Skip to main content

Labor, delivery, and postpartum health

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

Page 3 of 10

  1. The continue increase of interventions during labour in low risk population is a controversial issue of the current obstetric literature, given the lack of evidence demonstrating the benefits of unnecessary in...

    Authors: Alessandro Svelato, Antonio Ragusa and Piero Manfredi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:279

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  2. The attendance to the gynecological-emergency-room (GER) of women only a few weeks following previous discharge after birth comprises a medical as well as social problem. The objective of the study was to char...

    Authors: Alina Weissmann-Brenner, Ishai Heusler, Renana Manteka, Mordechai Dulitzky and Micha Baum

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:278

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  3. Visual estimation of blood loss following delivery often under-reports actual bleed volume. To improve accuracy, quantitative blood loss measurement was introduced for all births in the 12 hospitals providing ...

    Authors: Sarah F. Bell, Adam Watkins, Miriam John, Elinore Macgillivray, Thomas L. Kitchen, Donna James, Cerys Scarr, Christopher M. Bailey, Kevin P. Kelly, Kathryn James, Jenna L. Stevens, Tracey Edey, Rachel E. Collis and Peter W. Collins

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:271

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  4. Guidelines and description about the achievement of the McRoberts manoeuvre are discordant, particularly concerning the need for abduction before the beginning of the manoeuvre. We sought to compare the biomec...

    Authors: David Desseauve, Laetitia Fradet, Robert B. Gherman, Yosra Cherni, Bertrand Gachon and Fabrice Pierre

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:264

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  5. The debate surrounding the management of term breech presentation has excessively focused on the mode of delivery. Indeed, a steady decline in the rate of vaginal breech delivery has been observed over the las...

    Authors: Lionel Carbillon, Amelie Benbara, Ahmed Tigaizin, Rouba Murtada, Marion Fermaut, Fatma Belmaghni, Alexandre Bricou and Jeremy Boujenah

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:263

    Content type: Debate

    Published on:

  6. The continuum of maternal care has been one of the effective approaches for improving the health of mothers and newborns. Although large numbers of Ethiopian women do not use maternal health services, points o...

    Authors: Amanu Aragaw Emiru, Getu Degu Alene and Gurmesa Tura Debelew

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:258

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  7. Radical tracheletomy (RT) with pelvic lymphadenectomy has become an option for young patients with early invasive uterine cervical cancer who desire to maintain their fertility. However, this operative method ...

    Authors: Shota Shinkai, Shinichi Ishioka, Tasuku Mariya, Yuya Fujibe, Miseon Kim, Masayuki Someya and Tsuyoshi Saito

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:248

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  8. The association between the number of vaginal examinations (VEs) performed during labor and the risk of infection is unclear. The literature regarding this issue is not consensual, and the available studies ar...

    Authors: Ohad Gluck, Yossi Mizrachi, Hadas Ganer Herman, Jacob Bar, Michal Kovo and Eran Weiner

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:246

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  9. Bimanual clot evacuation (BCE) is a simple clinical manoeuvre that may reduce need for surgical intervention in the management of severe postpartum haemorrhage (PPH). We sought to determine whether performing ...

    Authors: Pui Ru Koh, Daria Di Filippo, Andrew Bisits and Alec W. Welsh

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:245

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  10. Data linking labor pain and postpartum depression are emerging. Robust, prospective evaluations of this relationship while factoring other important variables are lacking. We assessed perinatal pain and other ...

    Authors: Grace Lim, Kelsea R. LaSorda, Lia M. Farrell, Ann M. McCarthy, Francesca Facco and Ajay D. Wasan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:240

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  11. Research focusing on paternal mental health is limited, especially regarding the impact of the experience of poor mental health in the perinatal period. For example, little is known about the experiences of fa...

    Authors: Emily Daniels, Emily Arden-Close and Andrew Mayers

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:236

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  12. Induction of labor by Oxytocin is a routine obstetric procedure. However, little is known regarding the optimal dose of oxytocin so as to bring successful induction. This study was aimed at comparing the effec...

    Authors: Melese Gezahegn Tesemma, Demisew Amenu Sori and Desta Hiko Gemeda

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:232

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  13. Many South Korean women stay in specialized postpartum care centers called Sanhujoriwon for 2 weeks after childbirth, a time which is widely recognized as a critical period for maternal role adjustment. Mothers’ ...

    Authors: Ju-Eun Song, Hyun-Ju Chae, Jung Mi Ko, Jeong In Yang and Tiffany Kim

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:227

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  14. Twin pregnancies with uterine fibroid(s) (UFs) may not be at increased risk for obstetric complications compared to those without UFs. However, there was no reported comparison study with obstetric outcomes an...

    Authors: Mi-La Kim, Kirim Hong, Sohyun Kim, Min Jin Lee, Sung Shin Shim, Yoon-Mi Hur and Joong Sik Shin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:222

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  15. Sick neonates can be early readmitted if and only if their mothers have good knowledge of the key neonatal danger signs at first discharge. Thus, it was aimed to assess the level and determinants of maternal k...

