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  1. Many Mexicans face barriers to receive delivery care from qualified professionals, especially indigenous and poor sectors of the population, which represent most of the population in the state of Chiapas. When...

    Authors: Zeus Aranda, Viviana Caamal, Mariana Montaño, Daniel Bernal and Sergio Meneses
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:173
  2. Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is the most frequent congenital infection worldwide causing important sequelae. However, no vaccine or antiviral treatments are currently available, thus interventions are restrict...

    Authors: María F. Rodríguez-Muñoz, Clara Martín-Martín, Katina Kovacheva, Maria Eugenia Olivares, Nuria Izquierdo, Pilar Pérez-Romero and Estéfani García-Ríos
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:172
  3. The concerted regulation of placenta microbiota and the immune responses secures the occurrence and development of pregnancy, while few studies reported this correlation. This study aimed to explore the relat...

    Authors: Ping Yang, Tong Lu, Xinyuan Liang, Ting Huang, Lulu Wu, Zonglin He, Xiaomin Xiao and Shangrong Fan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:171
  4. Experiencing upsetting disrespect and abuse (D&A) during labour and birth negatively affects women’s birth experiences. Knowing in what circumstances of birth women experience upsetting situations of D&A can c...

    Authors: Denise R. Leijerzapf, Marit S. G. van der Pijl, Martine H. Hollander, Elselijn Kingma, Ank de Jonge and Corine J. M. Verhoeven
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:170
  5. Multiple pregnancies are much more common today than they were in the past. Twin pregnancies occur in about 4% of pregnancies in Africa. Adverse pregnancy outcome was more common in twin pregnancy than in sing...

    Authors: Tamirat Getachew, Abraham Negash, Adera Debella, Elias Yadeta, Magersa Lemi, Bikila Balis, Tegenu Balcha, Habtamu Bekele, Mohammed Abdurke, Addisu Alemu, Kasiye Shiferaw and Addis Eyeberu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:169
  6. Intimate partner violence (IPV) impacts physical health, mental health, and healthcare use. IPV during pregnancy, in particular, is associated with lower rates of antenatal care, but no studies have assessed t...

    Authors: Rebecca Woofter, John Mboya, Ginger Golub and May Sudhinaraset
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:168
  7. The majority of congenital heart diseases (CHDs) are thought to result from the interactions of genetics and the environment factors. This study aimed to assess the association of maternal non-occupational pht...

    Authors: Nana Li, Hong Kang, Zhen Liu, Lu Li, Ying Deng, Meixian Wang, Yuting Li, Wenli Xu, Xiaohong Li, Yanping Wang, Jun Zhu, Jing Tao and Ping Yu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:167
  8. To date, there are no clinical guidelines for dichorionic diamniotic (DCDA) twins complicated with previable premature rupture of membrane (PV-ROM) before 24 weeks of gestation. The typical management options ...

    Authors: Caixia Zhu, Haiyan Liu, Hui Zhu and Linhuan Huang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:166
  9. The Ministry of Health of Mozambique (MISAU) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend enhancing pregnant women’s satisfaction with health care services in order to advance maternal and child health. T...

    Authors: Janeth Dulá, Sérgio Chicumbe and Maria do Rosário O. Martins
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:165
  10. Prenatal detection of critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) optimises perinatal decision-making and neonatal outcomes. The objective of this study was to determine the prenatal screening performance, care p...

    Authors: Fiona Cody, Orla Franklin, Nicola Mc Cay, Zara Molphy, Patrick Dicker and Fionnuala M. Breathnach
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:163
  11. Endometriosis is an underdiagnosed disorder that affects an estimated 6-10% of women of reproductive age. Endometriosis has been reported in epidemiological studies to be associated with autoimmune diseases. H...

    Authors: Tianyou Tang, Yi Zhong, Sipei Xu and Huilin Yu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:162
  12. When a pregnant woman experiences unusual circumstances during a vaginal delivery, an unplanned cesarean section may be necessary to save her life. It requires knowledge and quick assessment of the risky situa...

    Authors: Bezawit Melak Fente, Mengstu Melkamu Asaye, Temesgen Worku Gudayu, Muhabaw Shumye Mihret and Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:161
  13. Elevated maternal serum uric acid (UA) levels were associated with adverse perinatal outcomes. This study aimed to examine the association between UA and the risk of low birth weight (LBW) / small for gestatio...

