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Maternity care and sociological aspects of pregnancy and childbirth

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  1. Content type: Research article

    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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    English maternity care policy has supported offering women choice of birth setting for over twenty years, but only 13% of women in England currently give birth in settings other than obstetric units (OUs). It ...

    Authors: Kirstie Coxon, Alison Chisholm, Reem Malouf, Rachel Rowe and Jennifer Hollowell

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:103

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    Maternal body weight is an indicator of the health of a mother and her developing fetus. Risks of poor maternal and fetal health issues increase when women gain too little or too much weight during pregnancy. ...

    Authors: Hara Nikolopoulos, Maria Mayan, Jessica MacIsaac, Terri Miller and Rhonda C. Bell

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:97

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    Healthcare workers may affect the utilization of sexual and reproductive healthcare (SRH) services, and quality of care thereof, for example by their behaviours or attitudes they hold. This can become a hindra...

    Authors: Kim Jonas, Rik Crutzen, Bart van den Borne and Priscilla Reddy

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:86

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    Substance use in pregnancy is associated with severe maternal and fetal morbidities and substantial economic costs. However, few studies have evaluated the cost-effectiveness of substance use treatment program...

    Authors: Xiao Xu, Kimberly A. Yonkers and Jennifer Prah Ruger

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:83

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  6. Content type: Research article

    To examine the preferences for comprehensive services and facilities in a new proposed birth center which will be established in a large Dutch city, specifically among pregnant women from different ethnic back...

    Authors: Dominique Lescure, Sanneke Schepman, Ronald Batenburg, Therese A. Wiegers and Ellen Verbakel

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:79

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Primary healthcare services in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States have embraced the concept of family-centred care as a promising approach to supporting and caring for the health of young Ind...

    Authors: Janya McCalman, Marion Heyeres, Sandra Campbell, Roxanne Bainbridge, Catherine Chamberlain, Natalie Strobel and Alan Ruben

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:71

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  8. Content type: Research article

    One of the challenges for treating pre-eclampsia and preventing further deterioration is determining how best to enable early detection. If women or their partners and families are able to raise early warnings...

    Authors: Wendy Carter, Debra Bick, Nicola Mackintosh and Jane Sandall

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:63

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Applications of mindfulness during the perinatal period have recently been explored and appear to offer a decrease in stress, anxiety and depression during this period. However, it still remains unclear what p...

    Authors: Françoise Roy Malis, Thorsten Meyer and Mechthild M. Gross

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:57

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Preterm birth (PTB) is the leading cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Women with previous prenatal loss are at higher risk of preterm birth. A specialist antenatal clinic is considered as one approach...

    Authors: Reem Malouf and Maggie Redshaw

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:51

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of fathers’ depression and anxiety in the perinatal period (i.e. from conception to 1 year after birth) is approximately 5–10%, and 5–15%, respectively; their children face increased risk of adv...

    Authors: Z. Darwin, P. Galdas, S. Hinchliff, E. Littlewood, D. McMillan, L. McGowan and S. Gilbody

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:45

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  12. Content type: Research article

    A national survey was conducted to measure and benchmark women’s experiences with pregnancy, birth and postnatal care in Norway. The purpose of this secondary analysis is to explore potential variation in thes...

    Authors: Ingeborg S. Sjetne and Hilde H. Iversen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:37

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The transition to parenthood is a potentially vulnerable time for mothers’ mental health and approximately 9–21% of women experience depression and/or anxiety at this time. Many more experience sub-clinical sy...

    Authors: Jenny McLeish and Maggie Redshaw

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:28

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    A major change in the organisation of maternity care in the Netherlands is under consideration, going from an echelon system where midwives provide primary care in the community and refer to obstetricians for ...

    Authors: J. Catja Warmelink, T. Paul de Cock, Yvonne Combee, Marloes Rongen, Therese A. Wiegers and Eileen K. Hutton

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:24

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  15. Content type: Debate

    This correspondence argues and offers recommendations for how Geographic Information System (GIS) applied to maternal and newborn health data could potentially be used as part of the broader efforts for ending...

    Authors: Yordanos B. Molla, Barbara Rawlins, Prestige Tatenda Makanga, Marc Cunningham, Juan Eugenio Hernández Ávila, Corrine Warren Ruktanonchai, Kavita Singh, Sylvia Alford, Mira Thompson, Vikas Dwivedi, Allisyn C. Moran and Zoe Matthews

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:26

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Many women experience psychological trauma during birth. A traumatic birth can impact on postnatal mental health and family relationships. It is important to understand how interpersonal factors influence wome...

    Authors: Rachel Reed, Rachael Sharman and Christian Inglis

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:21

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Despite the widely recognized association between the severity of early preterm birth (ePTB) and its related severe diseases, little is known about the potential risk factors of ePTB and the sub-population wit...

