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Maternity care and sociological aspects of pregnancy and childbirth

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Implementing effective antenatal care models is a key global policy goal. However, the mechanisms of action of these multi-faceted models that would allow widespread implementation are seldom examined and poor...

    Authors: Andrew Symon, Jan Pringle, Helen Cheyne, Soo Downe, Vanora Hundley, Elaine Lee, Fiona Lynn, Alison McFadden, Jenny McNeill, Mary J Renfrew, Mary Ross-Davie, Edwin van Teijlingen, Heather Whitford and Fiona Alderdice

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:168

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    Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) affects 10–20 % of monochorionic diamniotic (MCDA) births and accounts for 50 % of fetal loss in MCDA pregnancies. This exploratory qualitative study identified shared ...

    Authors: Rebecca Fischbein, James Meeker, Julia R. Saling, Michelle Chyatte and Lauren Nicholas

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:163

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    Pregnancy and childbirth are socio-cultural events that carry varying meanings across different societies and cultures. These are often translated into social expectations of what a particular society expects ...

    Authors: Sheetal Sharma, Edwin van Teijlingen, Vanora Hundley, Catherine Angell and Padam Simkhada

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:147

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    Religiosity in health care delivery has attracted some attention in contemporary literature. The religious beliefs and practices of patients play an important role in the recovery of the patient. Pregnant wome...

    Authors: Lydia Aziato, Philippa N. A. Odai and Cephas N. Omenyo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:138

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    Postpartum women’s recovery from birth can be assisted through increased physical activity (PA). However, women face substantial barriers to participating in exercise and require support to enable them to bene...

    Authors: Maryam Saligheh, Beverley McNamara and Rosanna Rooney

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:131

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Uptake rates for Down syndrome screening in the Netherlands are low compared to other European countries. To investigate the low uptake, we explored women’s reasons for participation and possible influences of...

    Authors: Neeltje M. T. H. Crombag, Hennie Boeije, Rita Iedema-Kuiper, Peter C. J. I. Schielen, Gerard H. A. Visser and Jozien M. Bensing

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:121

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    Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) women are at greater risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes than non-Indigenous women. Pregnancy care has a key role in identifying and addressing modi...

    Authors: Melanie E. Gibson-Helm, Alice R. Rumbold, Helena J. Teede, Sanjeeva Ranasinha, Ross S. Bailie and Jacqueline A. Boyle

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:118

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Women undergoing elective caesarean section experience anxiety. However, course, extent and duration of anxiety have not been investigated yet. This study aimed to explore anxiety levels during the course of t...

    Authors: Philip Hepp, Carsten Hagenbeck, Bettina Burghardt, Bernadette Jaeger, Oliver T. Wolf, Tanja Fehm and Nora K. Schaal

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:113

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  9. Content type: Research article

    For parents whose child may require admission to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the antenatal consultation is often their first point of contact with the child’s medical team. Consultation challenges h...

    Authors: Patrick von Hauff, Karen Long, Barbara Taylor and Michael A. van Manen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:103

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Pregnancy after stillbirth or neonatal death is an emotionally challenging life-event for women and adequate emotional support during pregnancy should be considered an essential component of quality maternity ...

    Authors: T. A. Mills, C. Ricklesford, A. E. P. Heazell, A. Cooke and T. Lavender

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:101

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The ability to act on and justify clinical decisions as autonomous accountable midwifery practitioners, is encompassed within many international regulatory frameworks, yet decision-making within midwifery is p...

    Authors: Elaine Jefford, Julie Jomeen and Colin R. Martin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:95

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Around 6 % of births in Australia are to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are 2–3 times more likely to experience adverse maternal and perinatal outco...

    Authors: Donna Weetra, Karen Glover, Mary Buckskin, Jackie Ah Kit, Cathy Leane, Amanda Mitchell, Deanna Stuart-Butler, May Turner, Jane Yelland, Deirdre Gartland and Stephanie J Brown

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:88

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The “Mackey Childbirth Satisfaction Rating Scale” (MCSRS) is a complete non-validated scale which includes the most important factors associated with maternal satisfaction. Our primary purpose was to describe ...

    Authors: Pablo Caballero, Beatriz E. Delgado-García, Isabel Orts-Cortes, Joaquin Moncho, Pamela Pereyra-Zamora and Andreu Nolasco

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:78

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Increasing studies show that immigrants have different perinatal health outcomes compared to native women. Nevertheless, we lack a systematic examination of the combined effects of immigrant status and socioec...

    Authors: Judith Racape, Claudia Schoenborn, Mouctar Sow, Sophie Alexander and Myriam De Spiegelaere

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:75

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Discussion of place of birth is important for women and maternity services, yet the detail, content and delivery of these discussions are unclear. The Birthplace Study found that for low risk, multiparous wome...

    Authors: Catherine Henshall, Beck Taylor and Sara Kenyon

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:53

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Expanding institutional deliveries is a policy priority to achieve MDG5. India adopted a policy to encourage facility births through a conditional cash incentive scheme, yet 28 % of deliveries still occur at h...

