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  1. The purpose of this study was to construct a preterm birth prediction model based on electronic health records and to provide a reference for preterm birth prediction in the future.

    Authors: Yao Zhang, Sisi Du, Tingting Hu, Shichao Xu, Hongmei Lu, Chunyan Xu, Jufang Li and Xiaoling Zhu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:779
  2. Birth is a significant event in women’s lives. As Mansfield notes (2008) many women aim for a birth that avoids pharmacological pain relief because they are advised it is better for them and their baby. For wo...

    Authors: Elizabeth Sutton, Karen Detering, Christine East and Andrea Whittaker
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:777
  3. Emergency contraceptives (EC) are used to avoid unintended pregnancy, hence avoiding its incidence and its effects. In Ethiopia, emergency contraception is commonly accessible, especially in the big cities. Ho...

    Authors: Tadele Biresaw Belachew, Wubshet Debebe Negash, Daniel Gashaneh Belay, Fantu Mamo Aragaw, Melaku Hunie Asratie and Desale Bihonegn Asmamaw
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:775
  4. Given the physiological changes during pregnancy, pregnant women are likely to develop recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) and pyelonephritis, which may result in adverse obstetric outcomes, including pr...

    Authors: Henrique Diório de Souza, Giselle Rodrigues Mota Diório, Stela Verzinhasse Peres, Rossana Pulcineli Vieira Francisco and Marco Aurélio Knippel Galletta
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:774
  5. Although the majority of pregnancies with preeclampsia are characterised by elevated blood pressure, preeclampsia is often associated with nephrotic syndrome with similar symptoms such as high proteinuria and ...

    Authors: Dong Li, Minyi Zhang, Shuxiu Xu, Ziwei Bian, Xiaoli Huang, Guifang Hu and Jing Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:773
  6. Fetal facial profile could be measured during the early pregnancy. Its abnormalities might be associated with certain congenital malformations. We aimed to study the associations between fetal facial profile m...

    Authors: Minyan Liao, Limin Wang, Ning Shang, Xueyi Hu, Bingjia He, Xiangjiao Liu, Guanghua Xiang and Wei Zhong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:772
  7. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of hysteroscopic surgery for endogenous cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) and the value of prophylactic ultrasound-guided local injection of lauromacrogol.

    Authors: Lei Lu, Yiming Shao, Zhaoyang Qu, Guilian Huang, Suping Lang, Caiqun Yang, Siqi Lang and Shuying Fang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:771
  8. In Uganda, sepsis is the third-leading cause of neonatal deaths. Neonatal sepsis can be early-onset sepsis (EOS), which occurs ≤ 7 days postpartum and is usually vertically transmitted from the mother to newbo...

    Authors: Stella M. Migamba, Esther Kisaakye, Allan Komakech, Miriam Nakanwagi, Petranilla Nakamya, Robert Mutumba, Deogratius Migadde, Benon Kwesiga, Lilian Bulage, Daniel Kadobera and Alex R. Ario
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:770
  9. Despite its numerous benefits, exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) remains an underutilized practice. Enhancing EBF uptake necessitates a focused approach targeting regions where its adoption is suboptimal. This stu...

    Authors: Ola Farid Jahanpour, Elphas Luchemo Okango, Jim Todd, Henry Mwambi and Michael J. Mahande
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:769
  10. Poor physical access to health facilities could increase the likelihood of undetected intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy. We aimed to determine sub-regional differences and associations between s...

    Authors: Ronald Anguzu, Rebekah J. Walker, Kirsten M.M. Beyer, Yuhong Zhou, Harriet M. Babikako, Julia Dickson-Gomez and Laura D. Cassidy
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:767
  11. This study aimed to investigate the effect of the pathological staging of acute histological chorioamnionitis (HCA) on laboratory indicators and to conduct further studies to reassess the threshold values used...

    Authors: Chenyang Xu, Chong Fan, Jingjing Zhang, Xin Zeng, Yuru Fan and Shanwu Feng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:766

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  12. The aim of this study was to compare maternal and neonatal outcomes in the care provided by Doula, trained lay companion, and routine midwifery care in the labor and obstetric units. In this study, only result...

    Authors: Shirin Shahbazi Sighaldeh, Afsaneh Azadpour, Katayoun Vakilian, Abbas Rahimi Foroushani, Seyedeh Fatemeh Vasegh Rahimparvar and Sedigheh Hantoushzadeh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:765
  13. To construct and validate a nomogram model for predicting clinical pregnancy in individuals with endometriosis undergoing fersh embryo transfer (ET).

    Authors: Suqin Zhu, Xiuhua Liao, Wenwen Jiang, Yan Sun, Xiaojing Chen and Beihong Zheng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:764
  14. Pre-eclampsia (PE) is an intractable obstetric disorder with high mortality and morbidity, affecting 6–8% of pregnancies worldwide. As its etiology and pathogenesis remain unclear, there are no specific preven...

    Authors: Rayan Abdelraheem Mohamed and Ibrahim Abdelrhim Ali
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:763
  15. Postpartum depression (PPD) is considered an important public health problem, and early recognition of PPD in pregnant and lactating women is critical. This study investigated the knowledge, attitude, and prac...

