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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. Poorly spaced pregnancies have been documented worldwide to result in adverse maternal and child health outcomes. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a minimum inter-birth interval of 33 months betw...

    Authors: Amon Exavery, Sigilbert Mrema, Amri Shamte, Kristin Bietsch, Dominic Mosha, Godfrey Mbaruku and Honorati Masanja

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:152

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  2. There is increased recognition of the importance of breastfeeding at a national level as evidenced by the increased number of Canadian mothers initiating breastfeeding. However, adolescent mothers (<19 years),...

    Authors: Sherry A Nesbitt, Karen A Campbell, Susan M Jack, Heather Robinson, Kathleen Piehl and Janice C Bogdan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:149

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  3. To determine the rates of birth registration over a five-year period in New South Wales (NSW) and explore the factors associated with the rate of registration.

    Authors: Fenglian Xu, Elizabeth A Sullivan, Deborah A Black, Lisa R Jackson Pulver and Richard C Madden

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:147

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  4. To bring down its high maternal mortality ratio, Burkina Faso adopted a national health policy in 2007 that designed to boost the assisted delivery rate and improving quality of emergency obstetrical and neona...

    Authors: Loubna Belaid and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:143

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  5. Exploring the experiences and views of men who had attended the birth of their children is very vital, especially in a setting where traditionally only women accord women support during labour and childbirth. ...

    Authors: Lucy Ida Kululanga, Address Malata, Ellen Chirwa and Johanne Sundby

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:141

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  6. Perinatal mortality reflects maternal health as well as antenatal, intrapartum and newborn care, and is an important health indicator. This study aimed at classifying causes of perinatal death in order to iden...

    Authors: Blandina T Mmbaga, Rolv Terje Lie, Raimos Olomi, Michael Johnson Mahande, Oneko Olola and Anne Kjersti Daltveit

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:139

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Identifying risk factors that affect excess weight gain during pregnancy is critical, especially among women who are at a higher risk for obesity. The goal of this study was to determine if acculturation, a po...

    Authors: Alison Tovar, Lisa Chasan-Taber, Odilia I Bermudez, Raymond R Hyatt and Aviva Must

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:133

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  8. Among the factors contributing to the high maternal morbidity and mortality in Uganda is the high proportion of pregnant women who do not deliver under supervision in health facilities. This study aimed to ide...

    Authors: Agnes Anyait, David Mukanga, George Bwire Oundo and Fred Nuwaha

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:132

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  9. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a major public health problem with serious consequences for women’s physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health. Reproductive health outcomes such as unwanted and termin...

    Authors: Diddy Antai and Sunday Adaji

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:128

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Maternal mortality in much of sub-Saharan Africa is very high whereas there has been a steady decline in over the past 60 years in Europe. Perinatal mortality is 12 times higher than maternal mortality account...

    Authors: David Ellard, Doug Simkiss, Siobhan Quenby, David Davies, Ngianga-bakwin Kandala, Francis Kamwendo, Chisale Mhango and Joseph Paul O’Hare

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:116

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. Available data suggest that body dissatisfaction is common during pregnancy and may even be a precursor to post-natal depression. However, in order to accurately identify at-risk women, it is essential to firs...

    Authors: Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Helen Skouteris, Brittany Watson and Briony Hill

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:91

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Diabetes is increasing in prevalence globally, notably amongst populations from low- and middle- income countries. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus(GDM), a precursor for type 2 diabetes, is increasing in line wit...

    Authors: Jane E Hirst, Thach Son Tran, My An T Do, Forsyth Rowena, Jonathan M Morris and Heather E Jeffery

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:81

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Good nutrition is essential for increasing survival rates of infants. This study explored infant feeding practices in a resource-poor setting and assessed implications for future interventions focused on impro...

    Authors: Raymond Akawire Aborigo, Cheryl A Moyer, Sarah Rominski, Philip Adongo, John Williams, Gideon Logonia, Gideon Affah, Abraham Hodgson and Cyril Engmann

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:76

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  14. Perinatal research on anxiety and depression has primarily focused on mothers. We have limited knowledge of fathers’ anxiety during the perinatal period yet there is evidence that the parenting capacity of a p...

    Authors: Jenny Tohotoa, Bruce Maycock, Yvonne L Hauck, Satvinder Dhaliwal, Peter Howat, Sharyn Burns and Colin W Binns

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:75

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  15. Antenatal care (ANC) provides an important opportunity for pregnant women with a wide range of interventions and is considered as an important basic component of reproductive health care.

    Authors: Angelo S Nyamtema, Alise Bartsch-de Jong, David P Urassa, Jaap P Hagen and Jos van Roosmalen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:70

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  16. The effect of pregnancy intention on post-natal practices like breastfeeding is still poorly understood in the Philippines. In this light, this study aims to determine the association between pregnancy intenti...

    Authors: Valerie Gilbert T Ulep and Maridel P Borja

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:69

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  17. Infants born late preterm (34 + 0 to 36 + 6 weeks GA (gestational age)) are known to have higher neonatal morbidity than term (37 + 0 to 41 + 6 weeks GA) infants. There is emerging evidence that these risks ma...

    Authors: Chelsea A Ruth, Noralou Roos, Elske Hildes-Ripstein and Marni Brownell

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:62

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  18. Under-5 mortality is a major public health challenge in developing countries. It is essential to identify determinants of under-five mortality (U5M) childhood mortality because these will assist in formulating...

    Authors: Gbenga A Kayode, Victor T Adekanmbi and Olalekan A Uthman

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:10

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  19. In September 2009, a folic acid fortification mandate (135 μg/100 g bread) was to be implemented in New Zealand. However, due to political and manufacturer objection, fortification was deferred until May 2012....

    Authors: Simonette R Mallard, Andrew R Gray and Lisa A Houghton

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:8

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Sub-Saharan Africa. Total Fertility Rate of Ethiopia is 5.4 children per women, population growth rate is estimated to be 2.7% per year and contraceptive prevale...

    Authors: Mussie Alemayehu, Tefera Belachew and Tizta Tilahun

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:6

    Content type: Research article

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