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Maternity care and sociological aspects of pregnancy and childbirth

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  1. Given the relevance of paternal involvement in maternal care, there is a need to prepare first-time fathers to participate in pregnancy and childbirth actively. This study explores the experiences and needs of...

    Authors: Chiemeka Onyeze-Joe and Isabelle Godin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:213

    Content type: Research article

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  2. A recent systematic review identified very few studies on women’s views on how to improve the quality of maternal and newborn care (QMNC). This study aimed at exploring the suggestions provided by women, after...

    Authors: Marzia Lazzerini, Chiara Semenzato, Jaspreet Kaur, Benedetta Covi and Giorgia Argentini

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:200

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  3. An accurate assessment of the adequacy of prenatal care utilization is critical to inform the relationship between prenatal care and pregnancy outcomes. This systematic review critically appraises the evidence...

    Authors: Stewart Rowe, Zahra Karkhaneh, Isaiah MacDonald, Thane Chambers, Sana Amjad, Alvaro Osornio-Vargas, Radha Chari, Manoj Kumar and Maria B. Ospina

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:171

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  4. To improve the utilization of maternal and newborn health (MNH) care and to improve the quality of care, the World Health Organization (WHO) has strongly recommended men’s involvement in pregnancy, childbirth,...

    Authors: Ahmed Ehsanur Rahman, Janet Perkins, Shumona Sharmin Salam, Shema Mhajabin, Aniqa Tasnim Hossain, Tapas Mazumder and Shams EL Arifeen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:169

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  5. Antenatal care (ANC) is essential to improve maternal and newborn health and wellbeing. Antenatal care coverage is improving in Africa since over two-thirds of pregnant women have at least one ANC contact. How...

    Authors: Zemenu Tadesse Tessema and Yaregal Animut

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:137

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  6. Studies comparing the outcome of spontaneous versus assisted reproductive technologies (ART) pregnancies report heterogeneous results. Despite the success of ART to overcome infertility, concern is growing reg...

    Authors: Shana Ginar da Silva, Mariângela Freitas da Silveira, Andréa Dâmaso Bertoldi, Marlos Rodrigues Domingues and Iná da Silva dos Santos

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:106

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  7. In Denmark, 13% of all children are born by non-Western immigrant women. The public antenatal care has not adapted to this increased diversity of women. Compared to women coming from Western countries, non-Wes...

    Authors: Helle Johnsen, Nazila Ghavami Kivi, Cecilie H. Morrison, Mette Juhl, Ulla Christensen and Sarah F. Villadsen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:118

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  8. This review aimed to identify and synthesise evidence of Muslim women’s experiences of maternity services in the UK. A systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative evidence, unrestricted by type of ...

    Authors: Tasneema Firdous, Zoe Darwin and Shaima M. Hassan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:115

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Perinatal health-seeking behaviours are influenced by various factors, including personal beliefs. South Asian women, who often live within a wide kinship system, can be influenced by the advice and guidance o...

    Authors: Sujane Kandasamy, Rebecca Anglin, Leila Gaind, Dipika Desai, Gita Wahi, Milan Gupta and Sonia S. Anand

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:113

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  10. Women who receive negative results from non-invasive prenatal genetic testing (NIPT) may find that they later have mixed or ambivalent feelings, for example, feelings of accepting NIPT and regretting undergoin...

    Authors: Junko Yotsumoto, Akihiko Sekizawa, Satomi Inoue, Nobuhiro Suzumori, Osamu Samura, Takahiro Yamada, Kiyonori Miura, Hideaki Masuzaki, Hideaki Sawai, Jun Murotsuki, Haruka Hamanoue, Yoshimasa Kamei, Toshiaki Endo, Akimune Fukushima, Yukiko Katagiri, Naoki Takeshita…

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:112

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  11. Maternal behaviours during pregnancy have short- and long-term consequences for maternal and infant health. Pregnancy is an ideal opportunity to encourage positive behaviour change. Despite this, limited infor...

