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  1. To compare the prognostic performance of biomarkers soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1), Placental Growth Factor (PIGF), and sFlt-1/PIGF ratio as continuous values or as a binary cut-off of 38 for pred...

    Authors: Meron M. Kifle, Prabin Dahal, Manu Vatish, Ana Sofia Cerdeira and Eric O. Ohuma
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:520
  2. The World Health Organization recommends induction of labour (IOL) for low risk pregnancy from 41 + 0 gestational weeks (GW). Nevertheless, in Sri Lanka IOL at 40 GW is a common practice. This study compares m...

    Authors: Hemantha Senanayake, Ilaria Mariani, Emanuelle Pessa Valente, Monica Piccoli, Benedetta Armocida, Caterina Businelli, Mohamed Rishard, Benedetta Covi and Marzia Lazzerini
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:518
  3. Social media plays an important role as a source for obtaining or sharing health information. It is frequently used as a resource by pregnant women who seek information and emotional support regarding their ph...

    Authors: Joo Yun Lee and Eunhee Lee
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:517
  4. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as glucose intolerance with onset during pregnancy. It is characterized by high risk of adverse outcomes for the mother and the foetus, if not adequately controll...

    Authors: Valentina Guarnotta, Gianluca Cuva, Maria Pia Imbergamo and Carla Giordano
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:516
  5. This study aims to assess delayed versus early umbilical cord clamping in preeclamptic mothers undergoing scheduled caesarean delivery regarding the maternal intra-operative blood loss and neonatal outcomes.

    Authors: Ahmed Rashwan, Ashraf Eldaly, Ahmed El-Harty, Moutaz Elsherbini, Mazen Abdel-Rasheed and Marwa M. Eid
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:515
  6. Due to the advancement of modern societies, the proportion of women who delay childbearing until or beyond 30 years has dramatically increased in the last three decades and has been linked with adverse materna...

    Authors: Hui Li, Nawsherwan, Cuifang Fan, Sumaira Mubarik, Ghulam Nabi and Yin Xiao Ping
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:514
  7. To assess if simulation-based training (SBT) of B-Lynch suture and uterine balloon tamponade (UBT) for the management of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) impacted provider attitudes, practice patterns, and patient ...

    Authors: Pooja S. Parameshwar, Katherine Bianco, Elizabeth B. Sherwin, Pamela K. Meza, Alisha Tolani, Paige Bates, Lillian Sie, Andrea Sofía López Enríquez, Diana E. Sanchez, Edgar R. Herrarte and Kay Daniels
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:513
  8. Over the years, an increasing trend of unnecessary caesarean section (c-section) deliveries has raised concerns in Bangladesh. So far, many studies have reported the risk factors of c-section delivery in Bangl...

    Authors: T. Muhammad, Shobhit Srivastava, Pradeep Kumar and Rashmi Rashmi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:512
  9. The COVID-19 pandemic is an ongoing global healthcare crisis that negatively affects pregnant women. Although patients with an acute infection during pregnancy have been widely studied, information regarding l...

    Authors: Rita Zlatkin, Sarah Dollinger, Chen Jacoby, Anat Shmueli, Shiri Barbash-Hazan, Rony Chen, Arnon Wiznitzer and Eran Hadar
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:511
  10. Access to information is essential to achieving individual empowerment; meaning the ability to exercise control, manage one’s own condition and make informed decisions. However, studies have shown that informa...

    Authors: Beata Molin, Sofia Zwedberg, Anna-Karin Berger, Anna Sand and Susanne Georgsson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:510
  11. Placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) is associated with a multitude of maternal and fetal complications. Events related to its management have resulted in significant psychological morbidity, with lifelong conseque...

    Authors: Vindya Wijesinghe, Mohamed Rishard and Sriskanthan Srisanjeevan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:509
  12. Childbirth experience has been shown to depend on the mode of delivery. However, it is unclear how labour induction influences the childbirth experience in different modes of delivery. Thus, we assessed the ch...

