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Maternity care and sociological aspects of pregnancy and childbirth

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Despite efforts to improve male involvement (MI), few male partners typically attend antenatal care (ANC). MI in ANC and interventions to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission have been demonstrated to be b...

    Authors: Michelle M. Gill, John Ditekemena, Aimé Loando, Vicky Ilunga, Marleen Temmerman and Franck Fwamba

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:409

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    In 2010, China’s cesarean delivery (CD) rates increased to one of the highest in the world, a significant proportion of which were without medical indication. However, recent studies have indicated some declin...

    Authors: Eileen Wang and Therese Hesketh

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:405

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    Knowledge of pregnant women’s and mothers’ viewpoints on midwifery care is crucial for its appropriate delivery and research. In Germany, comprehensive research to more fully understand women’s needs in pregna...

    Authors: Elke Mattern, Susanne Lohmann and Gertrud M. Ayerle

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:389

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  4. Content type: Research article

    In the last 20 years, adolescent pregnancy has become one of the most critical problems affecting women in Latin America and the Caribbean.

    Authors: Reyna Sámano, Hugo Martínez-Rojano, David Robichaux, Ana Lilia Rodríguez-Ventura, Bernarda Sánchez-Jiménez, Maria de la Luz Hoyuela, Estela Godínez and Selene Segovia

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:382

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    Pregnant women in American Samoa have a high risk of complications due to overweight and obesity. Prenatal care can mitigate the risk, however many women do not seek adequate care during pregnancy. Low utiliza...

    Authors: Oluwaseyi Adeyinka, Anne Marie Jukic, Stephen T. McGarvey, Bethel T. Muasau-Howard, Mata’uitafa Faiai and Nicola L. Hawley

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:381

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure during pregnancy is associated with poor pregnancy and foetal outcomes. Theory-based behaviour change interventions (BCI) have been used successfully to change smoking related ...

    Authors: Mukesh Dherani, Syeda Nosheen Zehra, Cath Jackson, Veena Satyanaryana, Rumana Huque, Prabha Chandra, Atif Rahman and Kamran Siddiqi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:378

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Screening for, diagnosis and management of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is often performed in multidisciplinary collaboration. However, variation in screening methods, diagnosis and management of IUG...

    Authors: Viki Verfaille, Ank de Jonge, Lidwine Mokkink, Myrte Westerneng, Henriëtte van der Horst, Petra Jellema and Arie Franx

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:353

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Obesity during pregnancy is a serious health problem for women and their children. Despite the high prevalence of high body mass index (BMI) among women of reproductive age in high-income countries, there is i...

    Authors: Sara Holton, Christine East and Jane Fisher

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:351

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  9. Content type: Research article

    While several studies have demonstrated the increased risk of pregnancy complications for women of advanced age, few studies have focused on women with very advanced age (≥ 45), despite the increasing rate of ...

    Authors: Kohei Ogawa, Kevin Y. Urayama, Shinji Tanigaki, Haruhiko Sago, Shoji Sato, Shigeru Saito and Naho Morisaki

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:349

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  10. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to investigate the impact of a referral-based intervention in a prospective cohort of women disclosing intimate partner violence (IPV) on the prevalence of violence, and associated outcomes psychosoci...

    Authors: An-Sofie Van Parys, Ellen Deschepper, Kristien Roelens, Marleen Temmerman and Hans Verstraelen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:346

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Although midwives make clinical decisions that have an impact on the health and well-being of mothers and babies, little is known about how they make those decisions. Wide variation in intrapartum decisions to re...

    Authors: Darie O. A. Daemers, Evelien B. M. van Limbeek, Hennie A. A. Wijnen, Marianne J. Nieuwenhuijze and Raymond G. de Vries

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:345

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  12. Content type: Debate

    Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a relatively new screen for congenital conditions – specifically, common fetal aneuploidies including Down Syndrome. The test is based on isolating freely circulating fr...

    Authors: Sara Filoche, Fiona Cram, Bev Lawton, Angela Beard and Peter Stone

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:344

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Approaches to screening can influence the acceptance of and comfort with mental health screening. Qualitative evidence on pregnant women’s comfort with different screening approaches and disclosure of mental h...

    Authors: Hamideh Bayrampour, Deborah A. McNeil, Karen Benzies, Charleen Salmon, Karen Gelb and Suzanne Tough

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:339

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Following a perinatal death, a formal standardised multi-disciplinary review should take place, to learn from the death of a baby and facilitate improvements in future care. It has been recommended that bereav...

    Authors: Danya Bakhbakhi, Dimitrios Siassakos, Christy Burden, Ffion Jones, Freya Yoward, Maggie Redshaw, Samantha Murphy and Claire Storey

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:333

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Because of the particularly severe perinatal outcomes associated with antenatal Zika virus infection, it is important for prenatal care providers to communicate Zika virus risks and strategies for prevention t...

    Authors: Mallory K. Ellingson, Catherine M. Bonk and Allison T. Chamberlain

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:325

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  16. Content type: Research article

    For years, Malawi remained at the bottom of league tables on maternal, neonatal and child health. Although maternal mortality ratios have reduced and significant progress has been made in reducing neonatal mor...

    Authors: Lucinda Manda-Taylor, Daniel Mwale, Tamara Phiri, Aisling Walsh, Anne Matthews, Ruairi Brugha, Victor Mwapasa and Elaine Byrne

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:321

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  17. Content type: Research article

    In an era of worldwide population displacement, recent studies have identified strong associations between social situations and perinatal outcomes among immigrants. Little is known about the effect of materna...

    Authors: S. Garcia-Tizon Larroca, J. Arevalo-Serrano, A. Duran Vila, M. P. Pintado Recarte, I. Cueto Hernandez, A. Solis Pierna, S. Lizarraga Bonelli and J. De Leon-Luis

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:314

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Maternal and neonatal outcomes are influenced by the nature of antenatal care. Standard pregnancy care is provided on an individual basis, with one-on-one appointments between a client and family doctor, midwi...

    Authors: Zoë G. Hodgson, Lee Saxell and Julian K. Christians

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:297

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