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  1. Shivering and fever are common side effects of misoprostol. An unexpectedly high rate of fever above 40°C was documented among Ecuadorian women given treatment with 800mcg of sublingual misoprostol to manage p...

    Authors: Wilfrido León, Jill Durocher, Gustavo Barrera, Ernesto Pinto and Beverly Winikoff
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:65
  2. The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is increasing worldwide. GDM and the risks associated with GDM lead to increased health care costs and losses in productivity. The objective of this study ...

    Authors: Nicolette Oostdam, Judith Bosmans, Maurice GAJ Wouters, Elisabeth MW Eekhoff, Willem van Mechelen and Mireille NM van Poppel
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:64
  3. Pain relief during labour is a topic of major interest in the Netherlands. Epidural analgesia is considered to be the most effective method of pain relief and recommended as first choice. However its uptake by...

    Authors: Liv M Freeman, Kitty WM Bloemenkamp, Maureen TM Franssen, Dimitri NM Papatsonis, Petra J Hajenius, Marloes E van Huizen, Henk A Bremer, Eline SA van den Akker, Mallory D Woiski, Martina M Porath, Erik van Beek, Nico Schuitemaker, Paulien CM van der Salm, Bianca F Fong, Celine Radder, Caroline J Bax…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:63
  4. 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
  5. Specific genetic contributions for preeclampsia (PE) are currently unknown. This genome-wide association study (GWAS) aims to identify maternal single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and copy-number variants (...

    Authors: Linlu Zhao, Elizabeth W Triche, Kyle M Walsh, Michael B Bracken, Audrey F Saftlas, Josephine Hoh and Andrew T Dewan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:61
  6. Reducing maternal and child mortality requires focused attention on better access, utilisation and coverage of good quality health services and interventions aimed at improving maternal and newborn health amon...

    Authors: Layla Younes, Tanja AJ Houweling, Kishwar Azad, Anthony Costello and Edward Fottrell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:60
  7. While the reduction in infants’ prone sleeping has led to a temporal decline in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), some aspects of this trend remain unexplained. We assessed whether changes in the gestationa...

    Authors: Sarka Lisonkova, Jennifer A Hutcheon and KS Joseph
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:59
  8. Diabetes during pregnancy can lead to severe risks for both mother and fetus when it is not managed properly. The use of rigorously developed guidelines with a robust implementation process can have a positive...

    Authors: Marjolein JE Greuter, Nathalie MA van Emmerik, Maurice GAJ Wouters and Maurits W van Tulder
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:58
  9. The accurate assessment and appropriate repair of birth related perineal trauma require high levels of skill and competency, with evidence based guideline recommendations available to inform UK midwifery pract...

    Authors: Debra E Bick, Khaled M Ismail, Sue Macdonald, Peter Thomas, Sue Tohill and Christine Kettle
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:57
  10. Anaemia, in particular due to iron deficiency, is common in pregnancy with associated negative outcomes for mother and infant. However, there is evidence of significant variation in management. The objectives ...

    Authors: Jacqui A Parker, Filipa Barroso, Simon J Stanworth, Helen Spiby, Sally Hopewell, Carolyn J Doree, Mary J Renfrew and Shubha Allard
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:56
  11. Women’s fears and attitudes to childbirth may influence the maternity care they receive and the outcomes of birth. This study aimed to develop profiles of women according to their attitudes regarding birth and...

    Authors: Helen M Haines, Christine Rubertsson, Julie F Pallant and Ingegerd Hildingsson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:55
  12. Caesarean section (CS) rate is a quality of health care indicator frequently used at national and international level. The aim of this study was to assess whether adjustment for Robson’s Ten Group Classificati...

    Authors: Paola Colais, Maria P Fantini, Danilo Fusco, Elisa Carretta, Elisa Stivanello, Jacopo Lenzi, Giulia Pieri and Carlo A Perucci
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:54
  13. Preterm birth (PTB) is a substantial health problem that accounts for significant infant morbidity and mortality and poses an economic burden to both individuals and the state of residence. The goal of this st...

