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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

Maternity care and sociological aspects of pregnancy and childbirth

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  1. Content type: Research article

    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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  4. Content type: Research article

    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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    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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  12. 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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  13. Content type: Research article

    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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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