    Authors: Kai Wang, Rui Li, Qingqing Li, Zhenzhen Li, Ning Li, Yandong Yang and Jia Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:762
  16. Active partner involvement during pregnancy is an effective strategy to enhance both maternal and newborn health outcomes. The presence of a supportive partner equips women with a heightened sense of empowerme...

    Authors: Renske M. van Lonkhuijzen, Hanna Rustenhoven, Jeanne H. M. de Vries and Annemarie Wagemakers
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:760
  17. In the absence of medical necessity, opting for caesarean sections exposes mothers and neonates to increased risks of enduring long-term health problems and mortality. This ultimately results in greater econom...

    Authors: Anja Y. Bischof and Alexander Geissler
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:759
  18. Asphyxia is a condition arising when the infant is deprived of oxygen, causing Fetal brain damage or death, which is associated with hypoxia and hypercapnia. Although fetal Cardiotocography (CTG) can show the ...

    Authors: Seyedeh Tala Nabipour Hosseini, Fatemeh Abbasalizadeh, Shamsi Abbasalizadeh, Sanaz Mousavi and Paria Amiri
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:758
  19. Miscarriages account for 20% of clinically confirmed pregnancies and up to 50% of all pregnancies and is considered one of the most heartbreaking events experienced by women. The current study aimed to explore...

    Authors: Esra’ Taybeh, Shereen Hamadneh, Zina Al-Alami and Rana Abu-Huwaij
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:757
  20. The role of gender inequities in women’s ability to access maternal health care has mainly been analysed from either women’s or men’s perspective only. In this article, we explore the role of gender inequities...

    Authors: Audrey M. Kalindi, Brian Houle, Bruce M. Smyth and Vesper H. Chisumpa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:755
  21. Caesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) is a special type of ectopic pregnancy with a high risk of massive haemorrhage. Few studies have focused on the efficacy of prophylactic abdominal aortic balloon occlusion as a m...

    Authors: Jie Wu, Ruixia Guo, Lixin Li, Danxia Chu and Xinyan Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:754
  22. There are limited studies on maternal and umbilical cord blood lead levels and their relationship with each other and with pregnancy outcomes in women addicted to opium. The present study was conducted with th...

    Authors: Samira Khayat and Hamed Fanaei
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:753
  23. Individuals with an increased body mass index (BMI) (≥ 30 kg/m2) experience higher rates of perinatal mental health disorders than individuals with BMI < 30. Personal experience of decreased control over labor ha...

    Authors: Anna R. Whelan, Brock E. Polnaszek, Olivia Recabo, Melissa A. Clark, Adam K. Lewkowitz and Nina K. Ayala
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:752
  24. Transabdominal cerclage (TAC) is a relatively uncommon intervention for preventing preterm birth. This study aimed to investigate the experience of women who had undergone this procedure.

    Authors: Jenny Carter, Joanne Deery, Manju Chandiramani and Andrew Shennan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:751
  25. We previously demonstrated that pregnant women with a history of cervical insufficiency had a softer anterior cervical lip, shorter cervical length and wider endocervical canal in the first trimester. The aim ...

    Authors: Meng-Hsuen Hsieh, Chie-Pein Chen, Fang-Ju Sun, Yi-Yung Chen, Liang-Kai Wang and Chen-Yu Chen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:750
  26. Vitamin D deficiency and anemia are clinical conditions that coexist during pregnancy. A high prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency ranging from 50 to 94% is seen throughout the country. The aim of the study was ...

    Authors: Tanishq Hitesh, Ritu Khatuja, Poonam Agrawal, Deepak Dhamnetiya, Ravi Prakash Jha and Prachi Renjhen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:749
  27. The Three Delays Framework was instrumental in the reduction of maternal mortality leading up to, and during the Millennium Development Goals. However, this paper suggests the original framework might be recon...

    Authors: Marianne Vidler, Mai-Lei Woo Kinshella, Esperanca Sevene, Gwyneth Lewis, Peter von Dadelszen and Zulfiqar Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:748
  28. To compare the clinical outcomes of different multifetal pregnancy reduction (MFPR) programs in dichorionic (DC) triplets, and explore the association between early ultrasound characteristics and co-twin death...

    Authors: Shuting Xia, Kaniok You, Minhuan Lin, Linhuan Huang, Zhiming He, Xuan Huang and Yanmin Luo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:747
  29. The rate of caesarean section (CS) is increasing worldwide. While a CS can be life-saving when medically indicated, it can cause adverse health effects for both women and children. This trial aims to evaluate ...

    Authors: Yi Feng, Cuixia Shi, Chengyan Zhang, Chenghong Yin and Li Zhou
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:746
  30. Tetanus is a major public health problem caused by clostridium tetani. Although it is vaccine-preventable, the case fatality rate among neonates in areas with poor immunization coverage and limited access to c...