    Authors: Sanghita Bhattacharyya, Aradhana Srivastava, Reetabrata Roy and Bilal I. Avan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:50

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study is to assess use of a booklet by pregnant women to record and assist dietary and lifestyle changes; to describe diet and exercise goals set during the initial lifestyle discussions; a...

    Authors: Shanshan Han, Philippa F. Middleton, Thach S. Tran and Caroline A. Crowther

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:44

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Considerable debate surrounds the influence media have on first-time pregnant women. Much of the academic literature discusses the influence of (reality) television, which often portrays birth as risky, dramat...

    Authors: Ann Luce, Marilyn Cash, Vanora Hundley, Helen Cheyne, Edwin van Teijlingen and Catherine Angell

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:40

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The rising caesarean section rate is an important public health concern that in turn increases maternal and perinatal risks of adverse effects, unnecessary medical consumption, and inequities in worldwide acce...

    Authors: Kyoko Yoshioka-Maeda, Erika Ota, Togoobaatar Ganchimeg, Mariko Kuroda and Rintaro Mori

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:39

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Healthcare workers are faced with various professional dilemmas in the workplace, including at times, a reluctance to care for particular patients. This study investigated personal attitudes and factors influe...

    Authors: Koji Wada, Derek R. Smith and Tomohiro Ishimaru

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:31

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Quality of life in pregnant women is an important issue both for women’s and fetus’ health. This study aimed to examine quality of life in a group of women who were exposed to domestic violence during pregnancy.

    Authors: Zahra Tavoli, Azadeh Tavoli, Razieh Amirpour, Reihaneh Hosseini and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:19

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Prenatal stress and other prenatal risk factors (e.g. intimate partner violence) have a negative impact on mother’s health, fetal development as well as enduring adverse effects on the neuro-cognitive, behavio...

    Authors: Andria Spyridou, Maggie Schauer and Martina Ruf-Leuschner

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:13

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Mothers’ existential dimensions in the transition to motherhood have not been described thoroughly. They might experience disruption and new perspectives in existential ways and this may especially be the case...

    Authors: Christina Prinds, Dorte Hvidtjørn, Axel Skytthe, Ole Mogensen and Niels Christian Hvidt

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:8

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Few studies on cluster-based synthetic effects of multiple risk factors for birth defects have been reported. The present study aimed to identify maternal exposure clusters, explore the association between clu...

    Authors: Hongyan Cao, Xiaoyuan Wei, Xingping Guo, Chunying Song, Yanhong Luo, Yuehua Cui, Xianming Hu and Yanbo Zhang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:343

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Published guidelines emphasise the need for early antenatal care to promote maternal and neonatal health. Inadequate engagement with antenatal care is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes including mater...

    Authors: Habiba Kapaya, Erin Mercer, Francesca Boffey, Georgina Jones, Caroline Mitchell and Dilly Anumba

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:309

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The death of a baby before or soon after birth can place an enormous psychological toll on parents. Parent support groups have grown in response to bereaved parents’ unmet needs for support. Peer support is th...

    Authors: Frances M. Boyle, Allyson J. Mutch, Elizabeth A. Barber, Christine Carroll and Julie H. Dean

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:291

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The large obstetric units typical of industrialised countries have come under criticism for fragmented and depersonalised care and heavy bureaucracy. Interest in midwife-led continuity models of care is growin...

    Authors: Viola Burau and Charlotte Overgaard

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:121

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Unintended pregnancies are common and when not resulting in a termination of pregnancy may lead to unintended childbirth. Unintended pregnancies are associated with increased health risks, also for women for w...

    Authors: Mirjam Lukasse, Made Laanpere, Helle Karro, Hildur Kristjansdottir, Anne-Mette Schroll, An-Sofie Van Parys, Anne-Marie Wangel and Berit Schei

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:120

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Evaluating program outcomes without considering how the program was implemented can cause misunderstandings and inefficiencies when initiating program improvements. In conjunction with a program evaluation, re...

    Authors: Janya McCalman, Andrew Searles, Roxanne Bainbridge, Rachael Ham, Jacki Mein, Johanna Neville, Sandra Campbell and Komla Tsey

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:119

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Pregnancy is common among adolescents in South Africa, yet the social experiences of adolescents during the pregnancy and postpartum period remain understudied in this context. We aimed to explore how adolesce...

    Authors: Lauren M Hill, Suzanne Maman, Allison K Groves and Dhayendre Moodley

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:117

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Continuous support by a midwife during childbirth has shown positive effects on the duration of active labour, use of pain relief and frequency of caesarean section (CS) in women without fear of childbirth (FO...

    Authors: Gunilla Sydsjö, Marie Blomberg, Sofie Palmquist, Louise Angerbjörn, Marie Bladh and Ann Josefsson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:115

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Midwives have a potential role in promoting the oral health of pregnant women although they have little formal training in this area. The aim of this study was to explore the perspectives of midwives in Victor...

