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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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    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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  12. 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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  13. 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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    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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    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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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