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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

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

    Postpartum hemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal death, uterine atony accounts for 75-90% of primary postpartum hemorrhage. The efficacy of the Uterine compression suture in the treatment of atonic postp...

    Authors: Abd Elaziz A. El Refaeey, Hosam Abdelfattah, Alaa Mosbah, Anas M. Gamal, Emad Fayla, Waleed Refaie, Abdelhady Zaied, Rafik I. Barakat, Amal K. Seleem and Mohammed Maher

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:160

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    Childbirth fear is linked with lower labor pain tolerance and worse postpartum adjustment. Empirically validated childbirth preparation options are lacking for pregnant women facing this problem. Mindfulness a...

    Authors: Larissa G. Duncan, Michael A. Cohn, Maria T. Chao, Joseph G. Cook, Jane Riccobono and Nancy Bardacke

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:140

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Evaluate the feasibility of active delivery of the anterior arm during spontaneous delivery. This maneuver could decrease incidence of second-degree perineal tears because it reduces fetal biacromial diameter.

    Authors: Nicolas Mottet, Marine Bonneaud, Astrid Eckman-Lacroix, Rajeev Ramanah and Didier Riethmuller

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:141

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Postpartum depression causes harm to both mothers and infants. The purpose of this study was to find out several potential risk factors, and to identify the intrinsic interrelationships between factors and pos...

    Authors: Shiping Liu, Yan Yan, Xiao Gao, Shiting Xiang, Tingting Sha, Guangyu Zeng and Qiong He

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:133

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Placenta percreta is a life-threatening condition that places patients at risk of massive bleeding. It necessitates very complicated surgery and can result in mortality. Caesarean hysterectomy is the accepted ...

    Authors: Ibrahim Polat, Burak Yücel, Ali Gedikbasi, Halil Aslan and Aysun Fendal

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:129

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Rupture of membranes (ROM) before the onset of uterine contractions, particularly in pregnancies less than 37 weeks gestational age, is a common diagnostic problem in obstetrical practice. Timely detection of ...

    Authors: Irogue Igbinosa, Ferney A. Moore III, Cheri Johnson and Jon E. Block

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:128

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Our objective was to assess the impact of obstetric mode of delivery, and in particular birth by Caesarean section (CS), on school performance in adolescents using a large, population-based cohort.

    Authors: Eileen A. Curran, Louise C. Kenny, Christina Dalman, Patricia M. Kearney, John F. Cryan, Timothy G. Dinan and Ali S Khashan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:121

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Although the current guidelines recommend anticoagulation up until 6 weeks after delivery in women at high risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), the risk of VTE may extend beyond 6 weeks. Our objective was to ...

    Authors: Grégoire Ficheur, Alexandre Caron, Jean-Baptiste Beuscart, Laurie Ferret, Yu-Jin Jung, Charles Garabedian, Régis Beuscart and Emmanuel Chazard

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:119

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The Standards Based Management and Recognition (SBM-R©) approach to quality improvement has been implemented in Ethiopia to strengthen routine maternal and newborn health (MNH) services. This evaluation assessed ...

    Authors: Firew Ayalew, Gizachew Eyassu, Negash Seyoum, Jos van Roosmalen, Eva Bazant, Young Mi Kim, Alemnesh Tekleberhan, Hannah Gibson, Ephrem Daniel and Jelle Stekelenburg

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:115

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to record the beliefs, practices during pregnancy, post-partum and in the first few days of an infant’s life, held by a cross section of the community in rural Cambodia to determine b...

    Authors: Claudia Turner, Sreymom Pol, Kamsan Suon, Leakhena Neou, Nicholas P. J. Day, Michael Parker and Patricia Kingori

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:116

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Maternal and paternal depression has been associated with infants’ behavioral sleep problems. Behavioral sleep interventions, which alter parental cognitions about infant sleep, have improved infant sleep prob...

    Authors: Wendy A. Hall, Melissa Moynihan, Radhika Bhagat and Joanne Wooldridge

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:104

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:193

  12. Content type: Research article

    In Australia the choice to birth at home is not well supported and only 0.4% of women give birth at home with a registered midwife. Recent changes to regulatory requirements for midwives have become more restr...

    Authors: Elizabeth Christine Rigg, Virginia Schmied, Kath Peters and Hannah Grace Dahlen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:99

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Midwife-led maternity care is shown to be safe for women with low-risk during pregnancy. In Ireland, two midwife-led units (MLUs) were introduced in 2004 when a randomised controlled trial (the MidU study) was...

    Authors: Anna Dencker, Valerie Smith, Colette McCann and Cecily Begley

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:101

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  14. Content type: Research article

    For low risk women, there is good evidence that planned birth in a midwifery unit is associated with a reduced risk of maternal interventions compared with planned birth in an obstetric unit. Findings from the...

    Authors: Jennifer Hollowell, Yangmei Li, Kathryn Bunch and Peter Brocklehurst

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:95

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The rate of elective Caesarean Section (CS) is rising in many countries. Many obstetric units in the UK have either introduced or are planning to introduce enhanced recovery (ER) as a means of reducing length ...

    Authors: Ellena Corso, Daniel Hind, Daniel Beever, Gordon Fuller, Matthew J. Wilson, Ian J. Wrench and Duncan Chambers

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:91

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Vaginal breech delivery is associated with adverse perinatal outcome. The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with adverse perinatal outcome in term breech pregnancies, and to provide clinicia...

    Authors: Georg Macharey, Mika Gissler, Veli-Matti Ulander, Leena Rahkonen, Mervi Väisänen-Tommiska, Mika Nuutila and Seppo Heinonen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:93

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Simulation in healthcare has proved to be a useful method in improving skills and increasing the safety of clinical operations. The debriefing session, after the simulated scenario, is the core of the simulati...

    Authors: Fabrizio Bracco, Michele Masini, Gabriele De Tonetti, Francesca Brogioni, Arianna Amidani, Sara Monichino, Alessandra Maltoni, Andrea Dato, Claudia Grattarola, Massimo Cordone, Giancarlo Torre, Claudio Launo, Carlo Chiorri and Danilo Celleno

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:89

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Caesarean section (CS) rates are increasing worldwide and as a result repeat CS is common. The optimal mode of delivery in women with one previous CS is widely debated and the risks to the infant are understud...

    Authors: Sinéad M. O’Neill, Esben Agerbo, Ali S. Khashan, Patricia M. Kearney, Tine Brink Henriksen, Richard A. Greene and Louise C. Kenny

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:74

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Women have experienced severe labour pain over the years and various attempts have been made to effectively manage labour pain. However, there is paucity of literature on the labour pain experience and percept...

    Authors: Lydia Aziato, Angela Kwartemaa Acheampong and Kitimdow Lazarus Umoar

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:73

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  20. Content type: Research article

    We sought to investigate the impact of the duration of second stage of labor on risk of severe perineal lacerations (third and fourth degree).

    Authors: Marija Simic, Sven Cnattingius, Gunnar Petersson, Anna Sandström and Olof Stephansson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:72

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