    Authors: Yaoxi Xiong, Panchan Zheng, Chao Chen, Chengrong He, Xingyu Yang and Weiwei Cheng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:160
  14. Nutrition during pregnancy is a major determinant of human health and child development, and the role of promoting essential nutrition actions (ENA) is of a paramount importance for the health of the mother an...

    Authors: Shamil Mudasir, Ebrahim Muktar and Abdu Oumer
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:159
  15. This study presents CUPID, an advanced automated measurement software based on Artificial Intelligence (AI), designed to evaluate nine fetal biometric parameters in the mid-trimester. Our primary objective was...

    Authors: Xuesong Han, Junxuan Yu, Xin Yang, Chaoyu Chen, Han Zhou, Chuangxin Qiu, Yan Cao, Tianjing Zhang, Meiran Peng, Guiyao Zhu, Dong Ni, Yuanji Zhang and Nana Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:158
  16. It is estimated that since 2014, approximately 7.3 million Venezuelan migrants/refugees have left the country. Although both male and female migrants/refugees are vulnerable, female migrants/refugees are more ...

    Authors: Michele Zaman, Victoria McCann, Sofia Friesen, Monica Noriega, Maria Marisol, Susan A. Bartels and Eva Purkey
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:157
  17. Georgia experienced an increase in maternal deaths (MD) during the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, which warrants further investigation. This study aimed to assess associ...

    Authors: Natia Skhvitaridze, Amiran Gamkrelidze, Tinatin Manjavidze, Tormod Brenn and Charlotta Rylander
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:156
  18. Risk perception is fundamental to decision-making; therefore its exploration is essential to gaining a comprehensive understanding of the decision-making process for peripartum interventions. The aim of this s...

    Authors: Nina H Peterwerth, Margareta Halek and Rainhild Schäfers
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:155
  19. A healthy nutrition in pregnancy supports maternal health and fetal development, decreasing the risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes. Guidance by prenatal care professionals can increase women’s awareness regar...

    Authors: Merle Ebinghaus, Caroline Johanna Agricola, Janne Schmittinger, Nataliya Makarova and Birgit-Christiane Zyriax
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:154
  20. Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) accounts for 90% of all new paediatric HIV infections in Nigeria and for approximately 30% of the global burden. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of a trainin...

    Authors: Adedoyin O. Ogunyemi, Kofoworola A. Odeyemi, Babasola O. Okusanya, Gbenga Olorunfemi, Melissa Simon, Mobolanle R. Balogun and Alani S. Akanmu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:153
  21. Cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) is a long-term complication of cesarean section characterized by the localization of a subsequent gestational sac within the scar area or niche developed as a result of a previous...

    Authors: Xinxin You, Yan Ruan, Shouxiang Weng, Chenya Lin, Meifu Gan and Feng Qi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:151
  22. Neonatal jaundice is a significant contributor to illness and death in newborns, leading to frequent admissions to neonatal intensive care units. To better understand this issue, a study was conducted to ident...

    Authors: Tsedale Ayalew, Asressie Molla, Bereket Kefale, Tilahun Dessie Alene, Gebremeskel Kibret Abebe, Habtamu Setegn Ngusie and Alemu Birara Zemariam
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:150
  23. Cesarean delivery rates have increased globally resulting in a public health concern. We estimate rates of cesarean deliveries among Thai women using the World Health Organization (WHO) Robson Classification s...

    Authors: Orada Patamasingh Na Ayudhaya, Wanitchaya Kittikraisak, Podjanee Phadungkiatwatana, Danielle Rentz Hunt, Krissada Tomyabatra, Tawee Chotpitayasunondh, Romeo R. Galang, Karen Chang, Tana Brummer, Lunthaporn Puttanavijarn, Parker Malek, Fatimah S. Dawood and Joshua A. Mott
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:149
  24. Unintended pregnancies can pose significant public health concerns for both maternal and child health because of their associated risks and implications. Experience of unintended pregnancies may lead to delay ...