    Authors: Wubet Alebachew Bayih, Biniam Minuye Birhan, Abebaw Yeshambel and Molla Asfaw

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:218

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  16. Postpartum haemorrhage from vaginal lacerations can occasionally be refractory to suturing and vaginal packing. Bakri uterine balloon has been widely adopted to stop uterine bleeding, but its use to stop bleed...

    Authors: Choi Wah Kong and William Wing Kee To

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:214

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  17. To determine the effects of previous placenta previa on the maternal and neonatal outcomes of the next pregnancy.

    Authors: Lizi Zhang, Shilei Bi, Lili Du, Jingjin Gong, Jingsi Chen, Wen Sun, Xinyang Shen, Jingman Tang, Luwen Ren, Guolu Chai, Zhijian Wang and Dunjin Chen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:212

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  18. Variation exists regarding perinatal depression screening. A two-step screening method has been recommended. According to a maternity-focused core outcome set developed by the International Consortium for Heal...

    Authors: Valerie Slavin, Debra K. Creedy and Jenny Gamble

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:211

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  19. The rate of cesarean section is increasing in all over the world with different drafts in various countries. This growth increases unpleasant outcomes of delivery. Recent studies explained the benefits of date...

    Authors: Alireza Bagherzadeh Karimi, Asghar Elmi, Mojgan Mirghafourvand and Roghaiyeh Baghervand Navid

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:210

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  20. Induction of labor refers to iatrogenic stimulation of uterine contractions before the onset of spontaneous labor as a therapeutic option when benefits of expeditious delivery outweigh the risks of continuing ...

    Authors: Garang Dakjur Lueth, Angesom Kebede and Araya Abrha Medhanyie

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:203

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  21. Women’s experiences of labour and birth can have both short- and long-term effects on their physical and psychological health. The original Swedish version of the Childbirth Experience Questionnaire (CEQ) has ...

    Authors: Anna Dencker, Liselotte Bergqvist, Marie Berg, Josephine T. V. Greenbrook, Christina Nilsson and Ingela Lundgren

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:199

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  22. To ascertain or disprove a correlation between suboptimal birth characteristics, breech position at delivery and development of Perthes’ disease.

    Authors: Maria Lindblad, Ann Josefsson, Marie Bladh, Gunilla Sydsjö and Torsten Johansson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:192

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  23. Antenatal cervical length measurement has paramount importance in the prediction of labor. It was compared to the Bishop Score and incorporated in the modified Bishop score due to its relevance and convenience...

    Authors: Omima T. Taha, Mohamed Elprince, Khaled A. Atwa, Asmaa M. Elgedawy, Amal A. Ahmed and Rasha E. Khamees

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:191

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  24. Postpartum depression explains various groups of depressive symptoms and syndromes that can take place during the first 6 weeks following birth. The postpartum period is a critical time where both mild and sev...

    Authors: Abate Dargie Wubetu, Nigus Alemnew Engidaw and Kefyalew Dagne Gizachew

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:189

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  25. The objective of our study was to evaluate the association between perinatal asphyxia and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) with the presence of ante and intrapartum risk factors and/or abnormal fetal hear...

    Authors: Anna Locatelli, Laura Lambicchi, Maddalena Incerti, Francesca Bonati, Massimo Ferdico, Silvia Malguzzi, Ferruccio Torcasio, Patrizia Calzi, Tiziana Varisco and Giuseppe Paterlini

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:186

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  26. Victimisation of women is encountered in all countries across the world, it damages the mental and physical health of women. During pregnancy and the postpartum period, women are at a greater risk of experienc...

    Authors: Hafrún Finnbogadóttir, Kathleen Baird and Li Thies-Lagergren

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:183

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  27. Cesarean delivery rates are increasing globally with almost half of them occurring due to a previous Cesarean delivery. A trial of labor after Cesarean (TOLAC) is considered a safe procedure, but most eligible...

    Authors: Kaname Uno, Michinori Mayama, Masato Yoshihara, Takehiko Takeda, Sho Tano, Teppei Suzuki, Yasuyuki Kishigami and Hidenori Oguchi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:170

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  28. The study was conducted in public health centers of East Gojjam Zone, Amhara region, Ethiopia. The purpose of this study was to assess knowledge, and use of labour pain relief methods and associated factors among...

    Authors: Keralem Anteneh Bishaw, Endalew Gemechu Sendo and Workinesh Sinshaw Abebe

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:180

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  29. Best practice in perinatal bereavement care suggests offering parents the opportunity to spend time with their baby. Cold cots facilitate this purpose by reducing the deterioration of the body and evidence ind...

    Authors: Paula Smith, Konstantina Vasileiou and Abbie Jordan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:175

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  30. The first 2 days after childbirth present the highest risk of dying for a mother. Providing postnatal care within the first 2 days after childbirth can help avert maternal mortality because it allows early det...