    Authors: Marion Murphy, Sheena McHugh, Linda M. O’Keeffe, Richard A. Greene, Paul Corcoran and Patricia M. Kearney

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:98

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  12. Preterm birth in the United States is associated with maternal clinical factors such as diabetes, hypertension and social factors including race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. In California, 8.7% of all...

    Authors: Brittany N. Edwards, Monica R. McLemore, Kimberly Baltzell, Allen Hodgkin, Olga Nunez and Linda S. Franck

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:91

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  13. In Ethiopia, approximately three-fourths of mothers do not deliver in health facilities. Disrespect and abuse during childbirth fallouts in underutilization of institutional delivery that upshots maternal morb...

    Authors: Agegnehu Bante, Kedir Teji, Berhanu Seyoum and Abera Mersha

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:86

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  14. Evidence suggests that cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption during pregnancy negatively impacts fetal health. Health agencies across countries have developed specific guidelines for health professionals i...

    Authors: Sakari Lemola, Anna Gkiouleka, Natalie Urfer-Maurer, Alexander Grob, Katharina Tritten Schwarz and Yvonne Meyer-Leu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:31

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  15. Excessive body weight induces the occurrence of arterial hypertension. The risk associated with irregularities during the perinatal period is increased in women with diagnosed hypothyroidism. Disorders of thyr...

    Authors: Wioletta Waksmańska, Rafał Bobiński, Izabela Ulman-Włodarz and Anna Pielesz

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:29

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Traditional hierarchical approaches to research give privilege to small groups with decision-making power, without direct input from those with lived experience of illness who bear the burden of disease. A Res...

    Authors: Linda S. Franck, Monica R. McLemore, Shanell Williams, Kathryn Millar, Anastasia Y. Gordon, Schyneida Williams, Nakia Woods, Lisa Edwards, Tania Pacheco, Artie Padilla, Fanta Nelson and Larry Rand

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:10

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  17. Emotional distress following pregnancy loss and neonatal loss is common, with enduring grief occurring for many parents. However, little is known about men’s grief, since the majority of existing literature an...

    Authors: Kate Louise Obst, Clemence Due, Melissa Oxlad and Philippa Middleton

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:11

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  18. Recently, a growing body of literature has established that disrespect and abuse during delivery is prevalent around the world. This complex issue has not been well studied through the lens of behavioral scien...

    Authors: Jana Smith, Rachel Banay, Emily Zimmerman, Vivien Caetano, Maurice Musheke and Ameck Kamanga

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:26

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  19. Husbands’ involvement in maternal care is considered as a crucial step in scaling up women’s utilization of the services. However, the factors related with how husband’s involvement in maternal health care hav...

    Authors: Wondwosen Teklesilasie and Wakgari Deressa

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:21

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  20. The optimal dietary practice is a critical requisite for maternal nutrition. However, the majority of Ethiopian pregnant women have inadequate nutrient intakes. These may be due to their poor dietary habits. I...

    Authors: Yeshalem Mulugeta Demilew, Getu Degu Alene and Tefera Belachew

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:18

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  21. Quality maternal health reduces maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity. Healthcare professionals, including midwives, are significant agents for the promotion of quality maternal health. Frequents repor...

    Authors: Veronica Millicent Dzomeku, Adwoa Bemah Boamah Mensah, Emmanuel Kweku Nakua, Pascal Agbadi, Jody R. Lori and Peter Donkor

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:15

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  22. Decreased birth satisfaction has been associated with labor induction. Yet, there is a paucity of data evaluating risk factors for decreased satisfaction associated with labor induction. We aimed to determine ...

    Authors: Rebecca F. Hamm, Sindhu K. Srinivas and Lisa D. Levine

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:530

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  23. A growing body of evidence is beginning to highlight how mass incarceration shapes inequalities in population health. Non-Hispanic blacks are disproportionately affected by incarceration and criminal law enfor...

    Authors: Lauren Dyer, Rachel Hardeman, Dovile Vilda, Katherine Theall and Maeve Wallace

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:525

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  24. Abuse against women in labor starts with subtle forms of discrimination that can turn into overt violence. Therefore it is crucial to work towards prevention and elimination of disrespect and ill-treatment in ...