    Authors: Kara M Gwin, Ronald Schrader, Kimberley Peters, Armida Moreno, Kristina W Thiel and Kimberly K Leslie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:53
  14. The prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) in pregnancy is 2-10% and is associated with both maternal and neonatal adverse outcomes as pyelonephritis and preterm delivery. Antibiotic treatment is reporte...

    Authors: Brenda M Kazemier, Caroline Schneeberger, Esteriek De Miranda, Aleid Van Wassenaer, Patrick M Bossuyt, Tatjana E Vogelvang, Frans JL Reijnders, Friso MC Delemarre, Corine JM Verhoeven, Martijn A Oudijk, Jeanine A Van Der Ven, Petra N Kuiper, Nicolette Feiertag, Alewijn Ott, Christianne JM De Groot, Ben Willem J Mol…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:52
  15. Little information is known about what information women want when choosing a birth facility. The objective of this study was to inform the development of a consumer decision support tool about birth facility ...

    Authors: Rachel Thompson and Aleena M Wojcieszek
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:51
  16. Knowledge, attitudes and practices of community members and healthcare providers in rural northern Ghana regarding clean delivery are not well understood. This study explores hand washing/use of gloves during ...

    Authors: Cheryl A Moyer, Raymond Akawire Aborigo, Gideon Logonia, Gideon Affah, Sarah Rominski, Philip B Adongo, John Williams, Abraham Hodgson and Cyril Engmann
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:50
  17. A husband’s support during childbirth is vital to a parturient woman’s emotional well-being. Evidence suggests that this type of support enables a woman to feel more in control during labour by reducing matern...

    Authors: Sabitri Sapkota, Toshio Kobayashi, Masayuki Kakehashi, Gehanath Baral and Istuko Yoshida
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:49
  18. Neonatal sepsis is a worldwide public health issue in which, depending on the studied population, marked variations concerning its risk and prognostic factors have been reported. The aim of this study was to a...

    Authors: Yelda A Leal, José Álvarez-Nemegyei, Juan R Velázquez, Ulises Rosado-Quiab, Nidia Diego-Rodríguez, Etna Paz-Baeza and Jorge Dávila-Velázquez
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:48
  19. Preeclampsia is a frequent syndrome and its cause has been linked to multiple factors, making prevention of the syndrome a continuous challenge. One of the suggested risk factors for preeclampsia is advanced m...

    Authors: Reeta Lamminpää, Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen, Mika Gissler and Seppo Heinonen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:47
  20. While the importance of the infant-parent relationship from the child’s perspective is acknowledged worldwide, there is still a lack of knowledge about predictors and long-term benefits or consequences of the ...

    Authors: A Janneke BM Maas, Charlotte MJM Vreeswijk, Evi SA de Cock, Catharina HAM Rijk and Hedwig JA van Bakel
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:46
  21. Postnatal depression can have a substantial impact on the woman, the child and family as a whole. Thus, there is a need to examine different ways of helping women experiencing postnatal depression; encouraging...

    Authors: Amanda J Daley, Kate Jolly, Debbie J Sharp, Katrina M Turner, Ruth V Blamey, Sarah Coleman, Mary McGuinness, Andrea K Roalfe, Ian Jones and Christine MacArthur
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:45
  22. Comparisons of birth outcomes between Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations show marked inequalities. These comparisons obscure Indigenous disparities. There is much variation in terms of cultur...

    Authors: Malinda Steenkamp, Alice Rumbold, Lesley Barclay and Sue Kildea
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:44
  23. Intrauterine fetal death (IUFD) is a serious incidence that has been shown to impact mothers’ psychological well-being in the short-term. Long-term quality of life (QOL) and depression after IUFD is not known....

    Authors: Ida Kathrine Gravensteen, Linda Bjørk Helgadottir, Eva-Marie Jacobsen, Per Morten Sandset and Øivind Ekeberg
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:43
  24. Hemorrhage is the leading direct cause of maternal death globally. While oxytocin is the drug of choice for postpartum hemorrhage prevention, its use has generally been limited to health facilities. This trial...

