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  1. Maternal diabetes adversely affects fetal cardiovascular system development. Previous studies have reported that the fetuses of mothers with diabetes exhibit both structural and functional changes; nevertheles...

    Authors: Patrik Simjak, Katerina Anderlova, Dagmar Smetanová, Michal Kršek, Miloš Mráz and Martin Haluzík
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:264
  2. Caesarean delivery on maternal request (CDMR) is an increasing delivery option among women. As such, we aimed to understand the reasons that led pregnant women to request a caesarean delivery.

    Authors: Célia J. L. Sitoe Muhandule, Cristine M. S. Benetti, Laura B. Fogulin, Silvana F. Bento and Eliana Amaral
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:257
  3. Prenatal vitamin D (PVD) is a vital micronutrient for dental caries (DCs). The association between prenatal vitamin D deficiencies (PVDD) and DCs in children has been conflicting in different reports. This met...

    Authors: Mansour Bahardoust, Salar Salari, Nader Ghotbi, Elham Rahimpour, Meisam Haghmoradi, Homan Alipour and Mahsa Soleimani
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:256
  4. Epidural test dose for labor analgesia is controversial and varies widely in clinical practice. It is currently unclear whether using a portion of the initial dose for analgesia as the test dose delays the ons...

    Authors: Jianxiao Chen, Sumeng Chen, Hao Lv, Peijun Lv, Xinhua Yu and Shaoqiang Huang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:254
  5. The objective of this study was to identify and qualify, by means of a three-dimensional kinematic analysis, the postures and movements of obstetricians during a simulated forceps birth, and then to study the ...

    Authors: Manon Sorel, Bertrand Gachon, Perrine Coste-Mazeau, Yves Aubard, Fabrice Pierre and Laetitia Fradet
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:253
  6. Preterm birth is a leading cause of infant morbidity and mortality worldwide. The burden of prematurity underscores the need for effective risk reduction strategies. The purpose of this study is to evaluate th...

    Authors: Genevieve R. Mazza, Emi Komatsu, Madeline Ponzio, Claire Bai, Victoria K. Cortessis and Elizabeth B. Sasso
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:252
  7. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) affects reproductive-aged women. Active disease can lead to decreased fertility. Although the vast majority of international guidelines recommend for the continuation of anti-T...

    Authors: Wei Huang, Xinxing Zhang, Li Zhang, Xiaosong Dai, Heping Chen and Qin Xie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:251
  8. Antenatal care (ANC) is critical to reducing maternal and infant mortality. However, sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) continues to have among the lowest levels of ANC receipt globally, with half of mothers not meeting...

    Authors: Bijetri Bose, Amy Raub, Aleta Sprague, Alfredo Martin, Pragya Bhuwania, Rachel Kidman and Jody Heymann
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:250
  9. Uganda with 17.8 stillbirths per 1,000 deliveries in 2021, is among the countries with a high burden of stillbirths globally. In 2014, Uganda adopted the World Health Organization Every New-born Action Plan (E...

    Authors: Petranilla Nakamya, Allan Komakech, Stella M. Migamba, Claire Biribawa, Benon Kwesiga, Lilian Bulage, Alex R. Ario and Felix Ocom
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:249
  10. Placental management strategies such as umbilical cord milking and delayed cord clamping may provide a range of benefits for the newborn. The aim of this review was to assess the effectiveness of umbilical cor...

    Authors: Estelle D. Watson, Lily F Roberts, Jane E Harding, Caroline A Crowther and Luling Lin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:248
  11. Person-centeredness is a key principle in the German healthcare system. However, access to high-quality care for women with unintended pregnancy is limited due to social stigma and legal restrictions. There is...

    Authors: Anja Lindig, Stefanie Heger and Jördis Maria Zill
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:247
  12. Drinking during pregnancy is the leading cause of birth defects and child developmental disorders in Europe. The adverse effects of drinking during pregnancy may include physical, behavioural and cognitive pro...

    Authors: Carla Bruguera, Lidia Segura-García, Katarzyna Okulicz-Kozaryn, Claudia Gandin, Silvia Matrai, Fleur Braddick, Marta Zin-Sędek, Luiza Slodownik, Emanuele Scafato and Joan Colom
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:246
  13. Chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) has emerged as a critical instrument in prenatal diagnostic procedures, notably in assessing congenital heart diseases (CHD). Nonetheless, current research focuses solely ...