    Authors: Barbara Baranowska, Antonina Doroszewska, Urszula Kubicka-Kraszyńska, Joanna Pietrusiewicz, Iwona Adamska-Sala, Anna Kajdy, Dorota Sys, Urszula Tataj-Puzyna, Grażyna Bączek and Susan Crowther

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:520

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  25. Perinatal grief is a process that affects families in biological, psychological, social and spiritual terms. It is estimated that every year there are 2.7 million perinatal deaths worldwide and 4.43 deaths for...

    Authors: Marcos Camacho-Ávila, Cayetano Fernández-Sola, Francisca Rosa Jiménez-López, José Granero-Molina, Isabel María Fernández-Medina, Laura Martínez-Artero and José Manuel Hernández-Padilla

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:512

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  26. The Community-Based Newborn Care (CBNC) program is a comprehensive strategy designed to improve the health of newborns during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period through health extension workers at...

    Authors: Tsegaye Gebremedhin, Dawit Wolde Daka, Yibeltal Kiflie Alemayehu, Kiddus Yitbarek and Ayal Debie

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:492

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  27. Less evidence exists regarding the association of social determinants and delivery mode in Jiangsu, and if the trend is influenced by the type of residence. This study aims to identify the significant social d...

    Authors: Hong Fan, Hai Gu, Hua You, Xinpeng Xu, Yun Kou and Nichao Yang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:473

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  28. Pre-eclampsia (PE) is one of the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality globally. Adequate knowledge about a disorder contributes greatly to its prevention, control and management. This study asses...

    Authors: Linda A. Fondjo, Vivian E. Boamah, Adelaide Fierti, Dorcas Gyesi and Eddie-Williams Owiredu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:456

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  29. The delivery mode for pregnant women with uteruses scarred by prior caesarean section (CS) is a controversial issue, even though the CS rate has risen in the past 20 years. We performed this retrospective stud...

    Authors: Zhifen Hua and Fadwa El Oualja

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:445

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  30. The sleep quality of pregnant women in the third trimester is related to mental health. However, there is still a lack of large-scale cohort research exploring this relationship in the second trimester. Thus, ...

    Authors: Ming Gao, Jiajin Hu, Liu Yang, Ning Ding, Xiaotong Wei, Lin Li, Lei Liu, Yanan Ma and Deliang Wen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:444

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  31. In Nigeria, hypertensive disorders have become the leading cause of facility-based maternal mortality. Many factors influence pregnant women’s health-seeking behaviors and perceptions around the importance of ...

    Authors: Pooja Sripad, Karen Kirk, Gloria Adoyi, Amy Dempsey, Salisu Ishaku and Charlotte E. Warren

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:431

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  32. Previous studies suggested that maternal subjective feeling of stress seemed to be involved in the incidence of congenial heart disease in offspring. To better understand the findings, our study would discuss ...

    Authors: Jiajun Lyu, Kena Zhao, Yuanqing Xia, Anda Zhao, Yong Yin, Haifa Hong and Shenghui Li

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:429

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  33. Evidence based practice has been associated with better quality of care in many situations, but it has not been able to address increasing need and demand in healthcare globally and stagnant or decreasing heal...

    Authors: Ank De Jonge, Soo Downe, Lesley Page, Declan Devane, Helena Lindgren, Joke Klinkert, Muir Gray and Anant Jani

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:428

    Content type: Debate

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  34. Health providers can play an important role in communication about pregnancy, particularly for women at increased risk for pregnancy complications, including female sex workers (FSWs) living with HIV. This stu...

    Authors: Dana Cernigliaro, Clare Barrington, Yeycy Donastorg, Martha Perez and Deanna Kerrigan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:427

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  35. Antenatal depression (AD) is considered as one of the major health burdens and has adverse effects on the outcome of expectant mothers and newborns. The present study aims to investigate the prevalence of ante...