    Authors: Milika Sikaluzwe, Million Phiri, Musonda Lemba, Liness Shasha and Mikidadi Muhanga
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:148
  25. Pregnancy is often associated with a change in health behaviors, leading some to suggest that pregnancy could be a teachable moment for lifestyle change. However, the prevalence and underlying mechanism of thi...

    Authors: Linda M. Uzan, Michelle Brust, Joyce M. Molenaar, Eva Leistra, Klarke Boor and Jessica C. Kiefte-de Jong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:147
  26. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is responsible for the development of 30–50% of type 2 diabetes mellitus that predisposes later to adverse consequences among affected mothers and their offspring. Several s...

    Authors: Khadija I. Alzarooni, Salah Abusnana, Hala Zakaria, Amal Hussein, Bashair M. Mussa and Ghada Mohammed
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:146
  27. A significant concern for Bangladesh is the high prevalence of adolescent pregnancy and the associated negative consequences for mother and baby, including a teen-related increased risk of preterm birth (PTB)....

    Authors: Shumona Sharmin Salam, Ahmed Ehsanur Rahman, Shema Mhajabin, Tapas Mazumder, Tamanna Majid, Md. Taqbir Us Samad Talha, Rajib Haider, Anika Tasneem Chowdhury, Sharmin Islam, Shafiqul Ameen, Sabrina Jabeen, Julie Balen, Shams El Arifeen, Quamrun Nahar and Dilly OC Anumba
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:145
  28. Maternal near-miss (MNM) is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) working group as a woman who nearly died but survived a life-threatening condition during pregnancy, childbirth, or within 42 days of ...

    Authors: Aklilu Habte, Habtamu Mellie Bizuayehu, Lire Lemma and Yordanos Sisay
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:144
  29. Acknowledging the associated risk factors may have a positive impact on reducing the incidence of ectopic pregnancy (EP). In recent years, body mass index (BMI) has been mentioned in research. However, few stu...

    Authors: Jin-Shuang Ji, Ling Liu, Huan Huang, Hong-Wei Chen, Li Xiao, Xiang-Yi Lu, Yang-Yang Ni, Wen-Juan Jia and Lei Huang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:143
  30. Breastfeeding is vitally important for the health of the mother, baby, family and society. Especially the perception of breastfeeding self-efficacy of primiparous pregnant women is an important factor in breas...

    Authors: Ayşe Metin and Nazlı Baltacı
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:142
  31. Whether or not the effects of anemia in the early phase, while the fetuses attempts to increase cardiac output to meet oxygen requirement in peripheral organs, is detrimental to the fetal developing vital orga...

    Authors: Suchaya Luewan, Nattayaporn Apaijai, Nipon Chattipakorn, Siriporn C. Chattipakorn and Theera Tongsong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:141
  32. Globally, the burden of maternal malnutrition remains an enormous public health problem; malnourished pregnant women are at increased risk of having low-birth-weight (LBW) infants. Several reports suggest a po...

    Authors: Marwa Abdalla, Marwa M. Zein, Ahmed Sherif, Bassam Essam and Hend Mahmoud
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:140
  33. Mortality in premature neonates is a global public health problem. In developing countries, nearly 50% of preterm births ends with death. Sepsis is one of the major causes of death in preterm neonates. Risk pr...

    Authors: Tigabu Kidie Tesfie, Degefaye Zelalem Anlay, Birhanu Abie, Yazachew Moges Chekol, Negalgn Byadgie Gelaw, Tsion Mulat Tebeje and Yaregal Animut
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:139
  34. Local anaesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST) is a rare but life-threatening complication that can occur after local anaesthetic administration. Various clinical guidelines recommend an intravenous lipid emulsion...

    Authors: Makoto Tsuji, Masafumi Nii, Marie Furuta, Shinji Baba, Takahide Maenaka, Shigetaka Matsunaga, Hiroaki Tanaka and Atsushi Sakurai
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:138
  35. The purpose of this study was to investigate the risk factors for umbilical artery thrombosis (UAT) and the relationship between umbilical artery thrombosis and perinatal outcomes.

    Authors: Shuangjia Pan, Anjian Xu, Xinyue Lu, Baoyi Chen, Xianjun Chen and Ying Hua
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:137
  36. While the effectiveness of cardiotocography in reducing neonatal morbidity is still debated, it remains the primary method for assessing fetal well-being during labor. Evaluating how accurately professionals i...