    Authors: Johanna M. Joensuu, Hannu Saarijärvi, Hanna Rouhe, Mika Gissler, Veli-Matti Ulander, Seppo Heinonen, Paulus Torkki and Tomi S. Mikkola
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:508
  13. According to the World Health Organization about 2.6 million deaths were reported worldwide in 2015. More than 98% of stillbirths occur in developing countries. At present, the causes of many cases of stillbir...

    Authors: Haleh Soltanghoraee, Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, Narjes Khalili and Azadeh Soltani
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:507
  14. To address the issue of high maternal mortality, the Government of Pakistan initiated a community midwifery program in 2006 to provide skilled birth attendance to women living in rural areas. Despite a large i...

    Authors: Bakhtawar M. Hanif Khowaja, Anam Shahil Feroz and Sarah Saleem
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:506
  15. This paper enumerates and characterizes latent classes of adverse childhood experiences and investigates how they relate to prenatal substance use (i.e., smoking, alcohol, and other drugs) and poor infant outc...

    Authors: Chad Lance Hemady, Lydia Gabriela Speyer, Aja Louise Murray, Ruth Harriet Brown, Franziska Meinck, Deborah Fry, Huyen Do, Siham Sikander, Bernadette Madrid, Asvini Fernando, Susan Walker, Michael Dunne, Sarah Foley, Claire Hughes, Joseph Osafo, Adriana Baban…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:505
  16. Preeclampsia, the main cause of maternal and perinatal deaths, is associated with several maternal complications and adverse perinatal outcomes. Some prediction models are uesd to evaluate adverse pregnancy ou...

    Authors: Jiangyuan Zheng, Li Zhang, Yang Zhou, Lin Xu, Zuyue Zhang and Yaling Luo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:504
  17. One of every four preterm neonates is born to a woman with sterile intra-amniotic inflammation (inflammatory process induced by alarmins); yet, this clinical condition still lacks treatment. Herein, we utilize...

    Authors: Jose Galaz, Roberto Romero, Marcia Arenas-Hernandez, Marcelo Farias-Jofre, Kenichiro Motomura, Zhenjie Liu, Naoki Kawahara, Catherine Demery-Poulos, Tzu Ning Liu, Justin Padron, Bogdan Panaitescu and Nardhy Gomez-Lopez
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:503
  18. Placenta previa accreta is a life-threatening pregnancy complication, and reducing blood loss during operative treatment remains a major challenge. The aim of our study was to investigate the effect of prophyl...

    Authors: Huifen Yin and Rong Hu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:502
  19. Reproductive tract infections can cause serious adverse outcomes for pregnant women such as spontaneous abortion and preterm birth. However, it is unclear whether maternal reproductive tract infection before p...

    Authors: Mengyao Zeng, Liu Yang, Yanyan Mao, Yang He, Min Li, Jun Liu, Qianxi Zhu, Liang Chen and Weijin Zhou
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:501
  20. Preeclampsia is a multisystem disorder characterized by an abnormal vascular response to placentation associated with increased systemic vascular resistance. As liver involvement is one of the main clinical fe...

    Authors: Sapir Nachshon, Eran Hadar, Ron Bardin, Shiri Barbash-Hazan, Adi Borovich, Marius Braun and Anat Shmueli
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:500
  21. Postpartum hemorrhage is one of the leading causes of maternal deaths worldwide. Early recovery is a performance indicator and better health outcome of patients with postpartum hemorrhage. Therefore, this stud...

    Authors: Bekalu Kassie, Beker Ahmed and Genet Degu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:498
  22. Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is defined as an idiopathic cardiomyopathy occurring in the last month of pregnancy or the first 6 months postpartum without an identifiable cause. PPCM is suspected to be trig...

    Authors: Kwok-On Ng, Lok-Hi Chow, Chun-Chang Yeh, Eagle Yi-Kung Huang, Wei-Cheng Liu and Ping-Heng Tan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:497
  23. The Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Japan Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have issued the guidelines and recommendations on postpartum hemorrhage since 2010 and have been cond...

    Authors: Akihiko Ueda, Baku Nakakita, Yoshitsugu Chigusa, Haruta Mogami, Shosuke Ohtera, Genta Kato, Masaki Mandai and Eiji Kondoh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:496
  24. Some cultural scenarios in pregnancy and childbirth reinforce dysfunctional sexual beliefs that reverse changes in the couple's sexual life. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of education by se...

