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  1. The Lederman Prenatal Self-Evaluation Questionnaire (PSEQ) is used to assess psychosocial adaptation to pregnancy, labor, childbirth, and maternity. The PSEQ is a tool used in various countries and has been tr...

    Authors: Janiny Lima e Silva, Matheus de Sousa Mata, Saionara Maria Aires Câmara, Íris do Céu Clara Costa, Kleyton Santos de Medeiros, Ricardo Ney Cobucci and Ana Katherine Gonçalves

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:481

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Performing exercise with medium intensity has positive effects on the maternal health. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of Pilates exercise program during pregnancy on childbirth outc...

    Authors: Nasim Yousefi Ghandali, Mina Iravani, Abdolhamid Habibi and Bahman Cheraghian

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:480

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Some scholars posit that attempts to avert stillbirth among extremely preterm gestations may result in a live birth but an early neonatal death. The literature, however, reports no empirical test of this poten...

    Authors: Tim A. Bruckner, Samantha Gailey, Abhery Das, Alison Gemmill, Joan A. Casey, Ralph Catalano, Gary M. Shaw and Jennifer Zeitlin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:478

    Content type: Research article

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  4. During public health emergencies, including the COVID-19 pandemic, access to adequate healthcare is crucial for providing for the health and wellbeing of families. Pregnant and postpartum people are a particul...

    Authors: Mackenzie D. M. Whipps, Jennifer E. Phipps and Leigh Ann Simmons

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:477

    Content type: Research

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  5. Pregnancy and childbirth are significant events in women’s lives and most women have expectations or plans for how they hope their labour and birth will go. It is possible that strong expectations about labour...

    Authors: Rebecca Webb, Susan Ayers, Annick Bogaerts, Ljiljana Jeličić, Paulina Pawlicka, Sarah Van Haeken, Nazihah Uddin, Rita Borg Xuereb and Natalija Kolesnikova

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:475

    Content type: Research

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  6. Intestinal parasitic infections (IPIs) are public health problems widely distributed in the world and cause significant morbidity and mortality; many of which occur among women of reproductive age. IPIs caused...

    Authors: Zelalem Animaw, Addisu Melese, Habtamu Demelash, Girma Seyoum and Abiy Abebe

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:474

    Content type: Research article

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  7. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, drastic measures for social distancing have been introduced also in Italy, likely with a substantial impact in delicate conditions like pregnancy and puerperium. The study...

    Authors: Viviana Stampini, Alice Monzani, Silvia Caristia, Gianluigi Ferrante, Martina Gerbino, Alberto De Pedrini, Roberta Amadori, Ivana Rabbone and Daniela Surico

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:473

    Content type: Research article

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  8. To evaluate the self-reported pain scores as a predictor of preterm birth (PTB) in symptomatic twin pregnancy and to develop a nomogram for the prediction model.

    Authors: Ji Hoi Kim, Seung Mi Lee, Sungyoung Lee, So Yeon Kim, Hye Jeong Hue, Chan-Wook Park, Joong Shin Park and Jong Kwan Jun

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:472

    Content type: Research

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  9. The maternal mortality ratio is a significant public health indicator that reflects the quality of health care services. The prevalence is still high in developing countries than in the developed countries.

    Authors: Sarita Sitaula, Tulasa Basnet, Ajay Agrawal, Tara Manandhar, Dipti Das and Prezma Shrestha

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:471

    Content type: Research

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  10. The Pelvic Girdle Questionnaire (PGQ) is the only specific instrument designed to evaluate pain and activity limitations in pregnant or postpartum women with pelvic girdle pain (PGP). This study aimed to trans...

    Authors: Hui Cong, Heng Liu, Yin Sun, Jinsong Gao, Juntao Liu, Liangkun Ma, Britt Stuge and Lixia Chen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:470

    Content type: Research article

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  11. During pregnancy, nutritional requirements increase and if not met, pregnancy-related complications may manifest. To prevent these undesirable outcomes, the World Health Organization recommends daily oral iron...