    Authors: Cynthia K Stanton, Samuel Newton, Luke C Mullany, Patience Cofie, Charlotte Tawiah Agyemang, Edward Adiibokah, Niamh Darcy, Sadaf Khan, Alice Levisay, John Gyapong, Deborah Armbruster and Seth Owusu-Agyei
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:42
  25. Most women in the UK give birth in a hospital labour ward, following which they are transferred to a postnatal ward and discharged home within 24 to 48 hours of the birth. Despite policy and guideline recommen...

    Authors: Debra Bick, Trevor Murrells, Annette Weavers, Val Rose, Julie Wray and Sarah Beake
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:41
  26. Pregnant women with prior venous thromboembolism (VTE) are at risk of recurrence. Low molecular weight heparin (LWMH) reduces the risk of pregnancy-related VTE. LMWH prophylaxis is, however, inconvenient, unco...

    Authors: Pablo Alonso-Coello, Shanil Ebrahim, Gordon H Guyatt, Kari AO Tikkinen, Mark H Eckman, Ignacio Neumann, Sarah D McDonald, Elie A Akl and Shannon M Bates
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:40
  27. Three million babies are stillborn each year and 3.6 million die in the first month of life. In India, early neonatal deaths make up four-fifths of neonatal deaths and infant mortality three-quarters of under-...

    Authors: Ujwala Bapat, Glyn Alcock, Neena Shah More, Sushmita Das, Wasundhara Joshi and David Osrin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:39
  28. First trimester growth restriction is associated with an increased risk of adverse birth outcomes (preterm birth, low birth weight and small for gestational age at birth). The differences between normal and ab...

    Authors: Nicol AC Smeets, Marc Prudon, Bjorn Winkens and S Guid Oei
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:38
  29. Authors: Sophie MS Liem, Dick J Bekedam, Kitty WM Bloemenkamp, Anneke Kwee, Dimitri NM Papatsonis, Joris AM van der Post, Arianne C Lim, Hubertina CJ Scheepers, Christine Willekes, Johannes J Duvekot, Marc Spaanderman, Martina Porath, Jim van Eyck, Monique C Haak, Marielle G van Pampus, Hein W Bruinse…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:37

    The original article was published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2009 9:44

  30. A father’s experience of the birth of his first child is important not only for his birth-giving partner but also for the father himself, his relationship with the mother and the newborn. No validated question...

    Authors: Åsa Premberg, Charles Taft, Anna-Lena Hellström and Marie Berg
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:35
  31. Nearly half the world’s babies are born at home. We sought to evaluate the training, knowledge, skills, and access to medical equipment and testing for home birth attendants across 7 international sites.

    Authors: Ana Garces, Elizabeth M McClure, Elwyn Chomba, Archana Patel, Omrana Pasha, Antoinette Tshefu, Fabian Esamai, Shivaprasad Goudar, Adrien Lokangaka, K Michael Hambidge, Linda L Wright, Marion Koso-Thomas, Carl Bose, Waldemar A Carlo, Edward A Liechty, Patricia L Hibberd…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:34
  32. 39% of neonatal deaths in India occur on the first day of life, and 57% during the first three days of births. However, the association between postnatal care (PNC) for newborns and neonatal mortality has not ...

    Authors: Abhishek Singh, Awadhesh Yadav and Ashish Singh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:33
  33. When an ultrasound-based estimate of gestational age (GA) is less (greater) than an estimate based on a definite last menstrual period, the fetus may grow slower (faster) than average. While the association be...

    Authors: Jagteshwar Grewal, Meghan Wernicke and Jun Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:32
  34. Maternity services should take into account the needs of all women, including those related to disability. No reliable information, however, exists on the extent and characteristics of disability in this popul...

    Authors: Dana Šumilo, Jennifer J Kurinczuk, Maggie E Redshaw and Ron Gray
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:31
  35. Much attention has been given to the adequacy of prenatal care use in promoting healthy outcomes for women and their infants. Adequacy of use takes into account the timing of initiation of prenatal care and th...

    Authors: Wendy Sword, Maureen I Heaman, Sandy Brooks, Suzanne Tough, Patricia A Janssen, David Young, Dawn Kingston, Michael E Helewa, Noori Akhtar-Danesh and Eileen Hutton
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:29
  36. A primary cause of high maternal mortality in Bangladesh is lack of access to professional delivery care. Examining the role of the family, particularly the husband, during pregnancy and childbirth is importan...