    Authors: Fenglei Ye, Xiayuan Xu, Yi Wang, Lifang Chen, Qunda Shan, Qijing Wang and Fan Jin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:244
  14. Choosing whether to pursue a trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC) or scheduled repeat cesarean delivery (SRCD) requires prenatal assessment of risks and benefits. Providers and patients play a central role in...

    Authors: Lily McCarthy, Nicola F Tavella, Sara Wetzler, Lily Ardente, Molly Chadwick, Dexter Paul, Nikki Sabet, Toni Stern and Angela Bianco
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:243
  15. Infants who are born from mothers with substance use disorder might suffer from neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and need treatment with medicines. One of these medicines is phenobarbital, which may cause si...

    Authors: Zahra Jamali, Mohammad Hosein Molaei-Farsangi, Habibeh Ahmadipour, Bahareh Bahmanbijari, Fatemeh Sabzevari and Zahra Daei Parizi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:242
  16. Folic acid, a water-soluble B-complex vitamin, plays a crucial role in DNA synthesis and maintenance, making it particularly significant during reproduction. Its well-known ability to reduce the risk of congen...

    Authors: Obed Akwaa Harrison, Idolo Ifie, Chikere Nkwonta, Bennett Atta Dzandu, Albert Owusu Gattor, Emma Efua Adimado, Kofi Kafui Odoi, Benedicta Aziavor, Firibu Kwesi Saalia and Matilda Steiner-Asiedu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:241
  17. Trials of labor after cesarean section is the preferred strategy to decrease the cesarean delivery rate and reducing complications associated with multiple cesarean sections. The success rate of trials of labo...

    Authors: Gizachew Aynalem Tegegne, Bayew Kelkay Rade, Ayenew Engida Yismaw, Worku Taye and Berihun Agegn Mengistie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:240
  18. Poor intrapartum care in India contributes to high maternal and newborn mortality. India’s Labor Room Quality Improvement Initiative (LaQshya) launched in 2017, aims to improve intrapartum care by minimizing c...

    Authors: Shalini Singh, Zabir Hasan, Deepika Sharma, Amarpreet Kaur, Deeksha Khurana, J N Shrivastava and Shivam Gupta
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:239
  19. The causal relationship between maternal smoking in pregnancy and reduced offspring birth weight is well established and is likely due to impaired placental function. However, observational studies have given ...

    Authors: Annika Jaitner, Marc Vaudel, Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova, Pål R. Njølstad, Bo Jacobsson, Jack Bowden, Stefan Johansson and Rachel M. Freathy
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:238
  20. Endometriosis frequently results in pain and infertility. While conservative surgery offers some relief, it often falls short of ensuring satisfactory pregnancy outcomes. Adjuvant GnRH-a is administered post-s...

    Authors: Xuemei Qing, Lele He, Ying Ma, Yong Zhang and Wenxin Zheng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:237
  21. To analyze the impact of the time of natural cessation of the umbilical cord on maternal and infant outcomes in order to explore the time of clamping that would be beneficial to maternal and infant outcomes.

    Authors: Ruijie Wu, Yuan Zhang, Jiaqi Chen, Tongchao Zhang, Xiaorong Yang, Xiangyu Xu, Mi Li, Dong Li, Xiaoyan Liu and Ming Lu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:236
  22. Vaginal candidiasis (VC) commonly affects pregnant women. Traditionally, clotrimazole vaginal tablets (CLO) have been the cornerstone of management. However, sertaconazole ovules (SER) offer a novel topical an...

    Authors: Chenchit Chayachinda, Manopchai Thamkhantho, Thanapa Rekhawasin and Chanakarn Klerdklinhom
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:235
  23. Preterm birth is a leading cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality and a defining event for pregnant people, infants, and whānau (extended families). Recommendations have been made for a national preterm bi...

