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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

Maternity care and sociological aspects of pregnancy and childbirth

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  1. Content type: Research article

    In China, increases in both the caesarean section (CS) rates and delivery costs have raised questions regarding the reform of the medical insurance payment system. Case payment is useful for regulating the beh...

    Authors: Shuang Liu, Jing Wang, Liang Zhang and Xiang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:66

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    It is estimated that 5-15% of all couples in industrialised nations are infertile. A perceived unfulfilled desire for a child or self-identification as infertile can lead to psychological strain and social iso...

    Authors: Eva Münster, Stephan Letzel, Jasmin Passet-Wittig, Norbert F. Schneider, Bettina Schuhrke, Rudolf Seufert and Ulrike Zier

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:62

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    This study aims to investigate the association between social capital (SC) and depressive symptoms among Chinese primiparas at different time-points from their late pregnancy to postpartum.

    Authors: Chi Zhou, Weijun Zheng, Qi Yuan, Baodan Zhang, Hao Chen, Weijue Wang, Liu Huang, Liangwen Xu and Lei Yang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:45

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) is an alternative option for women who have had a previous caesarean section (CS); however, uptake is limited because of concern about the risks of uterine rupture. The aim...

    Authors: Shu-Wen Chen, Alison M. Hutchinson, Cate Nagle and Tracey K. Bucknall

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:31

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    Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is an increasingly common condition of pregnancy. It is associated with adverse fetal, infant and maternal outcomes, as well as an increased risk of GDM in future pregnancie...

    Authors: Judith Parsons, Katherine Sparrow, Khalida Ismail, Katharine Hunt, Helen Rogers and Angus Forbes

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:25

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Women approach birth using various methods of preparation drawing from conventional healthcare providers alongside informal information sources (IIS) outside the professional healthcare context. An investigati...

    Authors: Ruth A. Sanders and Kenda Crozier

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:21

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Current clinical guidelines and national policy in England support offering ‘low risk’ women a choice of birth setting. Options include: home, free-standing midwifery unit (FMU), alongside midwifery unit (AMU)...

    Authors: Lisa Hinton, Carol Dumelow, Rachel Rowe and Jennifer Hollowell

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:12

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    Home births in high risk pregnancies and unassisted childbirth seem to be increasing in the Netherlands. Until now there were no qualitative data on women’s motivations for these choices in the Dutch maternity...

    Authors: Martine Hollander, Esteriek de Miranda, Jeroen van Dillen, Irene de Graaf, Frank Vandenbussche and Lianne Holten

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:423

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  9. 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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  10. Content type: Research article

    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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  12. 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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  14. 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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    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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  16. 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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  17. 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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