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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) has serious consequences such as increased risks of preeclampsia, macrosomia and cesarean delivery. Even though the mechanistic basis of GDM has not been completely understo...

    Authors: Abdulrahman Al-Ajlan, Sara Al-Musharaf, Mona A. Fouda, Soundararajan Krishnaswamy, Kaiser Wani, Naji J. Aljohani, Amal Al-Serehi, Eman Sheshah, Naemah M. Alshingetti, Iqbah Z. Turkistani, A. Afrah Alharbi, Buthaynah A. Alraqebah, Aisha Mansoor Ali, Gawaher Al-Saeed and Nasser M. Al-Daghri

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:86

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    Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are used by pregnant women to manage conditions such as epilepsy and bipolar disorder even though they pose a risk to the developing foetus. This study aimed to determine the overall...

    Authors: Noni Richards, David Reith, Michael Stitely and Alesha Smith

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:84

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    Men can play a significant role in reducing maternal morbidity and mortality in low-income countries. Maternal health programmes are increasingly looking for innovative interventions to engage men to help impr...

    Authors: Alice Norah Ladur, Edwin van Teijlingen and Vanora Hundley

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:81

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    Heterotopic interstitial pregnancy is a rare variant of heterotopic pregnancies, and it poses challenges in treating the heterotopic pregnancy and preserving the intrauterine pregnancy. However, there is no cl...

    Authors: Yuan Jiang, Jie Chen, Huaijun Zhou, Mingming Zheng, Ke Han, Jingxian Ling, Xianghong Zhu, Xiaoqiu Tang, Rong Li and Ying Hong

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:78

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  9. Content type: Research article

    We assessed the impact of adopting the 2013 World Health Organization (WHO) diagnostic criteria on the rates of gestational diabetes (GDM), pregnancy outcomes and identification of women at future risk of type...

    Authors: Claudia Chi, See Ling Loy, Shiao-Yng Chan, Cherie Choong, Shirong Cai, Shu E. Soh, Kok Hian Tan, Fabian Yap, Peter D. Gluckman, Keith M. Godfrey, Lynette Pei-Chi Shek, Jerry Kok Yen Chan, Michael S. Kramer and Yap-Seng Chong

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:69

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Pre-eclampsia (PE) is related to an impaired endothelial function. Endothelial dysfunction accounts for altered vascular reactivity, activation of the coagulation cascade and loss of vascular integrity. Impair...

    Authors: Dominique Mannaerts, Ellen Faes, Jan Gielis, Emeline Van Craenenbroeck, Paul Cos, Marc Spaanderman, Wilfried Gyselaers, Jerome Cornette and Yves Jacquemyn

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:60

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The incidence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is rising in all developed countries. This study aimed at assessing the short-term economic burden of GDM from the Italian healthcare system perspective.

    Authors: Michela Meregaglia, Livia Dainelli, Helen Banks, Chiara Benedetto, Patrick Detzel and Giovanni Fattore

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:58

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Preeclampsia is among the leading causes of maternal mortality and morbidity worldwide, occurs in 2-8% of all pregnancies, and is estimated to account for at least 9 % of maternal deaths in Africa. Studies fro...

    Authors: Dorah Mrema, Rolv Terje Lie, Truls Østbye, Michael Johnson Mahande and Anne Kjersti Daltveit

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:56

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  13. Content type: Research article

    HFE hemochromatosis is an inborn error of iron metabolism linked to a defect in the regulation of hepcidin synthesis. This autosomal recessive disease typically manifests later in women than men. Although it is c...

    Authors: Virginie Scotet, Philippe Saliou, Marianne Uguen, Carine L’Hostis, Marie-Christine Merour, Céline Triponey, Brigitte Chanu, Jean-Baptiste Nousbaum, Gerald Le Gac and Claude Ferec

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:53

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  14. Content type: Research article

    We investigated the associations between vitamin D status in early and late pregnancy with neonatal small for gestational age (SGA), low birth weight (LBW) and preterm delivery. Furthermore, associations betwe...

    Authors: Linnea Bärebring, Maria Bullarbo, Anna Glantz, Lena Hulthén, Joy Ellis, Åse Jagner, Inez Schoenmakers, Anna Winkvist and Hanna Augustin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:51

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Malignancy during pregnancy has become a significant cause of maternal death in developed countries, likely due to both an older pregnant population, and increases of cervical cancer in younger women. Our aim ...

    Authors: Masayuki Sekine, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Tsutomu Tabata, Tamotsu Sudo, Ryuichiro Nishimura, Koji Matsuo, Brendan H. Grubbs, Takayuki Enomoto and Tomoaki Ikeda

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:50

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Antenatal care (ANC) has the potential to identify and manage obstetric complications, educate women about risks during pregnancy and promote skilled birth attendance during childbirth. The aim of this study w...

    Authors: Ania Salem, Oriane Lacour, Stefano Scaringella, Josea Herinianasolo, Anne Caroline Benski, Giovanna Stancanelli, Pierre Vassilakos, Patrick Petignat and Nicole Christine Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:46

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Experiencing a stillbirth can be a potent stressor for psychological distress in the subsequent pregnancy and possibly after the subsequent birth. The impact on women’s relationship with her partner in the sub...

    Authors: Ida Kathrine Gravensteen, Eva-Marie Jacobsen, Per Morten Sandset, Linda Bjørk Helgadottir, Ingela Rådestad, Leiv Sandvik and Øivind Ekeberg

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:41

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Although Ethiopia is scaling up Maternity Waiting Homes (MWHs) to reduce maternal and perinatal mortality, women’s use of MWHs varies markedly between facilities. To maximize MWH utilization, it is essential t...

    Authors: Tienke Vermeiden, Floris Braat, Girmay Medhin, Asheber Gaym, Thomas van den Akker and Jelle Stekelenburg

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:38

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    Although hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are the leading cause of poor perinatal outcomes in Ethiopia, there is no study that shows the national prevalence. Therefore, the aim of this study was to estimate...

    Authors: Abadi Kidanemariam Berhe, Getachew Mullu Kassa, Gedefaw Abeje Fekadu and Achenef Asmamaw Muche

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:34

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