    Authors: Briar Hunter, Lisa Dawes, Makayla Wadsworth, Lynn Sadler, Liza Edmonds, Judith McAra-Couper, Tina Allen-Mokaraka and Katie M. Groom
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:234
  24. The association of genital Mollicutes infection transition with adverse pregnancy outcomes was insignificant among general pregnant women, but there remains a paucity of evidence linking this relationship in g...

    Authors: Yan Xuan, Jun Zhao, Xiang Hong, Tao Yan, Yue Zhang, Xu Zhou, Junhui Zhang and Bei Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:233
  25. Diabetes distress is commonly seen in adults with pre-existing diabetes and is associated with worsened glycemic management and self-management practices. While a majority of women report increased stress duri...

    Authors: Holly Tschirhart, Janet Landeen, Jennifer Yost, Kara A. Nerenberg and Diana Sherifali
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:232
  26. Breastfeeding self-efficacy is one of the key factors that affect a healthy and successful breastfeeding process. A mother’s belief regarding her ability to breastfeed is influenced by social and psychological...

    Authors: Dilek Konukbay, Emine Öksüz and Gulten Guvenc
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:231
  27. Cumulative live birth rate (CLBR) is considered as the most important endpoint for assessing the probability of having a baby in a complete in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) tr...

    Authors: Ning Huang, Lixue Chen, Zhiqiang Yan, Hongbin Chi and Jie Qiao
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:230
  28. Maternal obesity is associated with adverse outcome for pregnancy and childbirths. While bariatric surgery may improve fertility and reduce the risk of certain pregnancy-related complications such as hypertens...

    Authors: Brit Torunn Bechensteen, Cindhya Sithiravel, Ellen Marie Strøm-Roum, Heidi Kathrine Ruud, Gunnhild Kravdal, Jacob A. Winther and Tone G. Valderhaug
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:229
  29. Placenta accreta spectrum disorders (PASDs) increase the mortality rate for mothers and newborns over a decade. Thus, the purpose of the study is to evaluate the neonatal outcomes in emergency cesarean section...

    Authors: Phuc Nhon Nguyen, Anh Dinh Bao Vuong and Xuan Trang Thi Pham
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:228
  30. Group prenatal care (GPC) has been shown to have a positive impact on social support, patient knowledge and preparedness for birth. We developed an interprofessional hybrid model of care whereby the group peri...

    Authors: Anne Biringer, Natalie Morson, Sakina Walji, Natalie Tregaskiss, Susannah Merritt, Tutsirai Makuwaza and Milena Forte
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:227
  31. To investigate the differences in gut microbiota composition among nonpregnant women of reproductive age, healthy pregnant women, and gestational diabetes (GD) patients.

    Authors: Weiyi Shen, Qianyi Chen, Renbin Lin, Zhefang Hu, Man Luo, Yanwei Ren, Keren Huang, Li Wang, Shujie Chen, Lan Wang, Yu Ruan and Lijun Feng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:226
  32. Globally, mistreatment of women during labor and delivery is a common human rights violation. Person-centered maternity care (PCMC), a critical component of quality of care, is respectful and responsive to an ...

    Authors: Alexis Ngarmbatedjimal, Mahamat Abdelaziz, Vincent de Paul Allambademel, Aminata Diarra, Valentin Djerambete, Thérèse Kodjimadje, Samy Luketa, Robert Madjigoto, Yodé Miangotar, Alladoum Ndingayande, Salomon Tamira, Theodora Varelis, Katchebe Vourbane and Sara E. Casey
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:225
  33. Early attendance at antenatal care (ANC), coupled with good-quality care, is essential for improving maternal and child health outcomes. However, achieving these outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa remains a challe...

    Authors: Yussif Alhassan, Lilian Otiso, Linet Okoth, Lois Murray, Charlotte Hemingway, Joseph M. Lewis, Mandela Oguche, Vicki Doyle, Nelly Muturi, Emily Ogwang, Hellen C. Barsosio and Miriam Taegtmeyer
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:224
  34. One of the most significant demographic challenges over the past three decades has been the substantial reduction in fertility rates, worldwidely. As a developing country, Iran has also experienced a rapid dec...

