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Maternal health and pregnancy

Section edited by Asma Khalil

This section considers studies regarding all aspects of maternal health during pregnancy, including preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, obesity, anemia, hypertension, alcohol use, and all other aspects of maternal health.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Economic evaluations of interventions for postnatal depression (PND) are essential to ensure optimal healthcare decision-making. Due to the wide-ranging effects of PND on the mother, baby and whole family, the...

    Authors: Binu Gurung, Louise J. Jackson, Mark Monahan, Ruth Butterworth and Tracy E. Roberts

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:179

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    Obesity during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and other complications. Physical activity is a modifiable lifestyle factor that may help to prevent these comp...

    Authors: C. Flannery, S. McHugh, A. E. Anaba, E. Clifford, M. O’Riordan, L. C. Kenny, F. M. McAuliffe, P. M. Kearney and M. Byrne

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:178

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    Data on the prevalence of persistent symptoms in the first year after preeclampsia are limited. Furthermore, possible risk factors for these sequelae are poorly defined. We investigated kidney function, blood ...

    Authors: Michael Girsberger, Catherine Muff, Irene Hösli and Michael Jan Dickenmann

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:177

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    Delay on timely initiation of antenatal care has a great impact on adverse pregnancy out comes. However, evidences in Ethiopia revealed that majority of pregnant mothers did not start their first visit as reco...

    Authors: Atsede Alle Ewunetie, Alemtsehay Mekonnen Munea, Belsity Temesgen Meselu, Muluye Molla Simeneh and Bekele Tesfaye Meteku

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:173

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Iodine deficiency is a major public health problem affecting people worldwide, particularly pregnant women. Iodine requirements increase substantially during pregnancy making pregnant women vulnerable to iodin...

    Authors: Daniel Gyamfi, Yaw Amo Wiafe, Kwabena Owusu Danquah, Ernest Adankwah, Gertrude Akua Amissah and Angela Odame

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:166

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    Antenatal depression is associated with harmful consequences for both the mother and child. One intervention that might be effective is participation in regular physical activity although data on this question...

    Authors: Amanda Daley, Muhammad Riaz, Sarah Lewis, Paul Aveyard, Tim Coleman, Isaac Manyonda, Robert West, Beth Lewis, Bess Marcus, Adrian Taylor, Judith Ibison, Andrew Kent and Michael Ussher

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:156

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The World Health Organization (WHO) adopted more stringent diagnostic criteria for GDM in 2013, to improve pregnancy outcomes. However, there is no global consensus on these new diagnostic criteria, because of...

    Authors: Eva A. R. Goedegebure, Sarah H. Koning, Klaas Hoogenberg, Fleurisca J. Korteweg, Helen L. Lutgers, Mattheus J. M. Diekman, Eva Stekkinger, Paul P. van den Berg and Joost J. Zwart

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:152

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  8. Content type: Research article

    We investigated whether various inflammatory and immune proteins in plasma predict intra-amniotic infection and imminent preterm delivery in women with preterm labor and compared their predictive ability with ...

    Authors: Hyunsoo Park, Kyo Hoon Park, Yu Mi Kim, Song Yi Kook, Se Jeong Jeon and Ha-Na Yoo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:146

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Transient hyperprolactinemia was proven to adversely affect the outcome of IVF. We aimed to identify changes in serum prolactin levels in patients undergoing ICSI, and to evaluate the effect of these changes o...

    Authors: Ahmed Kamel, Ayman A. Halim, Mohamed Shehata, Salwa AlFarra, Yahia El-faissal, Wafaa Ramadan and Ahmed M. Hussein

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:141

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  10. Content type: Research article

    To better understand previous associations reported regarding nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) and pelvic girdle pain (PGP), an investigation into timing of symptom onset for NVP and PGP in pregnancy, as...

    Authors: Arthur Chortatos, Per Ole Iversen, Margaretha Haugen, Malin Eberhard-Gran, Elisabeth Krefting Bjelland and Marit B. Veierød

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:137

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In 2015, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended delayed umbilical cord clamping for at least 30–60 s for all infants. However, there is limited data regarding the maternal safety of delayed cord clampi...

    Authors: Chayatat Ruangkit, Matthew Leon, Kasim Hassen, Katherine Baker, Debra Poeltler and Anup Katheria

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:131

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Uterine rupture in the non-laboring uterus is a rare occurrence, which can lead to significant morbidity and mortality for the mother and fetus. Management of this presentation is complex at pre-viable gestati...

    Authors: Lesley Hawkins, Deborah Robertson, Helena Frecker, Howard Berger and Abheha Satkunaratnam

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:132

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Low birth weight has important short- and long-term health implications. Previously it has been shown that pregnancies affected by hyperemesis gravidarum in the mother are at higher risk of having low birth we...

    Authors: Clive J. Petry, Ken K. Ong, Kathryn Beardsall, Ieuan A. Hughes, Carlo L. Acerini and David B. Dunger

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:133

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Pregnancy is a time of enormous body transformation. For those with an eating disorder during pregnancy this time of transformation can be distressing and damaging to both the mother and the child. In this met...

    Authors: Sarah Fogarty, Rakime Elmir, Phillipa Hay and Virginia Schmied

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:121

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The use of valid dietary assessment methods is crucial to analyse adherence to dietary recommendations among pregnant women. This study aims to assess the relative validity of a self-administered Web-based 24-...

    Authors: Claudia Savard, Simone Lemieux, Jacynthe Lafrenière, Catherine Laramée, Julie Robitaille and Anne-Sophie Morisset

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:112

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Malaria in pregnancy causes adverse birth outcomes. Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) is recommended as a chemoprevention therapy. Zomba di...

    Authors: Steven Chifundo Azizi, Gershom Chongwe, Helen Chipukuma, Choolwe Jacobs, Jessy Zgambo and Charles Michelo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:108

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Access factors associated with maternal death are important to understand because they are considered to be an essential measure of women’s health and indicative of the performance of health care systems in an...

    Authors: Nkumbula Moyo, Mpundu Makasa, Mumbi Chola and Patrick Musonda

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:101

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in pregnancy and account for the highest proportion of primary care antibiotic prescriptions issued to pregnant women in the UK. It is well known that antibiotic use ...

    Authors: Flavia Ghouri, Amelia Hollywood and Kath Ryan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:99

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The OptiBIRTH study incorporates a multicentre cluster randomised trial in 15 hospital sites across three European countries. The trial was designed to test a complex intervention aimed at improving vaginal bi...

    Authors: Maaike Fobelets, Katrien Beeckman, Gilles Faron, Déirdre Daly, Cecily Begley and Koen Putman

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:92

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Glycaemic target recommendations vary widely between international professional organisations for women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Some studies have reported women’s experiences of having GDM, b...

    Authors: Ruth Martis, Julie Brown, Judith McAra-Couper and Caroline A. Crowther

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:91

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