    Authors: Shirin Khoddam, Razieh Lotfi, Kourosh Kabir and Effat Merghati- Khoei
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:495
  25. Potentially preventable complications are monitored as part of the Maryland Hospital Acquired Conditions Program and are used to adjust hospital reimbursement. Few studies have evaluated racial-ethnic disparit...

    Authors: Allison Lankford, Laura Roland, Christopher Jackson, Jonathan Chow, Ryan Keneally, Amanda Jackson, Rundell Douglas, Jeffrey Berger and Michael Mazzeffi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:494
  26. A growing body of evidence indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic has had detrimental mental health effects for pregnant women. However, little is known about the specific stressors that increased anxiety for pr...

    Authors: Rebekah Choi, Ashwini Nagappan, Deena Kopyto and Anna Wexler
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:493
  27. Pre-pregnancy BMI (PP BMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG) are prominent anthropometric indicators for maternal nutritional status and are related to an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. This stu...

    Authors: Arif Sabta Aji, Nur Indrawaty Lipoeto, Yusrawati Yusrawati, Safarina G. Malik, Nur Aini Kusmayanti, Isman Susanto, Nur Mukhlishoh Majidah, Siti Nurunniyah, Ratih Devi Alfiana, Wahyuningsih Wahyuningsih and Karani S. Vimaleswaran
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:492
  28. Worldwide, two million babies are stillborn and 1.8 million babies die before completing seven days of life. Approximately 4% of pregnant women in Uganda experience perinatal death. The response following a pe...

    Authors: Anna Agnes Ojok Arach, Juliet Kiguli, Victoria Nankabirwa, Noeline Nakasujja, David Mukunya, Milton W. Musaba, Agnes Napyo, James K. Tumwine, Grace Ndeezi and Joseph Rujumba
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:491
  29. Hypertensive disorders complicating pregnancy (HDCP) are various heterogeneous conditions. microRNA (miR)-200a-3p is involved in HDCP diagnosis. This study explored the effects of miR-200a-3p on HDCP patients.

    Authors: Xin He and Danni Ding
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:490
  30. Despite the overwhelming evidence of health and other benefits of breastfeeding and recommendations to breastfeed by peak health bodies, breastfeeding rates are significantly lower than recommended in Australi...

    Authors: Christa Buckland, Debra Hector, Gregory S. Kolt, Jack Thepsourinthone and Amit Arora
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:489
  31. Due to changes in family policy in China, pregnancy at advanced age (30 years old or above) is prevalent. Advanced maternal age is known to be related to a variety of negative health outcomes, including antena...

    Authors: Kai Zeng, Yang Li and Rumei Yang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:488
  32. Prenatal posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often overlooked in obstetric care, despite evidence that untreated PTSD negatively impacts both mother and baby. OB-GYN clinics commonly screen for depression ...

    Authors: Avelina C. Padin, Natalie R. Stevens, Mandy L. Che, Ihuoma N. Erondu, Marisa J. Perera and Madeleine U. Shalowitz
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:487
  33. Amniotomy is a commonly used labor intervention with uncertain evidence, and there are complications connected to the intervention. Yet, the Swedish prevalence of amniotomy is unknown. The aim of the study was...

    Authors: Sofia Tallhage, Kristofer Årestedt, Kristina Schildmeijer and Marie Oscarsson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:486
  34. Access to mass media and emerging technologies (e.g., cell phones, the internet, and social media) is a social determinant of health that has been shown to profoundly influence women’s health outcomes. In the Afr...

    Authors: Martina Anto-Ocrah, Ryan J. Latulipe, Tiffany E. Mark, David Adler, Tasneem Zaihra and Joseph W. Lanning
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:485
  35. Intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy is a public health problem in Uganda that negatively impacts maternal and newborn health outcomes. However, IPVdisclosure and associated factors among pregnant ...

    Authors: Eve Katushabe, John Baptist Asiimwe and Vincent Batwala
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:484
  36. To explore changes in telomere length (TL) and mitochondrial copy number (mtDNA-CN) in preeclampsia (PE) and to evaluate the combined effect of maternal TL and mtDNA-CN on PE risk.

