given immediately. In clinical trials of treatments for life-threatening bleed...

    Authors: Amy Brenner, Haleema Shakur-Still, Rizwana Chaudhri, Bukola Fawole, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran and Ian Roberts

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:215

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Delayed interval intertwin delivery rates are expected to rise during the next years as potent and targeted tocolytic agents are employed and antenatal surveillance methods become more sophisticated and specif...

    Authors: George Daskalakis, Panagiotis Fotinopoulos, Vasilios Pergialiotis, Mariana Theodora, Panagiotis Antsaklis, Michail Sindos, Nikolaos Papantoniou and Dimitrios Loutradis

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:206

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Since the 2000s, selective episiotomy has been systematically recommended worldwide. In France, the recommended episiotomy rate in vaginal deliveries is less than 30%. The aims of this study were to describe t...

    Authors: Karine Goueslard, Jonathan Cottenet, Adrien Roussot, Christophe Clesse, Paul Sagot and Catherine Quantin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:208

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Although interventions in childbirth are important in order to prevent neonatal and maternal morbidity and mortality, non-indicated use may cause avoidable harm. Regional variations in intervention rates, whic...

    Authors: A. E. Seijmonsbergen-Schermers, D. C. Zondag, M. Nieuwenhuijze, T. Van den Akker, C. J. Verhoeven, C. Geerts, F. Schellevis and A. De Jonge

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:192

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Peripartum hysterectomy can cause significant morbidity and mortality. Most studies of peripartum hysterectomy are from high income countries. This cohort study examined risk factors for peripartum hysterectom...

    Authors: Sumaya Huque, Ian Roberts, Bukola Fawole, Rizwana Chaudhri, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran and Haleema Shakur-Still

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:186

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Spontaneous vaginal twin delivery after 32nd week of gestation is safe when first twin presenting cephalic. Aim of this study is to identify obstetric factors influencing the condition of second twin and to ve...

    Authors: Gerhard Bogner, Valentina Wallner, Claudius Fazelnia, Martina Strobl, Birgit Volgger, Thorsten Fischer and Volker R. Jacobs

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:176

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The World Health Organization (WHO) launched the “Safe Childbirth Checklist (SCC) Collaboration” in 2012. The SCC is designed to contribute to quality care by providing reminders of evidence-based practices fo...

    Authors: Pedro J. Saturno-Hernández, María Fernández-Elorriaga, Ismael Martínez-Nicolás and Ofelia Poblano-Verástegui

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:154

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Misoprostol vaginal insert for induction of labor has been recently reported to be superior to dinoprostone vaginal insert in a phase III trial, but has never been compared to vaginal misoprostol in another ga...

    Authors: Daniele Bolla, Saskia Vanessa Weissleder, Anda-Petronela Radan, Maria Luisa Gasparri, Luigi Raio, Martin Müller and Daniel Surbek

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:149

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