    Authors: Patricia Ndugga, Noor Kassim Namiyonga and Deogratious Sebuwufu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:163

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  31. To evaluate the role of the quality improvement course (QIC) to reduce the caesarean section (CS) rate among nulliparas (Robson groups 1 and 2) and to find out which group of women have reduced the CS rate fol...

    Authors: Justina Kacerauskiene, Meile Minkauskiene, Tahir Mahmood, Egle Bartuseviciene, Dalia R. Railaite, Arnoldas Bartusevicius, Mindaugas Kliucinskas, Laima Maleckiene, Jonas Ulevicius, Laura Liubiniene, Kastytis Smigelskas, Kornelija Maciuliene, Grazina Drasutiene, Diana Ramasauskaite and Ruta J. Nadisauskiene

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:152

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  32. Intravenous remifentanil patient-controlled analgesia (RPCA) is an alternative for epidural analgesia (EA) in labor pain relief. However, it remains unknown whether RPCA is superior to EA in decreasing the ris...

    Authors: Guolin Lu, Wenshui Yao, Xiaofen Chen, Sujing Zhang and Min Zhou

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:151

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  33. As the rate of cesarean section delivery has increased, the incidence of severe maternal morbidity continues to increase. Severe maternal morbidity is associated with high medical costs, extended length of hos...

    Authors: Jin Young Nam and Eun-Cheol Park

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:148

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  34. Despite evidence supporting the safety of vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC), rates are low in many countries.

    Authors: Mike Clarke, Declan Devane, Mechthild M. Gross, Sandra Morano, Ingela Lundgren, Marlene Sinclair, Koen Putman, Beverley Beech, Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen, Marianne Nieuwenhuijze, Hugh Wiseman, Valerie Smith, Deirdre Daly, Gerard Savage, John Newell, Andrew Simpkin…

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:143

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  35. This study investigated the effectiveness of brief midwife-led counseling based on Gamble and colleagues’ approach in decreasing post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety symptoms among a group o...

    Authors: Leila Asadzadeh, Elham Jafari, Roghieh Kharaghani and Farhad Taremian

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:142

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  36. Placenta percreta is associated with high hemorrhagic risk and can be complicated with fatal thromboembolic events. Involving a multidisciplinary team in the treatment of these patients is mandatory to reduce ...

    Authors: David Atallah, Hicham Abou Zeid, Malak Moubarak, Maya Moussa, Nadine Nassif and Victor Jebara

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:135

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  37. Congenital malformations are structural, functional, and metabolic defects that develop during the organogenesis period and present at birth or later in life. There has been little research on congenital malfo...

    Authors: Alemayehu Gonie Mekonnen, Alemu Girma Hordofa, Tamiru Tesfaye Kitila and Adem Sav

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:129

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  38. The increasing rate of caesarean deliveries (CD) has become a serious concern for public health experts globally. Despite this health concern, research on factors associated CD in many low- and -middle countri...

    Authors: Abdul-Aziz Seidu, John Elvis Hagan Jr., Wonder Agbemavi, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Edmond Banafo Nartey, Eugene Budu, Francis Sambah and Thomas Schack

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:114

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  39. Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) remains a leading cause of maternal mortality. Many trials assessing interventions to prevent PPH base their data on low risk women. It is important to consider the impact data col...

    Authors: Lydia Hawker and Andrew Weeks

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:107

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  40. The prevalence of both placenta previa and cesarean are on the rise. Multiple adverse outcomes are critically increased when placenta previa is subsequent to prior cesarean. The purpose of the present study is...

    Authors: Bin Liu, Songqing Deng, Meifang Lin, Yimin Chen, Jian Cai, Jianbo Yang, Jinxin Zhang, Jianjian Cui, Lixia Shen, Hongning Xie and Zilian Wang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:81

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  41. Guidelines regarding management of prelabor rupture of membranes (PROM) at term vary between immediate induction and expectant management. A long interval between PROM and delivery increases the risk for perin...

    Authors: Maren Mynarek, Solveig Bjellmo, Stian Lydersen, Kristin Melheim Strand, Jan Egil Afset, Guro L. Andersen and Torstein Vik

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:67

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  42. An antifibrinolytic agent that blocks lysine-binding sites on plasminogen molecules, tranexamic acid reduces bleeding-related mortality in women with postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), especially administered fairly...

    Authors: Loïc Sentilhes, Valérie Daniel and Catherine Deneux-Tharaux

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:63

    Content type: Study protocol

    Published on:

  43. Women with spinal cord injuries (SCI) represent a high risk population during pregnancy with comparatively few studies in the literature regarding their management and pregnancy outcomes, due to the relative r...

    Authors: Katherine Robertson, Rehana Dawood and Felicity Ashworth

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:56

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  44. Partograph is cost effective and affordable tool designed to provide a continuous pictorial overview and labour progress used to prevent prolonged and obstructed labour. It consists of key information about pr...

    Authors: Azeb Abrham Hagos, Eshetu Cherinet Teka and Genet Degu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:49

    Content type: Research article

    Published on: