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Maternity care and sociological aspects of pregnancy and childbirth

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Prenatal assessment for psychosocial risk factors and prevention and intervention is scarce and, in most cases, nonexistent in obstetrical care. In this study we aimed to evaluate if the KINDEX, a short instru...

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

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:41

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    While a growing body of research has addressed pregnancy and postpartum impacts on female sexuality, relatively little work has been focused upon men. A few studies suggest that a fraction of men report decrea...

    Authors: Peter B Gray, Jody-Ann Reece, Charlene Coore-Desai, Twana Dinnall-Johnson, Sydonnie Pellington and Maureen Samms-Vaughan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:44

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    Pregnancy-related pubic symphysis pain is relatively common and can significantly interfere with daily activities. Physiotherapist-prescribed pelvic support belts are a treatment option, but little evidence ex...

    Authors: Natasha AMS Flack, E Jean C Hay-Smith, Mark D Stringer, Andrew R Gray and Stephanie J Woodley

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:36

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    Most studies on birth settings investigate the association between planned place of birth at the start of labor and birth outcomes and intervention rates. To optimize maternity care it also is important to pay...

    Authors: Tamar M van Haaren-ten Haken, Marijke Hendrix, Luc J Smits, Marianne J Nieuwenhuijze, Johan L Severens, Raymond G de Vries and Jan G Nijhuis

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:33

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Childbirth confidence is an important marker of women’s coping abilities during labour and birth. This study investigated socio-demographic, obstetric and psychological factors affecting self-efficacy in child...

    Authors: Lianne Schwartz, Jocelyn Toohill, Debra K Creedy, Kathleen Baird, Jenny Gamble and Jennifer Fenwick

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:29

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Fetal growth restriction is among the most common and complex problems in modern obstetrics. Symphysis-fundus (SF) height measurement is a non-invasive test that may help determine which women are at risk. Thi...

    Authors: Aase Serine D Pay, Johanna Wiik, Bjørn Backe, Bo Jacobsson, Annika Strandell and Atle Klovning

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:22

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The Strong Women, Strong Babies, Strong Culture Program (the Program) evolved from a recognition of the value of Aboriginal knowledge and practice in promoting maternal and child health (MCH) in remote communi...

    Authors: Anne Lowell, Sue Kildea, Marlene Liddle, Barbara Cox and Barbara Paterson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:19

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Socioeconomic disparities in the use of prenatal care (PNC) exist even where care is universally available and publicly funded. Few studies have sought the perspectives of health care providers to understand a...

    Authors: Maureen I Heaman, Wendy Sword, Lawrence Elliott, Michael Moffatt, Michael E Helewa, Heather Morris, Patricia Gregory, Lynda Tjaden and Catherine Cook

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:2

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Violence against women is associated with serious health problems, including adverse maternal and child health. Antenatal care (ANC) midwives are increasingly expected to implement the routine of identifying e...

    Authors: Ulrika Byrskog, Pia Olsson, Birgitta Essén and Marie-Klingberg Allvin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:1

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Caseload midwifery reduces childbirth interventions and increases women’s satisfaction with care. It is therefore important to understand the impact of caseload midwifery on midwives working in and alongside t...

    Authors: Michelle S Newton, Helen L McLachlan, Karen F Willis and Della A Forster

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:426

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Most research has focused on mothers’ experiences of perinatal loss itself or on the subsequent pregnancy, whereas little attention has been paid to both parents’ experiences of having a child following late p...

    Authors: Louise Campbell-Jackson, Jessica Bezance and Antje Horsch

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:423

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  12. Content type: Research article

    We conducted a nested randomised trial to evaluate the effect of an educational DVD, providing information about healthy food choices and exercise during pregnancy, on diet and physical activity, among pregnan...

    Authors: Malgorzata A Szmeja, Courtney Cramp, Rosalie M Grivell, Andrea R Deussen, Lisa N Yelland and Jodie M Dodd

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:409

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Postpartum depression (PPD) is a common illness, but due to the underlying processes and the diversity of symptoms, some variability is exhibited. The risk of postpartum depression is great if the mother has p...

    Authors: Pirjo Kettunen, Eeva Koistinen and Jukka Hintikka

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:402

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Immigrant women may be regarded as a vulnerable population with respect to access and navigation of maternity care services. They may encounter difficulties when accessing culturally safe and appropriate mater...

    Authors: Gina MA Higginbottom, Helen Vallianatos, Joan Forgeron, Donna Gibbons, Fabiana Mamede and Rubina Barolia

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:370

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    Maternal-fetal relationships have been associated with psychosocial outcomes for women and children, but there has been a lack of conceptual clarity about the nature of the maternal relationship with the unbor...

    Authors: Judi Walsh, Erica G Hepper and Benjamin J Marshall

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:383

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The purpose was to examine the association between paternal race/ethnicity and very low birth weight stratified by maternal race/ethnicity.

    Authors: Kimberly G Fulda, Anita K Kurian, Elizabeth Balyakina and Micky M Moerbe

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:385

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Midwives are an influential profession and a key group in informing women about alcohol consumption in pregnancy and its consequences. There are no current quantitative Australian data on midwives' knowledge, ...

    Authors: Janet M Payne, Rochelle E Watkins, Heather M Jones, Tracy Reibel, Raewyn Mutch, Amanda Wilkins, Julie Whitlock and Carol Bower

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:377

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Empowerment among women in the context of a romantic relationship may affect the use of reproductive healthcare services; however, current literature examining this association is limited and inconsistent. We ...

    Authors: Heather Sipsma, Angela Ofori-Atta, Maureen Canavan, Christopher Udry and Elizabeth Bradley

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:364

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Available birth settings have diversified in Canada since the integration of regulated midwifery. Midwives are required to offer eligible women choice of birth place; and 25-30% of midwifery clients plan home ...

    Authors: Saraswathi Vedam, Kathrin Stoll, Laura Schummers, Nichole Fairbrother, Michael C Klein, Dana Thordarson, Jude Kornelsen, Shafik Dharamsi, Judy Rogers, Robert Liston and Janusz Kaczorowski

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:353

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Maternity care reform plans have been proposed at state and national levels in Australia, but the extent to which these respond to maternity care consumers’ expressed needs is unclear. This study examines open...

    Authors: Loretta C McKinnon, Samantha J Prosser and Yvette D Miller

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:366

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Mindfulness interventions to reduce psychological distress are well-suited to pregnancy, due to their brief and non-pharmacological nature, but there is a need for more robust evidence determining their useful...

    Authors: Hannah Woolhouse, Kristine Mercuri, Fiona Judd and Stephanie J Brown

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:369

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Obstetric ultrasound has come to play a significant role in obstetrics since its introduction in clinical care. Today, most pregnant women in the developed world are exposed to obstetric ultrasound examination...

    Authors: Kristina Edvardsson, Rhonda Small, Margareta Persson, Ann Lalos and Ingrid Mogren

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:363

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Women can experience a range of psychological problems after birth, including anxiety, depression and adjustment disorders. However, research has predominantly focused on depression. Qualitative work on women’...

    Authors: Rose Coates, Susan Ayers and Richard de Visser

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:359

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Although obstetrician/gynecologists (OB/GYNs) play an important role in sickle cell disease (SCD) screening and patient care, there is little information on knowledge of SCD or sickle cell trait (SCT) or relat...

    Authors: Ijeoma C Azonobi, Britta L Anderson, Vanessa R Byams, Althea M Grant and Jay Schulkin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:356

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Low maternal awareness of fetal movements is associated with negative birth outcomes. Knowledge regarding pregnant women’s compliance with programs of systematic self-assessment of fetal movements is needed. T...

    Authors: Mari-Cristin Malm, Ingela Rådestad, Christine Rubertsson, Ingegerd Hildingsson and Helena Lindgren

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:349

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Refugees have poor mental, social and physical health related to experiences of trauma and stresses associated with settlement, however little is known about how refugee families experience maternity and early...

    Authors: Jane Yelland, Elisha Riggs, Sayed Wahidi, Fatema Fouladi, Sue Casey, Josef Szwarc, Philippa Duell-Piening, Donna Chesters and Stephanie Brown

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:348

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Group prenatal care (GPC) originated in 1994 as an innovative model of prenatal care delivery. In GPC, eight to twelve pregnant women of similar gestational age meet with a health care provider to receive thei...

    Authors: Sarah D McDonald, Wendy Sword, Leyla E Eryuzlu and Anne B Biringer

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:334

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Perinatal mental health problems are common complications of pregnancy that can go undetected and untreated. Research indicated that mental health complications are more prevalent in women from disadvantaged c...

    Authors: Nancy C Raymond, Rebekah J Pratt, Amy Godecker, Patricia A Harrison, Helen Kim, Jesse Kuendig and Jennifer M O’Brien

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:336

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Pregnancy-related physical changes can have a significant impact on a woman’s body image. There is no synthesis of existing literature to describe the intricacies of women’s experiences of their body, and rele...

    Authors: Emma L Hodgkinson, Debbie M Smith and Anja Wittkowski

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:330

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Vasa praevia (VP) is an obstetric condition that is associated with significant perinatal mortality and morbidity. Although the incidence of VP is low, it is one of the few causes of perinatal death that can b...

    Authors: Nasrin Javid, Elizabeth A Sullivan, Lesley E Halliday, Greg Duncombe and Caroline SE Homer

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:318

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The mother-child interaction after delivery may be hampered when the newborn baby is hospitalized. The objective of the study was to understand perceptions and actions of healthcare professionals (HCPs), worki...

    Authors: Camila Fleury, Mary A Parpinelli and Maria Y Makuch

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:313

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Postpartum depression (PPD) has detrimental consequences to the women, their infants and families. The aim of the present study was to assess the association between adult abuse and PPD.

