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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

    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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    In the past fifteen years, Afghanistan has made substantial progress in extending primary health care. However, coverage of essential health interventions proven to improve maternal and neonatal health outcome...

    Authors: Ariel Higgins-Steele, Jane Burke, Abo Ismael Foshanji, Farhad Farewar, Malalai Naziri, Sediq Seddiqi and Karen M. Edmond

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:246

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    Preventable maternal and infant mortality continues to be significantly higher in Latin American indigenous regions compared to non-indigenous, with inequalities of race, gender and poverty exacerbated by defi...

    Authors: Jennie Gamlin and Seth Holmes

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:243

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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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    Maternal nutritional status before and during pregnancy is an important contributor to pregnancy outcomes and early child health. The aim of this study was to describe the preconceptional nutritional status an...

    Authors: Gabriela Cormick, Ana Pilar Betrán, Janetta Harbron, Tina Dannemann Purnat, Catherine Parker, David Hall, Armando H. Seuc, James M. Roberts, José M. Belizán and G. Justus Hofmeyr

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:236

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    Globally, tetanus toxoid protective dose immunization of the mothers is one of the strategies of maternal and neonatal tetanus prevention. Ethiopia has planned the national tetanus protection at birth coverage...

    Authors: Muhabaw Shumye Mihret, Miteku Andualem Limenih and Temesgen Worku Gudayu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:235

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    A significant proportion of newborn and maternal deaths can be prevented through simple and cost-effective strategies. The main aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of the PRONTO obstetric-emergency ma...

    Authors: Jimena Fritz, Héctor Lamadrid-Figueroa, Gustavo Angeles, Alejandra Montoya and Dilys Walker

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:232

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    Management of epilepsy during pregnancy in a resource-limited setting (RLS) is challenging. This study aimed to assess obstetric outcomes and effects on babies of women with epilepsy (WWE) exposed to Anti-epil...

    Authors: Priyadarshani Galappatthy, Chiranthi Kongala Liyanage, Marianne Nishani Lucas, Dilini T. L. M. Jayasekara, Sachith Aloka Abhayaratna, Chamari Weeraratne, Kusum De Abrew, Padma Sriyani Gunaratne, Ranjani Gamage and Chandrika N. Wijeyaratne

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:230

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    Pakistan ranks 149th in the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) and has failed to keep pace with other countries in the region, except Afghanistan, with respect to health indicators. Home deliveries are linked to a...

    Authors: Muhammad Iftikhar ul Husnain, Mudassar Rashid and Usman Shakoor

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:226

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    High mother-to-child (MTC) transmission rate of HIV might contribute to the increased pandemic rate. The aim of this study was to identify the knowledge, attitude and practices of health personnel working in m...

    Authors: Elie Nkwabong, Romuald Meboulou Nguel, Nelly Kamgaing and Anne Sylvie Keddi Jippe

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:227

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    Tanzania has a maternal mortality ratio of 556 per 100,000 live births, representing 21% of all deaths of women of reproductive age. Hemorrhage, mostly postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), is estimated to cause at lea...

    Authors: Dunstan R. Bishanga, John Charles, Gaudiosa Tibaijuka, Rita Mutayoba, Mary Drake, Young-Mi Kim, Marya Plotkin, Neema Rusibamayila and Barbara Rawlins

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:223

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    An estimated 2.6 million stillbirths occur every year, with the majority occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Understanding the cause of and factors associated with stillbirth is important to help in...

    Authors: Abdul Halim, Mamuda Aminu, Juan Emmanuel Dewez, Animesh Biswas, A. K. M. Fazlur Rahman and Nynke van den Broek

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:224

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    The paper explores how age, social position or class, and linguistic and cultural background intersect and place women in varying positions of control and vulnerability to obstetric violence in state health in...

    Authors: Dinusha Perera, Ragnhild Lund, Katarina Swahnberg, Berit Schei and Jennifer J. Infanti

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:211

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    Disrespect and abuse (D&A) of women in health facilities continues to be a prevailing public health issue in many countries. Studies have reported significantly high prevalence of D&A among women during pregna...

    Authors: Joy Orpin, Shuby Puthussery, Rosemary Davidson and Barbara Burden

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:213

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    Reliable, population-based data on pregnancy-related morbidity and mortality, and risk factors for fatal foetal outcomes are scarce for low- and middle-income countries. Yet, such data are essential for unders...

    Authors: Siaka Koné, Eveline Hürlimann, Nahoua Baikoro, Daouda Dao, Bassirou Bonfoh, Eliézer K. N’Goran, Jürg Utzinger and Fabienne N. Jaeger

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:216

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Quality antenatal care (ANC) is recognised as an opportunity for screening and early identification of pregnancy-related complications. In rural Ghana, challenges with access to diagnostic services demotivate ...

    Authors: Ibukun-Oluwa Omolade Abejirinde, Renate Douwes, Azucena Bardají, Rudolf Abugnaba-Abanga, Marjolein Zweekhorst, Jos van Roosmalen and Vincent De Brouwere

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:209

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    To improve maternity services in any country, there is need to monitor the quality of obstetric care. There is usually disparity of obstetric care and outcomes in most countries among women giving birth in dif...

    Authors: Bothwell Takaingofa Guzha, Thulani Lesley Magwali, Bismark Mateveke, Maxwell Chirehwa, George Nyandoro and Stephen Peter Munjanja

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:205

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    A shortage of skilled birth attendants and low quality of care in health facilities along with unattended home deliveries contribute to the high maternal and neonatal mortality in sub Saharan Africa. Identifyi...

    Authors: Tamara Mulenga, Misinzo Moono, Martha Mwendafilumba, Albert Manasyan and Anjali Sharma

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:203

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    Stillbirth and neonatal mortality are very high in many low-income countries, including Malawi. Use of family planning to encourage birth spacing may optimize outcomes for subsequent pregnancies. However, repr...

    Authors: Dawn M. Kopp, Agatha Bula, Suzanne Maman, Lameck Chinula, Mercy Tsidya, Mwawi Mwale and Jennifer H. Tang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:197

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    Episiotomy and perineal tears remain common in vaginal deliveries. This study estimated the frequency of and factors associated with perineal tears, episiotomies, and postnatal infections among women in two pr...

    Authors: Abraham de Jesús-García, Sergio Paredes-Solís, Geovani Valtierra-Gil, Felipe Rene Serrano-de los Santos, Belén Madeline Sánchez-Gervacio, Robert J. Ledogar, Neil Andersson and Anne Cockcroft

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:198

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