Maternity care and sociological aspects of pregnancy and childbirth

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  1. Research article

    Geographical differences in perinatal health and child welfare in the Netherlands: rationale for the healthy pregnancy 4 all-2 program

    Geographical inequalities in perinatal health and child welfare require attention. To improve the identification, and care, of mothers and young children at risk of adverse health outcomes, the HP4All-2 progra...

    Adja J. M. Waelput, Meertien K. Sijpkens, Jacqueline Lagendijk, Minke R. C. van Minde, Hein Raat, Hiske E. Ernst-Smelt, Marlou L. A. de Kroon, Ageeth N. Rosman, Jasper V. Been, Loes C. M. Bertens and Eric A. P. Steegers

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:254

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  2. Research article

    Causal explanations of miscarriage amongst Qataris

    Despite its commonality, there is a paucity of literature on miscarriage in non-Western societies. In particular, there is little understanding of how people ascribe cause to miscarriage. This research sought ...

    Susie Kilshaw, Nadia Omar, Stella Major, Mona Mohsen, Faten El Taher, Halima Al Tamimi, Kristina Sole and Daniel Miller

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:250

    Published on: 27 July 2017

  3. Research article

    Approaches to health-care provider education and professional development in perinatal depression: a systematic review

    Perinatal depression is the most common mental illness experienced by pregnant and postpartum women, yet it is often under-detected and under-treated. Some researchers suggest this may be partly influenced by ...

    Laura E. Legere, Katherine Wallace, Angela Bowen, Karen McQueen, Phyllis Montgomery and Marilyn Evans

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:239

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  4. Study protocol

    Study protocol for a comparative effectiveness trial of two models of perinatal integrated psychosocial assessment: the PIPA project

    Studies examining psychosocial and depression assessment programs in maternity settings have not adequately considered the context in which psychosocial assessment occurs or how broader components of integrate...

    Nicole Reilly, Emma Black, Georgina M. Chambers, Virginia Schmied, Stephen Matthey, Josephine Farrell, Dawn Kingston, Andrew Bisits and Marie-Paule Austin

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:236

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  5. Research article

    ‘To be able to support her, I must feel calm and safe’: pregnant women’s partners perceptions of professional support during pregnancy

    Professional support does not always meet the needs of expectant fathers or co-mothers. The way in which professional support is offered during pregnancy varies internationally, depending on the country. In or...

    Caroline Bäckström, Stina Thorstensson, Lena B. Mårtensson, Rebecca Grimming, Yrsa Nyblin and Marie Golsäter

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:234

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  6. Research article

    Mother’s education and the risk of several neonatal outcomes: an evidence from an Italian population-based study

    Maternal socioeconomic disparities strongly affect child health, particularly in low and middle income countries. We assessed whether neonatal outcomes varied by maternal education in a setting where healthcar...

    Anna Cantarutti, Matteo Franchi, Matteo Monzio Compagnoni, Luca Merlino and Giovanni Corrao

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:221

    Published on: 12 July 2017

  7. Research article

    Identifying maternal needs following childbirth: A qualitative study among mothers, fathers and professionals

    Pregnancy and childbirth are two critical stages in a woman’s life. Various studies have suggested that psychological distress is common during the year after childbirth. The objectives of this exploratory stu...

    J. Slomian, P. Emonts, L. Vigneron, A. Acconcia, F. Glowacz, J. Y. Reginster, M. Oumourgh and O. Bruyère

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:213

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  8. Research article

    Defining and describing birth centres in the Netherlands - a component study of the Dutch Birth Centre Study

    During the last decade, a rapid increase of birth locations for low-risk births, other than conventional obstetric units, has been seen in the Netherlands. Internationally some of such locations are called bir...

    M.A.A. Hermus, I.C. Boesveld, M. Hitzert, A. Franx, J.P. de Graaf, E.A.P. Steegers, T.A. Wiegers and K.M. van der Pal-de Bruin

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:210

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  9. Research article

    Experiences of Austrian mothers with mobility or sensory impairments during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium: a qualitative study

    Approximately 8% of all women of childbearing age in Austria live with permanent impairments. In everyday life, women with disabilities face various challenges and discrimination, among which the issue of preg...

    Barbara Schildberger, Christoph Zenzmaier and Martina König-Bachmann

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:201

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  10. Research article

    Understanding factors affecting collaboration between midwives and other health care professionals in a birth center and its affiliated Quebec hospital: a case study

    A better understanding of the processes of collaboration between midwives who work in the birthing centers, and hospital-based obstetricians, family physicians and nurses may promote cooperation among professi...

    Roxana Behruzi, Stephanie Klam, Marleen Dehertog, Vania Jimenez and Marie Hatem

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:200

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  11. Research article

    Through the client’s eyes: using narratives to explore experiences of care transfers during pregnancy, childbirth, and the neonatal period

    The client experience is an important outcome in the evaluation and development of perinatal healthcare. But because clients meet different professionals, measuring such experiences poses a challenge. This is ...

    Cherelle M.V. van Stenus, Mark Gotink, Magda M. Boere-Boonekamp, Anneke Sools and Ariana Need

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:182

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  12. Research article

    ‘It is a difficult topic’ – a qualitative study of midwives´ experiences with routine antenatal enquiry for intimate partner violence

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy may jeopardize maternal and fetal health (IJFWM 49:159-164, 2004; IJGO 133:269-276, 2016). In recognition of the significant public health impact of IPV, the No...

    L. Henriksen, L.M Garnweidner-Holme, K.K Thorsteinsen and M. Lukasse

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:165

    Published on: 2 June 2017

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