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Maternity care and sociological aspects of pregnancy and childbirth

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  1. 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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    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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  3. 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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    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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    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Content type: Research article

    Late access to antenatal care increases risks of adverse outcomes including maternal and perinatal mortality. There is evidence that BMI influences patient engagement with health services, such as cancer scree...

    Authors: Charlotte Barber, Judith Rankin and Nicola Heslehurst

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:290

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  11. Content type: Research article

    While non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for fetal aneuploidy is commercially available in many countries, little is known about how obstetric professionals in non-Western populations perceive the clinical u...

    Authors: Olivia Miu Yung Ngan, Huso Yi, Samuel Yeung Shan Wong, Daljit Sahota and Shenaz Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:285

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The birth story has been widely understood as a crucial source of knowledge about childbirth. What has not been reported is the effect that birth stories may have on primigravid women’s understandings of birth...

    Authors: Lesley Kay, Soo Downe, Gill Thomson and Kenny Finlayson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:283

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  13. Content type: Research article

    For the past decade, Maternal Mortality Reports, published in the United Kingdom every three years, have consistently raised concerns about maternal observations in maternity care. The reports identify that ob...

    Authors: Justine Jeffery, Alistair Hewison, Laura Goodwin and Sara Kenyon

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:282

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The World Health Organization recently made a recommendation supporting ‘culturally-appropriate’ maternity care services to improve maternal and newborn health. This recommendation results, in part, from a sys...

    Authors: Eleri Jones, Samantha R. Lattof and Ernestina Coast

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:267

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Due to its potential impact on women’s psychological health, assessing perceptions of their childbirth experience is important. The aim of this study was to develop a multidimensional self-reporting questionna...

    Authors: Pierre Carquillat, Françoise Vendittelli, Thomas Perneger and Marie-Julia Guittier

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:279

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  16. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:254

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  17. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:250

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  18. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:239

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