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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

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

    Cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) is a late serious complication of cesarean section. There has been an increase in the incidence of CSP worldwide in recent years. It’s a life-threatening condition because of the ...

    Authors: Zhi-Da Qian, Yue Weng, Chun-Fen Wang, Li-Li Huang and Xiao-Ming Zhu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:84

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    Our recent paper, based on a pilot cohort of 119 women, showed that serum progesterone <35 nmol/L was prognostic of spontaneous miscarriage by 16 weeks in women with threatened miscarriage in early pregnancy. ...

    Authors: Sze Min Lek, Chee Wai Ku, John C. Allen Jr, Rahul Malhotra, Nguan Soon Tan, Truls Østbye and Thiam Chye Tan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:78

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Though nausea and vomiting is very common during pregnancy, no studies have investigated the impact of this condition on the women’s daily lives in a Scandinavian population. The aim of this study was to descr...

    Authors: Kristine Heitmann, Hedvig Nordeng, Gro C. Havnen, Anja Solheimsnes and Lone Holst

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:75

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Asthma and pregnancy are both sources of anxiety for women. Although there has been a focus on physiological management of asthma and pregnancy, there has been little research on the impact that personalised s...

    Authors: Graham R. Williamson, Anita O’Connor and Elmslie-Jones Kayleigh

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:69

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Congenital tuberculosis is a rare manifestation of tuberculosis. The diagnosis is often delayed, especially in preterm neonates because of the non-specific clinical presentation and the lack of awareness of ma...

    Authors: Veronica Samedi, Stephen K. Field, Essa Al Awad, Gregory Ratcliffe and Kamran Yusuf

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:66

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Preterm birth contributes to 0.5 million deliveries in the United States (one of eight pregnancies) and poses a huge burden on public health with costs in the billions. Of particular concern is that the rate o...

    Authors: Susan E. Carlson, Byron J. Gajewski, Christina J. Valentine, Lynette K. Rogers, Carl P. Weiner, Emily A. DeFranco and Catalin S. Buhimschi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:62

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Antenatal education needs to be renewed and adapted to the needs of women. Objectives: to assess women needs, identify factors that influence the desired outcomes, and propose a framework for developing new pe...

    Authors: Isabel Artieta-Pinedo, Carmen Paz-Pascual, Gonzalo Grandes and Maite Espinosa

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:58

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality (TFA) may have profound psychological consequences for those involved. Evidence suggests that women’s experience of care influences their psychological adjustment to...

    Authors: Caroline Lafarge, Kathryn Mitchell, Andrew C. G. Breeze and Pauline Fox

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:60

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Fanconi anaemia is a rare inherited disease characterized by congenital abnormalities, progressive bone marrow failure and predisposition to malignancy. Successful pregnancies in transplanted patients have bee...

    Authors: Flavia Sorbi, Federico Mecacci, Alessandro Di Filippo and Massimiliano Fambrini

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:53

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Despite improvement, maternal mortality in Haiti remains high at 359/100,000 live births. Improving access to high quality antenatal and postnatal care has been shown to reduce maternal mortality and improve n...

    Authors: Kelsey R. Mirkovic, Eva Lathrop, Erin N. Hulland, Reginald Jean-Louis, Daniel Lauture, Ghislaine Desinor D’Alexis, Endang Handzel and Reynold Grand-Pierre

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:52

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:88

  11. Content type: Research article

    Due to high rates of multiple birth and preterm birth following fertility treatment, the rates of mortality and morbidity among births following fertility treatment were higher than those conceived spontaneous...

    Authors: Alex Y Wang, Abrar A. Chughtai, Kei Lui and Elizabeth A. Sullivan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:50

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Research into the impact of unintended pregnancy on the wellbeing of women tends to focus on pregnancies ending in either termination or lone motherhood. Unintended pregnancy is common in partnered women, but ...

    Authors: Katherine Barton, Maggie Redshaw, Maria A. Quigley and Claire Carson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:44

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Unhealthy nutrition and lifestyle contribute to the worldwide rising prevalence of non-communicable diseases. This also accounts for the reproductive population, in which unhealthy behavior affects fertility a...

    Authors: Matthijs R. van Dijk, Elsje C. Oostingh, Maria P. H. Koster, Sten P. Willemsen, Joop S. E. Laven and Régine P. M. Steegers-Theunissen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:46

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is a serious obstetric condition for which there is currently no treatment. The EVERREST Prospective Study has been designed to characterise the natural history of pregnancies af...

    Authors: Rebecca Spencer, Gareth Ambler, Jana Brodszki, Anke Diemert, Francesc Figueras, Eduard Gratacós, Stefan R. Hansson, Kurt Hecher, Angela Huertas-Ceballos, Neil Marlow, Karel Marsál, Eva Morsing, Donald Peebles, Carlo Rossi, Neil J. Sebire, John F. Timms…

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:43

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Preterm delivery increases the risk of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Studies suggest that maternal diet may affect the prevalence of preterm delivery. The aim of this study was to assess whether maternal i...

    Authors: Anne Lise Brantsæter, Linda Englund-Ögge, Margareta Haugen, Bryndis Eva Birgisdottir, Helle Katrine Knutsen, Verena Sengpiel, Ronny Myhre, Jan Alexander, Roy M. Nilsen, Bo Jacobsson and Helle Margrete Meltzer

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:41

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:61

  16. Content type: Research article

    Midwife facilitated, group models of antenatal care have emerged as an alternative to conventional care both within Australia and internationally. Group antenatal care can be offered in a number of different w...

    Authors: Lauren Kearney, Mary Kynn, Alison Craswell and Rachel Reed

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:39

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    There are a lack of data regarding the effect of basal insulin analogues on rates of events like congenital malformation and perinatal mortality in diabetic pregnancy.

    Authors: Elisabeth R. Mathiesen, Henning Andersen, Sofia I. I. Kring and Peter Damm

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:38

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Excessive gestational weight gain is associated with short and long-term adverse maternal and infant health outcomes, independent of pre-pregnancy body mass index. Weighing pregnant women as a stand-alone inte...

    Authors: Shanna M. Fealy, Rachael M. Taylor, Maralyn Foureur, John Attia, Lyn Ebert, Alessandra Bisquera and Alexis J. Hure

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:36

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Maternal infections are associated with maternal and foetal adverse outcomes. Nutrient supplementation during pregnancy may reduce the occurrence of infections by improving maternal immunity. We aimed to inves...

    Authors: Minyanga Nkhoma, Per Ashorn, Ulla Ashorn, Kathryn G. Dewey, Austrida Gondwe, John Mbotwa, Stephen Rogerson, Steve M. Taylor and Kenneth Maleta

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:35

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