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Maternity care and sociological aspects of pregnancy and childbirth

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  1. There is little known about women’s concurrent use of conventional and complementary health care during pregnancy, particularly consultation patterns with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This stu...

    Authors: Amie Steel, Jon Adams, David Sibbritt, Alex Broom, Cindy Gallois and Jane Frawley

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:146

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  2. Sleep disturbances in late pregnancy are common. This study aimed to survey sleep problems in third trimester pregnant women and to compare sleep in the pre-pregnancy period with the third trimester.

    Authors: B Lynne Hutchison, Peter R Stone, Lesley ME McCowan, Alistair W Stewart, John MD Thompson and Edwin A Mitchell

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:144

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  3. Current national and international maternity policy supports the importance of addressing public health goals and investing in early years. Health care providers for women during the reproductive and early pos...

    Authors: Jenny McNeill, Jackie Doran, Fiona Lynn, Gail Anderson and Fiona Alderdice

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:142

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  4. Pregnancy is an ideal time to encourage healthy lifestyles as most women access health services and are more receptive to health messages; however few effective interventions exist. The aim of this research wa...

    Authors: Shelley A Wilkinson and H David McIntyre

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:131

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  5. Midwifery units offer care to women with straightforward pregnancies, but unforeseen complications can arise during labour or soon after birth, necessitating transfer to a hospital obstetric unit. In England, ...

    Authors: Rachel E Rowe, Jennifer J Kurinczuk, Louise Locock and Ray Fitzpatrick

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:129

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  6. Childbirth is an important transitional life event, but one in which many women are dissatisfied stemming in part from a sense that labour is something that happens to them rather than with them. Promoting mat...

    Authors: Colleen Fisher, Yvonne Hauck, Sara Bayes and Jean Byrne

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:126

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  7. In Mali and Senegal, over 1% of women die giving birth in hospital. At some hospitals, over a third of infants are stillborn. Many deaths are due to substandard medical practices. Criterion-based clinical audi...

    Authors: Catherine M Pirkle, Alexandre Dumont, Mamadou Traore and Maria-Victoria Zunzunegui

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:118

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  8. Valid registration of medical information is essential for the quality of registry-based research. Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is characterized by severe nausea and vomiting, weight loss and electrolyte imbala...

    Authors: Åse Vikanes, Per Magnus, Siri Vangen, Sølvi Lomsdal and Andrej M Grjibovski

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:115

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  9. Two years after implementing the free-CS policy, we assessed the non-financial factors associated with caesarean section (CS) in women managed by referral hospitals in Senegal and Mali.

    Authors: Valérie Briand, Alexandre Dumont, Michal Abrahamowicz, Mamadou Traore, Laurence Watier and Pierre Fournier

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:114

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  10. Antenatal Care (ANC) during pregnancy can play an important role in the uptake of evidence-based services vital to the health of women and their infants. Studies report positive effects of ANC on use of facili...

    Authors: Jesmin Pervin, Allisyn Moran, Monjur Rahman, Abdur Razzaque, Lynn Sibley, Peter K Streatfield, Laura J Reichenbach, Marge Koblinsky, Daniel Hruschka and Anisur Rahman

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:111

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  11. Obstetric near-miss case reviews are being promoted as a quality assurance intervention suitable for hospitals in low income countries. We introduced such reviews in five district, regional and national hospit...

    Authors: Matthias Borchert, Sourou Goufodji, Eusèbe Alihonou, Thérèse Delvaux, Jacques Saizonou, Lydie Kanhonou and Véronique Filippi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:109

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  12. Excess gestational weight gain (GWG) can affect the immediate and long term health outcomes of mother and infant. Understanding health providers’ views, attitudes and practices around GWG is crucial to assist ...

    Authors: Jane C Willcox, Karen J Campbell, Paige van der Pligt, Elizabeth Hoban, Deborah Pidd and Shelley Wilkinson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:102

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  13. There is a debate about the cost-efficiency of methotrexate for the management of ectopic pregnancy (EP), especially for patients presenting with serum human chorionic gonadotrophin levels of >1500 IU/L. We hy...

    Authors: Daniel T Westaby, Olivia Wu, W Colin Duncan, Hilary OD Critchley, Stephen Tong and Andrew W Horne

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:98

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  14. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation in eligible HIV-infected pregnant women is an important intervention to promote maternal and child health. Increasing the duration of ART received before delivery plays ...

    Authors: Landon Myer, Rose Zulliger, Linda-Gail Bekker and Elaine Abrams

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:94

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  15. The absence of robust evidence of safety of medicines in pregnancy, particularly those for major diseases provided by public health programmes in developing countries, has resulted in cautious recommendations ...

    Authors: Ushma Mehta, Christine Clerk, Elizabeth Allen, Mackensie Yore, Esperança Sevene, Jan Singlovic, Max Petzold, Viviana Mangiaterra, Elizabeth Elefant, Frank M Sullivan, Lewis B Holmes and Melba Gomes

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:89

    Content type: Study protocol

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  16. The use of mother’s own breast milk during initial hospitalization has a positive impact not only in reducing potential serious neonatal morbidities but also contribute to improvements in neurodevelopmental outco...

    Authors: Elizabeth V Asztalos, Marsha Campbell-Yeo, Orlando P daSilva, Alex Kiss, David C Knoppert and Shinya Ito

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:87

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. Mother-to-child transmission of HIV is a very important mode of HIV transmission for children. Well-functioning and accessible health facility and knowledge on mother to child transmission of HIV are a prerequ...

    Authors: Marelign Tilahun Malaju and Getu Degu Alene

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:73

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  18. Two out of three neonatal deaths occur in just 10 countries and Pakistan stands third among them. Maternal mortality is also high with most deaths occurring during labor, birth, and first few hours after birth...

    Authors: Muhammad Amir Khan, Shirin Mirza, Maqsood Ahmed, Akhtar Rasheed, Amanullah Khan, John Walley and Nailah Nisar

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:67

    Content type: Study protocol

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  19. The accurate assessment and appropriate repair of birth related perineal trauma require high levels of skill and competency, with evidence based guideline recommendations available to inform UK midwifery pract...

    Authors: Debra E Bick, Khaled M Ismail, Sue Macdonald, Peter Thomas, Sue Tohill and Christine Kettle

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:57

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  20. Program coverage is likely to be an important determinant of the effectiveness of community interventions to reduce neonatal mortality. Rigorous examination and documentation of methods to scale-up interventio...

    Authors: Tasmin Nahar, Kishwar Azad, Bedowra Haq Aumon, Layla Younes, Sanjit Shaha, Abdul Kuddus, Audrey Prost, Tanja AJ Houweling, Anthony Costello and Edward Fottrell

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:5

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  21. Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk for pregnancy complications. Knowledge about increased risks in overweight and obese women could contribute to successful prevention strategies and the...

    Authors: Marloes Dekker Nitert, Katie F Foxcroft, Karin Lust, Narelle Fagermo, Debbie A Lawlor, Michael O'Callaghan, H David Mcintyre and Leonie K Callaway

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2011 11:96

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  22. Although clinical audit is an important instrument for quality care improvement, the concept has not yet been adequately taken on board in rural settings in most resource limited countries where the problem of...

    Authors: Angelo S Nyamtema, Alise Bartsch de Jong, David P Urassa and Jos van Roosmalen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2011 11:94

    Content type: Research article

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