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Pregnancy and childbirth in low and middle income countries

Section edited by Jos van Roosmalen, and Ndola Prata

This section considers studies regarding all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth in the developing world.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a global public health concern with potential implications for the health of a mother and her offspring. However, data on the prevalence and risk factors of GDM in Latin ...

    Authors: Gloria T. Larrabure-Torrealva, Stephanie Martinez, Miguel Angel Luque-Fernandez, Sixto E. Sanchez, Pedro A. Mascaro, Hugo Ingar, Walter Castillo, Rina Zumaeta, Mirtha Grande, Vicky Motta, Percy Pacora, Bizu Gelaye and Michelle A. Williams

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:303

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    Pakistan has the highest rate of stillbirths globally. Not much attention has been given so far to exploring the sociocultural factors hindering the reportage of stillbirths and the causes of death. Therefore,...

    Authors: Muhammad Zakria Zakar, Rubeena Zakar, Mudasir Mustafa, Aisha Jalil and Florian Fischer

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:302

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    The participation of the father during the perinatal period is an important strategy for improving the mother’s health. Very few studies exist about the father’s role in promoting the health of the mother in I...

    Authors: Vahideh Firouzan, Mahnaz Noroozi, Mojgan Mirghafourvand and Ziba Farajzadegan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:297

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    Globally, maternal mortality is still a challenge. In Ghana, maternal morbidity and mortality rates remain high, particularly in rural areas. Postnatal Care (PNC) is one of the key strategies for improving mat...

    Authors: Evelyn Sakeah, Raymond Aborigo, James Kotuah Sakeah, Maxwell Dalaba, Ernest Kanyomse, Daniel Azongo, Dominic Anaseba, Samuel Oladokun and Abraham Rexford Oduro

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:295

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    Compassionate and respectful maternity care is one of the most important facilitating factors to increase access to skilled maternity care. Disrespect and abuse is a violation of human rights and is the main h...

    Authors: Biresaw Wassihun and Shegaw Zeleke

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:294

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Magnesium sulfate is the preferred pharmacological intervention for the prevention and treatment of eclamptic seizures in pregnancy. Pain associated with intramuscular injections and the need for an electronic...

    Authors: Thomas Easterling, Mary Hebert, Hillary Bracken, Emad Darwish, Mohamed Cherine Ramadan, Salwa Shaarawy, Dyanna Charles, Tamer Abdel-Aziz, Ahmed Shokry Nasr, Sherif Mohamed Safwal and Beverly Winikoff

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:290

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    The postpartum period represents a critical window where many maternal and child deaths occur. We assess the quality of postpartum care (PPC) as well as efforts to improve service delivery through additional t...

    Authors: Amnesty LeFevre, Rose Mpembeni, Charles Kilewo, Ann Yang, Selena An, Diwakar Mohan, Idda Mosha, Giulia Besana, Chrisostom Lipingu, Jennifer Callaghan-Koru, Marissa Silverman, Peter J. Winch and Asha S. George

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:282

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Prenatal balanced protein energy supplementation consumed by undernourished women improves mid-upper arm circumference in early infancy. This study aimed to identify whether locally produced maternal food-base...

    Authors: Briony Stevens, Kerrianne Watt, Julie Brimbecombe, Alan Clough, Jenni A. Judd and Daniel Lindsay

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:286

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Pregnant women can misinform or withhold their reproductive and medical information from providers when they interact with them during care decision-making interactions, although, the information clients revea...

    Authors: Linda L. Yevoo, Irene A. Agyepong, Trudie Gerrits and Han van Dijk

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:274

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Ethiopia houses the second largest population of female adolescents in Africa. Adolescent childbearing can have detrimental effect to the health and wellbeing of women and their offspring. This study examined ...

    Authors: Yared Mekonnen, Daniel S. Telake and Endeshaw Wolde

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:276

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    While barriers to uptake of antenatal care (ANC) among pregnant women have been explored, much less is known about how integrating prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programmes within ANC servi...

    Authors: Euphemia L. Sibanda, Sarah Bernays, Ian V. D. Weller, James G. Hakim and Frances M. Cowan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:271

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    There is a paucity of recent prospective data on the incidence of postpartum infections and associated risk factors in sub-Saharan Africa. Retrospective studies estimate that puerperal sepsis causes approximat...

    Authors: Joseph Ngonzi, Lisa M. Bebell, Yarine Fajardo, Adeline A. Boatin, Mark J. Siedner, Ingrid V. Bassett, Yves Jacquemyn, Jean-Pierre Van geertruyden, Jerome Kabakyenga, Blair J. Wylie, David R. Bangsberg and Laura E. Riley

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:270

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  13. Content type: Research article

    In 2012, Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health published its National Strategic Framework for the Elimination of Obstetric Fistula (NSFEOF), 2011–2015. The framework has since lapsed and there is no tangible ev...

    Authors: Oluwakemi C. Amodu, Bukola O. Salami and Magdalena S. Richter

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:269

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Maternal and perinatal mortality in Mozambique were declining at a slow pace, despite progress in coverage of institutional childbirth. Implementation of quality emergency obstetric care including vacuum extra...

    Authors: D. Geelhoed, V. de Deus, M. Sitoe, O. Matsinhe, M. I. Lampião Cardoso, C. V. Manjate, P. I. Pinto Matsena and C. Mosse Lazaro

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:266

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    Maternal mortality and morbidity remain unacceptably high in developing countries. Behind every maternal death, many other women suffered from acute and chronic obstetric complications. Women who survive sever...

    Authors: Abebaw Wasie Kasahun and Wako Golicha Wako

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:260

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  16. Content type: Debate

    Morbidity associated with iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy is increased in the presence of sickle cell anaemia. Iron supplementation in pregnant sicklers in a bid to resolve iron deficiency anaemia is reco...

    Authors: Desmond Aroke, Diego Nitcheu Tchouakam, Benjamin Momo Kadia and Simeon Pierre Choukem

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:256

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  17. Content type: Research article

    In Haiti, the number of women dying in pregnancy, during childbirth and the weeks after giving birth remains unacceptably high. The objective of this research was to explore determinants of maternal mortality ...

    Authors: Tonya MacDonald, Suzanne Jackson, Marie-Carmèle Charles, Marius Periel, Marie-Véna Jean-Baptiste, Alex Salomon and Éveillard Premilus

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:254

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    Investigating cases of severe maternal morbidity (SMM) and severe maternal outcome (SMO) and the quality of maternal health care using near-miss approach has become popular over recent years. The aim of this s...

    Authors: Wondimagegnehu Sisay Woldeyes, Dejene Asefa and Geremew Muleta

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:255

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    In rural Tanzania access to emergency obstetric and newborn care is threatened by poor roads and understaffed facilities among other challenges. Districts in Kigoma, Pwani and Morogoro regions were targeted by...

    Authors: Sunday Dominico, Patricia E. Bailey, Nguke Mwakatundu, Mkambu Kasanga and Jos van Roosmalen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:248

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    Antenatal care (ANC) is one of the components of care to be provided to pregnant women. In Ethiopia, characterizing the spatial distribution of antenatal care utilization is essential to prioritize risk areas ...

    Authors: Abraham Yeneneh, Kassahun Alemu, Abel Fekadu Dadi and Atinkut Alamirrew

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:242

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