    Authors: Chuanwu Zhang, Lili Garrard, John Keighley, Susan Carlson and Byron Gajewski

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:18

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Intrapartum complications and the use of obstetric interventions are more common in primiparous childbirth than in multiparous childbirth, leading to concern about out of hospital birth for primiparous women. ...

    Authors: Louise Fischer Christensen and Charlotte Overgaard

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:14

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The health and wellbeing of midwives are important considerations for workforce retention and quality care. The occurrence and relationships among mental health conditions such as burnout and depression have r...

    Authors: D. K. Creedy, M. Sidebotham, J. Gamble, Julie Pallant and J. Fenwick

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:13

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Following previous perinatal loss, women in a subsequent pregnancy may experience heightened emotions, such as anxiety and fear, with a range of longer-term implications. To support these women, the Mater Moth...

    Authors: Pamela Meredith, Trish Wilson, Grace Branjerdporn, Jenny Strong and Laura Desha

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:6

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Stillbirths and neonatal deaths are devastating events for both parents and clinicians and are global public health concerns. Careful clinical management after these deaths is required, including appropriate i...

    Authors: Paul A. Gardiner, Alison L. Kent, Viviana Rodriguez, Aleena M. Wojcieszek, David Ellwood, Adrienne Gordon, Patricia A. Wilson, Diana M. Bond, Adrian Charles, Susan Arbuckle, Glenn J. Gardener, Jeremy J. Oats, Jan Jaap Erwich, Fleurisca J. Korteweg, T. H. Nguyen Duc, Susannah Hopkins Leisher…

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:376

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The Childbirth Experience Questionnaire (CEQ) was originally designed to study women’s perceptions of labour and birth. The main objective of our study was to adapt the CEQ to the Spanish context and determine...

    Authors: F. J. Soriano-Vidal, A. Oliver-Roig, J. Cabrero-García, N. Congost-Maestre, A. Dencker and M. Richart-Martínez

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:372

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  23. Content type: Research article

    A risk prediction model of non-syndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate (NSCL/P) was established by a discriminant analysis to predict the individual risk of NSCL/P in pregnant women.

    Authors: Huixia Li, Miyang Luo, Jiayou Luo, Jianfei Zheng, Rong Zeng, Qiyun Du, Junqun Fang and Na Ouyang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:368

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  24. Content type: Research article

    In several developed countries women with a low risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth can make choices regarding place of birth. In the Netherlands, these women receive midwife-led care and can...

    Authors: A. B. Witteveen, P. De Cock, A. C. Huizink, A. De Jonge, T. Klomp, M. Westerneng and C. C. Geerts

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:363

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Fear of childbirth has negative consequences for a woman's physical and emotional wellbeing. The most commonly used measurement tool for childbirth fear is the Wijma Delivery Expectancy Questionnaire (WDEQ-A)....

    Authors: J. F. Pallant, H. M. Haines, P. Green, J. Toohill, J. Gamble, D. K. Creedy and J. Fenwick

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:361

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Maternal request for Caesarean section is controversial and yet the NICE Caesarean section Guideline recommends that that if this is requested, following discussion of the risks and benefits, women should be s...

    Authors: Sara L. Kenyon, Nina Johns, Sandhya Duggal, Ruth Hewston and Nicola Gale

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:348

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Smoking and excess weight gain during pregnancy have been shown to have serious health consequences for both mothers and their infants. Advice from friends and family on these topics influences pregnant women’...

    Authors: Bianca A. Verma, Lauren P. Nichols, Melissa A. Plegue, Michelle H. Moniz, Manisha Rai and Tammy Chang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:349

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Domestic violence is a global health problem as well as a violation against human rights. The aim of this study was to explore prevalence and incidence of domestic violence during pregnancy and 1 to 1.5 years pos...

    Authors: Hafrún Finnbogadóttir and Anna-Karin Dykes

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:327

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:383

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    It is well documented that pregnant women experience increased worry and uncertainty following a high-risk prenatal screening result. While waiting for diagnostic results this worry continues to linger. It has...

    Authors: Stina Lou, Camilla P. Nielsen, Lone Hvidman, Olav B. Petersen and Mette B. Risør

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:321

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Gestational weight gain (GWG) is an important predictor of short and long-term pregnancy outcomes for both mother and child, and women who set a GWG goal are more likely to gain within recommended ranges. Litt...

    Authors: Shaniece Criss, Emily Oken, Lauren Guthrie and Marie-France Hivert

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:317

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  31. Content type: Research article

    From a life course perspective, pregnancy leads to a rise in nutrition awareness and an increase in information flow in favour of adopting healthier eating behaviours. This qualitative study was designed to be...

    Authors: Clélia M. Bianchi, Jean-François Huneau, Gaëlle Le Goff, Eric O. Verger, François Mariotti and Patricia Gurviez

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:306

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Maternal smoking can cause health complications in pregnancy. Particulate matter (PM2.5) metrics applied to second hand smoke (SHS) concentrations provide indoor air quality (IAQ) measurements and have been used ...