    Authors: Gugulethu N. Mabuza, Alexander Waits, Owen Nkoka and Li-Yin Chien

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:469

    Content type: Research

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  12. Early initiation of breastfeeding (EIBF), breastfeeding within first hour after birth, is known to have major benefits for both the mother and newborn. EIBF rates, however, tends to vary between and within cou...

    Authors: Adwoa Pokua Boakye-Yiadom, Samuel Blay Nguah, Emmanuel Ameyaw, Anthony Enimil, Priscilla Naa Lomle Wobil and Gyikua Plange-Rhule

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:468

    Content type: Research

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  13. The burden of Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is significantly increasing worldwide and the disorder causes substantial short term and long-term adverse effects both to the mother and the unborn baby. Publ...

    Authors: Elizabeth Byakwaga, Musa Sekikubo and Annettee Nakimuli

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:467

    Content type: Research

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  14. Determining the effect of discharge time after elective cesarean section on maternal outcomes.

    Authors: Parvin Ghaffari, Raziyeh Vanda, Shahintaj Aramesh, Leila Jamali, Fatemeh Bazarganipour and Mohammad Amin Ghatee

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:466

    Content type: Research

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  15. Hypertensive Disorder of Pregnancy (HDP) is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality and morbidity amongst pregnant women in the world. Blood pressure check-ups during pregnancy are one of the strategie...

    Authors: Fabiola V. Moshi and Maximilian Tungaraza

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:465

    Content type: Research article

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  16. In this study, we aimed to determine whether epidural analgesia affects the indications for intrapartum caesarean delivery, such as foetal distress, dystocia, or maternal request, in nulliparous term women wit...

    Authors: Rong Lin, Peng Shi, Haibing Li, Zhiqiang Liu and Zhendong Xu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:464

    Content type: Research article

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  17. To date, information and support has been focused on mothers, with evidence that healthcare professionals overlook fathers’ mental health, and that fathers receive little or no support for themselves during th...

    Authors: Sarah Hambidge, Amy Cowell, Emily Arden-Close and Andrew Mayers

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:463

    Content type: Research article

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  18. After childbirth, most women do not lose the extra weight gained during pregnancy. This is important because postnatal weight retention contributes to the development of obesity in later life. Research shows t...

    Authors: Natalie Tyldesley-Marshall, Sheila M Greenfield, Helen M Parretti, Kate Jolly, Susan Jebb and Amanda J Daley

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:462

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Up to 50 % of women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) will receive a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) within a decade after pregnancy. While excess postpartum weight retention exacerbates T2...

    Authors: Briana J. Stith, Samantha M. Buls, Sarah A. Keim, Stephen F. Thung, Mark A. Klebanoff, Mark B. Landon, Steven G. Gabbe, Kajal K. Gandhi and Reena Oza-Frank

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:461

    Content type: Study protocol

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  20. Inadequate gestational weight gain (GWG) is associated with adverse outcomes in maternal and child health and can be enhanced by social inequalities, such as lower education and household food insecurity (HFI)...

    Authors: Aléxia Vieira de Abreu Rodrigues, Ana Lúcia Pires Augusto and Rosana Salles-Costa

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:460

    Content type: Research

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  21. Heterozygous mutations of the ACAN gene are a major cause of different evolutive growth defects in the pediatric population, but were never described as a cause of fetal skeletal dysplasia.

    Authors: Paolo Toscano, Lavinia Di Meglio, Fortunato Lonardo, Letizia Di Meglio, Laura Letizia Mazzarelli, Carmine Sica and Aniello Di Meglio

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:459

    Content type: Case report

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  22. Maternal prenatal stress is associated with worse socio-emotional outcomes in offspring throughout childhood. However, the association between prenatal stress and later caregiving sensitivity is not well under...

    Authors: Pamela Scorza, Emily C. Merz, Marisa Spann, Emily Steinberg, Tianshu Feng, Seonjoo Lee, Elizabeth Werner, Bradley S. Peterson and Catherine Monk

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:458

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Preterm birth is the most common cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Tocolytics are considered a standard treatment for women with threatened preterm delivery to allow time for maternal steroid administ...