    Authors: Imane Ben M’Barek, Badr Ben M’Barek, Grégoire Jauvion, Emilia Holmström, Antoine Agman, Jade Merrer and Pierre-François Ceccaldi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:136
  37. Intrauterine adhesion (IUA) can arise as a potential complication following uterine surgery, as the surgical procedure may damage the endometrial stratum basalis. The objective of this study was to assess and ...

    Authors: Jacqueline Pui Wah Chung, Tracy Sze Man Law, Karen NG, Patricia Nga Ping IP and Tin Chiu Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:135
  38. Pump-dependent mothers of very low birth weight (VLBW, < 1500g) infants experience specific challenges achieving sufficient milk supply in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and are therefore less frequen...

    Authors: Isabella Schwab, Till Dresbach, Tim Ohnhäuser, Dirk Horenkamp-Sonntag and Nadine Scholten
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:134
  39. About 25% of pregnant women experience bleeding in the early stage, and half of them eventually progress to pregnancy loss. Progesterone serves as a useful biomarker to predict miscarriage in threatened miscar...

    Authors: Yi Gong, Tong Jiang, Yang Sun, Guo-Lin Wu, Bu-Wei Han, Ying Shi, Shan Guan and Jian Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:133
  40. Compliance with standards of care is required for sustained improvement in the quality of delivery services. It thus represents a key challenge to improving maternal survival and meeting the Sustainable Develo...

    Authors: Sabita Tuladhar, Maria Delius, Matthias Siebeck, Cornelia Oberhauser, Deepak Paudel and Eva Rehfuess
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:132
  41. There is a dearth of evidence on the trends and inequalities in utilizing cesarean section (CS) among women in Bangladesh. Hence, this study aimed to estimate the socioeconomic and geographical inequalities in...

    Authors: Satyajit Kundu, Azaz Bin Sharif, Syed Sharaf Ahmed Chowdhury, Sadia Afroz, Rakhi Dey and Ahmed Hossain
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:131
  42. Mistreatment of childbearing women continues despite global attention to respectful care. In Ethiopia, although there have been reports of mistreatment of women during maternity care, the influence of this mis...

    Authors: Habtamu Kasaye, Vanessa Scarf, Annabel Sheehy and Kathleen Baird
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:129
  43. Combining pregnancy and parenthood with sporting activities or a professional athletic career can be challenging. The objective of this Collection is to gain a deeper understanding of the effects of pregnancy ...

    Authors: Rita Santos-Rocha and Anna Szumilewicz
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:128
  44. Adverse birth outcomes particularly preterm births and congenital anomalies, are the leading causes of infant mortality globally, and the burden is highest in developing countries. We set out to determine the ...

    Authors: Harriet Mirieri, Ruth Nduati, Jeanette Dawa, Lydia Okutoyi, Eric Osoro, Cyrus Mugo, Dalton Wamalwa, Hafsa Jin, Dufton Mwaengo, Nancy Otieno, Doris Marwanga, Mufida Shabibi, Peninah Munyua, John Kinuthia, Erin Clancey, Marc-Alain Widdowson…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:127
  45. Chimerism results from the fusion of two zygotes in a single embryo, whereas mosaicism results from mitotic errors in a single zygote. True human chimerism is rare, with fewer than 100 cases reported in the li...

    Authors: Lin Chen, Li Wang, Yang Zeng, Daishu Yin, Feng Tang, Dan Xie, Hongmei Zhu, Lingping Li and Jing Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:126
  46. Maternal vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy has been associated with various maternal adverse events (MAE). However, the evidence regarding the effect of vitamin D supplementation on these outcomes is still...

    Authors: Nasrin Borumandnia, Maryam Rostami, Atefeh Talebi and Hamid Alavimajd
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:125
  47. Uterine leiomyomas are hormone-dependent benign tumors and often begin to shrink after menopause due to the reduction in ovarian steroids. The influence of pregnancy on uterine leiomyomas size remains unclear....

    Authors: Lifang Zhu-ge, Qiaoli Bei, Weiping Pan and Xiaojun Ni
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:123

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