    Authors: Heather Morgan, Elizabeth Treasure, Mo Tabib, Majella Johnston, Chris Dunkley, Deborah Ritchie, Sean Semple and Steve Turner

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:305

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  33. Content type: Research article

    While spirituality is well described in end-of-life care literature, research on its place in the delivery room remains largely limited to mother-oriented qualitative studies focusing on life-threatening situa...

    Authors: Marie-Noëlle Bélanger-Lévesque, Marc Dumas, Simon Blouin and Jean-Charles Pasquier

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:294

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Women are an increasing minority of prisoners worldwide, and most are of childbearing age. Prisons offer unique opportunities for improving the pregnancy outcomes of these high-risk women, and no systematic re...

    Authors: Eleanor Bard, Marian Knight and Emma Plugge

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:285

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Support from a doula is known to have physical and emotional benefits for mothers, but there is little evidence about the experiences of volunteer doulas. This research aimed to understand the motivation and e...

    Authors: Helen Spiby, Jenny Mcleish, Josephine Green and Zoe Darwin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:289

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Previous research has demonstrated emotional, psychological and educational harm to young mothers following unintended conceptions. The UK has one of the highest rates of pregnancies in adolescence in Western ...

    Authors: Joanna M. Charles, Jo Rycroft-Malone, Rabeea’h Aslam, Maggie Hendry, Diana Pasterfield and Rhiannon Whitaker

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:271

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Enabling women to make informed decisions is a key objective in the guidelines governing prenatal screening and diagnostics. Despite efforts to provide information, research shows that women’s choice of prenat...

    Authors: Annika Åhman, Anna Sarkadi, Peter Lindgren and Christine Rubertsson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:267

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Sensitive and responsive maternal caregiving behavior strengthens infant self-regulatory capacities (HL), but this regulatory role may be diminished in some mothers with second-trimester prenatal exposure to d...

    Authors: Fay F. Warnock, Kenneth D. Craig, Roger Bakeman, Thaila Castral and Jila Mirlashari

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:264

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Health professionals are expected to engage pregnant women in shared decision making to help them make informed values-based decisions about prenatal screening. Patient decision aids (PtDAs) foster shared deci...

    Authors: Johanie Lépine, Maria Esther Leiva Portocarrero, Agathe Delanoë, Hubert Robitaille, Isabelle Lévesque, François Rousseau, Brenda J. Wilson, Anik M. C. Giguère and France Légaré

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:262

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Active participation of consumers in health care decision making, policy and clinical research is increasingly encouraged by governments, influential bodies and funders. Identifying the best way to achieve thi...

    Authors: E. L. McGoldrick, T. Crawford, J. A. Brown, K. M. Groom and C. A. Crowther

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:259

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Existing studies regarding women’s experiences surrounding an External Cephalic Version (ECV) report on women who have a persistent breech post ECV and give birth by caesarean section, or on women who had succ...

    Authors: N. P. Watts, K. Petrovska, A. Bisits, C. Catling and C. S. E. Homer

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:248

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Estimates of unplanned pregnancy worldwide are of concern, especially in low and middle-income countries, including Brazil. Although the contraceptive prevalence rate is high in Brazil, almost half of all preg...

    Authors: Ana Luiza Vilela Borges, Geraldine Barrett, Osmara Alves dos Santos, Natalia de Castro Nascimento, Fernanda Bigio Cavalhieri and Elizabeth Fujimori

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:244

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  43. Content type: Research article

    In many countries, rates of facility-based childbirth have increased substantially in recent years. However, insufficient attention has been paid to the acceptability and quality of maternal health services pr...

    Authors: David Sando, Hannah Ratcliffe, Kathleen McDonald, Donna Spiegelman, Goodluck Lyatuu, Mary Mwanyika-Sando, Faida Emil, Mary Nell Wegner, Guerino Chalamilla and Ana Langer

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:236

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Pregnant Indigenous women suffer a disproportionate burden of risk and adverse outcomes relative to non-Indigenous women. Although there has been a call for improved prenatal care, examples are scarce. Therefo...

    Authors: Richard T. Oster, Grant Bruno, Margaret Montour, Matilda Roasting, Rick Lightning, Patricia Rain, Bonny Graham, Maria J. Mayan, Ellen L. Toth and Rhonda C. Bell

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:216

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Current clinical guidelines and national policy in England support offering ‘low risk’ women a choice of birth setting, but despite an increase in provison of midwifery units in England the vast majority of wo...

    Authors: Jennifer Hollowell, Yangmei Li, Reem Malouf and James Buchanan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:213

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  46. Content type: Research article

    When different health problems such as pregnancy and spinal cord injury (SCI) occur together, providing adequate care becomes even more challenging. Women with SCI may encounter a variety of specific problems ...

    Authors: Sue Bertschy, Jürgen Pannek and Thorsten Meyer

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:181

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