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Maternity care and sociological aspects of pregnancy and childbirth

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Psycho-education can reduce childbirth fear and caesarean section numbers. This study determines the cost-effectiveness of a midwife-led psycho-education intervention for women fearful of birth.

    Authors: J Toohill, E Callander, J Gamble, DK Creedy and J Fenwick

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:217

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    Pregnancy and childbirth are two critical stages in a woman’s life. Various studies have suggested that psychological distress is common during the year after childbirth. The objectives of this exploratory stu...

    Authors: J. Slomian, P. Emonts, L. Vigneron, A. Acconcia, F. Glowacz, J. Y. Reginster, M. Oumourgh and O. Bruyère

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:213

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    During the last decade, a rapid increase of birth locations for low-risk births, other than conventional obstetric units, has been seen in the Netherlands. Internationally some of such locations are called bir...

    Authors: M.A.A. Hermus, I.C. Boesveld, M. Hitzert, A. Franx, J.P. de Graaf, E.A.P. Steegers, T.A. Wiegers and K.M. van der Pal-de Bruin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:210

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    Approximately 8% of all women of childbearing age in Austria live with permanent impairments. In everyday life, women with disabilities face various challenges and discrimination, among which the issue of preg...

    Authors: Barbara Schildberger, Christoph Zenzmaier and Martina König-Bachmann

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:201

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    A better understanding of the processes of collaboration between midwives who work in the birthing centers, and hospital-based obstetricians, family physicians and nurses may promote cooperation among professi...

    Authors: Roxana Behruzi, Stephanie Klam, Marleen Dehertog, Vania Jimenez and Marie Hatem

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:200

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Women in Scotland with uncomplicated pregnancies are encouraged by professional bodies and national guidelines to access community based models of midwife-led care for their labour and birth. The evidence base...

    Authors: Sara Denham, Tracy Humphrey and Ruth Taylor

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:198

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The client experience is an important outcome in the evaluation and development of perinatal healthcare. But because clients meet different professionals, measuring such experiences poses a challenge. This is ...

    Authors: Cherelle M.V. van Stenus, Mark Gotink, Magda M. Boere-Boonekamp, Anneke Sools and Ariana Need

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:182

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Unmet need for contraception and unintended pregnancy are important public health concerns both in developing and developed countries. Previous researches have attempted to study the factors that influence uni...

    Authors: Ghose Bishwajit, Shangfeng Tang, Sanni Yaya and Zhanchun Feng

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:186

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy may jeopardize maternal and fetal health (IJFWM 49:159-164, 2004; IJGO 133:269-276, 2016). In recognition of the significant public health impact of IPV, the No...

    Authors: L. Henriksen, L.M Garnweidner-Holme, K.K Thorsteinsen and M. Lukasse

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:165

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The majority of women experience pain during labour and childbirth, however not all women experience it in the same way. In order to develop a more complete understanding of labour pain, this study aimed to ex...

    Authors: Laura Y. Whitburn, Lester E. Jones, Mary-Ann Davey and Rhonda Small

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:157

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Despite biomedical advances and intervention efforts, rates of preterm birth and other adverse outcomes in the United States have remained relatively intransigent. Evidence suggests that group prenatal care ca...

    Authors: Shayna D. Cunningham, Jessica B. Lewis, Jordan L. Thomas, Stephanie A. Grilo and Jeannette R. Ickovics

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:147

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Maternal social deprivation is associated with an increased risk of adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes. Inadequate prenatal care utilization (PCU) is likely to be an important intermediate factor. The hea...

    Authors: Clémentine Gonthier, Candice Estellat, Catherine Deneux-Tharaux, Béatrice Blondel, Toni Alfaiate, Thomas Schmitz, Jean-François Oury, Laurent Mandelbrot, Dominique Luton, Philippe Ravaud and Elie Azria

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:126

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    In Rwanda, a majority of pregnant women visit antenatal care (ANC) services, however not to the extent that is recommended. Association between socio-demographic or psychosocial factors and poor utilization of...

    Authors: Akashi Andrew Rurangirwa, Ingrid Mogren, Laetitia Nyirazinyoye, Joseph Ntaganira and Gunilla Krantz

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:142

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    Actions to prevent early onset disease in neonates are based on different strategies including administering antibiotic prophylaxis during labour in case of 1) maternal GBS colonisation (screening strategy), 2...

    Authors: Diny G. E. Kolkman, Margot A. H. Fleuren, Maurice G. A. J. Wouters, Christianne J. M. de Groot and Marlies E. B. Rijnders

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:139

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    The availability of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for aneuploidies is expanding rapidly throughout the world. Training health professionals to offer NIPT in a way that supports informed choice is essent...

    Authors: Kerry Oxenford, Rebecca Daley, Celine Lewis, Melissa Hill and Lyn S. Chitty

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:132

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Counseling has a significant role in improving knowledge, attitude and practice outcomes of pregnant women towards medication use. Proper counseling thus could be beneficial to prevent any medication related m...

    Authors: Ramesh Devkota, G. M. Khan, Kadir Alam, Binaya Sapkota and Deepa Devkota

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:131

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    In Quebec (Canada), nearly 20,000 pregnancies end in miscarriage, and the majority of the miscarriages are dealt with in an emergency unit. Although there are studies documenting the effects of this type of gr...

    Authors: Francine de Montigny, Chantal Verdon, Diane Dubeau, Annie Devault, Martin St-André, Éric Tchouaket Nguemeleu and Carl Lacharité

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:124

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    Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women constitutes a major public health problem. Antenatal care is considered a window of opportunity to disclose and to communicate about IPV. However, little is known ...

    Authors: Lisa Maria Garnweidner-Holme, Mirjam Lukasse, Miriam Solheim and Lena Henriksen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:123

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