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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

    Newborn deaths comprise nearly half of under-5 deaths in Ghana, despite the fact that skilled birth attendants (SBAs) are present at 68% of births, which implies that evidence-based care during labor, birth an...

    Authors: Patricia P. Gomez, Allyson R. Nelson, Amos Asiedu, Etta Addo, Dora Agbodza, Chantelle Allen, Martha Appiagyei, Cynthia Bannerman, Patience Darko, Julia Duodu, Fred Effah and Hannah Tappis

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:72

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    Complete blood count is one of the routinely advised blood investigation during pregnancy. It is also utilized as a diagnostic tool for neonatal anemia, sepsis and determining hemostatic status of the newborn....

    Authors: Sameer Timilsina, Sirisa Karki, Aajeevan Gautam, Pujan Bhusal, Gita Paudel and Deepak Sharma

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:70

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    Different studies have shown the advantages of abstinence from cigarette smoking during pregnancy to promote full fetal development. Given that pregnant women do not always abstain from smoking, this study aim...

    Authors: Mariana Caricati Kataoka, Ana Paula Pinho Carvalheira, Anna Paula Ferrari, Maíra Barreto Malta, Maria Antonieta de Barros Leite Carvalhaes and Cristina Maria Garcia de Lima Parada

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:67

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    In a post-2015 development agenda, achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) for women and newborns will require a fit-for-purpose and fit-to-practice sexual, reproductive, maternal, adolescent and newborn hea...

    Authors: Caroline S. E. Homer, Sofia Castro Lopes, Andrea Nove, Michaela Michel-Schuldt, Frances McConville, Nester T. Moyo, Martha Bokosi and Petra ten Hoope-Bender

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:55

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    The high level of maternal mortality and morbidity as a result of complications due to childbirth is unacceptable. The impact of quality medicines in the management of these complications cannot be overemphasi...

    Authors: Chimezie Anyakora, Yetunde Oni, Uchenna Ezedinachi, Adebola Adekoya, Ibrahim Ali, Charles Nwachukwu, Charles Esimone, Victor Abiola and Jude Nwokike

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:44

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    Luapula Province has the highest maternal mortality and one of the lowest facility-based births in Zambia. The distance to facilities limits facility-based births for women in rural areas. In 2013, the governm...

    Authors: Peggy S. Chibuye, Eva S. Bazant, Michelle Wallon, Namratha Rao and Timothee Fruhauf

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:42

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    Men’s involvement in maternal and child health presents an opportunity for the advancement of maternal and child nutrition as men often play a key role in decision-making particularly regarding women’s reprodu...

    Authors: Elizabeth Mkandawire and Sheryl L. Hendriks

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:37

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    Wars affect maternal health services by destroying health systems. Eritrea experienced two wars with neighbouring Ethiopia. Despite this, the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in Eritrea fell by 69% from 1590 per...

    Authors: Chol Chol, Cynthia Hunter, Berhane Debru, Berhana Haile, Joel Negin and Robert G. Cumming

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:35

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    The successful implementation of maternal vaccination relies on results of clinical trials, considering the prenatal and postnatal attendance at selected healthcare institutions. This study evaluated factors i...

    Authors: Shabir A. Madhi, Luis M. Rivera, Xavier Sáez-Llorens, Clara Menéndez, Nazira Carrim-Ganey, Mark F. Cotton, Darren Katzman, Mariëtha M. Luttig, Rosalba Candelario, Sherryl Baker and Mahua Roychoudhury

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:29

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Low birthweight (LBW) is a major predictor of early neonatal mortality which disproportionately affects low-income countries. WHO recommends regional definitions for LBW to prevent misclassifications and ensur...

    Authors: Valirie Ndip Agbor, Chobufo Ditah, Joel Noutakdie Tochie and Tsi Njim

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:30

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    Self-medication is a universal challenge that requires attention because of the potential threat not only to the pregnant women but also to unborn child. Data on self-medication practice and predictors among p...

    Authors: Karol J. Marwa, Agnes Njalika, Deodatus Ruganuza, Deogratias Katabalo and Erasmus Kamugisha

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:16

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  12. Content type: Research article

    In response to poor maternal, newborn, and child health indicators in Magadi sub-county, the “Boma” model was launched to promote health facility delivery by establishing community health units and training co...

    Authors: Sarah Karanja, Richard Gichuki, Patrick Igunza, Samuel Muhula, Peter Ofware, Josephine Lesiamon, Lepantas Leshore, Lenny Bazira Kyomuhangi-Igbodipe, Josephat Nyagero, Nancy Binkin and David Ojakaa

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:5

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Tanzania is among the countries with a high maternal mortality ratio. However, it remains unclear how information and education on danger signs of pregnancy translate into appropriate actions when a woman reco...

    Authors: Beatrice Mwilike, Gorrette Nalwadda, Mike Kagawa, Khadija Malima, Lilian Mselle and Shigeko Horiuchi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:4

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Membranous ventricular septal aneurysm (MVSA) is a rare cardiac anomaly that can occur as an isolated entity or being associated with other cardiac malformations. Complications of MVSA include thromboembolism,...

    Authors: Kana Wang, Xiaodong Wang, Haiyan Yu, Xinghui Liu, Aiyun Xing and Yong You

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:8

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Focused Antenatal Care (FANC) is advocated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a key service approach to improving the health of pregnant women. Four targeted visits to antenatal clinics are recommended ...

    Authors: Kondwani Chidzammbuyo Mamba, Adamson S. Muula and William Stones

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:444

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Assessments of maternal near miss (MNM) are increasingly used in addition to those of maternal mortality measures. The World Health Organization (WHO) has introduced an MNM tool in 2009, but this tool was prev...

    Authors: Abera K. Tura, Jelle Stekelenburg, Sicco A. Scherjon, Joost Zwart, Thomas van den Akker, Jos van Roosmalen and Sanne J. Gordijn

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:445

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    High maternal mortality has remained an unmet public health challenge in the developing world. Maternal mortality in Ethiopia is among the highest in the world. Since most maternal deaths occur during labor, d...

    Authors: Kerebih Asrese and Margaret E. Adamek

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:441

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    Eclampsia is a major cause of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in low and middle income countries. The aim of this study was to assess the risk factors and maternal and perinatal outcome in patien...

    Authors: Ahmad Mahran, Hashem Fares, Reham Elkhateeb, Mahmoud Ibrahim, Haitham Bahaa, Ahmad Sanad, Alaa Gamal, Mohamed Zeeneldin, Eissa Khalifa and Ahmed Abdelghany

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:435

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    The consequences of living with obstetric fistula are multifaceted and very devastating for women, especially those living in poor resource settings. Due to uncontrollable leakages of urine and/or feces, the c...

    Authors: Josephine Changole, Viva Combs Thorsen and Ursula Kafulafula

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:433

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