    Authors: Mohammad Ranjbar, Mohammad Kazem Rahimi, Edris Heidari, Sajjad Bahariniya, Maliheh Alimondegari, Mohammad Hasan Lotfi and Tahereh Shafaghat
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:223
  35. The rapid urbanization of Kenya has led to an increase in the growth of informal settlements. There are challenges with access to maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) services and higher maternal mortali...

    Authors: Sharon Ochieng’, Nisha Hariharan, Timothy Abuya, Chantalle Okondo, Charity Ndwiga, Charlotte E. Warren, Anneka Wickramanayake and Sathyanath Rajasekharan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:222
  36. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a leading cause of acute lower respiratory infections globally, with most RSV-related deaths occurring in infants < 6 months of age. The highest burden of RSV is in low-and...

    Authors: Rupali J. Limaye, Prachi Singh, Berhaun Fesshaye and Ruth A. Karron
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:221
  37. Pregnancy is one of the most remarkable experiences in a woman’s life. Prenatal depression, characterized by stress and worry associated with pregnancy, can reach severe levels. On a global scale, mental and a...

    Authors: Solomon Shitu Ayen, Abebaw Wasie Kasahun and Amare Zewdie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:220

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  38. At present, individualized interventions can be given to patients with a clear etiology of pregnancy loss to improve the subsequent pregnancy outcomes, but the current reproductive status of the patient cannot...

    Authors: Xin Yang, Fangxiang Mu, Jian Zhang, Liwei Yuan, Wei Zhang, Yanting Yang and Fang Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:219
  39. Being exposed to crises during pregnancy can affect maternal health through stress exposure, which can in return impact neonatal health. We investigated temporal trends in neonatal outcomes in Switzerland betw...

    Authors: Mathilde Le Vu, Katarina L. Matthes, Marek Brabec, Julien Riou, Veronika W. Skrivankova, Irene Hösli, Sabine Rohrmann and Kaspar Staub
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:218
  40. During pregnancy, physiological changes can affect eating and sleeping habits, which may eventually have negative consequences for maternal and foetal health. To better understand these changes, it is essentia...

    Authors: Ee Yin Kok, Satvinder Kaur, Nurul Husna Mohd Shukri, Nurliyana Abdul Razak and Masaki Takahashi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:217
  41. Early pregnancy nutritional status can be associated with adverse birth outcomes such as small-for-gestational age (SGA) and low birth weight (LBW). BMI (Body Mass Index) and MUAC (Mid-upper arm circumference)...

    Authors: Sobia Ambreen, Nida Yazdani, Abdul Salam Alvi, Muhammad Farrukh Qazi and Zahra Hoodbhoy
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:214
  42. Ritodrine hydrochloride is a widely used beta-adrenergic agonist used to stop preterm labor in Taiwan. Many side effects causing maternal morbidity and mortality have been reported. We report a case complicate...

    Authors: Pei-Tzu Wu, Kun-Long Huang, Ching-Chang Tsai, Hsin-Hsin Cheng, Yun-Ju Lai and Te-Yao Hsu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:213
  43. Although pregnancy-associated heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is increasing and contributing to maternal morbidity, little is known about its impact on pregnancy. We examined the risk fa...

    Authors: Seon Ui Lee, Jae Young Park, Subeen Hong, Jeong Ha Wie, Jae Eun Shin, Sae Kyung Choi, Woo Jeng Kim, Yeon Hee Kim, Yun Sung Jo, In Yang Park, Kicheol Kil and Hyun Sun Ko
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:211
  44. Instrumental vaginal birth, a very common intervention in obstetrics, concerns nearly one in eight women in France. Instrumentally assisted vaginal childbirth can be for maternal and/or fetal indications. Alth...

    Authors: Marine Schaeffer, Marie-Caroline Faisant, Alexandre Buisson, Manon Vanneaux, Pascale Hoffmann and Didier Riethmuller
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:210
  45. Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy (NVP) and hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), common conditions affecting most pregnant women, are highly heritable and associated with maternal and fetal morbidity. However, the ...

    Authors: Yudai Yonezawa, Ippei Takahashi, Hisashi Ohseto, Fumihiko Ueno, Tomomi Onuma, Aoi Noda, Keiko Murakami, Mami Ishikuro, Taku Obara and Shinichi Kuriyama
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:209

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