    Authors: Ruyi Zhang, Jiangbo Du, Zhendong Xiao, Yuan Jiang, Liang Jin and Qiao Weng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:483
  37. Low birth weight (LBW) infants are more prone to possible growth disorders, and their mothers need more specific education sessions regarding breastfeeding practice. This study aimed to investigate the effect ...

    Authors: Afsar Omidi, Sahar Rahmani, Roya Amini and Manoochehr Karami
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:482
  38. Daily delivery volume might affect the quality of obstetric care. We explored the busy day effect on selected obstetrical interventions and epidural analgesia performed during labour in different sized deliver...

    Authors: Riitta Vilkko, Sari Räisänen, Mika Gissler, Vedran Stefanovic, Ilkka Kalliala and Seppo Heinonen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:481
  39. The rate of termination of pregnancy (TOP) for fetal anomalies and the factors affecting TOP vary among different populations. Optimisation of prenatal care and counselling requires understanding the factors i...

    Authors: Papapin Pusayapaibul, Jittima Manonai and Chayada Tangshewinsirikul
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:480
  40. Women who smoke during pregnancy make less use of prenatal care; the relation of smoking behavior with the use of other forms of maternal healthcare is unknown. The objective of this study is to investigate th...

    Authors: S. Weiland, L.L. Peters, M.Y. Berger, J.J.H.M. Erwich and D.E.M.C. Jansen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:479
  41. In order to effectively and efficiently reduce maternal mortality and ensure optimal outcomes of pregnancy, equity is required in availability and provision of antenatal care. Thus, analysis of trends of socio...

    Authors: Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Joshua Okyere, Eugene Budu, Henry Ofori Duah and Bright Opoku Ahinkorah
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:478
  42. In Canada, vaccination against pertussis (Tdap) during pregnancy has been recommended since 2018, with suboptimal uptake. We aimed to assess the determinants of intention and uptake of Tdap vaccine among pregn...

    Authors: Eve Dubé, Marie-Eve Trottier, Maryline Vivion, Manale Ouakki, Nicholas Brousseau, Maryse Guay, Zineb Laghdir, Isabelle Boucoiran, Bruce Tapiéro and Caroline Quach
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:477
  43. There exists a lack of research in explaining the link between dropout from school and antenatal care (ANC) visits of women during pregnancy in Bangladesh. The aim of this study is to investigate how the drop ...

    Authors: M. Ershadul Haque, Taslim Sazzad Mallick and Wasimul Bari
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:476
  44. To assess the effects of policy of selective versus routine episiotomy on mother and baby for women delivering vaginally in Shanghai and whether the hospital type has any effect on the outcomes.

    Authors: Shengyi Gu, Jindan Pei, Chenchen Zhou, Xiaobo Zhao, Sheng Wan, Jun Zhang, Adewumi Adanlawo, Zhongcheng Luo, Guizhu Wu and Xiaolin Hua
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:475
  45. Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is one of the major complications of childbirth which may result in maternal morbidity and mortality, especially in low and middle-income countries like Nigeria. Midwives play a vi...

    Authors: Felicity Agwu Kalu and Joan N. Chukwurah
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:474
  46. Evidence for the association of thyroid dysfunction and autoantibody positivity with preterm birth remains controversial. We aimed to study the association of maternal thyroid dysfunction and autoantibody posi...

    Authors: Jiang-Nan Wu, Ting Peng, Feng Xie and Ming-Qing Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:473
  47. Retroperitoneal ectopic pregnancy (REP) is an extremely rare type of ectopic pregnancy, with a total of less than 32 cases reported in the English literature. Early diagnosis of REP is very difficult and all t...

    Authors: Hainan Xu, Dali Cheng, Qing Yang and Dandan Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:472
  48. The use of caesarean section has steadily increased, with Latin America being the region with the highest rates. Multiple factors account for that increase and the Robson classification is appropriate to compa...

    Authors: Mercedes Colomar, Valentina Colistro, Claudio Sosa, Luis Andres de Francisco, Ana Pilar Betrán, Suzanne Serruya and Bremen De Mucio
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:471

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