    Authors: Adina Y Heilbrunn-Lang, Andrea M de Silva, Gillian Lang, Ajesh George, Allison Ridge, Maree Johnson, Sameer Bhole and Carole Gilmour

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:110

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  33. Content type: Research article

    There is an urgent need to prevent excessive pregnancy weight gain, a contributor to both maternal and child obesity. However, the majority of women had reported not being counseled to gain an appropriate amou...

    Authors: Sarah D McDonald, Christina K Park, Eleanor Pullenayegum, Keyna Bracken, Wendy Sword, Helen McDonald, Binod Neupane, Valerie H Taylor, Joseph Beyene, Valerie Mueller and Melissa Brouwers

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:105

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Little research into non-western women’s prenatal care utilisation in industrialised western countries has taken generational differences into account. In this study we examined non-western women’s prenatal ca...

    Authors: Agatha W Boerleider, Judith Manniën, Cherelle MV van Stenus, Therese A Wiegers, Esther I Feijen-de Jong, Evelien R Spelten and Walter LJM Devillé

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:98

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  35. Content type: Research article

    In many countries, planned vaginal breech birth (VBB) is a rare event. After the Term Breech Trial in 2000, VBB reduced and caesarean section for breech presentation increased. Despite this, women still reques...

    Authors: Caroline SE Homer, Nicole P Watts, Karolina Petrovska, Chauncey M Sjostedt and Andrew Bisits

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:89

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  36. Content type: Research article

    During pregnancy and afterward, a healthy diet is beneficial for the expecting mother and her foetus. Midwives in antenatal care have an ideal position for promoting healthy diets. Dietary counselling is howev...

    Authors: Anna-Lena Wennberg, Åsa Hörnsten and Katarina Hamberg

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:88

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Pregnancy intention is important for maternal and child health outcomes. The purpose of this study was to examine the causal relation between pregnancy intention and maternal depression and parenting stress in...

    Authors: Jinwook Bahk, Sung-Cheol Yun, Yu-mi Kim and Young-Ho Khang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:85

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Prenatal records are potentially powerful tools for the translation of best-practice evidence into routine prenatal care. Although all jurisdictions in Canada use standardized prenatal records to guide care an...

    Authors: Sonia Semenic, Nancy Edwards, Shahirose Premji, Joanne Olson, Beverly Williams and Phyllis Montgomery

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:78

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  39. Content type: Study protocol

    Maternal and offspring immediate and long-term health are affected by pregnancy weight gain and maternal weight. This study was designed to determine feasibility of: 1) recruiting a socio-economically and raci...

    Authors: Tiffany A Moore Simas, Silvia Corvera, Mary M Lee, NingNing Zhang, Katherine Leung, Barbara Olendzki, Bruce Barton and Milagros C Rosal

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:71

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  40. Content type: Research article

    To establish the prevalence and patterns of prescribing to pregnant women in an Irish primary care setting.

    Authors: Paul Dillon, Kirsty K O’Brien, Ronan McDonnell, Erica Donnelly-Swift, Rose Galvin, Adam Roche, Kate Cronin, David R Walsh, Rowan Schelten, Susan Smith and Tom Fahey

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:67

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Maternity care is recognised as a particularly high-risk speciality that is subject to investigation and inquiry, and improvements in risk management have been recommended. However, the quality of guidelines f...

    Authors: Anjali Shah, Olaa Mohamed-Ahmed, Philippe Peirsegaele, Charlotte McClymont and Marian Knight

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:58

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The development of medical-led care in obstetrics over the past decades has contributed to improving outcomes for both mother and child. Although efficiency has improved in complex situations, unnecessary inte...

    Authors: Françoise Maillefer, Claire de Labrusse, Laura Cardia-Vonèche, Patrick Hohlfeld and Beat Stoll

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:56

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Mental disorders are prevalent during pregnancy, affecting 10% of women worldwide. To improve triage of a broad spectrum of mental disorders, we investigated the decision impact validity of: 1) a short set of ...

    Authors: Chantal Quispel, Tom AJ Schneider, Witte JG Hoogendijk, Gouke J Bonsel and Mijke P Lambregtse-van den Berg

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:51

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Person-centred care, asserting that individuals are partners in their care, has been associated with care satisfaction but the value of using it to support women with obesity during pregnancy is unknown. Exces...

    Authors: Ellinor K Olander, Marie Berg, Christine McCourt, Eric Carlström and Anna Dencker

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:50

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  45. Content type: Research article

    The primary aim of this study was to describe the variation in intrapartum referral rates in midwifery practices in the Netherlands. Secondly, we wanted to explore the association between the practice referral...

    Authors: Pien M Offerhaus, Caroline Geerts, Ank de Jonge, Chantal WPM Hukkelhoven, Jos WR Twisk and Antoine LM Lagro-Janssen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:42

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