    Authors: Mohammed H. Ibrahim, Tahani Elfaki, Elhassan M. Elhassan, Somia K. Abdelrahiem and Ishag Adam

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:457

    Content type: Study protocol

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  24. Amniotic band syndrome is a rare phenomenon, but it can result in serious complications. We report herein our experience of amniotic band syndrome in a monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy where rupture of ...

    Authors: Mizuki Nakashima, Takashi Iizuka, Kyosuke Kagami, Rena Yamazaki, Masanori Ono and Hiroshi Fujiwara

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:456

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Frozen embryo transfer (FET) can greatly improve the pregnancy outcomes for high responder patients. However, it is not known whether the timing of FET is a risk factor on pregnancy outcomes in high responder ...

    Authors: Na Zuo, Yingzhuo Gao, Ningning Zhang, Da Li and Xiuxia Wang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:455

    Content type: Research

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  26. Iodine plays an important role in pregnancy. How to maintain adequate iodine intake amongst pregnant women in each trimester of pregnancy to prevent adverse birth outcomes in central China is a challenge for c...

    Authors: Jinju Dong, Shouyan Liu, Lingyun Wang, Xingjian Zhou, Qinghong Zhou, Congli Liu, Jingrui Zhu, Weilan Yuan, Wang-yang Xu and Jie Deng

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:454

    Content type: Research

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  27. Multi-drug resistant and rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis (MDR/RR-TB) in pregnant women is a cause for concern globally; few data have described the safety of second-line anti-TB medications during pregnancy....

    Authors: Idah Mokhele, Nelly Jinga, Rebecca Berhanu, Thandi Dlamini, Lawrence Long and Denise Evans

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:453

    Content type: Research article

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  28. In 2017, roughly 540 women in Sub-Saharan Africa died every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. To stem this public-health crisis, the WHO recommends a standard continuity of mater...

    Authors: Dismas Matovelo, Pendo Ndaki, Victoria Yohani, Rose Laisser, Respicious Bakalemwa, Edgar Ndaboine, Zabron Masatu, Magdalena Mwaikambo, Jennifer L. Brenner and Warren M. Wilson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:452

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  29. Maternal obesity and excessive gestational weight gain are associated with adverse maternal and foetal health outcomes. Interventions targeting dietary and physical activity behaviours during pregnancy have ty...

    Authors: Alexandra Rhodes, Andrea D. Smith, Clare H. Llewellyn and Helen Croker

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:450

    Content type: Research

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  30. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) is one of the most common pregnancy complications and causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. Assisted reproductive technology (ART) has been associated with adver...

    Authors: Hui Ju Chih, Flavia T. S. Elias, Laura Gaudet and Maria P. Velez

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:449

    Content type: Research

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  31. Perinatal outcomes for singleton pregnancies are poorer, on average, for Aboriginal people than non-Aboriginal people, but little is known about Aboriginal multifetal pregnancies. Yet multifetal pregnancies an...

    Authors: Alison J. Gibberd, Jessica Tyler, Kathleen Falster, David B. Preen, Mark Hanly, Marilyn J. Clarke, Bridgette J. McNamara, Sandra J. Eades and Katrina J. Scurrah

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:448

    Content type: Research

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  32. In recent years, births to older mothers and multiparous mothers have increased rapidly with the change of birth policy in China. And mothers of advanced age are more likely to have maternal complications and ...

    Authors: Donghua Li, Chengxiao Yu, Ci Song, Weiqing Ning, Yan Xu, Huan Ge, Song Lin, Wenjie Zhou, Yajun Lu, Xudong Wang, Zhibin Hu, Yuan Lin and Jie Wu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:447

    Content type: Research

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  33. Twin birth weight percentiles are less popular in clinical management among twin pregnancies compared with singleton ones in China. This study aimed to compare the incidence and neonatal outcomes of small for ...

    Authors: Dongxin Lin, Jiaming Rao, Dazhi Fan, Zheng Huang, Zixing Zhou, Gengdong Chen, Pengsheng Li, Xiafen Lu, Demei Lu, Huishan Zhang, Caihong Luo, Xiaoling Guo and Zhengping Liu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:446

    Content type: Research

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  34. Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is a prevalent problem, affecting up to 41% of reproductive aged women worldwide. However, the association between female sexual function (FSF) and fecundability in women attemp...