    Authors: William T Story, Sarah A Burgard, Jody R Lori, Fahmida Taleb, Nabeel Ashraf Ali and DM Emdadul Hoque
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:28
  37. Eating a diet that is high in fat and sugar and having a sedentary lifestyle during pregnancy is understood to increase the risk of excessive gestational weight gain and obesity following the birth of the baby...

    Authors: Lucie Warren, Jaynie Rance and Billie Hunter
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:27
  38. Over the last few years a decreasing trend in smoking has occurred not only in the general population but also during pregnancy. Several countries have implemented laws requiring all enclosed workplace and pub...

    Authors: Carme Puig, Oriol Vall, Óscar García-Algar, Esther Papaseit, Simona Pichini, Esteve Saltó and Joan R Villalbí
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:26
  39. In the last twenty years, retrospective studies have shown that perinatal events may impact the individual health in the medium and long term. However, only a few prospective studies were designed to address t...

    Authors: Juliana Rombaldi Bernardi, Charles Francisco Ferreira, Marina Nunes, Clécio Homrich da Silva, Vera Lúcia Bosa, Patrícia Pelufo Silveira and Marcelo Zubaran Goldani
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:25
  40. Financial incentives appear to be effective in promoting smoking cessation in pregnancy. The mechanisms by which they might operate however, are poorly understood. The present study examines how financial ince...

    Authors: Eleni Mantzari, Florian Vogt and Theresa M Marteau
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:24
  41. Two criteria based on a 2 h 75 g OGTT are being used for the diagnosis of gestational diabetes (GDM), those recommended over the years by the World Health Organization (WHO), and those recently recommended by ...

    Authors: Eliana M Wendland, Maria Regina Torloni, Maicon Falavigna, Janet Trujillo, Maria Alice Dode, Maria Amélia Campos, Bruce B Duncan and Maria Inês Schmidt
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:23
  42. Incentive or reward schemes are becoming increasingly popular to motivate healthy lifestyle behaviours. In this paper, insights from a qualitative and descriptive study to investigate the uptake, impact and me...

    Authors: Gill Thomson, Fiona Dykes, Margaret A Hurley and Pat Hoddinott
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:22
  43. Pregnant women are susceptible to symptomatic malaria due to invasion of the placenta by plasmodium. Malaria increases the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes for mothers, the foetuses and newborns. The effecti...

    Authors: Joel O Aluko and Abimbola O Oluwatosin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:21
  44. Maternal mortality is a major public health problem worldwide especially in low income countries. Most causes of maternal deaths are due to direct obstetric complications. Maternal mortality ratio remains high...

    Authors: Simon Ogwang, Robinah Najjemba, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye and Christopher Garimoi Orach
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:20
  45. This paper reports the findings of a study of how midwifery students responded to a simulated post partum haemorrhage (PPH). Internationally, 25% of maternal deaths are attributed to severe haemorrhage. Althou...

    Authors: Julie Scholes, Ruth Endacott, MaryAnne Biro, Bree Bulle, Simon Cooper, Maureen Miles, Carole Gilmour, Penny Buykx, Leigh Kinsman, Rosemarie Boland, Jan Jones and Fawzia Zaidi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:19
  46. The concept of continuum of care has recently been highlighted as a core principle of maternal, newborn and child health initiatives, and as a means to save lives. However, evidence has consistently revealed that...

    Authors: Rose Nathan and Mathew Alexander Mwanyangala
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:18
  47. Pregnant women in Canada have traditionally received prenatal care individually from their physicians, with some women attending prenatal education classes. Group prenatal care is a departure from these practi...

    Authors: Deborah A McNeil, Monica Vekved, Siobhan M Dolan, Jodi Siever, Sarah Horn and Suzanne C Tough
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:17
  48. Early and frequent antenatal care attendance during pregnancy is important to identify and mitigate risk factors in pregnancy and to encourage women to have a skilled attendant at childbirth. However, many pre...

    Authors: Karin Gross, Sandra Alba, Tracy R Glass, Joanna Armstrong Schellenberg and Brigit Obrist
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:16

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