    Authors: Marie Flem Sørbø, Hilde Grimstad, Johan Håkon Bjørngaard, Mirjam Lukasse and Berit Schei

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:316

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The continuous rise in caesarean rates across most European countries raises multiple concerns. One factor in this development might be the type of care women receive during childbirth. ‘Supportive care during...

    Authors: Nina Knape, Herbert Mayer, Wilfried Schnepp and Friederike zu Sayn-Wittgenstein

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:300

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) before and during pregnancy is associated with a broad range of adverse health outcomes. Describing the extent and the evolution of IPV is a crucial step in developing intervent...

    Authors: An-Sofie Van Parys, Ellen Deschepper, Kristien Michielsen, Marleen Temmerman and Hans Verstraelen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:294

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Maternal perception of decreased fetal movements is a specific indicator of fetal compromise, notably in the context of poor fetal growth. There is currently no agreed numerical definition of decreased fetal m...

    Authors: Billie Bradford and Robyn Maude

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:288

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Maternal counting of fetal movement is a popular and valuable screening tool of fetal wellbeing, however it is still not known what percentage of healthy pregnant women who gave birth to healthy term newborns ...

    Authors: Mahdi Sheikh, Sedigheh Hantoushzadeh and Mamak Shariat

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:286

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Assessment of quality of life after childbirth is an important health-outcome measurement for new mothers and is of special interest in midwifery. The Mother-Generated Index (MGI) is a validated instrument to ...

    Authors: Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin, Edwin van Teijlingen and Mechthild M Gross

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:277

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Childbirth fear is reported to affect around 20% of women. However reporting on levels of symptom severity vary. Unlike Scandinavian countries, there has been limited focus on childbirth fear in Australia. The...

    Authors: Jocelyn Toohill, Jennifer Fenwick, Jenny Gamble and Debra K Creedy

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:275

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Parents with past and current eating disorders (ED) have been shown to report troubles nourishing their infants. This could increase the risk of infant feeding problems linked to maternal anxiety and depressio...

    Authors: Claire Squires, Christophe Lalanne, Nasha Murday, Vassiliki Simoglou and Laurence Vaivre-Douret

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:274

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The Multiple Courses of Antenatal Corticosteroids for Preterm Birth Study (MACS) showed no benefit in the reduction of major neonatal mortality/morbidity or neurodevelopment at 2 and 5 years of age. Using the dat...

    Authors: Elizabeth Asztalos, Andrew Willan, Kellie Murphy, Stephen Matthews, Arne Ohlsson, Saroj Saigal, Anthony Armson, Edmond Kelly, Marie-France Delisle, Amiram Gafni, Shoo Lee, Renee Sananes, Joanne Rovet, Patricia Guselle and Kofi Amankwah

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:272

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Two prenatal screening tests for congenital anomalies are offered to all pregnant women in the Netherlands on an opt-in basis: the Combined Test (CT) for Down syndrome at twelve weeks, and the Fetal Anomaly Sc...

    Authors: Janneke T Gitsels - van der Wal, Pieternel S Verhoeven, Judith Manniën, Linda Martin, Hans S Reinders, Evelien Spelten and Eileen K Hutton

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:264

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Exclusive breast-feeding (EBF) is the practice of feeding only breast milk (including expressed breast milk) during the first six months and no other liquids and solid foods except medications. The time to ces...

    Authors: Tebikew Yeneabat, Tefera Belachew and Muluneh Haile

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:262

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The birth of a first child is an important event in a woman’s life. Delivery psychological impacts vary depending on whether delivery has been positively or negatively experienced. Delivery experience determin...

    Authors: Marie-Julia Guittier, Christine Cedraschi, Nasir Jamei, Michel Boulvain and Francis Guillemin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:254

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  44. Content type: Study protocol

    Promotion of healthy pregnancies has gained high priority in the Netherlands because of the relatively unfavourable perinatal health outcomes. In response a nationwide study Healthy Pregnancy 4 All was initiat...

    Authors: Semiha Denktaş, Jashvant Poeran, Sabine F van Voorst, Amber A Vos, Lieke C de Jong-Potjer, Adja JM Waelput, Erwin Birnie, Gouke J Bonsel and Eric AP Steegers

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:253

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Persistent disparities in pregnancy and birth outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other Australians evidence a need to prioritise responsive practice in Maternal Child Health (MCH). This...

    Authors: Crystal Jongen, Janya McCalman, Roxanne Bainbridge and Komla Tsey

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:251

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Despite Australian guidelines advising abstinence from alcohol during pregnancy, a relatively high number of Australian women continue to drink alcohol while pregnant. While some call for greater advocacy of t...

    Authors: Carla S Meurk, Alex Broom, Jon Adams, Wayne Hall and Jayne Lucke

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:246

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have investigated the impact of occupational risk factors on health outcomes among physicians. However, few studies have investigated the effects on pregnancy outcomes among physicians. In thi...

    Authors: Masumi Takeuchi, Mahbubur Rahman, Aya Ishiguro and Kyoko Nomura

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:245

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