    Authors: See Ling Loy, Chee Wai Ku, Yin Bun Cheung, Keith M. Godfrey, Yap-Seng Chong, Lynette Pei-Chi Shek, Kok Hian Tan, Fabian Kok Peng Yap, Jonathan Y. Bernard, Helen Chen, Shiao-Yng Chan, Tse Yeun Tan and Jerry Kok Yen Chan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:444

    Content type: Research

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  35. Stillbirth is an extremely traumatic and distressing experience for parents, with profound and long-lasting negative impacts. Cultural beliefs and practices surrounding death vary considerably across different...

    Authors: Elizabeth Ayebare, Tina Lavender, Jonan Mweteise, Allen Nabisere, Anne Nendela, Raheli Mukhwana, Rebecca Wood, Sabina Wakasiaka, Grace Omoni, Birungi Susan Kagoda and Tracey A. Mills

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:443

    Content type: Research

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  36. Betamethasone (BMZ) is used to accelerate fetal lung maturation in women with threatened preterm birth, but its efficacy is variable and limited by the lack of patient individualization in its dosing and admin...

    Authors: Mary T. Kinney, Sara K. Quinney, Hayley K. Trussell, Larissa L. Silva, Sherrine A. Ibrahim and David M. Haas

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:442

    Content type: Research

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  37. Placenta previa, a serious obstetric issue, should be managed by experienced teams. The safe and appropriate mode of delivery for placenta previa is by cesarean delivery. However, no studies were found compari...

    Authors: Dazhi Fan, Huishan Zhang, Jiaming Rao, Dongxin Lin, Shuzhen Wu, Pengsheng Li, Gengdong Chen, Zixing Zhou, Juan Liu, Ting Chen, Fengying Chen, Xiaoling Guo and Zhengping Liu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:441

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Eclampsia, considered as serious complication of preeclampsia, remains a life-threatening condition among pregnant women. It accounts for 12% of maternal deaths and 16–31% of perinatal deaths worldwide. Most d...

    Authors: Koech Irene, Poli Philippe Amubuomombe, Richard Mogeni, Cheruiyot Andrew, Ann Mwangi and Orang’o Elkanah Omenge

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:439

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The common use of singleton fetal growth standard to access twin growth might lead to over-monitoring and treatment. We aimed to develop fetal growth standards for Chinese twins based on ultrasound measurement...

    Authors: Jianping Chen, Jun Zhang, Yang Liu, Xing Wei, Yingjun Yang, Gang Zou, Yun Zhang, Tao Duan and Luming Sun

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:436

    Content type: Research

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  40. Asthma is the most common respiratory disease among children, while atopic diseases such as atopic dermatitis affect about 20% of infants under 2 years of age. Studies suggested that these conditions might be ...

    Authors: Shuguang Chen and Sheng Chen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:435

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Assessing the likelihood of success of induction of labour using ultrasonically measured cervical volume is an important research question.

    Authors: S. R. Athulathmudali, M. Patabendige, S. K. Chandrasinghe and P. H. P. De Silva

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:433

    Content type: Research

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  42. The prevalence of neural tube defects (NTDs) in China declined during 2000–2017 with periconceptional folic acid (FA) supplementation, which is effective in reducing the risk of birth defects. We aimed to asse...

    Authors: Mingming Cui, Xiao-Lin Lu, Yan-Yu Lyu, Fang Wang, Xiao-Lu Xie, Xi-Yue Cheng and Ting Zhang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:432

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Despite current efforts to improve hand hygiene in health care facilities, compliance among birth attendants remains low. Current improvement strategies are inadequate, largely focusing on a limited set of kno...

    Authors: Yolisa Nalule, Helen Buxton, Por Ir, Supheap Leang, Alison Macintyre, Ponnary Pors, Channa Samol and Robert Dreibelbis

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:429

    Content type: Research

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