    Authors: Beletech Fentie, Tewodros Getaneh Alemu, Masresha Asmare Techane, Chalachew Adugna Wubneh, Nega Tezera Assimamaw, Getaneh Mulualem Belay, Tadesse Tarik Tamir, Addis Bilal Muhye, Destaye Guadie Kassie, Amare Wondim, Bewuketu Terefe, Bethelihem Tigabu Tarekegn, Mohammed Seid Ali, Almaz Tefera Gonete, Berhan Tekeba, Selam Fisiha Kassa…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:745
  31. Skin-to-skin contact between mother and infant after birth is recommended to promote breastfeeding and maternal-infant bonding. However, its impact on the incidence of neonatal hypoglycaemia is unknown. We con...

    Authors: Libby G. Lord, Jane E. Harding, Caroline A. Crowther and Luling Lin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:744
  32. Anaemia has become a major public health concern among women in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However, little is known about the spatial disparities in anaemia prevalence and their associated factors among pregnan...

    Authors: Samuel H. Nyarko, Ebenezer N.K Boateng, Kwamena S. Dickson, David Adzrago, Isaac Y. Addo, Evelyn Acquah and Castro Ayebeng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:743
  33. Early detection, prevention, and management of diseases associated with pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions depend on the beginning of antenatal care contact in the first trimester. Across Africa, regio...

    Authors: Ritbano Abdo, Minychil Demelash, Abdulrezak Mohammed Seid and Abdulhakim Mussema
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:742
  34. In women with hyperglycemia in pregnancy living in France, psychosocial deprivation is associated with both earlier and greater exposure to the condition, as well as poorer maternofetal prognosis. We explored ...

    Authors: Helene Bihan, Charlotte Nachtargeale, Eric Vicaud, Meriem Sal, Narimane Berkane, Sara Pinto, Sopio Tatulashvili, Marion Fermaut, Lionel Carbillon and Emmanuel Cosson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:740
  35. Untreated perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) have short- and long-term health and social consequences; online cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) interventions can reduce symptoms. Despite partner supp...

    Authors: Shannon M. Canfield, Kelli E. Canada, Abigail J. Rolbiecki and Gregory F. Petroski
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:739
  36. Advances in postnatal care for hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN) have occurred over the past decades, but little is known regarding the frequency of postnatal treatment and the clinical outcome...

    Authors: Derek P. de Winter, Allysen Kaminski, May Lee Tjoa, Dick Oepkes and Enrico Lopriore
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:738
  37. To evaluate the improvement of evaluation accuracy of cervical maturity for Chinese women with labor induction by adding objective ultrasound data and machine learning models to the existing traditional Bishop...

    Authors: Yan-Song Liu, Shan Lu, Hong-Bo Wang, Zheng Hou, Chun-Yu Zhang, Yi-Wen Chong, Shuai Wang, Wen-Zhong Tang, Xiao-Lei Qu and Yan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:737
  38. If the purpose of maternal education is for women to take control of their own health and that of their family in the process, it is essential to have a simple instrument that allows them to self-assess, globa...

    Authors: Paola Bully, Isabel Artieta-Pinedo, Carmen Paz-Pascual, Arturo García-Álvarez and Maite Espinosa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:736
  39. Moving evidence into practice is complex, and pregnant and birthing people and their infants do not always receive care that aligns with the best available evidence. Implementation science can inform how to ef...

    Authors: Jessica Reszel, Olivia Daub, Sandra I. Dunn, Christine E. Cassidy, Kaamel Hafizi, Marnie Lightfoot, Dahlia Pervez, Ashley Quosdorf, Allison Wood and Ian D. Graham
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:735
  40. Fetal cerebral aneurysm other than aneurysm of vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation (VGAM) is extremely rare. This report describes prenatal features of aneurysm of the posterior cerebral artery (APCA) with r...

    Authors: Pakorn Chaksuwat, Phudit Jatavan, Srimeunwai Ake-sittipaisarn, Nonthawat Chetprayuk and Theera Tongsong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:734
  41. Prematurity is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality, specifically in low-resource settings. The majority of prematurity can be prevented if early interventions are implemented for high-risk pr...

    Authors: Bezawit Melak Fente, Mengstu Melkamu Asaye, Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema and Temesgen Worku Gudayu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:732
  42. Increasing access to healthcare for expectant mothers is a national goal. In Monastir, Tunisia, some Peripheral Maternity Units (PMUs) required assessment. Our goals were to describe the delivery activities in...

    Authors: Amani Maatouk, Amel Gara, Meriem Kacem, Manel Ben Fredj, Imen Zemni, Hela Abroug, Cyrine Bennasrallah, Wafa Dhouib, Samia Grira Said, Saber Garrach, Ines Zouari, Hayfa Bergaoui, Falah Raja, Ines Bouanene and Asma Belguith Sriha
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:731
  43. Neighborhood stressors (e.g., crime and deprivation) have been associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes including preterm birth and low birth weight. A potential mechanism is disruption of maternal endocrine...

    Authors: Megan C. Hansel, Hannah R. Murphy, Jessica Brunner, Christina Wang, Richard K. Miller, Thomas G. O’Connor, Emily S. Barrett and Zorimar Rivera-Núñez
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:730

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