    Authors: Ying Hu, Ying Wang, Shu Wen, Xiujing Guo, Liangzhi Xu, Baohong Chen, Pengfan Chen, Xiaoxia Xu and Yuqiong Wang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:420

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  36. Despite public funding of midwifery care, people of low-socioeconomic status are less likely to access midwifery care in Ontario, Canada, but little is known about barriers that they experience in accessing mi...

    Authors: Elizabeth K. Darling, Lindsay Grenier, Lisa Nussey, Beth Murray-Davis, Eileen K. Hutton and Meredith Vanstone

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:416

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  37. The perinatal period presents a high-risk time for development of mood disorders. Australia-wide universal perinatal care, including depression screening, make this stage amenable to population-level preventat...

    Authors: Sarah Khanlari, John Eastwood, Bryanne Barnett, Sabrina Naz and Felix Akpojene Ogbo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:407

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  38. Early, regular prenatal care utilization is an important strategy for improving maternal and infant health outcomes. The purpose of this study is to better understand contributing factors to disparate prenatal...

    Authors: Erin L. Blakeney, Jerald R. Herting, Betty Bekemeier and Brenda K. Zierler

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:390

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  39. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women experience high rates of diabetes in pregnancy (DIP), contributing to health risks for mother and infant, and the intergenerational cycle of diabetes. By enhancing d...

    Authors: R. Kirkham, N. Trap-Jensen, J. A. Boyle, F. Barzi, E. L. M. Barr, C. Whitbread, P. Van Dokkum, M. Kirkwood, C. Connors, E. Moore, P. Zimmet, S. Corpus, A. J. Hanley, K. O’Dea, J. Oats, H. D. McIntyre…

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:389

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  40. Birth preparedness and complication readiness has as goal to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality. This concept developed by the organizations of the United Nations permits pregnant women and their families ...

    Authors: Yunga Patience Ijang, Samuel Nambile Nambile Cumber, Claude Ngwayu Nkfusai, Mbinkar Adeline Venyuy, Fala Bede and Pierre Marie Tebeu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:371

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  41. In population level studies, the conventional practice of categorizing women into low and high maternal risk samples relies upon ascertaining the presence of various comorbid conditions in administrative data....

    Authors: Jennifer Vanderlaan, Anne Dunlop, Roger Rochat, Bryan Williams and Susan E. Shapiro

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:364

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  42. Being ‘with woman’ is a central construct of the midwifery profession however, minimal research has been undertaken to explore the phenomenon from the perspective of midwives. The aim of this study was to desc...

    Authors: Zoe Bradfield, Yvonne Hauck, Ravani Duggan and Michelle Kelly

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:363

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  43. Reasonable use of antenatal care (ANC) services by pregnant women played a crucial role in ensuring maternal and child safety and reducing the risk of complications, disability, and death in mothers and their ...

    Authors: Xue Tang, Lulu Ding, Yuejing Feng, Yi Wang and Chengchao Zhou

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:355

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  44. Risk perception in relation to pregnancy and birth is a complex process influenced by multiple personal, psychological and societal factors. Traditionally, the risk perception of healthcare professionals has b...

    Authors: Suzanne Lee, Des Holden, Rebecca Webb and Susan Ayers

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:335

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  45. In the United Kingdom, midwives will engage in discussions with the multidisciplinary team as to whether they can provide Obstetric High Dependency Care (OHDC) on the Delivery Suite or whether a woman’s care s...

    Authors: Alison James, Simon Cooper, Elizabeth Stenhouse and Ruth Endacott

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:331

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  46. Identifying and understanding the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) level of women at the periconceptional period has implications for formulating and measuring the adverse pregnancy outcomes for primary ...

    Authors: Danyang Li, Liyan Huang, Wenfang Yang, Cuifang Qi, Li Shang, Juan Xin, Lingxia Zeng, Min Zhang, Hui Song and Mei Chun Chung

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:326

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  47. Alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI) in antenatal care is internationally recommended to prevent harm caused by alcohol exposure during pregnancy. There is, however, limited understanding of how SBI ...

    Authors: Lisa Schölin and Niamh Fitzgerald

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:316

    Content type: Research article

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